WGMD Fishing Report 5-22-18


The Del Jersey was the place to be on opening day of black sea bass for Even Keeley and her crew. Jigging with clams and squid were how Tom Schanno, Alex Maiss, Ed Martin and Mike Babcock all from Indian River area, hooked up these fish.

Monday was the best weather day we have had for a long time.  Boats ran out to the ocean from Lewes and Indian River and found sea bass over ocean structure.  The night drum bite in Delaware Bay continues to produce fish to 60 pounds.

I gave the beach at Herring Point a try on Monday morning and to my surprise I actually caught a 24-inch black drum.  The drum hit a whole surf clam fished just beyond the breakers.  I saw a six to seven–pound bluefish caught to my right and a small rockfish to my left.

According to Old Inlet Bait and Tackle the rockfish hit the North Pocket around 11:00 PM on Sunday night.  Not as many as on Sunday morning, but enough to make those fishing black or purple plugs happy.

At Lighthouse View Tackle on the pier at Cape Henlopen State Park big blues to 13.5 pounds came in between 1:00 and 2:30 PM on Monday afternoon.  Most of these fish were caught from the pier on spoons.

Lewes Harbour Marina said the Katydid had a big catch of black sea bass over ocean structure.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.