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  1. Me and a few guys have been putting in a decent amount of time locating the holdovers in DE. Never gave it much thought in the past. This mild weather has fish still biting consistently in certain areas both day and night. Sometimes catching in 2ft of water. Other times its been jigging deeper water. mostly shorts but there has been a few outings around full and new moon when keeper class fish are biting. Once we see an extended period of real winter weather the bite will stop so get out while you can. There's plenty of fish around.
































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































  2. Recently acquired 2 old school MTK darter bodies. Hardware was included. Anyone here willing to put them together if I cover all the costs?

    If not could anyone point me in the direction to someone who may be able to help.

    Thanks folks. 


  3. Someone mentioned you have to find someone who thinks like you. Has the same drive and patience as you. I try to cover as much ground as possible. I would much rather hunt down a bite then sit in 1 spot waiting for fish to cross you. Not everyone is ok with walking miles and miles through the night. This is the main reason why I enjoy fishing solo. I've met a bunch of great guys over the years but only 1 will stick with me and fish the way I do. Most of the guys I meet do not put in the time and effort to make things happen. Make reports. Never follow them.

  4. On 12/1/2018 at 5:10 PM, allen sklar said:

    I would like to note that we used to catch a lot of fish in the winter....but hardly anyone is fishing now....maybe that is the reason.....but more likely there are no fish.

    Here's a  2007 shot...... Jan. no less....

    I think Ron Evans or Gary Smith's dad  took the photo.. 


    Happen to keep a log? Curious to know what the ocean temps were like for ya's back then in Jan. Them fish had been eating pretty good. 

  5. On 11/20/2018 at 4:25 PM, hunter123 said:

    Kingfisher , I almost forgot. I never have cast plugs at the DSSP, always the inlet. What plugs would you suggest.  I have poppers, striper swipers and some others. Thank's

    Just stick with the basics. 1/2-3/4 oz bt's, 4 or 5 inch tsunami shad, 5in rough sided fins, and tins. Not made anymore but the vision sand eel accounted for a lot of fish over the weekend. Awesome little plastics.

    Rarely fish the point but I would bet on SP's if fishing there with that added sweep and current.

    Up your porfile if you ever run into bunker. They do pop up from time to time especially in the spring.

  6. On 11/20/2018 at 10:43 PM, mrscott24 said:

    Nice work PSUfly.  Seeing the fly rod reminded me that I saw a Jeep Wrangler with a plate that said " cape fly".  I don't want to spot burn but it was on a crowded six lane road in an outlet town in Delaware.   He had his spinning rod on the roof and through the tinted window I saw a string from one side of the roll cage to the otherwise and it was loaded with saltwater plugs.  It was a well organized string of beauties.  Anyone we know?

    White Wrangler? Has to be the guy I saw at the inlet (Sunday morning I believe) as I was coming off just after sun up. Never saw him before. Not sure if he's a regular or not. 

  7. 12 hours ago, hunter123 said:

    Anybody hear about the fishing at IRI, Called Old inlet, They said the surf has been dead except for a few skates and dogfish.

    Over the past few years I've learned not to listen to a single word old inlet has to say. Plenty of schoolies were caught in the surf over the weekend. Biggest I knew of was 26in. All on plugs. Finding that hour or two window when the fish were chewing was the real task. Nightshift Fri and sat produced absolutely nothing. Sweet light shows both nights though.

  8. 8 hours ago, BigBen425 said:


    Off the surf I use a 4” floro leader usually 40-50lb test to a 180lb swivel.. I’ll then put a glass bead on my main line, a fishfinder rig clip, and another bead. About 6-10 feet up from the swivel I’ll tie a stop knot on.. for the balloon any 12” bright balloon will work, I go to the dollar store for a pack of 12 for a dollar. I blow  the ballooon up just about all the way so it catches more wind and attatch the nipple of the balloon to the clip on the fish finder rig already attached to my main line. When it’s really dark or I’m sending my bait out over 150 yards I’ll put a small glow stick in the balloon to track it. When it’s ripping out of the West the balloon will travel pretty quickly off shore normally when I get to an ideal distance I’ll just close the bail and let him swim around. The hits are really fun two things will happen either the balloon will come flying back in shore (fish on), the balloon will pop and (fish on) or the fish will burn the balloon off right off. 


    If your fishing around really rocky or snag filled areas like inlets and bridges, add an egg sinker and estimate the depth.. you will catch this way too.


    i was considering floating a whole bunker out 200 yards on my penn Baja special on my 12” conventional surf rod to the fleet of boats crushing big fish yesterday but decided against it. 


    Getting desperate lol

    Funny, I was talking to a buddy about trying this tactic from the tips of any inlet during the right winds and tides. He immediately thought of using glow sticks. Very clever idea. Appreciate you taking a minute to break it down.


  9. On 11/10/2018 at 4:48 PM, BigBen425 said:

    Just picked up some eels, with the forecast of strong west wind I get to use a Tactic I did very well with a few years back.. ballooning an eel off the surf 75-150 yards out. Killed them last time I had the conditions to do it, went 6/6 of solid fish. Will report back. 

    Great idea. You mind sharing how you set it up? 

  10. Takes a tremendous amount of trial and error to even begin to understand Indian River inlet. So many variables..

    Just stick to the basics at first. Shads, bt's, and bombers or sp's fished in as many different ways as you can think of. Dont feel like you always have to hug the bottom. Alot of times bass are ceuzing the mid column. Work with and against the current. Eventually you will find a pattern. More time you spend the more your going to learn.

  11. On 7/11/2018 at 9:44 PM, nam1969 said:

    Fished out front, MoCo, from 7:30-9:00 pm. Picked 5 bass, biggest  24". Got 4 on a smokey joe, with an orange bottom. Made sense since the beach and surf were loaded with sand bugs. Found that the orange works great, with all the female bug orange egg sacks. Got the 5th bass on a stillwater popper and missed several others. All  fish were right in the wash. Nice wave action, with great white water. First time out in 3 1/2 weeks.  

    Its great when you put 2 and 2 together and it pays off with tight lines. Never thought to throw something with an orange bottom with all the sand fleas. Thank you!

  12. There are a couple areas around Wilmington where you have a shot at a striper but it's pretty rare. You will catch mostly lmb, smb, sunniest, and cats. Breeder bass spawn in the nasty shallow tidal waters surrounding the city. Google Earth...

    Your best bet would be soaking bloods somewhere around old Newcastle, Del City, or Port Penn. You will be very close to all of them areas. Give Mr. King (Kings Crabs/Kings B+T in Port Penn) a call for the scoop. Not sure if he will give you an exact location to fish but he will tell you if bass are being caught. Again, Google Earth will reveal a few key spots that are easy to get to where you would have a solid shot at some quality bass. I live in Port Penn.. Put time into any of them areas and you will have a good chance of pulling something w stripes. Good luck