WGMD Fishing Report 9-18-19

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Steve Beaudet of Newark, DE, Nick Merlino of Lewes, DE and Capt. Tom Dicampli of Wilm., DE fished at the Del-Jersey site using sand fleas with chartreuse Gulp to bring in this load of black sea bass. The largest fish weighed in at 2.6lbs.

Tuesday saw small craft advisories up and they will remain up through Thursday.  All of my calls to my usual reporting stations resulted in the same news, no one catching anything.  The only exception was the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park where Lighthouse View Tackle reported a few flounder and short rockfish caught at high tide.

Old Inlet Bait and Tackle said the beaches remain open, but the surf is so rough it is all but impossible to fish.  Two more days of hard northeast wind is going to do some damage to the dunes and could end up closing a few of the narrower beaches.

After we get through this dry nor’easter it looks like the weekend will see decent weather.  Don’t know if the sea bass will respond as well as they did the last time we had similar conditions, but it might be a good idea to plan a trip to the Del-Jersey-Land Reef just to see if they do.

We could see improved surf fishing if the mullet begin to run along the beach.  A run of larger blues would be nice.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report