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1st Cape Henlopen experience

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Fishing during the weekend of July 10th??

 

Heading to cape henlopen the weekend after just getting back from St. Petersburg Fl to check it out.  I'm a west Virginia boy so beaches aren't exactly right next door.  Assateague is full so I got the last spot for just 10th weekend.  Anyone have any expectations on the fishing?  

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kings, spot...maybe a rare bluefish..(cut spot up for bait)..get there early (crack of dawn) and leave early and you won't feel crowded...

 

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It gets crowded.  Spot, kingfish and flounder.  Soaking bait for flounder isn't really ideal.  The bait shop there will help you out

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It's sharks you want. Hit one of the DSSP beaches out front. Go at night, cast a big stick, big bait, you may catch one. But you better know what sharks are legal. 

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I never target sharks unless that's all that's biting.  I already checked on which ones were legal.  

Last week at the gulf it seemed like the bonnethead were everywhere.  Landed 6 on the surf from 2 to 4 feet roughly.

 

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At Assateague, lots of panfish on good days, bloodworms, fishbites, sand fleas, etc....

 

Sizable sharks are plentiful - cut bait - bunker/spot/whatever - day is ok, but night is right.

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just saw a post elsewhere of some small blues taken @ the cape recently...cut up them spot ...bluefish can't resist..kings like it too..as for flounder off the surf this month..-don't get your hopes up @ cape henlopen...try fenwick if that's what your looking for. 

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