I hope this backs up those statements. Big bait means big fish. The charter boats are doing okay in the Delaware bay, the surf is hot for an hour or two, and then shuts down mostly at the top of the outgoing tide, and the back bays have been full of croaker. Daily fishing reports, weather updates, and other news important to anglers. This, the world of shark fishing and tagging, is both an adrenaline rush and a point of contention for beachgoers on Delmarva. Surf fishing for sharks requires patience, so be sure to bring a sturdy rod holder to keep your rig secure while you wait. However if you think about it, when you fall out of a kayak, and the current takes you away, how are you going to get to your PFD. A leader clip attached to a marked or measured line with a trailing float works well. This is when DSF was fishing for sand tiger sharks to tag them for DSU. Just like with a regular boat, the same rules apply. Shark Fishing in Delaware From The Surf. Crazy Delaware Surf Fishing! Don’t skimp on quality here. Coincidentally, a young man was recently bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen state park at the swimming beach. (May 26, 2017) …THIS WAS WRITTEN THREE YEARS AGO IT STILL APPLIES. Shark surf fishing With Hunter Eric V. fished with Hp Sharkin Surf Adventures on July 20, 2019 Get there early, bring cover and use HP Sharkin adventures guide service. The word proactive came up a few times, let’s face it they deal with people who have knives and/or guns all day, it was a good point. “Yes, that is something we would like to see raised so it is more of a deterrent”. Old Inlet Bait & Tackle 25012 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971: Celebrating 58 Years 1962-2020 Phone: 302-227-7974 weak. The only big news I have to share with you is the mullet are running. The Delaware bay is a breeding ground for many of these sharks, particularity the sand tiger shark. They see plenty of people out there shark fishing that do it the right way, like getting waist to chest deep in the water to release the animal. Remember when it comes to our toothy friends, if you do not know, let it go. Their main concern is conservation of resources. Flounder fishing has been great at the Indian River Inlet, and out front at places like site 10 and the Old Grounds. A little before one this afternoon a 12 year old child was bitten while swimming in the surf. The westerly winds keep pushing the warm water out making way for deeper cooler water. Summer comes to an end but the fishing continues. The boys gave he and the kids a ride back to the beach in Lewes, and dropped them off with a stern warning. Where do you consider the water to end, and the beach to begin? The 23rd Annual Delaware Seashore Fall Surf Fishing Classic will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27. I took it upon myself to speak with some of the boys from enforcement the other day. One thing that was mentioned is the fact many people are not wearing their PFD’s when they are kayaking out bait. Slot fishing for striped bass has been decent in the Delaware Bay and tributaries, as well as shorties. Official 2020 Delaware Fishing rules & regulations. Delaware Surf Fishing - Site dedicated to fishing the surf and tidal waters of Delaware and the rest of the DelMarVa Peninsula. “There is just always that two to five percent that make it a problem for everyone”. The young man has been taken to Beebe Hospital and is in good condition. Is it illegal to fish for or target prohibited species? A marked or measured stick or boat pole can also be useful. Prohibited species are the following … Sandbar shark, sand tiger, Atlantic angel shark, basking shark, bigeye sand tiger, bigeye sixgill shark, bigeye thresher, bignose shark, Caribbean reef shark, Caribbean sharpnose shark, dusky shark, Galapagos shark, longfin mako, narrowtooth shark, night shark, sevengill shark, sixgill shark, smalltail shark, whale shark, white shark. This was not a shark attack as people think of a shark attack. Fall Surf fishing tournament season is almost here!!! I grew up fishing freshwater in ponds and lakes in the northern region of Virginia, as well as surf fishing at beaches on family vacations with my father. Old articles are open to the public. The weight of the animal crushes its internal organs and the shark may swim away only to die later from injuries sustained due to the beaching process, and then wash up on public beaches. Recreational fishing is a very large part of this community, and we don’t need more legislation creating more rules. One of the things they wondered is it really necessary to catch a shark? “The fines can be from $76.50 to $700 including court costs. There are a few in the guide book, but again how the angler interprets these are up to them. The officers are not saying they want to see