WGMD Fishing Report 8-14-20

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Thursday was a bit damp around Lewes, but boats ran to the ocean and bay to catch fish between the rain drops.

DNREC sank the menhaden fishing boat Reedville at Reef Site 11 on Thursday.  This ship began life as a World War II and Korea War Era coastal freighter and supply ship before being converted into a menhaden purse seiner.

The ship is 180 feet long and is 38 feet from the keel to the top of the stack.  It also has a very large hold that should make it attractive to sea bass and tog.  It now sits in 87 feet of water alongside many other ships, tugs, tanks and railroad cars.

On Wednesday, the Surface Tension with Captain Keith Beebe had a good catch of tilefish and dolphin.

Willie Trowbridge said the Captain’s Lady out of Bowers Beach had a few flounder in the 18 to 20-inch class.

The Mabel out of Indian River had sea bass, dolphin and triggerfish over ocean structure.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.