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Fishing Report for 11/24/13

Written on: November 24th, 2013 in Fishing Report

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!  Hope everyone is getting ready for some good eats next week.  It looks like winter has arrived with a vengeance.  Its blowing a steady 25-35 mph with higher gusts and a wind chill they say of 15!!  UGH…..  There have been some fish caught lately in and around the Indian River Inlet and the mouth of the Delaware Bay.  We have had no Offshore reports other than some long liners have had great success in the last couple weeks with Swordfish catches.

Joey Celano of Wilmington, DE landed this nice 30 lb 42.5 Rockfish while trolling Stretches in the Rips with his buddies Jake Smith and Carter DiRado.






Chris Graves of Georgetown, DE caught this Citation Rockfish while trolling with a white parachute rig at the mouth of the Delaware Bay weighing 38lbs and measured 44 inches.







Pictures courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em

Be looking for our 1st Annual Kids Catch All Tournament this summer 2014 June 27-29 at the Indian River Marina!!!

Hammerheads Dockside is open Daily!!! some stop on in and warm up with a warm cocktail and some good eats.

We have been sending email blasts out to all of our customers in reference to weather, reminders, etc… if you HAVE NOT been receiving your email please contact the Marina office to ensure we have the proper email address.


Fishing Report for 10/29/2013

Written on: October 29th, 2013 in Fishing Report

Although it is late October we are lucky to have spring-like weather.  Winter haul outs are upon us, but there are still plenty of fish waiting to be caught.  If you are interested in winter land storage please give us a call at 302-227-3071.

Susan and John Byrd of Pike Creek, DE caught these fish while fishing in the Indian River inlet using live green crab.  Susan was using a top and bottom rig and hooked up a double header of Red drum. Her fish weighed in at 3.5lbs and 4lbs while John’s tog weighed in at 2.6lbs


— Picture courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em



Fishing Report for 10/13/13

Written on: October 13th, 2013 in Fishing Report

Wind!, Wind!, Wind!  Wind and stormy conditions have left our boaters tied tight to the docks this past week.  It looks like the next fishable day will be Mid-Week!!! let’s keep our fingers crossed.  We will keep you updated on some end of week reports as they come in.

Come on down this Saturday October 19th to the First Annual Docktoberfest!!!  Hammerheads Dockside will have a German buffet of Beer Tastings, Live Music 4pm-7pm and plenty of Great Eats!!!!  Fun for the entire Family…….

Winter Haul outs have begun please get your vessel scheduled for your haul out date as soon as possible.

Lots of great things planned for next year until then Tight Lines and Good Times!!!


Fishing Report for 9/24/13

Written on: September 24th, 2013 in Fishing Report

The weather has held many of our boats to the docks this past week.  The Headboats are still running reporting good Flounder catches.  Offshore reports still coming in with great fishing, Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo.  There is still time to book a trip with us and get in on the fun!!

The New ” Indian River Marina Fishing Club” will be beginning in 2014 with lots of new events for your entire fishing family.  We will be hosting Certified IRM Fishing Tournaments, prizes for the First Marlin, Tuna and Mako caught and much more to be announced soon so stay tuned.

Tight Lines and Good Times continue……


Fishing Report for 9/18/13

Written on: September 18th, 2013 in Fishing Report

If yellowfin are what you are after then the Washington Canyon is where you want to be.  The Washington has been hot within the past few weeks.  The Rockpile has been turning up a good number of white marlin as well.

The Indian River Maina Charter fleet is still heading out into the action and there is plenty of time to get in on the fun.  The staff at Indian River Marina are happy to assist you in setting up your trip, whether for a half or full day or an overnight, just call 302-227-3071.

As a reminder to all of our slipholders, this Saturday is our 3rd annual customer appreciation party from 4pm-7pm.  The marina will provide hot dogs, burgers, soda, and water.  If you would like to attend and/or bring a covered dish please sign up in the office.


Fishing Report for 9/13/13

Written on: September 13th, 2013 in Fishing Report

Wow what a big temp change we are in for this weekend.  Get your Hoodies out and if you don’t have one stop in the Ship’s Store and pick one out to keedp you warm.  Fishing is great Offshore with plenty of Big Eyes, Yellowfin and Longfin Tunas being caught in the Wilmington and Washington Canyon’s.  There have even been good numbers of White Marlins being released.  The Flounder bite seems to be hot with many anglers landing some nice fish.

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST 4-7 WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WITH THE KENNY JONES BAND!!!  Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Sodas provided and bring your favorite dish to share.  The third Annual Horseshoe contest will also be held and sack races for the kids.

Captain Charlie Horning, Trent McMahon, Bob Werner and George Merrick hit the docks from an overnighter landing a 174lb and 157lb Big Eyes and a 120.5lb Yellowfin.  Nice catch guys!!!!

Bob Sanderson of Dover, DE caught this 7.5lb Flounder.

Greg Hutton and Steve Schad landed this 241lb Big Eye Tuna and 6 Yellowfins while fishing with Charlie Horning.

