WGMD Fishing Report 5-13-18


Saturday saw southeast winds and cool temperatures on the water and that made for an almost perfect fishing day.

Black drum were the hot ticket in Delaware Bay and from the surf.  When I stopped by Lewes Harbour Marina Tony was cleaning a 25 pounder and that is a chore.  Drum had a tough hide and big scales so if you decide to keep one your best bet is find someone to clean it for you.  I saw several small boats heading for the Coral Beds for the night bite.  There are thunderstorms in the forecast and if you have not made peace with your deity of choice, you will if you get caught in a thunderstorm at night on Delaware Bay.

Big blues showed up at the fishing pier on Cape Henlopen State Park this morning during high tide.  Some were caught on mullet while metal spoons accounted for a few others.  The beach east of the pier was also productive.

The Old Inlet Bait and Tackle Spring Surf Tournament was held on Saturday.  A variety of scoring size fish were caught including black drum, bluefish, kings and flounder.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.