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86 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 2 ' October 8, 1998 Bob Bowden photo Harry Quay, assistant tournament director of the Delaware Mobile Surffisherman Tournament, clips the tails of a 15-inch trout and 14-inch bluefish caught by Norman Karwowski of Wilmington. Cape Region Fishing Report Michael Short Cape anglers flock to weekend tourneys; fall fishing just f'me By Michael Short Two local fishing tournaments headline the latest fishing report. Both provided hot action during the last weekend in September. The biggest of the two is the an- nual tournament at Cape Hen- lopen State Park, sponsored by the Delaware Mobile Surffishermen. Here are the top winners from the tournament, one of the most con- sistently successful local tourna- ments: Kids Category - First Place, Bryan Austin; Second place, Jason Blevins; third place, Casey Ewasko Adult Category (in order) - Acie Mankins with 18 fish, Martin Karwoski, Phil Powdell, Ted Kar- woski, Mark Steigler, Scott Aiken, Thomas Hirst, Rick Cotter, Darren Purcell, Charles Sewell Sr., Gary Born, Tom Cahall, Mark Sewell, James Gatto,.Charles Larsen, Ed- ward McHale, Glenn Lewis, Paul Wickers, Joseph Destafano and Mike Walker There is also a team competition in the two-day surf fishing compe- tition. The biggest fish caught was a 19-inch trout and there were tons of bluefish caught. The top-three teams are Jersey Connection with 42 fish and 620 points, Red Dog with 36 fish and 505 points, and Fish with 15 fish and 208 points. The Fall Bass Boogie tourna- ment at Wilson's Sunshine Marina in Milton drew more than 60 fish- ermen in search of largemouth bass on Sunday, Sept. 27. Wil- son's always puts on a first-class affair with tons of prizes, free hot dogs and Pauline Wilson's famous baked beans during the award cer- emony. This is a strictly catch-and-re- lease tournament, which is a gooa thing because such intense fishing pressure could easily fish out a pond or lake. Fishermen weighed in 80.13 pounds of largemouth bass this year, With the lunker pot won by Pat Patrick and Joe Do- prack, with a fine lunker fish of 3.31 pounds. The following are the rest of the top winners: First place .(worth $400), Chad Taylor and Steve Tyke, combined weight of 8.95 pounds Second place (worth $200), Jeff Semans and Todd Stevenson, combined weight of 8.38 pounds Third place, Connie Koch and Gene Kane, combined weight of 8.11 pounds Fourth place, Hayes Waltman and Chris Teeter, combined weight of 7.37 pounds Fifth place, Joe Miller and Walter Rose, combined weight of 7.0 pounds Sixth place, Robert and Bob- by Burton, combined weight of 6.53 pounds Seventh place, Mike Cybak and Doug Durkee, combined weight of 6.08 pounds Eighth place, Jim Sylvester and Ed Wilkinson, combined weight of 4.88 pounds Ninth place, Doug Damon and Dan Donovan, combined weight of 3.92 pounds Sponsors for the tournament in- cluded Debbie's Clippers and Curls, Anglers Fishing Center', Wilson's Sunshine Marina, Hoss's Pier One, John's Bait and Tackle, Lewes Harbour.Marina and Bill's Sport Shop. Delaware Bay R&R Sports Center reports thatt bottom action has remained redl- hot in Delaware Bay, with limiit catches of nice trout and flounder, cioaker, bluefish and and even thee odd false albacore checked im from the mouth of Delaware Bay.. Trout up to 7 pounds were takem along with occasional striped bass along the icebreakers and Outer Wall off Lewes. Brown Shoal anLd McCrie Shoal were also produc- tive for trout and flounder. Farther up the bay, it was trout and a few nice flounder from the Crossovers, Blakes Channel and the lighthouses. A few keeper tau- tog were taken on the south end of the Outer Wall and larger fish were showing on the inshore wrecks. Continued on page 88 Delaware hunters readty for longest duck " season m By Michael Short hunters didn't participate, but said The longest duck season in memory has started. Thanks to rising numbers of ducks, Delaware began a 69-day duck season on Thursday, Oct. 1. Delaware Wildlife Administra- tor Lloyd Alexander said that most ducks in Delaware are doing well, which has allowed the sea- son to be lengthened. Duck numbers have come a long way from the dismal hunting seasons a few years ago when low numbers forced biologists to cut hunting seasons. Scaup are still not doing well, but most duck populations are soaring. Duck numbers are not quite as high as last year, but are still near record levels, Alexander said. Black duck populations have sta- bilized and mallards are doing well. Teal are also doing quite well, although last month's early season for teal attracted little at- tention. Alexander isn't sure why more there was little notice about the change this year and more hunters may be aware of the early season next year. Duck hunters are also very traditional, which means it's hard to think about hunting in September because most duck hunting is usually done when it's cold enough for the sleet to freeze on your gun barrels and the wind is so hard that it starts to rain hor- izontally. George O'Shea, the assistant manager at Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge, said that hunters should be aware that low water levels will make lhings tricky. He said that the low water creates ideal feeding conditions for ducks, but makes it hard to reach duck blinds. His suggestion is to use small boats, bring a solid push- pole and lots of patience because it will take extra time to reach the blinds. The duck season was as few as 30 days long in the early 1990s. memory OUTDOORS "We have twice as many hunting days as we did six years ago," Alexander said. The number of hunting days was actually less than 30 days be- cause hunters were not allowed to hunt on Sundays, effectively dropping the number of true hunt- ing days by another three to five days. OIL. LUBE. FILTER Maintenance Check (on request) Reg. 19,95 Lube (where applicable), new filter & up to 5 quarts major brand oil (brands vary). Most cars. Special diesel oil & filter extra. Environmental oil disposal fee may apply in some areas. Call for appt. Offer ends Sat., October 10, 1998. No other discounts apply. I COMPUTERIZED ALIGNMENT *29" $39" (Most Front Wheel Drive Reg. 39.95 (Most Vehicles) Peg. 49.9s Vehicles) Includes: -Front caster, camber and toe set to manufactur- er's specifications References and compensation or adjustment of thrust line, clepending on alignment type Alignment analysis printout. Offer ends Sat., October 10, 1998. No other discounts apply. TRANSMISSION MAINTENANCE 4 cyl. 6 cyl. 8 cyl. For routine scheduled maintenance. 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