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88 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 14 - August 20, 1998 Delaware Ca Region Fishing Report Croaker, flounder dominating bay action; Indian River Sheepshead a family affair By Michael Short Wall and Broadkill Slough. Delaware Bay R&R reported that Jason, Tony R&R Sports Center reports that the Barber and Eric nailed a limit Delaware flounder fishing contin- of trout and flounder from ues to range from good to excel- Brandywine and Larry and Pam lent despite easterly winds, checked in with a nice catch of Hot action was reported with flounder. many large fish at the walls, A Lewes Harbour reports croaker, Buoy up to D Buoy on the edge of flounder and a few trout from the Anchorage and around many Delaware Bay spots, includ- Brandywine Light. Decent num- ing 9 to i0 Buoy, the Shears, 14 bers of keeper trout were taken Foot Light, the Anchorage and around Brandywine, the Outer Crossovers. Try shiners, shark belly, minnows or squid. Hoss's Pier One is reporting lots of spot and croaker at the pier with the biggest croaker on the incom- ing tide at night. Hoss's suggests using a No. 6 baitholder hook for the small fish. There are some flounder and some trout with an occasional striper being reported at the pier, but the bulk of the fish- ing is for small stuffright now. Offshore action Offshore action was reported to be good by the boats that were able to get out. White marlin were caught at the Poorman's Canyon and the Hot Dog. Yellowfin tuna were caught at Massey's Canyon and the Elephant's Trunk. Blue- fish and a few king mackerel were reported from the Five Fathom Lump and the Pimple. Lewes Harbour Marina reports a 63-pound tuna taken on the Skip- jack. William Warne caught the yellowfin on Sunday, Aug. 9. Like mother, like daughter Indian River Inlet gave up one exceptional catch this week, a 9- pound 9-ounce sheepshead caught Tuesday, Aug. 11. The exception- al thing about the catch is that it was almost identical to an 8.5- pound fish caught one week earli- er. Crystal Bennett caught the first fish; the second was caught by her mother, Michelle Bennett of Dagsboro. Indian River Old Inlet Bait & Tackle said there are stripers at the inlet. Inlet fishing can be spotty, but there are some nice stripers and some trout and bluefish available. Try buck- tails with a pink worm for the trout and remember the best time to -fish the area is usually incoming tide. There are some flounder in the back bay as well as in the inlet. In- dian River gave up mostly under- sized flounder with a mixture of small bluefish and a few keeper flounder on the incoming tide. Flounder and croaker were tak- en around DB Buoy and right out- side the inlet when conditions al- lowed. Surf The surf fishing is decent with lots of spot and a few bluefish. Try bloodworms for the spot and cut bait for blues. Surf anglers also have caught an occasional trout and striper. "New York" Rick had stripers and blues while fishing north of Indian River Inlet. UD sponsors trip to Camden Yards Sept. 14 Baseball fans in southern Delaware can enjoy a trip spon- sored by the University of Delaware's Office of Alumni and University Relations. The trip is scheduled for Mon- day, Sept. 14, when the Baltimore Orioles take on the Texas Rangers. The cost is $45 and includes motorcoach transportation from Milford, a catered buffet dinner on the sixth floor of the Ballpark Warehouse and choice seats in the left field lower box. For more information, call 855- 1620. Meals on Wheels golf tournament set Oct. 5 Mark your calendars now for the Meals on Wheels annual golf tournament, set for Monday, Oct. 5, at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. registration, followed by lunch, courtesy of Nick Caggiano, owner of Nicola's Pizza, and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. A cash bar will open at 5 p.m., and will be precede the dinner, auction, 50/50 raffle and awards ceremony. For more information, call 645- 7449. Inflatable life jackets earn good grades Boaters could cut boating fatali- ties considerably with life jackets that inflate on demand. Equipment tests show that such Coast Guard-approved life jackets now on the market not only per- form well in the water, they are comfortable to wear, easy to acti- vate and provide a greater buoy- ancy than many conventional life jackets, according to BOAT/US Foundation for Boating Safety 00'00Printed T.Shirls & Sporlswear Geoff Vernon is now in operation as Logo Artwork Design Quick Service Quality Work Reasonable Prices 645-2959 equipment tests. The foundation reported its find- ings in the May issue of "BOAT/U.S. Magazine," pub- lished by the 500,000-member Boat Owners Association of the United States. Unlike some bulky, inherently buoyant life jackets that many boaters are reluctant to wear, in- flatables that are activated when needed by an inflation cylinder or by mouth, do not interfere with normal boating activity. a edl .- .2.2 7- a888 Leading in community events and news... ZeTT1F_,