Wednesday morning was beautiful, but a brisk southeast wind kicked up in the afternoon making the bay a bit too rough for my 16-foot tin boat. So Mike Pizzolatto and I put my boat over at the Lewes ramp around 11:30 AM to catch the incoming current in the Canal. Unfortunately, by then the wind was pushing against the current and I used my electric motor to keep us moving into the wind.
On the very first drop, right at the inlet, Mike caught a short flounder. And that was it for the next three hours. He was using a minnow and squid on a bottom rig and I stuck with my jighead and Gulp!. We headed in around 2:30 PM when the sky began to turn dark.
Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle said a few keeper flounder along with some croaker and spot were caught from the pier on Cape Henlopen State Park.
Chris at Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em said the offshore boats are still catching tuna, but not in the numbers we saw last week. Of course, it doesn’t take many 50 to 80-pound yellowfins to fill up the fish box.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.