Tuesday was absolutely beautiful so I decided to do some fishing. Having reports of shad at Indian River Inlet I drove down in the afternoon to catch the incoming water and I was not disappointed. There were several anglers on the northside under the bridge when I arrived and most were picking up shad. I rigged up a spinning rod with a small spoon and a shad dart and was soon in on the action. My first fish jumped off and I missed a few strikes, but had a ball catching some really nice hickory shad. The fellow next to me caught a good-sized bluefish that would have been perfect for dinner, but he released it as he did all the shad he caught. I did keep four shad, including a double header. I plan to use two on Wednesday as flounder bait and freeze two for crab bait later in the year.
Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina reported Carol Riccio caught a 3.2-pound flounder out of the Canal on a minnow. Dick fished the pier for five blues.
Lewes Ice House said Alex and Jack had a limit of blues from Indian River on minnows.
This is Eric Burnley with you WGMD fishing Report