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Lewes, known as The First Town in The First State, is a small city in the Cape Region in Delaware with an interesting history of resiliency. Dutch settlers founded the town in 1631 as a whaling and trading post. The Native American tribe Lenape wiped them out in 1632. The city of Amsterdam gave a land grant to Mennonites for settling in the area in 1662. It suffered a similar fate as the first settlement. England conquered New Netherland and ordered for the settlement to be burned to the ground. The Dutch managed to resettle it again in 1673, but a group of Maryland colonists burned it down. After overcoming a tumultuous beginning, Lewes is now a peaceful location with excellent fishing.
Species you could catch while inshore fishing include Bluefish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Striped Bass, and Weakfish. Nearshore fishing around Lewes can deliver Black Sea Bass, Tautog, and Porgy on bottom. Bluefin, False Albacore (Little Tunny), and Spanish Mackerel are common species you can catch in the nearshore waters. Your likely offshore catches are Bigeye Tuna, Blue Marlin, Dolphinfish (Mahi-mahi), Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. Deep dropping can produce Blueline Tilefish, Golden Tilefish, Swordfish, and Wreckfish. A record 21.8-pound Tautog was caught off the shore of Lewes, beating the Delaware state record at the time. Another impressive catch while Lewes fishing is a 17.1-pound Sheepshead with a girth of 24 inches and a length of 28 inches.
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5 Fathom Bank
5/2/2017 10:57:18 AM - 5 Fathom Bank
5/1/2017 11:10:33 PM - Fenwick Shoal
8/14/2017 9:16:45 AM -
8/29/2017 5:59:41 AM -
William C Snow
5/2/2017 9:22:18 AM -
55' tug boat
8/29/2017 5:54:37 AM -
8/14/2017 9:16:29 AM -
4/17/2012 9:40:15 AM -
8/26/2017 6:50:43 AM -
12/10/2015 8:03:22 PM - a few small stripers
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There is a 54.18% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 149 Spotted Seatrout counted.
ENLARGE LEWES SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART
There is a 14.18% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 39 Red Drum counted.
ENLARGE LEWES RED DRUM COUNTS CHART
There is a 13.45% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 37 Striped Mullet counted.
ENLARGE LEWES STRIPED MULLET COUNTS CHART
There is a 4% catch rate for Black Drum, based on 11 Black Drum counted.
ENLARGE LEWES BLACK DRUM COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.91% catch rate for Flounder, based on 8 Flounder counted.
ENLARGE LEWES FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.18% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 6 Sheepshead counted.
ENLARGE LEWES SHEEPSHEAD COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.82% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 5 Hardhead Catfish counted.
ENLARGE LEWES HARDHEAD CATFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.82% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 5 Pinfish counted.
ENLARGE LEWES PINFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.45% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 4 Bluefish counted.
ENLARGE LEWES BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.09% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 3 Crevalle Jack counted.
ENLARGE LEWES CREVALLE JACK COUNTS CHART
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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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Delaware Bay Drum Fishing 1st Trip
1/15/2021 5:51:07 PM - We started our 2019 fishing season on the Delaware Bay this past weekend targeting Black Drum. Black Drum fishing offers great fun for friends and family with a short boat rid
Delaware Bay Drum Fishing Report
1/15/2021 5:51:07 PM - Drum bit really good in the bay this afternoon! After catching and releasing 12 big Drum today these kids were asking their dads can we do an offshore tuna trip on the Hooked
Final Drum Trip 2019
1/15/2021 5:51:07 PM - We finished off our inshore Black Drum trips yesterday with some nice size fish. The bite was not as good as the two previous trips but we did catch a few really good sized dr
First Offshore Tuna Trip for 2019
1/15/2021 5:51:07 PM - What a great tuna trip today to start the 2019 offshore season on the Hooked Up II. We went 16 for 18 on Yellowfin tuna with a few bonus Mahi Mahi thrown in the mix. It was no
Fishing Report June 22
1/15/2021 5:51:06 PM - We decided to take a gamble and fish about 30 miles from where we had our excellent trip last week and it could not have worked out better. It took us a few hours to find the
Wilmington Canyon Yellowfin Trip
1/15/2021 5:51:06 PM - ANOTHER EXCELLENT TRIP TODAY FOR TUNA ON THE Hooked Up II and there is exciting news about the local offshore scene with the arrival of Bluefin tuna inshore along the 20 and 3
Canyon Yellowfin Tuna Trips Going Strong
1/15/2021 5:51:06 PM - These pictures are from the last two days of offshore tuna fishing on the 55 Hooked Up II out of Cape May NJ On Thursday’s trip we put together a decent catch of quality size
Inshore Bluefin Tuna Fishing
1/15/2021 5:51:05 PM - We slammed the Bluefins today on our first inshore tuna trip of the season! We fished a little known hill that Capt John used to tuna fish 15-20 years ago that almost always h
Sea Bass Fishing
11/5/2019 11:31:19 AM - Wreck fishing for sea bass continues to be a good bite … with Tog and a few good sized flounder mixed in.
12/15/2018 12:46:34 PM - Tog continue to be caught on the wrecks along with a few sea bass. Night trips are producing stripers on the fly and light tackle … a few larger fish...
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