WGMD Fishing Report 9-7-18


Brugh Moore of Rehoboth Beach, DE caught his first flounder on Tuesday and boy what a whopper it was. This 9lb and 28 inch flounder was the largest flounder we have seen come in from the Indian River Inlet this summer. It was caught using a chunk of mullet on a circle hook while fishing in front of the Coast Guard Station. He will be spoiled forever now!

Friday saw decent fishing weather, but that’s about to end.  Small craft advisories are up for Saturday with a gale warning for Sunday.  Welcome to the weekend!

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina said she opened the store this morning so Tom Serbin and Bill Swords could go deep dropping in the Baltimore Canyon aboard the Sea Hunter with Captain Kevin Legates.  They returned with good numbers of rosefish, blueline and golden tiles.  The Katydid had a good catch of dolphin and was three flounder short of a five-man limit.

Suzanne Martin fished the Point at Cape Henlopen and caught pompano.

At Lighthouse View Tackle on the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park the report was spot and croaker on bloodworms and short flounder on minnows.

Burt at Hook ‘em and Cook ‘em said dolphin and tilefish were brought in from the deep, but flounder and sea bass action was slow.

We are going to see quite a lull in the fishing as the weather is going to heck in a handbasket.  Chet Townsend told me on Tuesday that we needed a big blow to set the fishing right.  I hope he is right.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report