WGMD Fishing Report 8-15-18

Mattress Peddlers

Pictured with his father Nick who caught two cobia last week, Cross Ferrara, of Middletown, DE caught this 59.5lb and 48 1/2 inch cobia while fishing from his jet ski out a 1/2 a mile in front of Bethany Beach, DE using eel.

Wednesday was the first day of the Flounder Pounder Open Tournament out of Paradise Cove sponsored by Shorts Marine.  The weather wasn’t too bad and the current first place boat is Reel Struggle with a 6.5-pound flounder.  Second is Determined and third is Legal Limit both with matching 6.5 pounders.

At the fishing pier on Cape Henlopen State Park Lighthouse Tackle reported the spot and croaker bite continues with bloodworms the best bait.  Incoming to high tide has been the most productive time to fish.  A few short flounder were caught on Wednesday.

At Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em Chris told us they saw some keeper flounder caught over the Old Grounds and some blues and Spanish mackerel taken on the troll at Fenwick Island.

Clark at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle said the croaker that were so thick at the Inlet have now moved into Indian River and Rehoboth bays. 

At Rick’s Bait and Tackle the report was a 26-pound cobia caught at Fenwick Shoal by Chris Albright.  On Tuesday Chris had a 7.5-pound flounder at the Old Grounds.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.