WGMD Fishing Report 7-8-18


John Wakefield, Butch Emmert and Ralph Short all from Rehoboth Beach, DE, fished out at B-Buoy and caught their limit of flounder while drifting Gulp baits on top and bottom rigs.

Saturday saw small craft advisories flying and no one I spoke with went out.  Sunday doesn’t look much better.  If the tropical depression off the coast of Hatteras behaves itself we may be able to return to fishable weather by Tuesday.

Quite often, after a northeast blow, the offshore grounds turn on.  This is especially true in the fall, but can also happen during the summer.  Another thing that might happen is the wind may help push blue water into the Inshore Lumps.  A white marlin was caught at Massey’s Canyon late last week, so with a little nudge from Mother Nature we might see improved fishing closer to shore.

Or perhaps you might try fishing inland for something different.  Jerry at Taylored Tackle keeps telling me about the blue catfish to 25 pounds in the Nanticoke River.  He has also reported snakeheads at the spillway below records Pond in Laurel.  These fish take live minnows.  Snakeheads are an invasive species and you must kill all you catch. 

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.