Wednesday saw another windy day and fishing was difficult if not impossible. While I am sure a few diehards soaked baits in the surf and at Indian River Inlet I don’t think the reward was worth the effort. Conditions are supposed to improve on Thursday and while I don’t think boat fishing will be very comfortable, fishing from shore shouldn’t be too bad.
The pier at Massey’s Ditch has seen some tog this fall and the occasional short rockfish. With some of the larger resident rock beginning to move around I would think a keeper is not out of the question. Live eels worked like a plug at night would be the best bet, but a white bucktail with a white worm or shad could produce during the day. Pre-dawn or dusk would be the ideal time to fish for rock, but on overcast days the fish might be active at any time. The tog will take the usual green crab or sand fleas and while most of those caught so far have been shorts, keepers are not out of the question. Boaters can always work bucktails in the rip where Rehoboth Bay meets the ditch.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.