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82 - CAPE GAZETrE, Friday, November 27 - December 3 1998 Nover Lb :r waterfowl surve, r d bird numbers From The Ca )e Gazette's Traveler Series* shows g( By Michael Short Delaware has flown waterfowl surveys for years. The aerial sur- veys are flown on a monthly basis during the winter months by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). In November, counts showed the following waterfowl numbers: Approximately 299,000 total geese Approximately 255,000 snow geese Approximately 44,000 Canada geese The sector of Delaware that in- cludes Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge, near Broadkill Beach, had the largest number of geese: 92,411. Duck populations were also strong this month, especially the pintail and green-wing teal popu- lations. The following figures OUTDOORS Michael Short come from the Nov. 12 survey and are approximate: 49,340 total ducks 12,140 ducks in the Primd Hook survey sector 950 buffleheads 705 scaup Continued on page 86 Dennis Forney photo Jim Talbot, left, and his son, Bill, both of Lewes, had a great morning of fishing on Sunday, Nov. 22. Working the waters ouide the outer wall off Cape Henlopen with live eels, Bill hooked into the 29-pound striper he's showing here and also caught a 15-pound bluefish. Jim hooked into a 15-pound striper that he shows here. All three fish made citation size and were weighed in at Lewes Harbour Marina. Fishing stron00I on Overfalls Shoal; tautog By Michael Short Striped bass and tautog - R&R Sports Center said that bass fishing remains strong this week with good striper action reported on the end of the incoming tide at the Outer Wall. And 8A/8B Buoys were hot at the end of the outgoing tide. Eels remained the top bait. Jigs also took fish, and nice bass to 29 pounds were taken on bunker at Brown Shoal and Blakes Chan- nel. Big bluefish to 15 pounds al- so slammed eels meant for stripers. Tautog continued to be caught at the walls and Icebreakers with good fish to 10 pounds also taken still biting on local reefs and wrecks. Kevin Parker, "Larry and Pam'" and Pop Parker all had tautog lim- its. R&R also reports that 8-year- old Brian Saunders battled and landed a nice 41-inch rockfish all by himself. Joe Morris of Lewes Harbour Marina said that fish are being taken at Overfalls Shoal and the other usual locations. He expects the action to continue for the next several weeks. Mike Maxey boated a nice striped bass while fishing Over- falls Shoal. Scott Slonaker and Elvin Beshore fished a wreck, catching Continued on page 86 The Cape Gazette finds rare solitude in India It took going to a Hindu temple in a small village in India for Karen Wexler of Lewes and Columbia, Md. to catch up on the latest local happenings. In a country one-third the size of the U.S. with 950 million people, there are few places to find solitude. This is a land of dazzling, colored saris, flowers and birds, where one can routinely encounter cows, elephants and camels in the street. Besides these exotic sights, India provides a feast for the pallette with sumptuous 9_eget.arian cuisine2: The Cape Gazette celebrates diversity. Ken_visitstndia ea:ch--year for yoga and medita- tion as well asto-study wRh an inctian chef to enhiance her cO ina rtse; : Coast to coast with the Cape In June 1998, Evie Leahy of Lewes traveled coast to coast on Amtrack and then down the coast of California by deluxe motorcoach. Evie took time in Solvang, Cal. to read her Cape Gazette. Solvang is a recreated picturesque Danish village resembling the villages she saw on a visit to Denmark a few years ago. Evie also visited with old friends Phyllis Wellons and daughter Elaine in Monterey. Other points of interest were Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and the redwood country, Carmel, Pebble Beach and the W.R. Hearst Castle. Please deliver all the local news to: Please print Your name Your address State ZIP Second address (Snowbird) SUBSCRIPTION RATES (Enclose check) CI $25 Sussex County (52 wk) UI $13 Sussex County (26 wk) O $40 Out-of-County (52 wk) ISI $22 Out-of-County (26 wk) ISI $30 Snowbird mailed Out-of-County part of the year. O $30 College Student (9 mo.) 1:21 $2 Senior Citizen Discount (52 wk) Make check payable and mail to: Cape Gazette, PO Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958, or call to place credit card order at 1-302-645-7700. I * You too can be included in the Cape Gazette Traveler Series. Take your newspaper on your I travels, photograph yourself and share it with us! We encourage the world community of I Cape Gazette readers to let us know just how wide a territory their newspaper covers!