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96 FRIDAY, MARCH 2 - MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Gazette o the best of my knowledge, no one fished out of Lewes or Indian River last weekend. Something about gale warnings discourages even the most ardent angler. I did make a trip to the Bethel Hole last Thursday, where I used t ,better part of two dozen minnows to catch two small bass. The giant crappie I had heard about were not in atten- dance that day. Not easily deterred, I plan to try some perch fishing this week, but with gas approaching $4 a gallon I will restrict my ac- tivities to theeastern side of the county. I like fishing in Milton because I can access the pond and the river from several loca- tions. Trout fishing Saturday wilt see the olSening of the Delaware trout season with fish stocked in two ponds. The closest one to our area is Newton Pond off of Route 16 be- tween Ellendale and Green- wood. This is a f'me place to fish with lots of room along the banks, plenty of parking and a pier for those of us who are not quite as spry as we once were. Opening day of trout season is a great time to take a young per- son fishing. While the action at Newton Pond is not as frantic as it will be next month at White Clay Creek, there should be plenty oftr0uUo catch. All you need is a small hook, a clump of Berkley's Power Trout Bait (I like the Chroma-Glow) and a bobber. The season opens at 7 a.m. and an early arrival is rec- ommended. For the more experienced an- gler, small jigs tipped with Pow- er Bait will work well. Spinners have their champions, while fly fishermen do well with whatev- er they think will appeal to hatchery fish that have never seen any food other than Purina trout pellets. Please remember to buy your Delaware trout stamp online or from your neighborhood tackle shop. The funds collected from the sale of this year's trout stamps pay for next year's trout. Gas prices and fishing We have been here before and it wasn't pretty. As gas prices rise, it becomes much more ex- pensive to travel to the fishing grounds, causing charter and head boats to raise their prices. Add to this the cost of traveling from your home to the beach, bay, ocean or pond. Some of us will continue to fish, perhaps less often, but at my late stage of life I just can't see me taking up golf. As with everything else, fish- ing tackle and bait will cost more because it will cost more to ship them to the shops. It is a vicious circle, and just as the economy is beginning to im- prove we get hit with increasing fuel prices dragging the fishing industry back down. Those of us who live in the Cape Region are lucky because we can go fishing or hunting with a minimum investment in fuel. There are numerous access points for shore-based fishing along the creeks, rivers, bays and ocean. Boaters will find ramps at various places with access to the bays, ocean, rivers and ponds. Once in the water, the captain can decide how far he wants to go, but thdre is good fishing rea- sonably dose to the ramps. The area right alongside the ramp on the Broadldll River in Lewes is an excellent spot for flounder in the spring. Indian River has good fishing within a mile of the ramp. Those who decide to travel farther will find a wide variety of fish at Sites 9 and 10 within five miles of the inlet. If your heart is set on billfish and tuna you will have no choice; pay up or stay home. I have been working in the recreational fishing industry since 1973 and have seen bad times and good times. We lose a lot of small business operations during the bad times and add a few more when the economy improves. And so it goes. Eric Burnley is a Delaware native who has fished and hunted the state from an early age, Since 1978 he has written countless articles about hunting and fishing in Delaware and elsewhere along the Atlantic Coast. AlejandroJustiniani named PTR Delaware Member of the Year Professional Tennis Registry Regency Grand Cypress in Or- porting tennis and PTR. presented its annual awards dur- lando, Fla. Justiniani is the head profes- ing the 2012 PTR International Alejandro (Alex) Justiniani of sional and junior coordinator of Tennis Symposium. The event Lewes was named PTR Member Sea Colony Tennis Center, a Ten- included 50-plus on-court and of the Year for the state. This nis Magazine Top 50 tennis re- classroom presentations for ten- award is presented to a PTR sort in the United States and nis teachers and coaches; a ten- member in the United States among the Top 25 tennis camps nis trade show and tournament who has shown dedication and chosen by Tennis Resorts On- was held Feb. 24-28, at the Hyatt diligence in promoting and sup- line. He is one of only a handful -TWO a ut Golf Continued from page 95 wick Island, 101 Coastal High- way. For Marshall, means he be able to walk to work from his nearby home. Pete McCafferywill continue managing the Midway store as he has for several years. He thinks the newest outlet will be open within the next couple weeks. They are nice folks who keep well-stocked stores year-round ed a solid lO-and-under tennis program. Justiniani also started a charity AT DELAWARE TECH SUBMITTED PHOTO f intent Feb 27 to p ay baseball for the Roadrunners of Delaware Technical Corn- ~ster, Md,, "ampus I ball expects to play center field. Tahjee is the son of ~,oadrunner Stoney Briggs. and maintain a tradition of cus- Player A has options in match tomer service. Check them out play. He can retry his putt, can- at ruddosgolcom, celing the first stroke, or play the ball as it lies. Maybe he should have just picked In medal play, however, Player up his ballwhen he had the chance A must play the original putt In a recent Ruling of the Day where it lies. Player B incurs no at the USGA website, Player Ks penalty stroke, but must replace putt managed to hit Player B's his ball where it was originally golf ball as it sat on the green. In marked, and play on. this case, howev , Player B had That's a pretty odd situation, previously marked his ball's rest- one that could have been easily ing spot, and had simply set the avoided. If you mark your ball ball down elsewhere on the on the green, why not hold onto green to wait his tum. it until it's your turn to putt? Is Under these circumstances, that so hard? of people who have earned the event for Tennis Night in Ameri- professional level of certification in all three PTR pathways - jun- Alejandro Justinian my, which has ca that benefits The Boys & Girls Club and Special.Olympics of ior develop- Delaware. He aspires to continue ment, adult de- to educate and grow tennis in the velopmem and Delmarva area and develop fu- performance, ture top junior and adult players. 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