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Delaware Bay Report

Report from Tuesday, August 7.

| Port Elizabeth | Newport | Fortescue | Avalon | Cape May | Last Week's Report |
THIS REPORT IS UPDATED EVERY TUESDAY
Cape May
Summer flounder, decent catches, were reported from near the 9, 10 and 19 buoys in the bay, said Nick from Hands Too Bait & Tackle. Flounder catches were also reported from near Brandywine Lighthouse. Weakfish and blackfish were also reeled up from that area. Rocks that surround the lighthouse can attract the blackfish, and one blackfish per angler, per day could be bagged beginning Wednesday. The season was closed for the tautog previously. Blackfish and triggerfish chomped along surf jetties in Cape May. An occasional weakfish came from Delaware Bay’s surf in town on pink Gulp swim baits, floated bloodworms or, on a rig, strips of squid. Kingfishing was decent in the surf on the ocean and at Cape May Point at the confluence of the ocean and Delaware Bay in Cape May. Sharking was good in the surf in evenings. Schoolie striped bass were played along bridges and sod banks. Under lights fished best, but along sod banks also gave them up. Bait like clams or bunker and soft-plastic lures tied into the stripers. When fishing the plastics, slim profiles worked best, because most baitfish were skinny. Baitfish that schooled included minnows, spearing, small mullet and small peanut bunker.