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Picture’s courtesy of Hook’em and Cook’em…..  Come on down and watch all the fish being weighed in at Hammerheads Dockside our fun, new, relaxing hot spot on the docks!!!!  Open Daily 7am



Fishing Report for 9/11/2013

Written on: September 11th, 2013 in Fishing Report

Things are picking up a bit at the Indian River Marina.  There is still plenty of time get some more fishing in.

Tim Brown and Heather Harding of Dover, DE, caught 2 flounder both weighing 4lbs using live spot while in the Indian River Inlet.

Tyler Tribbitt and Ryan Warner of Ocean View, DE caught  flounder while fishing in the Indian River Inlet using live spot on “On the Rocks”

Jack Conway, Sr. of New York City, NY, George Merrick of Dagsboro, DE, Josh Gessler of Media, PA, Jack Conway, Jr. of New York City, NY, Jacob Webb of Lewes, DE and Tommy Gessler of Media, PA caught 2 big eye tuna that weighed in at 236lbs and estimated 185lbs (japped to fit in cooler) and 9 yellow fin tuna in the Washington Canyon before dark.  They then went to the Poor Man’s and had one long fin tuna and 4 marlin releases.

Do not forget to book your winter land storage and dockage for 2014 by callign us at 302-227-3071.



All pictures are courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em


Fishing Report for 9/6/13

Written on: September 6th, 2013 in Fishing Report

The weather has kept most of our boats tight to the Docks today.  Offshore fishing has been hit or miss this past week, in the Washington there have been Yellowfin, the Wilmington producing a mix bag of Wahoo and White Marlin and reports of Longfin Tuna and Marlin in the Baltimore yesterday.  Inshore fishing has been good with reports of Croaker,Flounder, Black and Red Drum and Rockfish.  We have a couple catches from this past week.

Jason Pfeiffer, Rudolf Birnbach, Russel Carrico, Richard Hubbard and Randy Sparkman landed a 79.7lb and 40lb Wahoo and released 2 White Marlin.

Mike Wolynetz caught a 1.4lb pompano while fishing at Bubble Gum Beach he also landed 8 Black Drum and 2 Red Drum.  Nice catch!!

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Picture courtesy of Hook’em & Cook’em

Hammerhead Dockside is open daily at 7am serving breakfast, lunch and dinner…. Come on by relax and watch the Sunset!!!

Our September fuel dock hours are Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm, Friday, Sat. and Sunday 7am-7pm.






Fishing Report for 8/24/2013

Written on: August 25th, 2013 in Fishing Report

Anglers are continually hitting the docks of Indian River Marina with great catches as summer continues.  We still have a lot of great fishing ahead so make sure to book a charter with our exceptional Delaware fishing fleet by calling 302-227-3071.

Captain Aaron Hurd and crew aboard “Gale Force” caught 12.2 lb and 10.2 lb rock fish with live spot in the Indian River Inlet.

Nathan Donahue of Clayton, DE caught his first keeper flounder while fishing with his grandfather, Burt Campbell at the Indian River Coast Guard Station wall using live shiners.  The flounder weighed 2.2 lbs and measured 18″.  Great catch Nathan!

Live spot was used near A-Buoy by Al Restaneo of Wilmington, DE to land a 6.4 lb, 26″ flounder while his friend caught six other flounder measuring 20-23 inches.

Burt Campbell of Dagsboro, DE caught a 6.6 lb, 26″ flounder with live spot at the Indian River Coast Guard Station wall.

For all boat owners, be sure to contact the marina to arrange winter storage for your vessel. We have great rates, but space is limited so call 302-227-3071 today!

All pictures are courtesy of Hook ’em & Cook ’em.






Fishing Report for 8/23/13

Written on: August 23rd, 2013 in Fishing Report

Summer is winding down but the fishing is still great both Inshore and Offshore..  Here are some reports from the last few days of fishing.

Michael and Zach Culham of Maryland landed a 66lb Wahoo while fishing at the Saugages aboard the Extravaganza with Captain David Hillman.

Nick Markey, Jack Forrest, Jay Freas, George White and Capt. Paul Forrest landed a nice 160lb Big Eye Tuna and another 200lbs of Yellowfins while fishing the Washington Canyon.

Captain Gary Martosella aboard the Michael D one of our Charter Boats and crew hit the docks with a limit of Yellowfin Tuna, 1 Mahi and a White Marlin Release.

Captain Gary did it again on another overnighter aboard the Michael D with his crew landing their  limit of Yellowfin Tuna.  Nice catch guys!!!!!

Pic’s courtesy of Hook’em & Cook’em






We have plenty of Charter Boats to book your next trip so give us a call at 302-227-2071.  Come down to Hammerheads Dockside and watch the fish being weighed in while enjoying a cool beverage and Great Eats!!!!  Open daily 7am-11pm whith live entertainment Fri. & Sat 4-7pm….

It’s time to begin thinking of your Winter Storage contact us for more info on our rates for 2013/14.

As always Tight Lines and Good Times here at Indian River Marina Delaware’s Premier Marina Destination