Small craft advisories were back up again on Friday, but the Grizzly with Captain Cary Evans did manage to get out tog fishing. The catch ratio remained the same at five to one keepers to shorts. Captain Evans told me they caught fifty tog and were only able to keep ten.
The west to northwest winds we have had for the past few weeks tend to move warmer water off shore and bring colder water from the bottom of the ocean inshore. Right now the water temperature at the Delaware Lightship Buoy is 54 degrees and it is only 46 degrees at Lewes. If there was any chance of a rockfish run off the Delaware Coast this cold water will pretty much keep them out past the Three Mile Limit where they have been since Super Storm Sandy.
I am afraid if you want to catch a big rockfish you will have to travel to North Jersey or Cape Charles Virginia. A friend who runs charters in Jersey sent me a video of a double header caught on bunker spoons today.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.