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Old Inlet Bait & Tackle Fishing Report
Updated: May 20th, 2013 @ 3:54pm
Weighed a 35 pound striper from the Inlet this morning and just weighed a 24 pound striper taken from the surf. Heard about some nice black drum on the beach too.
It's Memorial Day Week and the fishing is picking up. The weather forecast is good and the moon will be full Saturday night.
And our Memorial Day weekend tent sale starts on Friday at 8am. Factory representatives will be on hand to help you get a great deal on fishing tackle. In addition to fishing tackle, we will have beach chairs, umbrellas etc and a full line of crabbing supplies available in the tent.
The tent hours are:
We will be offering free seminars on Saturday May 25 at our Tent Sale!!
8am- Surf Fishing - Clark Evans of Old Inlet
9am - Flounder Tactics - Harry Aiken - Local Legend
10am - Seabass Fishing - Bob Cleveland from Delfish.net
11am - Saltwater Fly Tying - Alan Rosenberger
Come on out!
We have been checking in some nice fish pretty much every day. Check out the fishing pictures page for the latest photos.
The Inlet has been pretty good. The bite is not consistent but the fish are showing up about 3-4 days a week. On the off days they just pick at the fish.
Stripers, blues and shad. The early morning hours have been good lately on the last part of the incoming and first of the outgoing tide. Bucktails, swim shads and eels have all been effective.
The full moon should make night fishing good. Look for dark colored plugs and surface poppers to be hot baits. We now have a black and purple RatLTrap available in 3/4, 1 and 1.5 oz.
We have weighed a couple of nice trout from the Inlet lately. Had some spike trout reported from the beach as well. Is the comeback on?
Flounder fishing has been decent in the bay on the days the wind is not blowing hard. Those days have been hard to find. The VFW slough and Masseys and the hot spots. Gulp Alive and live minnows are the ticket.
The surf fishing action has been pretty good. There are some nice stripers around with bluefish, blowfish, spot, croakers and black drum in the mix. The fish are spread out up and down the beach - Herring Point all the way to Fenwick. Where they are good to bite on any given day is anyone's guess.
Reminder: Tautog season is closed in DE waters through July 16.
Old Inlet Calendar of Events
Beach Fest 2013 - August 24
16th Annual Delaware Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic - September 21 and 22