WGMD Fishing Report 5-21-19


Monday was warm and very windy.  To the best of my knowledge no boats tried the sea bass grounds and only a few worked the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal and the Delaware Bay inside the Inner Wall.  Sea bass action was red hot over the weekend.

I hit the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park around 8:30 to catch the top of the incoming tide and the first of the ebb.  Not many folks on the pier and no fresh bunker to be had so I picked a spot about halfway out to set up.  I baited a Fireball rig with a whole mullet and tossed it out then put a metal lure on another rod and began casting it as far as possible and retrieving it fast then letting it sink.  I had seen a five or six-pound blue landed on my way out, so I was pretty stoked.  I continued this until noon and the only bite I had was when a blue cut my mullet in half.

Old Inlet Bait and Tackle said the blues that hit the Inlet on Sunday were nowhere to be found on Monday.

At least one black drum was caught from Broadkill Beach on Monday.

This is Eric Burnley with you WGMD fishing Report