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56 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 2 - June 8, 1995 T00'out Jishing reaches sp00'ing peak TOURNEY UNDERWAY - Ask any veteran angler in the Cape region and you'll get the same answer - trout fishing has been the best it's been for years. It comes at the fight time be- cause the 17th annual World Championship Weakfish Tourna- ment got underway on Tuesday out of the Cedar Creek Marina near Milford. Sixty-two boats and more than 300 fishermen ady have regis- tered for the tourney, which ends this Saturday, June 3. (Chamber officials said they will accept late entries on both Friday and Satur- day, but the $250 entry fee and five angler per boat limit remains in effect.) The top five fish in the trout, flounder and blue fish categories through Wednesday evening, May 31, are as follows: Trout - Steve Thomas of Newark, 7.50 pounds; Dave Richards of Coatesville, Pa., 7.01 pounds; Ray Davis of Conestoga, Pa., 6.94 pounds; Joe Zalaski of Coatesville, 5.23 pounds; and John Webb of Milford, 5.04 pounds. Leading the women an- glers was Jean Boyer with a 4.28- pound weakf'h. Flounder - Claire Graham of Smoketown, Pa., 5.03 pounds; David Shockley of Milford, 4.53 pounds; Dick Rhingie of Wilm- ington, 3.79 pounds; Vince Gems- ki of Dover, 3.62 pounds; and Ed Thornton of Middletown, 3.56 pounds. Blue fish - Irvin Webb of Mil- ford, 12.88 pounds; Joe Austin of Frederica, 1.90 pounds; George Stevens of Wilmington, 1.74 pounds; Duane Evans of Dover, 1.69 pounds; and Robert Webb of Milford,. 80 pounds. ACKLEY ASSOCIATES REALTORS 140 Highway One, Lewes 302-645-7722 , 800-354-4097 WHAT'S HAPPENING - As mentioned earlier, the trout fish- OUTDOORS ing "is just tremendous," to quote Kelly Racz at R&R Sports Center near Five Points. "Just about any- where you go in Delaware Bay, you'll find trout," said Racz. Racz said some hot spots for weakfish can be found north of Lewes in the Broadkill Slough, Brown Shoal, Brandywine Light- house and 14-foot lighthouse. He advises anglers fishing on struc- tures to use a lead-head with a rubber worm and a piece of peeler crab to entice the fish. Anglers who want to fish plugs, should dig up a Rattle Trap or a Halco Trem- bler - both work well when fishing around the rock piles. Striper fishing has taken a back seat to the trout, but there have been some nice catches reported at Indian River Inlet using live eel. As far a blue fish are concerned, boats heading out of the Inlet and Lewes are heading out to A Buoy and southeast of the Delaware Lightship where they're trolling or chumming and landing fish in the eight to 12 pound range. Sea bass fishing on the wrecks in Delaware Bay also is produc- tive right now using a top and bot- tom hook baited with a strip of squid or clam. Racz said landlocked anglers need to head to the surf where the trout fishing is just as good as it is out on the water. "The trout might not be as big as the fish out in Delaware Bay, but they're catch- ing a mess of them." Another sign of good fishing to come is reports from offshore of catches of mako. "You know the season's here when you hear that," said Racz. FREE FISHING DAYS - Na- tional Fishing Week is June 5-11 and Delaware's Division of Fish and Wildlife will celebrate the oc- casion with free (freshwater) fish- ing days on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11. No freshwater fishing license will be required to fish the state's freshwater ponds and streams those two days. In addition, Fish and Wildlife officials will host youth fishing on Saturday, June 10, from I0 a.m. to 2 p.m. in all three counties. In Sussex County, the tourna- ment will be held at Ingrams Pond west of Millsboro (on Sussex 328A). The tourney is open to yonth ages four to 15. Contestants must bring their own fishing equipment, and catch and release ethics will be encouraged. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups- 4-7, 8-11 and 12-15. For more information, call 739- 3440. State parks in Sussex County offer a wide variety of activities Whether it's swimming, sunbathing, sailing, camping or surf fishing, Delaware state parks in the Cape region will offer a wide variety of activities this summer. The following is a summary of park activities: Delaware Seashore State Park: Located just south of Indian River Inlet, this state park offers clean beaches, concession stand and bathroom and shower facilities. Beginning Friday, June 23 and continuing to Sept. 1, park visitors can get acquainted with the state's park with a slide presentation at the Old Campground begin- ning at dusk. Indian River Marina: The state owned and operated marina at Indian River Inlet is a great way to get out onto Delaware's Inland Bays and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to a headboat for daily fishing trips, the marina also will offer daily dolphin watching trips beginning in mid-June through July with departures at 1 and 3 p.m. In August and Sep- tember, there is only one trip daily which leaves the dock at 1 p.m. Cost for dolphin watching trips is $12 for adults and $6 for children age 12 and under. Whale watching trips will be offered daily in August and September beginning at 3 p.m. each day. Cost is $18 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. For more infor- marion, call 227-3071. Cape Henlopen State Park: In addition to camping, swim- ming, hiking and sunbathing, Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes also offers a number of educational programs. Weekly programs begin June 19 with all programs meeting at the Seaside Nature Center. Mudflat hikes, where participants discover the secrets of a mudfiat, will be held June 21, 22, 26, 27 and 29 at various times. "Tales of the Sea" will be offered every Saturday at 11 a.m. Children and their parents are invited to make a craft project, read a story or play a game in this fun-filled program. "Seining the Bay," a program where participants use a 20-foot seine to capture fish, crabs, plants and other marine life, will be of- fered at 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday each day this summer. For more information about park programs, call 645-6852; for information on camping, call 645-2103. 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