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Fishing Delaware

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Delaware Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Delaware.

Delaware Fishing Regulations

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Delaware Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

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Links to Delaware Government Agencies

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Delaware Fishing News

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  • After storm, good fishing may return
  • The will hit cut bait, squid, and any crustacean such as green crabs or sand fleas. Clam is usually a popular bait we find they will readily hit mullet here in Delaware. Spot heads and kingfish heads are usually a good bait as well. You can also live line
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  • 9/20/2017 11:40:00 PM
  • Venice Fishing Pier closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma
  • “This is really disappointing to see. I was expecting to be out there to catch a snook or two, but not from here [on the shore],” said Bob Cullen, visiting from Delaware. “[My friend] told me that this would be lined up with fishermen and ...
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  • 9/20/2017 10:19:00 PM
  • The Fishing Line Sept. 20
  • The fish go from one-half pound to two pounds and are hitting small metals. Mullet are starting to congregate around the creek mouths “in the Delaware Bay.” Matt feels “one more good cold front” could do the trick and get them moving south.
  • Cape May County Herald
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  • 9/20/2017 7:53:00 PM
  • With no sign of recovery, VA to halt stocking shad in James
  • “We had an amazing year,” said Johnny Moore, a fisheries biologist with the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife. He said it’s been easier to catch broodstock from the river in recent years, which he attributed at least in part to the hatchery effort ...
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  • 9/19/2017 5:24:00 AM
  • State Record Catfish Beats Mark by 11 Pounds
  • It is the second time this year the Delaware state record catfish has been broken. A new state record for catfish has been has been confirmed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s fish and wildlife division ...
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 9/15/2017 1:52:00 PM
  • The Fishing Line Aug. 23
  • “Fluke fishing was very good again this week” is how Matt at Jim’s Bait and Tackle commences his report. The Old Grounds and Delaware Reef Site #11 were “the two hottest spots.” Lots of limits for those who fished those areas were a common them
  • Cape May County Herald
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  • 8/23/2017 8:47:00 PM
  • Top Great Plains Fall Fishing
  • Smaller to medium sized rivers such as the Wakarusa, Delaware, Cottonwood, Republican, Neosho and Blue Rivers have lots of cats feeding on the edge of the current. These catfish aren’t named “channel” cats for no reason. Some channel cat anglers make ...
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  • 8/21/2017 10:56:00 PM
  • N.J.'s most endangered fish just got a rescue line from feds
  • Two of the new designations are in New Jersey: the Delaware River from Delaware Bay to Trenton, and the Hudson River from New York City Harbor to Troy Lock and Dam. Critical habitat designations do not create sanctuary areas for the fish. Instead ...
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 8/17/2017 5:23:00 PM
  • Warming oceans: fish on the move
  • There are many examples of the distributions of fish species changing in response to the warming oceans, but let’s focus on a few species important to Delaware both past and present. Winter flounder were popular recreational fish decades ago, but they ...
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  • 8/17/2017 1:42:00 AM
  • The Fishing Line Aug. 16
  • A lot were shorts but “there were plenty of keepers as well.” Delaware Reef Site #11 was better, while the Old Grounds also had “nice flatties as well.” Roy Trainer from Gibbstown fished in Saturday’s wind and caught a 6.99 pounder from there to ...
  • