No, this is not the report you have been on the edge of your seat for, I am still waiting for a picture. The weather the last few days has been gorgeous, cool in the morning, heats up during the day, and cools off in the evening. I even wore my hoodie a few times at night. Massey’s is still producing flounder, croaker, spot, blues, and sand perch. Today at the dead low to slack tide, I was tossing spoons at the can. The crabs were all over the bulkhead walls, and a monster school of fish was moving from Rehoboth bay to Indian River bay, in a hurry. My neighbor at the rail, mentioned that had been happening for the past 2 hours. This continued for another hour, and was still occurring when I left. I have no idea what they were, we couldn’t catch one, and my cast net is finished. He did catch a flounder, but didn’t have a net, and it broke off. Take a net gang, you will need it the most, when you do not have one. A few small blue fish were caught later this afternoon, when I dropped back by. I have been getting reports from the surf and the bays all day.
Sue Sokira and her crew saw tons of bluefish out in front of them on Herring Point Beach, Sunday. They did manage 2 blues on mulllet rigs, but could not reach the schools. Yesterday, John Lloyd, you crack me up! … ”All is quiet at Herring Point. No Cobia, Mahi, perch or even blue fish in sight” … Kevin Baldwin text … “Yesterday, I caught 2 perch and a spot (on fish bites) and a King on whole mullet with a home made mullet rig…I’m still trying to figure out how that happened. ” … Tim Sullivan sent in … ”Meant to post this yesterday…..Started at Massey’s yesterday with no luck…moved to surf fish at 3R’s and “Holy Bluefish Batman”…..I couldn’t rig up my other two poles before they were killing the mullet, and spot I had on mullet rigs….Caught about 6 decent size, and 1 big keeper in the three hours I was there…..Had about an 6-8 pounder, break crest of wave and spit rig into the wash….It was a freaking monster, but still exciting! Thanks to the guy’s at Perms and Worms for directing me to the action! Love that pretty dog in the shop too! They said they were fans of the site!” Alan and Dave were fishing for flounder yesterday in Alan’s boat. When I saw them earlier in the evening, they had 7 caught, and no keepers all on spot. I haven’t caught a fish in 4 days, and that is okay. I have to change up gear, or start drowning bait, and I know just the people to see about that.
I visited the fly tie boys last night. The Saltwater fly Anglers of Delaware had an “outdoor” meeting with food, no donuts (little upset about that), and a 2 handed casting instruction by, Terry Peach of A. Marblehead Flyfisher. I had a great time seeing everyone, I really miss the fly tie meets in the winter, this was refreshing. The club was learning a new casting technique (to them). One of the reasons I really respect this club, and members. They realize, they do not know it all, and are willing to learn as much as they can. That is a true angler, someone who strives to learn more, and pass that knowledge along. Yes, I will admit, it was kind of cool to watch the “masters” take a fishing lesson. They were good students, behaved (for the most part), and had a very good teacher. I didn’t get the chance to talk with Terry Peach very long, but I think I will see him soon enough, when I visit his fly fishing shop. He gave a very informative lesson, I could tell the club respects his talents, and they were very thankful for the instruction.
Frank showed me how they use the hanging hoop targets, and that was very cool. He can put his line through the hoop almost every time. The “casting field” had targets in different areas, and cones marking distance. With the 2 hand cast method you can get your line out 80 -100 feet with little effort. I was impressed with Terry’s lesson, and his trust in his fellow anglers. He stood right in front of them, when they were casting. I know, he knows where the line is headed, but I seriously think doing that with me casting, it would be bad. The club is a lot of fun, I am definitely getting the gear soon, and I am sure by then the boys will have me talked into joining. I watched a guy hammer fish the other day, with a fly rod, when no one was catching, he was killing it. It is time to get back to fly fishing for a while, I have thrown enough metal to build a Buick, and plugs to build a barn. I want to thank the boys for allowing me to “crash” their meetings, but honestly, anyone can attend a meeting, see what the club is all about, and join. They do a lot of good, fun, and cool things for the fishing community. I received a lot of compliments about how the website has come along since we met in the winter, and I am very grateful for their support.
Kevin and the boys were fishing the Delaware Bay the last few days, he is much happier with the weather conditions. Not so much with the last guy on the head boat. Apparently he got spooled for 350 yards of line, looked at Kevin whom asked what happened, and said … ” I don’t know, The sea just took it”. Kevin nearly fell out, and wanted to die laughing, especially when it almost happened again. Since then, the boys have been back out everyday, with visiting anglers. Yesterday was a good day on the water. This report he wrote, I can show you …” A nice day on the water today … 10 peeps … had 5 keeper flat ones to bring home … after weeding through about 400 orange crushes … anchored in the land of the Golden Monks … a few small sea biscuits, 2 sea bats, 2 sharpitas, busted off a DE bay Big Eye … about 50 lbs … and a blue unit … see pic, he’s in the small, love bucket of goodness in the pic … bucket also contained 2 toy sharks “hidden’” beneath the small triggerfish and the dreaded, smiling orange crush.” …. THAT is a huge cracker, Thanks Kevin, glad the weather has calmed down for you boys. Try to keep your sanity, go fishing, and relax … in September. Also, congratulations on the article on you in Delaware Beach Life magazine’s September issue, that is cool, and look forward to reading.