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Delaware Bay Report

Report from Tuesday, July 29.

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Cape May
Big croakers were nabbed from Delaware Bay, off Cape May Point and on the back bay along the Intracoastal Waterway, said Nick from Hands Too Bait & Tackle on Thursday. Large summer flounder to 26 inches were sometimes wrenched from the back bay. Thirty or 40 flounder hooked in a trip might be throwbacks there, but there was action. Delaware Bay’s flounder fishing kind of tapered off through Thursday. Ocean flounder fishing sounded similar then, like it tapered off. Some of the shop’s customers fished for the flatties at Miah Maul on the bay and Cape May Reef on the ocean, catching none. They dinged the fish on the back bay, though. But weather was supposed to improve last weekend, probably creating better boat drifts to put up some of the fish, Nick expected. Kingfish roamed the surf, and a couple of redfish were heard about from the beach. Tailor blues 2 to 3 pounds sometimes popped into the surf, and big brown sharks, required to be released, were fought from shore at night. One blackfish could be kept starting July 17, and divers said the jetties were loaded with the tautog. Triggerfish sometimes gathered along jetties. Sheepshead were banked along Delaware Bay’s jetties in the town. Minnows, green crabs, fresh clams and bloodworms are stocked.