WGMD Fishing Report 7-2-18


Sunday, July 1, saw two fishing seasons open in Delaware.  The new tog regulations went into effect with a 16-inch minimum size limit and a four fish per day bag limit.  This season will run until the end of the year.

The Delaware Bay slot season for rockfish also opened on Sunday.  Anglers may keep two rock between 20 and 25 inches while fishing the Delaware Bay and its tributaries.  For this season, the Freeman Bridge is the cutoff in the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal.

We already had a couple of good reports on slot rockfish.  Steve at Smith Bait in Leipsic said slot rock were caught from the local tidal creeks and rivers on peeler crab.  Another report had a limit of slot rock taken at the Outer Wall on Sunday morning. 

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina told us the Sea Hunter made the run to the deep on Saturday and came back with a good catch of tilefish and ling.

Steve at Smith Bait and Tackle, said flounder are moving up the bay with catches made on squid and minnows on the east side of the Crossover.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.