7/22 DE Bay
Well, I decided to head to the beach and brave the tourons on Sunday. We were armed for flounder and a little extra; mud minnows, squid, gulp, fishbites... We put in at Rosevelt around 7am and ran to our first reef site. We set up for our first drift, and figured out our drift direction. Right off the bat we started catching fish (not what we were after), but we were catching. I kept kidding my buddy that he was on track to catch every species in the DE bay. His stringer ended up being... sea robin, flounder, clear nose ray, bull nose ray, dogfish, oyster cracker, smooth puffer fish, seabass, spot, and croaker. We had a great day of diversity, and ended up catching 10-12 flounder while only keeping one.
After drifting till 1 we decided do a little work on the croaker that we heard were in the area. We showed up atour spot, and I threw a flounder rig out while Rob started croaker fishing. He had two in before I could get my rig out, and he caught 5 more by the time I could put a croaker rig on. All in all we kepth about 15-20 croaker in the 10-13" range and threw back 30-40 more that were 8-10". So needless to say we had a blast on the water, and we didn't have to wait for a spot at the ramp to pull the boat!
I will try to put some pictures up of our unique catches later.
Thanks for the post. We need more for the Delaware Bay.
we just need more from the DE forum as a whole. Hopefully we can bring some life to it this year.