Tuesday was overcast with mild temperatures and a light wind. I took advantage of the situation and launched my 16-foot tin boat at the Lewes Ramp around 9:00 AM. Larry Weldin and I fished the remainder of the incoming as we drifted into Lewes. Around 11:00 the current went slack and we stared drifting back towards the Savannah Road Bridge. On the southeast corner of the bridge I caught a 24-inch, 5.10-pound flounder on a green bucktail and a green Gulp! crawfish. This is the largest flounder I have caught in several years and the first keeper in two years.
Further down the canal between the Angler’s Marina and Roosevelt Inlet on the east side I managed to catch another keeper of 17 inches. Larry was fishing with a white bucktail and a live minnow and he caught a few shorts.
Tony at Lewes Harbour Marina said he has been working past midnight cleaning big drum from the Coral Beds. He also cleaned 53 black sea bass for the crew on the Katydid. The fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park reported one 18-inch flounder during high tide.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.