shark fishing shut down, but there is always that one person that messes it up for everyone else. With that being said I am sure many people are going to want to go shark fishing from the surf or boats. The guidelines per Delaware State law are online at Delaware.gov and after reading them they would definitely not fit in the book, and would take a few paragraphs to explain. Please consult Delaware’s online fishing guide for information regarding the current seasons, size, and creel limits, as well as a comprehensive list of prohibited sharks. This is also not true fishing, in my opinion. The guide book states that the shark is to be immediately released, what is the definition of immediately released? I have heard of some people being fined for pictures with prohibited species out of water, is this a fine-able offense? That was an interesting time and I look forward to fishing again for the school very soon. I have some friends that are cast netting mullet in many areas of the back bays and sloughs. The officers told me they will be taking a harder look next year at kayakers, and SUP’s for PFD’s (say that three times fast). Mostly for the fact who in their right mind takes three small children in a kayak to the outer wall, and especially in a blow up kayak. Daily Limit. A good way an angler can help with these sharks is to study the species and be able to identify them. Fishing Report; DSF News; Surf Fishing News; Environmental News; Non Profit Organizations; Fly Fishing Delmarva; Tide Charts 2020. If you don’t know let it go. Many of us would like to see them in numbers and sizes from the late eighties. They have a tough job, and I learned just how tough as the interview progressed. A few old salts I have spoken with say the last time they caught any good trout was 1986. No, the whitewater is in just that, the whitewater where the waves flatten out behind the first wave. Many people send me shark pictures each week, and honestly ninety nine percent of them are illegal catches. SEASON, HARVEST RESTRICTIONS, MINIMUM SIZE and DAILY CREEL/POSSESSION LIMITS Shark Species Approved for Recreational Harvest* season minimum fork length Daily Creel Shore* (per angler) Daily Creel Vessel* (per trip) Atlantic Sharpnose Shark Bonnethead Shark Open Year Round None Each recreational shore angler is allowed a maximum of 1 shark per calendar day from this list of approved … Charter captains, like Brian Wazlavek have a true respect for the animal, and take great care in the release after catching a shark. Delaware Bayshore surfcasters are picking at a few stripers but nothing really to write home about. Delaware Surf Fishing - Site dedicated to fishing the surf and tidal waters of Delaware and the rest of the DelMarVa Peninsula. Do not let this discourage you from swimming in the tidal waters of Delaware. I will explain why in this interview with DNREC Fish and Wildlife enforcement. 0 replies; 50 views; ATBfish; 7 hours ago; Bait rod recommendation - "light heaver" By Wheeler, yesterday at 05:00 PM. Dallastown native Taylor Thornton spends his nights fishing for sharks on the beach in South Bethany, De. Think before you act, and remember when it comes to our toothy friends, if you do not know, let it go. When this was pointed out to him, he quickly realized this was a bad idea. The two most important parts when it comes to shark fishing is the bait that you’re using and rig. ” Yes it is considered possession of a prohibited species in Delaware“. “As soon as the shark is identified, it is to be immediately released if it is a prohibited species, if you do not know then immediately let it go”. Please be sure to wear your PFD (Personal Flotation Device). If the rules are not followed at any time, anything can be shut down, and this is true for any regulated industry. In fact it seems the one fish no one has any problem catching this year are croaker, they are all over the place, big ones. Bull sharks and sandbar sharks are confused the most. What is meant by maximum probability of survival? It is unlawful for any person to fish for any shark while in state waters with any fishing equipment or by any method, except: (1) Hook and Line; (2) Gill Net. These boys spend a lot of time on the go trying to enforce the state’s laws. Surf Fishing Shark Bait. For the most part people have respect for the creatures they are catching. We all have our own ways of interpreting the guide book, or anything for that matter, and the information put in there is vague, but it is hard to get all the information in the book. I asked the officers to help out so there is no more confusion. 701 (03/01/15) 5.0 Filleting Prior to Landing. Please be sure to wear your PFD (Personal Flotation Device). They see plenty of people out there shark fishing that do it the right way, like getting waist to chest deep in the water to release the animal. Rich King, DNREC Secretary’s Order approves issuance of permits for construction and operation of City of Rehoboth Beach outfall, Great Whites Visit Delaware For The Holiday. A few bluefish were pulled from the surf this weekend, but for the most part bluefish have been scarce this year. These boys spend a lot of time on the go trying to enforce the state’s laws. Charter captains, like Brian Wazlavek have a true respect for the animal, and take great care in the release after catching a shark. Since the article below was written a year ago, Delaware now has a shark identification site, you should look at this to help ID sharks you may catch. I have been working on getting some better information to the anglers about shark fishing in Delaware and the rules that need to be followed. I met Sergeant Troy Trimmer and Sergeant Greg Rhoades the other day for an interview about clarifying the rules for shark fishing and possession. The officers know this, and told me they can not put all of the rules in the book. I have heard of some people being fined for pictures with prohibited species out of water, is this a fine-able offense? American & hickory shad: Closed Nanticoke R. & its tribs. I met Sergeant Troy Trimmer and Sergeant Greg Rhoades the other day for an interview about clarifying the rules for shark fishing and possession. Watch as a Sandtiger Shark is caught and Released per Delaware shark fishing guidelines. Trout or weakfish are still popping up and they have made a nice come back these past two years. I also remember a Christmas Eve blitz in Newport back in 2005 I think. 9 inches. The guide book states that the shark is to be immediately released, what is the definition of immediately released? The term pucker up comes to mind. Delaware State Park rangers are looking into a possible shark bite in Cape Henlopen State Park. I hope this backs up those statements. Subscribe; Discounts; Business Directory; Categories. “sharks that are beached might have a 50/50 chance of surviving. Just get waist to chest deep one time with a ten foot sand tiger shark, and you will know what I am talking about. There is a petition going around to shut down the creel limit on weakfish for three years. “There is just always that two to five percent that make it a problem for everyone”. If the rules are not followed at any time, anything can be shut down, and this is true for any regulated industry. There are more detailed rules for handling sharks online at the DNREC website. Use measuring devices that allow sharks to remain in the water. Many people are catching prohibited sharks and removing them from the water which is illegal in Delaware. I have been working on getting some better information to the anglers about shark fishing in Delaware and the rules that need to be followed. Delaware Valley Surf Anglers Association was founded in 1957 by Robert E. Dillon. It has been a slow week for fishing. We all have our own ways of interpreting the guide book, or anything for that matter, and the information put in there is vague, but it is hard to get all the information in the guide book. Surf Fishing Conventional Reels Though the laws are more detailed on the State of Delaware’s site, there are a few that need to be clarified for the surf or shore angler. The sizes are decent and up to cob size. The sand tiger, sandbar, smooth dogfish (or smoothhound) and spiny dogfish are the most commonly caught shark species in Delaware. For the most part people have respect for the creatures they are catching. (written last year but still stands, 2016) …. I have yet to see any pompano, or lizard fish. It seems everything is bigger ths year in the bait fish categories. There are a few in the guidebook, but again how the angler interprets these is up to them. Sandbar and sand tiger sharks are of special significance to the Delaware Estuary and its anglers. What is meant by maximum probability of survival? License & permit information, season dates, size & creel limits and more. The surf has been averaging 73 degrees, last year at this time it was 80 degrees. One thing that was mentioned is the fact many people are not wearing their PFD’s when they are kayaking out bait. If you want a picture of you with a shark while releasing it in the surf, have a friend take the picture, and do not pose for the picture. 