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Old Inlet Bait & Tackle Fishing Report
Updated: September 2nd, 2014 @ 9:48am
Tautog season is now CLOSED in Delaware waters and will reopen on September 29.
Now that we have that out of the way...
What a great Labor day weekend it was. Fantastic weather and some pretty good fishing. The Fall Season is off to a good start. The weather was a little hotter and more humid. First time it had acted like summer since July.
Report from the Inlet is blues and croakers during the day and even some large spot. As hot as it has been the striper bite is still at night. Floating fleas and live eels have been the best baits.
Tautog fishermen can still find some sheepshead and triggerfish to keep them busy. Black drum should start to show any time.
The surf has been a mixed bag of kings and small blues. The bite has been early in the day due to the heat. Even saw some small trout and the odd keeper flounder in the mix as well.
Still some small flounder around inshore. Bigger flounder have moved out to Reef Site 10 and the Old Grounds (80 feet of water southeast of B Buoy).
Fall Surf Fishing Tournament season is almost here. First up is the Delaware Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic on September 20-21. Tournament info is available on oldinlet.com and applications are on the counter in the store as well.
Up next will be the Second Annual Cast for Cure Team Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday October 4. Applications and info are available at Old Inlet and will be posted on oldinlet.com later this week.
The 8th Annual DMS Tournament will be held October 10-12. Info and applications are available in the store and on the DMS website dmsclub.org
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Calendar of Events
Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 17th Annual Delaware Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic
Saturday, October 4, Second Annual Cast for a Cure Team Surf Fishing Tournament, Benefiting the American Cancer Society
Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament