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Delaware Bay Report

Report from Tuesday, June 12.

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Port Elizabeth
Black drum were heaved from Delaware Bay in the past week, and the fishing seemed to be slowing, said Sharon from The Girls Place Bait & Tackle. The catches had slowed a moment, and then a few more drum were boated. The fish were probably about to depart the bay for the year, and anglers will see. Weakfish and bluefish were hooked from the bay. Good fishing for summer flounder was reported from back bays – and usually is this time of year – but also Delaware Bay. In Delaware Bay, the Money Island area fished well for the fluke. Was unusual for flounder to gather that far up the bay this early in the year. So fish were being caught, and that was good news. Minnows, a favorite flounder bait, were scarce. They weren’t potting, maybe because of freshwater runoff from rain, but the reason was unknown. Weather’s been rough. More and more customers crabbed, and crabbing seemed slow or not as good as expected for the time of year. Whether that was because of weather was unknown. Crabbing wasn’t great for commercial crabbers. The Girls Place, located on Route 47, just after Route 55 ends, carries a large supply of bait and tackle, and is the long, one-story, yellow building on the right. It’s on the way to the bay.