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Cape Region Fishing Report By Michael Short Striped bass and tautog fishing is coming on strong and surf fish- With Stripers ard tautog biting, fall fishing's hitting its peak ing remains solid. Expect that to be the pattern for a few weeks as the fishing season winds to a close. Acie Mankins took this 43- inch long, 29 pound striped bass while fishing in the Delaware Open Surf Fishing Tournament at Cape Hen- lopen State Park. Stripers and tog R & R Sports Center reports striper fishing has turned on at most of the usual hot rips in Delaware Bay, spots like 8A, 8B, Prissywick, Overfalls, Brandy- wine, Hen and Chicken, the area outside the wall and Brown Shoal. Stripers like the rips and mov- ing water and the best bait re- mains a live eel hooked through the lips. Bucktails also take fish, although some fishermen think you catch more keeper fish on live eels. Some very nice fish have been reported, like the 25.7-pounder caught this week by George Win- don. R & R said that tog action is sol- id on the Wall, Ice Breakers, Brandywine and wreck areas. Running Continued from page 73 summer supporter Mark Jones ran the Marine Corps Marathon last weekend in the 3:48 range and will try to recover quickly to com- plete his cross-country season...Some great costumes showed up for the Seawitch Cos- tume Contest, including my son Jake (the little punkin'), to go along with the winners: 1. Grim Reaper; 2. Queen of Hearts-Mary Beth D'Amico; 3. Ballerina- Chelsea Palmer; 4. Pirate-Evan Mock; 5. Doctor-Terry Masser. The impressive Scarecrow Family won the "best family"... I spent an hour on the phone late Wednesday night with Dick Booth, the field event coach of Arkansas, talking about the future and possibly con- necting Kai Maull with Arkansas. The Razorbacks have won every NCAA outdoor championship in the '90s and claim they are "very interested in Kai, but it's still too early to tell what we can do for him." Booth told me if Kai was to go to Arkansas, his training group would include former world record holder Mike Conely, Olympian Eric Walder, and NCAA champ Robert Howard, just to name a few. Coach Booth summed it up by saying, "There are many great academic and ath- letic schools in the country, but they're not an Arkansas. It may sound selfish, but we are solid academically and as far as track and field - everyone in the country wants to beat Arkansas."...over & out... : 2 WEEKENDS ONLY! Fri., Oct. 31 -- Sun., Nov. 2 AND Fri., Nov. 7 -- Sun., Nov. 9 SAVE 5o%! RIGS SNELLED HOOKS SWIVELS l[t ll 'z l g F,_ hv I o1=l =i M [el gi14"d lfe] M l  rl l B] li RODS REELS & LINE m Equipment Also Available -- PAT'S BAIT & TACKLE 22 CAPE HENLOPEN DRIVE 9 LEWES, DELAWARE 19958 OU-O'tO-'t/I CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 31 - November 6, 1997 - 75 John Barton and crew caught a limit in 90 minutes. With the water temperature dropping, action should remain excellent for the next couple of weeks. Pieces of speckled crab or sand fleas are the preferred bait for tautog. If the wind keeps you out of Delaware Bay, there is good fish- ing for striped bass and tautog in Indian River. Tautog are being caught on fleas or crabs and striped bass will take live eels or bucktails. Many of the stripers are well over two feet in length (minimum keeper size re- mains 28 inches). Lewes Harbour Marina is hold- ing a striper tournament for the Golf events raise YMCA dollars next several weeks. Early results of the tournament have: Lewis Two golfing events held in October raised substantial funds Fisher in first place with a 24.1- for the Sussex Family YMCA. The annual YMCA golf tourna- pound fish, Carl Nilsson in second merit on Monday, Oct. 13, hosted more than 100 players whose place with a 22.5-pound fish and participation raised more than $10,000. Shown above during the tournasment are (l-r) Adele Powers of Heaven In A Hand- Jim Mountain in third with a 21.7- basket who donated the baskets shown for a raffle and auc- pound striper, tion; Patty McDavid, volunteer; YMCA Executive Director Celia Givens, and volunteer Gail Mack. On the Sunday be- Surf fore, Patty Derrick hosted a benefit for the YMCA at her Shell The surf is still holding kingfish, We Golf on Route 1. Patty, left, is shown here with YMCA Ex- some sti'ipers and small bluefish, ecutive Director Celia Givens at Shell We Golf. But not all the blues are small. Don Myrer, who teaches surf fishing clinics at R & R, caught a 17.75- pound bluefish on the surf on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Old Inlet Bait and Tackle said that fishermen are still finding a few trout, an occasional puppy drum (caught at 3Rs) and lingcod. The old Coast Guard station north of Indian River Inlet is one of the best surf fishing spots right now. 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