Happy Fourth of July! Now let’s go fishing!
Small boat owners should give the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal a try. With high tide in the middle of the day you can expect incoming water all morning when the heat will be less intense. Almost every flounder I have reported on taken from the canal was either caught on a minnow or on a jig with Gulp!
The Delaware Bay is giving up trout, kings, triggerfish and flounder. All of this action is centered on the various reef sites with some flounder caught on minnows and squid at the Crossover. Rockfish between 20 and 25 inches are now in season in the bay with a two-fish bag limit. Recent trips to the Ferry Wall and the Canal have resulted in a couple of rock. One too small and one in the slot. All of the walls and the marshy banks in the Canal and Broadkill River can hold rockfish.
The inshore flounder fishing has improved and the sea bass action at the Del-Jersey-Land Reef is pretty good.
Offshore it seems like the good water has moved south to the Washington Canyon.
This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.