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Delaware Bay Report

Report from Tuesday, April 24.

| Port Elizabeth | Cape May | Last Week's Report |
Cape May
A couple of keeper striped bass were seen from Cape May’s surf, said Nick from Hands Too Bait & Tackle. A 28-pound 41-incher that was weighed-in was one. That was taken two Saturdays ago, on April 14, and was the year’s first catch brought to the store. That was mentioned in last week’s report, but no location of the catch was reported. The fish was landed from Delaware Bay’s shore, Nick said for today’s report. The striper was bunker-chunked, and lots of throwback stripers were eased from shore, mostly from Delaware Bay, but a few from the ocean and Cape May Point, at the confluence of the bay and ocean in Cape May. The year’s first stripers from the surf locally usually come from the bay, because the bay is usually warmer than the ocean in spring. Nick wondered whether the bay was warmer this year, though, and waters were cold everywhere this spring. They seemed to be becoming warmer in past days in warmer weather, though. The throwbacks were bloodwormed but also pasted on small soft-plastic lures or small hard lures. No bluefish were reported, but blues were due any day. The water needed to warm just a couple of degrees, Nick thought. No blackfish were mentioned caught along local jetties. But a few began to be picked at jetties in North Wildwood. Boaters caught blackfish on the ocean.