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86- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 20 - June 26, 1997 Nature Conservancy polishes another coastal gem The Nature Conservancy has acquired the remaining interest in 350 acres of pristine land on Delaware Bay. Ownership means protection of the Milford area, part of the estate of Filomena Mueller, which will become part of the Milford Neck Conseation Area. "The Nature Conservancy is de- lighted to bring this important nat- ural area under permanent protec- tion through this acquisition. We look forward to working with our partners as well as the residents of South Big Stone Bach to afford a safe haven for horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds which are dependent on this area," said State Nature Conservancy Direc- tor Roger Jones. "We are happy to culminate our protection efforts along this part of the Delaware Bayshore with the purchase of this significant property, bringing to a close over two years of work." Cape Region Fishing Report Putting the bite on you Here's a few tips to keep from becoming lunch this summer [ when a bumper crop of mosqui- toes takes wing. Delaware's Divi- sion of Fish and Wildlife has pro- vided the tips to help keep you safe from the unofficial Delaware state bird. "Around the house, anything that collects water is going to be a haven for mosquitoes," said Chet Stachecki, the manager of the state Mosquito Control program. "Birdbaths, tin cans, anything that has water needs to be emptied and Members of the "Reel" Women's Fishing Club are standing (l-r) Carrie Kercher, Betty Coles, Pat Perkins, Suzanne Racz, Pat Somers, Merrill Kaegi and Jennalea Flanagan. Shown kneeling (l-r) are President Julie Hall, Vice President Kathy DeSimone and Vicki Martina. Not shown is Diane Gruber. I TIDES ! Indian River Date l lnlet II =l 6/22'00 6/23 60024 6/26 2:00 ] 7i25 6/27 i Rehoboth Beach 1:i9 17:22 Roosevelt Inlet 2:1218:17 Orchard 4:101i01541 cleaned out. Old tires are the worst. Tires can be a real bear. Empty them out now to prevent problems." World's biggest billfish The annual Ocean City White Marlin Open has set its dates for this summer, always a highlight of any summer of angling. The tour- nament, which is in its twenty- fourth year, attracts hundreds of fishermen drawn by the $750,000 in prizes won last year. Dates are August 4-8. "Reel" Women meet The "Reel" Women's Fishing Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 16. The group, which includes some of the finest fishing folks in Sussex County, is a women's group devoted to fish- ing and the outdoors. If you want good company and fine fishing, this is the group for you. The group is now headquar- tered at R & R Sports Center and anyone wanting more informa- tion, can call Suzanne at 645- 9801. Members listen to speakers, take fishing trips and bone up on fishing tactics. It's a busy time for R & R, which is also hosting the PSE Archery Express on Sunday, June 22. This is the only vehicle of its kind and if you want to find out Trout, flounder, blues makos pleasing anglers By Michael Short Fishing remains good for blue- fish, flounder, trout and mako sharks. Offshore Bluefish action is still good, de- spite a bit of a lull earlier this month. "Tony Wing repOrted catching 30 blues up to 12 pounds. East of the Delaware Lightship has produced fish. Where you find the bluefish, you may also find mako sharks. Offshore fishing this week has included s#me nice mako sharks, known for their fighting ability. The fish are also known for their great leaping abil- ity, making them a true game fish, unlike some other members of the shark family. Carrie Kercher had a 183- pounder while Fred Wick has a 203 pound fish on the "Poco Lo- CO." Bottom fishermen are catching sea bass on the Old Grounds and Robert Boeekman caught tuna fishing should start in earnest this 82 pound red drum re- in the next few days and weeks, cently off Broadkill Beach. Look for offshore fishing to get Marcus Johns caught a 6.89 better and better, pound trout from Roosevelt Inlet this week, one of many catches in Delaware Bay the area. R & R Sports Center re- Joe Morris at Lewes Harbour ports that structures are now pro- Marina has weighed in some ducing more and bigger trout than flounder nearly big enough to Broadkill Beach. Flounder action cover the dinner table. In the laSt has been excellent at G and F week, Morris reported a 5.07 Buoys, the Shears and south of pounder caught at the Cape Brandywine Light. Trout fishing Shores pier by Don Yost, a 6,87 at night around the lighthouses, pound fish caught at F Buoy in the wrecks and walls has also been Anchorage by George Gerba and red hot. a 8.3 pound flounder caught by Other nice catches include Brenda Stewart. Craig Karsnitz's son Tristan, who Iashore action remains good in caught a 3,4 pound trout and a a variety of areas around the three pound flounder and Frank Broadkill Beach and Lewes areas. "Young's children John, Chris and But the core of Delaware Bay is Sara, who caught their limit of improving with good trout and trout from 16 to 24 inches. flounder catches being reported. John Bateman tipped the scales Try Broadkill Slough (near Beach this week with an 8.4 pound trout Ball), inside the Outer Wall and caught on the Outer Wall. the East Edge of the Anchorage In general, peeler crab, squid, and 14-Foot Light, suggested small iig heads and a variety of Morris. Continued on page 87 about archery tips, learn more about bowhunting or rub elbows with some of the finest shooters anywhere, this is where you want to be. The Express rolls into town from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 22. CAPE BILLIARDS Play All Day .qright The Roadhouse 15 Midway Shopping Ctr, Sports Fans/ IBET YOU DIDN'T KNOW Brought to you by Kelly Raez Here's an amazing sports story that sounds too good to be true--but it is true...In t 962, baseball manager Alvin Dark was watching one of his players, Gaylord Perry, in batting practice...Dark, looking at Perry's tack of power, said, "A man will walk on the moo0 before Perry hits a home run in the big leagues"...Then, 7 years later, on July 20, 1969, Neal Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, and-incredibly-on that very day, Perry hit his first major league home run, in a game in San Francisco. t Here's the unsual story of a man who came WITHIN SECONDS of fulfilling a dream of playing in a big league baseball game-but then had the chance taken away...In 1971, pitcher Larry Yount was sent to the mound by Houston tO pitch in his first game...While warming up, he injured his arm, marking the end of his major league career, in which he never threw an official pitch. Ever wonder why golf is called "golr?...Although golf was developed in Scotland, it was the Dutch who gave the sport its name...The word "golf' is a Dutch word meaning to hit a ball. I bet you didn't know... You get a FREESet-up, Tune-up and Instructions With Every Bow Purchase at R & R Sports Center! ARCHERY PRO SHOP HOYT - MARTIN - P.S.E. BOWS IN STOCK , Vff. O0 ALL 80W P, II TARGET RAI , F.tSTON tRROW FLIG SMJLII 1RBE S33S , BLACKPOWR. NO SALESTAX 1124 HWY. 1, LEWES, DE 302-,645-9801