The weather wasn’t perfect on Thursday, but it was a whole lot better than it’s going to be on Friday. Small craft advisories are already up for northwest winds gusting to 40 knots and seas running to seven feet. The winds are supposed to settle back down on Saturday with seas running less than two feet.
I stopped by Lewes Harbour Marina on Thursday afternoon in time to see Tommy and the fish cleaning crew up to their arm pits in a seven-man limit of black sea bass that had just arrived from the Katydid. I also spoke with Captain Cary Evans and Mate Dave Tarbutton who were at the fuel dock filling the tanks on the Grizzly. They had fished for tog finding only two keepers out of 30 caught.
Old Inlet Bait and Tackle said tog continue to come from Indian River Inlet on sand fleas and green crab. There seem to be more keepers each day. On Wednesday night at least two 30-inch rockfish were caught on eels from the South Jetty. Smaller rock have been caught under the lights at the Coast Guard Station.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.