Wednesday was a beautiful day, but small craft advisories for seas to seven feet kept boats off the ocean. The advisories will remain in effect until at least Thursday night. Water temperature at the Delaware Lightship Buoy dropped to 48.4 degrees, but it rose a bit at Lewes to 52.2
On Tuesday night I attended a meeting of the Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing Funding in Dover. The largest project underway is the sinking of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Twin Capes on the Del-Jersey-Land Reef sometime before May 31. The Delaware Bay and River Authority sold Delaware the ferry for $250,000. The ship is currently in Norfolk, Virginia where Coleen Marine is preparing it for sinking. This means all hazardous material must be removed. Once this work is complete the ferry will be towed back and sunk. This requires three consecutive good-weather days. While I don’t have an accurate figure I suspect the total cost will be close to one million dollars.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.