The Indian River Inlet is at the mouth of Indian River, a 15-mile river in Delaware. It's located east of Indian River Bay, and flows out to the Atlantic Ocean. Originally, the Indian River Inlet was a natural dynamic waterway. It played a role in shaping Delaware's coast and served as an entry point for crabs, oysters and certain fish species to survive in the bays. The United States Army Corps of Engineers installed jetties in 1938 for holding the inlet in place. In 2012, the Indian River Inlet bridge opened, spanning above the water.
Indian River Inlet fishing provides ample opportunities for a wide variety of species, including Striped Bass. Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Atlantic Croaker, Sheepshead, Black Drum and Bluefish can be found here most of the year. The Flounder or Fluke fishing can be excellent. A 12.69-pound flounder was caught here in 2020 and was the flounder state record for the year. In rocky areas inshore and nearshore you will find Black Seabass and Tautog. There are also Triggerfish and Vermillion Snapper to be caught on bottom, along with Cod, Haddock, and Pollock.
There is excellent tuna fishing from the wrecks and rocky areas nearshore to the canyons in the deep straight out of Indian River Inlet. Bluefin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and Yellowfin Tuna are common. There are also Bigeye and Skipjack Tuna much of the year. In the warmer months, Dolphinfish (Mahi-mahi) are commonly caught, along with lots of Wahoo at times. There is also good billfishing with Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, and Swordfish that are caught every year.
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There is a 31.28% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 41793 Black Sea Bass counted.
There is a 20.95% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 27991 Atlantic Croaker counted.
There is a 9.88% catch rate for Flounder, based on 13194 Flounder counted.
There is a 6.96% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 9293 Weakfish counted.
There is a 6.39% catch rate for Pollock, based on 8540 Pollock counted.
There is a 3.61% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 4821 Bluefish counted.
There is a 2.47% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 3305 Spiny Dogfish counted.
There is a 2.09% catch rate for Scup, based on 2797 Scup counted.
There is a 1.9% catch rate for Tautog, based on 2534 Tautog counted.
There is a 1.5% catch rate for Oyster Toadfish, based on 2010 Oyster Toadfish counted.
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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September 16 2022
9/16/2022 7:57:16 PM - The docks came alive today as many of our crews were busy preparing for a day offshore tomorrow buying fuel and ice steadily throughout the day! Most of our boats went to th
September 14 2022
9/14/2022 7:32:25 PM - It was another beautiful September day here at the marina. We continue to see transient traffic daily on their way headed south. We also did have a few boats head offshore
September 11 2022
9/11/2022 7:33:20 PM - With the weather keeping the boats at the dock we had a long run of quiet days here at the marina. Today was the first time there was a break in the weather allowing for a d
MAHI MAHI ARE HERE
9/6/2022 11:34:13 AM - September 6 2022 MAHI MAHI are here. RESTLESS LADY 1 —OPEN BOAT TRIPS-/ Call ASAP to reserve your spots NEW— September 11/ Need 6/ 12 hour tuna trip/ $450pp(includes fuel sur
September 4 2022
9/4/2022 8:08:52 PM - Another great September day down at the docks. Lots of activity as people were enjoying the last hoorah of the summer season. We had lots of boats head out there today in s
September 1 2022
9/1/2022 8:14:14 PM - It was a beautiful day at the marina and a great day to ring in the month of September. There is nothing like a September sky down on the docks especially this evening with
August 28 2022
8/28/2022 8:47:47 PM - With many of the tournament boats packed up and gone today was a great day for our resident boats that headed out in search of the fish. First back to the dock was the Marli
Offshore bite continues- Bigeye wahoo blue marlin
8/28/2022 8:18:08 AM - August 27 2022 Tournament seasons over. We had some nice bites but nothing big enough. Yft Bigeye blue and white marlin sailfish and Wahoo bites. Deep dropping has been good
August 19 2022
8/19/2022 8:37:49 PM - It was definately a tournament style day here at the marina where the parking lot was packed and the slips were empty all day. We had many boats head out today for the Poor
August 18th 2022
8/18/2022 9:02:10 PM - Today was a beautiful day here at the docks. Slight breeze and great temperatures. We had several boats fish out of our fleet. The Reel Chaos returned to the dock with 1 g
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