WGMD Fishing Report 7-11-18


The gang from the “Bail Out” had a great overnight trolling trip to the Baltimore Canyon with 18 yellow fin tuna and 5 mahi making it back to the dock on this trip. The total gutted weight for these tuna was over 650lbs all averaging 45-55lbs and the largest mahi weighed 20.1lbs which was caught by Dale Rudolph. Pictured are Dale Rudolph of Hay Market, PA, Joey Blevins and Rob Lewis of Bel Air, MD, Tom Volarich of Annapolis, MD, Frank Geck and Curtis Ball of Clayton, DE.

Tuesday was as close to a perfect fishing day as you will ever see along the Delaware Coast.

The Old Grounds is finally producing decent flounder catches.  One of the head boats out of Fisherman’s Wharf had an excellent catch on Monday and boats from Lewes Harbour Marina, and Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em did equally well on Tuesday.

Dianna at Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em also told us she saw triggerfish, black sea bass, tog and dolphin on the cleaning table.  The dolphin came from offshore while

The team from “Bail Out” fished out at the Baltimore Canyon and hooked up with a nice mix of yellow fin tuna, trigger fish, buoy jacks and mahi. The largest mahi weighed 21.2lbs and was caught by Kyle Blevens of Bel Air, MD. Also pictured Frank Geck, Ken Looney, Rob Lewis, Brad Lewis, Joey Blevins along with Kyle Blevins.

the triggerfish and tog came in from inshore ocean structure.

Tommy at Lewes Harbour Marina said the bay continues to give up croaker, kings and a few keeper trout.  Bloodworms work best on the croaker and kings while peeler crab is the best bait for the trout.  The Lewes and Rehoboth Canal remains a good bet for keeper flounder.  Gulp! or a long strip of cut bait or squid on a bucktail has been the best rig for catching flounder.

Clark at Old Inlet said croaker were caught during the outgoing current along the southside of the Inlet.  Naturally, I was there on the incoming.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.