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52- CAPE GAZETI, Friday, September $- September 8, 1994 Fisn stories make life inte00,esting One of the nice things about writing a column like thisis all the unusual stories you pick up mak- ing the rounds in the Cape region. While you often have to weed out truth from fiction, most anglers are pretty straight-forward when it comes to a good fish story. Take this story, for example, provided by Fred Wick of Chestertown, Md. Wick was in town last week fishing for tuna, which is hot right now out in the Baltimore and Wilmington canyons. Steve Hoenigmann R&R Sports Center photo Bucky Wallace stands by the 165-pound big eye tuna he landed Aug. 25 while fishing overnight in the Baltimore Canyon. r TIDES Wick and some buddies were out at Baltimore Canyon last Monday having a great day. In fact Wick had boated six yel- low fin in the 50 pound range and released another six fish before hooking what he thought had to be a 150-pound big eye tuna. Out in Baltimore Can),on the Water is a deep blue and very clear. In fact that day, Wick said, you could see about 30 feet deep. After about an hour's fight, Wick said he had the big eye about 30 feet from the boat, clearly visible to the naked eye, and it was a nice fish. But in a moment's notice, a large gray object moved toward the tuna, and the next thing Wick knew, the tuna was gone and Wick reeled in what was left of his leader, which had been cut like a razor blade. "I don't know what kind of shark it was or how big it was, but it took that whole tuna in one bite," said Wick. "It was some- thing to see." Unfortunately, Wick never got a chance to see and weigh his big eye, but when I talked to him Tuesday he was ready to head out for some more action. Indian River Date I Inlet Rehoboth Beach Roosevelt Inlet ii!:, i ::i :Y .':iii:: i:.i :: i ::::,::..::::.i!:::: 714il ill9 Oak Orchard 9:37 12:49 9/7f ................. 10:221 3:37 9/8 11:111 4:24 [ ......................................... 9//9 " ...... m. " " . : 1 5:15 I .... 8:36 ] 3:34 ..,.....,.... ........................., .,:!...... ....... !!i:"::::"::".':#"*"%i 9:17 14:21 " .:;'" ":":i::'i.,::" 11:23 1 5:12 .... ....... 11:291 5:23 iiii6i 00:06 .... eNIN00 ildi7;5i especially when it comes to tuna Chuck Larson, right, and Big AI Rowe were kept busy last cleaning boatfuls of tuna that had come in on the Lewestown Dennis Forney photo Saturday at Fisherman's Wharf Lady and Pete Floyd's Skipjack. Turns out that Wick's story is not. that unusual. When a lot of boats are chunking for tuna, shark activity naturally increases. Wick just happened to be in the wrong place this time. Fishing remains great According to Gene Racz at R&R Sports Center, flounder fish- ing has been outstanding in Delaware Bay, particularly at the No. 9 can with most anglers going home with their limit. The Beach Ball is another location that has been producing, with one fisher- man landing a 7.89 flounder last week. As far as trout are concerned, RBC buoy has been hot with an- glers boating fish in the three to five pound range. Marty Cross weighed in a 7.9 pound trout last week to prove that point. Racz said most anglers are finding that anchoring on a strong tide is out-. producing drifting. Most anglers are using top and bottom rigs dressed with squid. Continued on page 53 A SPECTACULAR NEW RECREATIONAL COMMUNrlT WHERE THE AMENmES DON'T PLAY SECOND FIDDLE OF THE BEACH AND BAY It doesn't get any better than this... peaceful, natural affordable living in style! Come and see 1/2 acre (and larger) lots, ,alue priced from $19,%0, complete with community .... water and sewer rvice, all th the convenien of a location equidistant from both ,Lewes and Rehoboth Beachl You'll als0 find 3 and 4 droOm quali) built homes, pri&d from the high 80 s, full of contemporary features for today's acti, ce lifestyles. Boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, crabbing, and all the other bay and ocean attractions are just minutes away. But right here where it's important, already in place and waiting for you, is the first rate fun of our Community Center's indoor spa tub, exercise room, and party room and outdoor tot lot, tennis courts, and sports court. , ; For more information about the. unbeatable value of lots and homes at Chapel Green, call our on-site sales office at .-..- (302) 945-4980 CHAPE Llllb ,,4)_