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. CAPE , Frlday, April 25- May I, 1997 - O Spring bass boogie in Milton draws full house OUTDOORS Mike Short This year's two person team competition was so successful that Wilson had to return about 15 checks because the contest was full and the ponds can only handle so many boats. "It broke my heart," she laughed. Fishermen took home an assort- ment of Atom lures, Assassin For nearly a decade, many of the same volunteers have been re- turning to Wilson's Sunshine Ma- rina for their spring and fall fish- ing contests. On Sunday, Wilson's sold out yet another largemouth bass con- test. The Spring Bass Boogie drew its usual sellout crowd of fisher- men thanks to a combination of nice prizes, goo4 fishing and 'a well-run tournament that offers prizes to every single fisherman. Many of the anglers return every single year for a chance to fish and win the $600 first prize. This is also a catch and release tournament and fishermen take pains after weighing in fish to keep them separated by location. For example, fish caught in Waga- mons Pond are taken back to Wagamons Pond and fish caught in Diamond Pond are taken back to Diamond Pond. Mike Short photo Joe Dopriak Oeft) and Carl Spangler won the "Spring Bus Boogie." 645-8457 . 645-9060.1-800-610-8457 P.O. Box 252, Lewes, DE 19958 Date 4/26 TIDES 4/27 n 4/28 m 4/29 4/3O m 5/1 i 5/Z Indian River Inlet Rehoboth Roosevelt Oak Beach Inlet lures, power pumps from the At- wood Company, Eagleclaw hooks, hand painted clothing by Ruth Bales and gift certificates and cash prizes. Here are the results: Lunker pot. This was for the heaviest bass and went to Dan Sherman and Harold Bunting. The lunker this year weighed 2,51 pounds. First prize---This was worth $600 and went to the Milford team of Carl Spangler and Joe Do- priak. Second prize---This was worth $150 and went to Sherman and Harold Bunting. Third prize--Many Warring- ton and Ben Ostrowski took third. place and won $70 worth of prizes from Front Street Corp. and Cap- tain's Choice. Fourth prize---Mark Russell and M.J. Lofland won a free entry in the fall fishing competition. Fifth prizo---Doug Kippy and Peggy Galipo. Sixth prize--Doug Durkee and Mike Cybak Seventh prize--Glenn Young and Tom Robinson Eighth prize-Bob Carron and Dwayne Waite Ninth place---Ed White and Leann Hiltey. Tenth through 22nd places by order were awarded to: (10. Keith Revelle, Keith Walpole) (11. Skip and Sandy Schurman). (12. open) (13. Bob and Beau W'dkins) (14. Mike Christopher, Chris Hitchens) (15. Larry Moore and Joe Picana)(16. Rick Creese and Joe Celia) (17. Mike Hoke, Dave Puka) (18. Bob and Robert Bur- ton) (19. Ron Fisher, Robert Grabowski) (20. Lloyd Beyers, Dwayne Hutton) (21. Ed Wilkensen, Jim'Sylvester). (22. Jim Wilhelm, Mark Tisher). Stripers coming on From the surf, smallish rock are being taken on clams and worms using a fish finder rig with best ac- tion on the top and bottom of the tides probably due to the cold wa- ter. Plenty of skates are available. R & R Sports Center's fishing report says Broadkill Beach and the Roosevelt Inlet are producing flounder and trout. Frozen peelers and squid strips on a teaser rig seem to he working the best, ac- cording to R & R's report. The action is slow, but it has started. With warmer weather in the forecast, fishing in this area will improve rapidly. Striper action in the mouth of the bay is very good. The rips 8-A and 8-B are producing one keeper to every four to six fish. Mackerel are still in the area from McCrie Shoal down to F-A Buoy. The Grizzly, captained by Jerry Blakeslee, returned to Lewes on Monday with 11 keeper striped bass, or rock, after releasing a number of undersized rock. Blakeslee was fishing with eels and his party took fish up to 15 pounds in size. Blakeslee reports good fishing and says that buck- tails also work, but that fish taken on eels tend to be bigger with more keeper size (mininum 28 inch) rockfish reported. Blakeslee was fishing in the lower bay. Blakeslee fished until January this year and managed to catch fish until the winter weather final- ly forced him to take a break. His party of fishermen included "West Coast Doe", Bob Witte, Walter Zankowski, Sam Green, Richard Adams and Wes Adams, all Blakeslee regulars. Taug have come in from the off- shore wrecks and are now being taken on the outer wail, inshore wrecks and a few at the Indian River Inlet. There are also lots of :throw back stripers from 18-26 :inches being caught in front of the ,Coast Guard Station. Perch and catfish are still very active up around the Broadkill Pole Bridge and Peterfield ditch. Flounder, sea bass changes Fishermen should remember two relatively minor changes in fishery laws this year. Most mini- mum sizes are unchanged, but that is not the case for all fish. New rules this year will allow fisher- men to keep ten flounder per day, an increase of two fish. But flounder must be at least 14.5 inches in length. There is also a new minimum size for black sea bass, which have not previously had a mini- mum size. There is still no bag limit for bass, but the minimum size will now be nine inches. Bluef'm tuna changes There may be changes in bluefin tuna regulations this sea- son. The National Marine Fish- Continued on page 70 Surge Protector with Insurance, protects your major appliances up to $5,000. *Special pdce through Apdl 30th. HAZZARD Electrcal Contractor L.P.I. Cert. 959 00'0000rinted T.Shirts & Sportswear Ge0000i! is now /ndependent operat00n as Artwork Logo Design ilulck Service. iluallty Work Reasonable Prices 645-2959