8 inches. “Well, that is one way to go if you want to get bit”  Apparently that is not a good idea either. Delaware Fishing. I receive many pictures each week of misidentified sharks. Cast netting mullet in Rehoboth bay. The officers are not saying they want to see shark fishing shut down, but there is always that one person that messes it up for everyone else. These reels are huge and will most likely be used for large poles where you need to cast out far and put the pole in the sand while you wait for the big fish or shark to come by. I will explain why in this interview with DNREC Fish and Wildlife enforcement. Delaware Surf Fishing - Site dedicated to fishing the surf and tidal waters of Delaware and the rest of the DelMarVa Peninsula. This rule was put into use a few years ago when many sharks were washing up onto the beaches in Ocean City, MD. The waters have just not warmed up enough near shore. Spot are much bigger this year as well, which makes one wonder what the fall fishing will bring to our shores. The croaker are huge, spot are ginormous, and we have cob mullet already. More often, though, shark encounters are seen among people who fish, and surf-fishing is very popular in Delaware. The DMS Annual Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11. Subscribe; Discounts; Business Directory; Categories . Then how does he hold onto three kids and keep himself afloat? I personally think this is a good idea, it also includes reducing or doing away with residential gill netting. Nothing yet to report on the mojo trolling as many Delaware anglers are heading to the reef sites looking for tautog. Remember as the animal must be identified first it is not to be removed from the water in case it is a prohibited species”. “The whitewater in the surf is the closest to shore you can bring in the shark, the definition of land comes into play here”. “No”. There are more detailed rules for handling sharks online at the DNREC website. “As soon as the shark is identified, it is to be immediately released if it is a prohibited species, if you do not know then immediately let it go”. 6 replies; 212 views; Stryper Snyper; 8 hours ago; looking back..... By allen sklar, November 26. I know that beaching a shark is prohibited  by the rules concerning prohibited species, due to the fact that would be removing the animal from the water. The actual fine itself is $25″. DNREC Natural Resources Police Park Rangers charge Seaford angler with landing a prohibited shark species. The charter boats are doing okay in the Delaware bay, the surf is hot for an hour or two, and then shuts down mostly at the top of the outgoing tide, and the back bays have been full of croaker. Once the rule was in effect and enforced the sharks stopped washing up on the beaches”. It was probably a small sandbar shark. That is good advice, if you don’t know what you are fishing for it would be a good idea to study up on what you are dealing with. The actual fine itself is $25″. Previous to 1957, the original group of surf fishermen were known as the West Philadelphia Surf Anglers. What are the fines involved if one does ? With that in mind, I want to remind you that there have been many years in the last 20 when the bass fishing stayed pretty good along the South County beaches. Many people send me shark pictures each week, and honestly ninety nine percent of them are illegal catches. The online guide is available by visiting: www.dnrec.delaware.gov. I wanted to get some clarifications for rules, especially concerning the surf. This information is what I really wanted to know, and I thanked the officers for taking the time to clarify some of these regulations. Greg Rhoades the other day for an interview about clarifying the rules for shark fishing and possession. The majority of anglers are good people and follow the rules. I hope this clarifies any confusion with the rules and regulations regarding shark fishing in the future, from the surf. The outer wall is no joke, especially in a kayak. “Well, that is one way to go if you want to get bit”  Apparently that is not a good idea either. The more we work on conservation now, the better things will be in the future. “The fines can be from $76.50 to $700 including court costs. I hope this clarifies any confusion with the rules and regulations regarding shark fishing in the future, from the surf. They have a tough job, and I learned just how tough as the interview progressed. I asked the officers to help out so there is no more confusion. Where exactly is that? The wash, as I have always called it, is where the sand is exposed between waves is that considered the white water? Minimum Size. New Jersey & Delaware Bay Surf Fishing November 25th – Thanksgiving Weekend Forecast for New Jersey It’s typical Thanksgiving fare in these parts, “tins & teasers” for the four-day stretch of family, feasts and fishing. “The whitewater in the surf is the closest to shore you can bring in the shark, the definition of land comes into play here” SHARKS Blitz The Beach! There are a few in the guide book, but again how the angler interprets these are up to them. - YouTube All Rights Reserved. This rule was put into use a few years ago when many sharks were washing up onto the beaches in Ocean City, MD.

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