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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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There is a 30.24% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 23941 Black Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE LEWES BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 24.38% catch rate for Flounder, based on 19296 Flounder counted.
ENLARGE LEWES FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 9.37% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 7416 Weakfish counted.
ENLARGE LEWES WEAKFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.42% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 5084 Anchovy counted.
ENLARGE LEWES ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.99% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 4740 Atlantic Croaker counted.
ENLARGE LEWES ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.02% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 3974 Bluefish counted.
ENLARGE LEWES BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.11% catch rate for Oyster Toadfish, based on 2460 Oyster Toadfish counted.
ENLARGE LEWES OYSTER TOADFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.7% catch rate for Tautog, based on 2138 Tautog counted.
ENLARGE LEWES TAUTOG COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.49% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 1183 Spot Croaker counted.
ENLARGE LEWES SPOT CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.32% catch rate for Northern Searobin, based on 1043 Northern Searobin counted.
ENLARGE LEWES NORTHERN SEAROBIN 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lewes are the following:
5 Fathom Bank
5 Fathom Bank
William C Snow
55' tug boat
a few small stripers
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