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66 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 4- April 10, 1997 Mackerel sizzling but there's more to spring fishing OUTDOORS Mike Short serve as shorebird ambassadors. According to Non-game and Endangered Species Program Co- ordinator Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, the program is seeking people to greet and interact with the public at prime shorebird viewing areas, answer questions about sborebirds and their relationship with horse- shoe crabs, habitat use and inform people about the critical impor- tance of the Delaware Estuary. Responsible viewing techniques will also be stressed to the public. Ambassadors will be provided with binoculars, field notes and printed materials for distribution. Training will be provided and am- bassadors selected for the project will be compensated at an hourly rate plus mileage costs. Ambassadors will spend time between four key locations east of Dover along the Delaware Bay and will be needed on weekends during May and early June. To learn more about the pro- gram, contact Gelvin-Innvaer at 302-653-2882. Lots of mackerel Early season fishermen are find- ing lots of mackerel when the weather allows them to go fishing. While mackerel get the head- lines, there is other fishing to be had. There are reports of small stripers on the beach and white perch and striped bass in the Broadkill River. And if you just can't wait any longer, consider a trip for flounder to Wachapreague, Va. Wally Borgmann and two friends caught 26 fat flounder on Saturday, a few days after Borgmann caught a 1.2 pound white perch in the Broad- kill River. But while most saltwater fish- ing has yet to turn on, freshwater fishing is hot. "Pond fishing is ex- cellent right now," said Bill from R & R Sports Center. Among the recent catches as largemouth fishing takes off are the largemouth caught by Jason Taylor of Millsboro. Taylor took a 6.81 pound bass on March 29 from Burton's Pond, always a popular spot. But that trophy pales next to the 7.60 pound largemouth bass caught March 21 at Red Mill Pond by Jim Hudson. Shorebird ambassadors Wanted: several reliable, friend- ly individuals interested in shore- birds and helping educate the pub- lie about these feathered visitors. Each May, thousands of small sborebirds arrive along the shores of the Delaware Estuary from Central and South America. They rest, feast on horseshoe crab eggs and prepare for the remainder of their trip which will take them to their historic nesting grounds in the Canadian Arctic2 In an effort to learn more about these birds and their habits and in- form birdwatchers and other members of the public about this migratory phenomenon, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for people to TIDES Indian giver Date Inlet 4/5 4/6 4/7 4/S 4/9 4/10 4/11 Rehoboth Roosevelt Oak Beach Inlet Orchard Fishermen on Saturday made de- cent catches until the weather turned wicked in mid-afternoon and buffeted them with a good old-fashioned thunderstorm which included a rumored twister in the Gumboro area. Such early season fishing tends to come with its share of weather risks. "The water was too rough," said Yung Choe after fishing Saturday. Choe, from Wilmington, made a decent catch of mackerel from Fisherman's Wharf, although some catches have been excellent. The fishing is reminding people of the good old days of a few years ago, according to Joe Morris from Lewes Harbour Marina. Morris said one good spot is east of B Buoy. Mackerel fisher- men tend to favor a collection of small jigs rigged with a heavy weighted jig at the end called a Christmas Tree rig. Take a look at one and the reason for the name will become crystal clear. Boating course set Flotilla 12-02 of Lewes will be giving a safe boating course at Mariners Cove Community Cen- ter on Long Neck Road. The course will take two Saturdays to complete. The days are April 19 and 26 and the times will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. After passing the test you will receive a state certificate. Such a course is mandatory for young boaters and a brush up course is always a good idea for everybody. For more information, contact Ruth Jopling (945-8806) or Flotil- la Commander Ruth Soklowski (945-3329) for more information. Cost is $5. Earth Day boater tips With Earth Day fast approach- ing, here are a few environmental tips for boat owners from BOAT/U.S. The nation's largest organization of recreational boaters suggests: Using sewage pumpout sta- tions whenever possible; Using an electric sander for boat work with a vacuum attached (it's good for the air and your health); To conserve fuel, minimize engine idling and operate at speeds within the engine's most efficient range; Recycle waste oil and use an oil-soaking pillow in the bilge to catch leaks and prevent spills; Cape board hires middle school coaches The Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education ap- proved, during its Thursday, March 13 meeting, John Miller and Anthony Powell as volunteer baseball coaches for Milton Mid- dle School and Michael Mills as co-beed baseball coach for Lewes Middle School. 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