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Cape Ret ion Fishing Report New bluef'm tuna regulations in effect; trout, flounder remain hot By Michael Short There are new bluefin tuna reg- ulations, which offshore anglers should be well aware of. According to Lewes Harbour Marina, the new regulations are in effect from June 26 to July 27 and limit anglers to the following: one fish of 27 to 47 inches per angler per day and three fish of that size per boat per day one fish of 47 to 73 inches per boat per day one 73-inch-or-larger bluefin tuna per year. Delaware Bay Delaware Bay trout fishing re- mained the hot topic this week with flounder action improving steadily. Luther Green had a 4.88-pound flattie, part of a limit, at the BeachBall, according to an R & R Sports Center's report. They re- ported other hot spots for both trout and flounder as A, G and F Buoys in the Anchorage, Brandy- wine Shoal, Blakes Channel, 19 Buoy and the Crossovers. Tony "the barber" and grand- kids nailed a nice limit of trout from the Mohawk Wreck while eight-year-old Ian Stewart decked eight nice trout while fishing off Lewes at the wall. Nice catches were also reported by Big Doug and Little Andrew Currin and by Joe Walker. Big striped bass were caught at Over- falls Shoal, with most fish on eels at the last two hours of the flood tide. A few nice keepers were re- ported by some very happy and surprised flounder fishermen us- ing top and bottom rigs. Lewes Harbour weighed in two nice tautog on June 21: a 9.1- pound fish caught by Pamela Speigel and a second beautiful fish caught by Robert Hassis. That weighed an even 8 pounds. There are still a few black drum being caught. Captain Stanley Johnson put appropriately named Sussex County fisherman Howard Joy onto a 62-pound black drum while fishing aboard the Dream- boat. Indian River Inlet Seabass and some flounder have kept bottom bouncers happy around B Buoy and the Old Grounds, with inshore snags and wrecks being especially produc- tive with clams and small squid strips. Indian River has been giving up some nice trout and stripers at night to jetty jocks fishing eels, yozuri plugs and mirrolures. Bluefish have been making a daily appearance on the end of the flood, but are not as common as they have been. Look for bird play and you will find the fish. Flounder fishing has been hold- ing up with a good mix of keepers and shorts. Bill and Denise Willis caught flounder to 22 inches and trout to 23 inches near the inlet and "Grandpa" Bill Dennerlein and his grandson Willy had 30 inches from Indian River Bay, up to 18 inches in length. Indian River Inlet is giving up striped bass, flounder, tautog, some bluefish and good numbers of trout. Old Inlet suggests bucktails with various color worms. Peeler crabs are also quite good. Offshore Capt. Kelly Racz of R&R Sports Center, fishing with Paul Forrest and George "the Angler" on the 20 Line, bested a 316-pound mako that ate a whole bluefish. Richie Mulicka Jr. reported a nice 162-pound mako shark. Trollers working A Buoy to the Lightship and SE Lump down to the Jackspot area reported bluefin tuna, blues, bonito and false alba- cole. Old Inlet Bait & Tackle reports a few bluefin tuna at the 20 to 30 Fathom Lines, some yellowfin tu- na and lots of bluefish. Tidbits Surf fishing is producing king- fish and some bluefish. Ralph Thomas traveled to Oregon Inlet to catch and release three, pretty white marlin. CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, June 26 - July 2, 1998 - 95 Est. 1958 tL4ZZARD Electrical Contractor L.P.I. Cert. 959 645-8457 645-9060 1-800-610-8457 CERTIFIED LIGHTNING PROTECTION P.O. Box 252, Lewes, DE 19958 \\; REHOBOTH BEACH RECREATION DEPARTMENT Public Tennis Courts 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7 Days A Week $7/hour Phone 227-3598 No phone reservations accepted Arts & Crafts At The Grove Park Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. FREE Instructor Karyn Jennings Ages (5-12) 227-4648 Now thru August 27th @ third hole is a long Par 4 with a slight dog leg left. The player will need to hit a long drive in the fairway to have a chance to reach the green in regu- lation. However, a drive in the rough makes it virtually impossible to reach the green. The second shot will be played with a long iron or fairway wood over a depression to a thin, long green protected on the left side by a bunker. Par is a welcomed score on this hole. Public Golf Course Neck, Delaware What a first catch] This 4.5 pound, 23-inch-long flounder was caught in Rehoboth Bay on a Captain K's fishing trip by eight-year-old Gabrielle Soussan on Monday, June 22. It was her first flounder.