Written on: April 19th, 2019 in Fishing Report
Good Friday? More like Great Friday! The weather is windy but warm, and it’s all uphill from here.
Tautog are still minimal from the inlet and inshore. They’re making room for flounder – no reports yet but they’re coming any day now.
Heard rumors of a couple bluefish being pulled out of the inlet as well as one or two keeper rockfish (and plenty of shorties).
Water temperature is hovering around 50 degrees, so get ready for tuna season.
Big news this week as we are officially OPEN for the season! Our Ship Store is open Weds-Sat, and today is the first day for Hammerheads Dockside’s season!
PS – Don’t forget to get the Kids Catch All Tournament on your calendar for June 21-23, 2019. Two nights of dinner, raffles, and family fun. No angler goes home empty-handed! Check it out at kidscatchall.com
It might not be sunny, but at least it’s warm! Looking forward to this weather break. Hopefully it sticks.
Tautog are down for the count. Thank goodness coming in right behind them – we have the first flounder reports of the year that came out of the Indian River Bay on Sunday – one keeper and two shorts. Not much more information on those.
More good news, after a couple weeks of shorties, the first keeper (33 inch) striper was reported to come out on a bucktail on the north end of 3R’s in Delaware Seashore State Park. Anglers have been pulling shorts up steadily from the rocks at the IR Inlet and from the beaches as well.
Don’t forget – June is coming up quickly and so is our Kids Catch All Tournament! No experience necessary – open to youth anglers age 3-18, and every entrant receives a prize! Two nights of dinner, raffles, and family fun! Check out kidscatchall.com or call us at 302-227-3071 to find out more!
Coming to you live from a chilly, rainy marina. Hope everyone was able to take advantage of one of the weather breaks we’ve had this week.
Reports say anglers are pulling short stripers (15-20 in.) out of the Inlet pretty consistently in the early morning and the late afternoon. Best bait is either artificials or bloodworms. Hook ’em and Cook ’em is open (weather permitting) on weekends now, but make sure you call ahead to check! 302-226-8220
After all of these weeks of tog being the only game in town, they practically dropped off the map this week. All boats that actually made it out in the wind reported poor catch results.
Water temperature is still hovering at 46 degrees. Kick it up a little, Mama Nature!
P.S. Make sure to follow our Instagram at indian.river.marina to get non-fishing updates (and pretty pictures of the ocean).