Tuesday was a beautiful fall day, but for the boats that tried tog fishing the news was not so good. Tommy at Lewes Harbour Marina said he saw exactly two tog cross his cleaning table on Tuesday.
Clark at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle told us there was a good run of short rockfish through the inlet on incoming water with some anglers catching and releasing as many as 30 from the southside. The hot setup was a white bucktail with a white worm. Tog fishermen continue to catch small fish with the occasional keeper. Green crabs and sand fleas remain the top baits.
The water temperature in the ocean and bay is in the lower 50s, just right for rockfish, but unfortunately, they remain well to our north. My friends in North Jersey keep sending me photos of 30 and 40 pounders caught on big spoons from boats or smaller fish caught from the beach on AVA jigs with teasers. One recent photo showed a double header caught from the surf with one on the jig and one on the teaser.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.