fisherman become active with the warming days of March when huge schools
of migrating Atlantic Mackerel can be found within several miles
of the Delaware coast. With the season then under way, there follows a
succession of virtually every species sought along the mid-Atlantic coast.
Some of the migratory fishes are only available for a few weeks to a month
or two at a time (Atlantic mackerel, black drum, tunas, swordfish, white
marlin, dolphin, mako shark and wahoo), but there is also a large population
of 'resident' weak fish (sea trout), bluefish, flounder, tautog, croakers,
sea bass, and striped bass, as well as some of the less sought after species
that are available through out most of the spring, summer and fall months.
Some species are available even in the dead of winter.
ANGLER FACILITIES AND SERVICES
and services for the angler are first-rate by any standard. A modern
charter fleet and several
'head-boats' operate out of Lewes, offering full-day, half-day,
night fishing and specialty trips. Small rental boats are also available
for fishing and crabbing.
state-maintained launching ramp is located off Pilottown Road on the Lewes-Rehoboth
canal. Several bait and tackle shops offer fishermen a wide range of tackle
supplies and up-to-the-minute information. The Lewes Canal offers service
stations and fuel docks, and, most importantly, 'fisherman's hours' restaurants
and lodging within walking distance of the docking facilities which make
Lewes so active.
fisherman has access to beautiful Cape Henlopen
State Park, where the bay meets the ocean. (Certain regulations
and permits apply to 4-wheel drive vehicles.) Roosevelt Inlet at the
end of Cedar Street is another popular fishing area.
are Complimentary - Simply Email the
Sandmaster for inclusion of your Service or Boat.