LIL’ ANGLER II first Black Drum charter of the year left Lewes Delaware on 4/25/12

By Seamus on 3/24/2013 12:50:43 AM • Rank (684) • Views 684



Jody Parker with smooth dogfishThe following is a fishing report from last night.  Report and photos were provided by Ms. Bailey Tenerovich.  My thoughts are at the end.

“LIL ANGLER II departed Lewes Delaware around 3pm with a group of 9 friends, and the coolers loaded for a "no one needs to be anywhere tonight" kinda trip, along with a fresh bushel of clams in hopes of scoring the elusive drum.  With the high tide rolling in, wind was WSW and a little choppy around 15 mph, air temp 60, water temp 55 and a bit dirty at that.  Got to our destination within half an hour or so, then cruised around looking for the fish.  We dropped our lines into a nice mucky bottom, depth around 15 ft.  Not too long before we got some bites, but that telltale jerk n wiggle was not the "thump" we were looking for.  Pulled up a few smooth dogfish, and one of the guys got a spiny.  After a couple hours, we moved around to a different spot, and although we weren't getting the targeted species, at least we were cranking in fish.  Shortly after sun down the reel-fest began, and let me tell ya.. there weren't enough hands on the boat to get these doggies in quick enough!!  After everyone had their fill, we decided to head in around midnight.  Fun was had by all, novices to masters alike.. and i was lucky enough to not get thrown in the water despite many threats when my rod seemed to be the favorite  Maybe the guys have finally accepted that lady luck always seems to prefer the women angler on board!! Thanks again Capt. Brian for another great day on the water.”

I think I was a little premature fishing for drum this early, but someone has to be first.  I think my next trip for drum will be May 3rd, this is two days before the full moon.  I have never seen the volume of smooth dogfish this early, and several were well over 3feet.  With the water temps what they were, I would have expected more spiny dogs, but we only caught the one.

Fair winds and following seas
Capt. Brian D. Wazlavek

Jacob Dreibelbis with a nice bend in the rod

Sunset on the Delaware BaySunset over the stern
Steve Masten with smooth dogfish

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This Fishing Report was submitted on 3/24/2013 12:50:43 AM by Seamus.

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400 Anglers Road
Lewes, DE US

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Degree, Decimal Minutes: 38º 46.743', 75º 08.465'
Decimal Degrees: 38.77905, -75.14108
Degree, Minutes, Seconds: 38º 46' 44.58", 75º 08' 27.89"

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