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Bill’s Sport Shop 18388 coastal highway Lewes, DE

Bill's Sport Shop, Lewes DE, bait, tackle, pier fishing, bay fishing, saltwater fishing, surf fishing

Bill’s Sport Shop one long wall of gear for the surf and bays

Captain Bill has been in the fishing “business” for over 20 years.  Bill’s Sport Shop has over 5,000 square feet of retail space, they are one of the largest bait and tackle shops on the Delmarva peninsula.  Located at 18388 Coastal Highway in Lewes DE, (302) 645 – 7654 . Store hours are … Mon – thurs.  6 am to 8 pm …. Fri  6 am to 10 pm … Sat. 5 am to 9 pm … Sun. 5 am to 7 pm.   Bill’s is a full line tackle, gear, and bait shop.  From the surf, rail, jetty, pier, and in shore to off, they have it all.  Fresh Bunker, fresh finger mullet, fat bloodworms, Green Crabs, Sand Fleas, minnows, Eels, Black Salty’s, and any frozen bait you would want are all available at Bill’s Sport Shop.  They carry a full line of Guy Harvey, Pelagic, and Calcutta clothing in both men’s and woman’s, and much more apparel.  The store has evolved over the years into what you see today.  This is a family operated business, that supports their community any way they can.  His son, Bill Jr., as we  all know him, runs the day to day operations, with the captain at the helm.  You can follow them on their Facebook page as well as the Bill’s Sport Shop website.  They have a wall of fame for catches, and a fishing report sent out weekly.  There is also a live fishing report broadcast online.

Bill's Sport Shop, Lewes, DE  , Tackle , bait, surf fishing, pier fishing

Bill’s Sport Shop located 18388 Coastal Highway Lewes, DE

Many things we take for granted as anglers, have literally been enacted thanks to Captain Bill.  He has been a member of many organizations, and groups that “watch dog” fishing in Delaware and our tidal waters.  many of you listen to him on his radio shows in the past and present.  The fishing talk show is Sunday’s 11:30 a.m. til noon on 92.7 WGMD, and on Friday nights from 5 – 7 p.m. is the sports talk show.  He is a member of the Advisory Council for Fishing License Revenue, this position is appointed by the governor.  The Water Use Program Implementation Committee, which formed Baker’s Channel, named after Captain Bill Baker.  He has a committee position with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.  He is a member of the Delaware Fishermen’s Alliance and the surf fishing club, Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen.  He is also an avid reader of this website,and contributes information as much as possible.  I know I can always ask him for information regarding this area, and what is going on with legislature.  Captain Bill is a valuable source of information.

I want to thank Bill’s Sport Shop for working with DSF, and myself personally.  I have a lot of respect for what Captain Bill does, and has achieved over the years for this fishing community, and beyond.  He is a great watch dog whom has the anglers back, more than you know.  Thank you for the support boys!

Fish On!!

Rich King


I have been fishing since I could walk. My grandfather was an avid surf and deep sea fisherman. He taught us all to fish and we used to drive onto the beaches of Jersey when I was a young boy. I spent a lot of my earlier life fishing freshwater. I moved to this area in 2005 and I have been rekindling my experiences fishing saltwater ever since. I love fishing the surf and just about anywhere else the fish happen to be. I hope you find this site useful and informative. We put this blog together to help some friends to find good fishing information. Enjoy. Please post any info you feel we have missed or what you have been catching, where and what bait etc etc. We do not want Honey holes just public areas and in general location terms.

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