Monday saw small craft advisories up for the ocean and it looks like they will be up for the rest of the week.
I called Tom at Lewes Harbour Marina just in case one of the head boats tried the Delaware Bay, but none did. No one answered the phone at Lighthouse View Tackle on the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park or at Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em. Clark at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle said they had no reports all day.
There has been a lot of talk online about Virginia allowing Omega Protein go take more menhaden than their quota allows. Some people seem surprised by this. I am not one of those people.
When the Secretary of Commerce allowed New Jersey to be out of compliance on summer flounder I said then it was just a matter of time before Virginia went out of compliance on menhaden. And so they have.
Several big-name conservation agencies have picked up sword and shield, mounted their trusty steeds and are riding off to battle the nasty menhaden fleet. Tilting windmills.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.