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Delaware Bay Report

Report from Tuesday, August 7.

| Port Elizabeth | Newport | Fortescue | Avalon | Cape May | Last Week's Report |
Port Elizabeth
Keeper summer flounder that were boated were sometimes heard about from near Fortescue on the bay, said Sharon from The Girls Place Bait & Tackle. Lots of throwbacks and a few keepers were talked about from back bays near Sea Isle City and Avalon. The ocean’s flounder fishing seemed not great. A friend hit the ocean including at the Old Grounds, off the state of Delaware, and only reeled up throwbacks. The water was warm at 81 degrees, and unusually, the trip ran into schooling king mackerel. The friend was surprised, and had no wire leaders necessary to land the toothy mackerel. The friend tried trolling for the mackerel but caught none. King mackerel are a southern species that does show up locally in summer, but usually sparsely, and not in a school. The water did seem warm enough for kings. Back on Delaware Bay, Sharon heard about a few croakers that were picked scattered around the bay. She heard about no kingfish that could be expected in the bay this time of year. Crabbing was okay. All baits are stocked including minnows and shedder crabs. 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.