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 53.05% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 41095 Black Sea Bass counted.
There is a 8.59% catch rate for Flounder, based on 6654 Flounder counted.
There is a 8.19% catch rate for Tautog, based on 6348 Tautog counted.
There is a 5.71% catch rate for Pollock, based on 4422 Pollock counted.
There is a 3.77% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 2920 Spiny Dogfish counted.
There is a 3.35% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 2593 Weakfish counted.
There is a 2.52% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1955 Spotted Seatrout counted.
There is a 1.81% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1400 Bluefish counted.
There is a 1.51% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 1169 Striped Bass counted.
There is a 1.11% catch rate for Cod, based on 861 Cod 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 1939..
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9/27/2021 2:38:36 PM - September 27 2021 Anglers Yellowfin bite this past Saturday weather has limited our chances to get out to the fish and hurricane Sam is out there now. Weather looking good la
September 15 2021
9/15/2021 8:02:46 PM - It was a beautiful September day here at the marina with our fleet heading out in different directions in search of the fish. The Baltimore Canyon was the place to be for the
August 25 2021
8/25/2021 7:42:32 PM - It was another hot day both inshore and offshore but it did not stop our boats from heading out there to see what was biting. The Baltimore Canyon was the fishing ground of
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8/14/2021 11:12:27 AM - August 15 2021 Anglers Slow week in the White Marlin Open. Fish were scattered and moon phase didn’t help. Tuna are spread out but Tilefish are plenty this week. Mid Atlantic
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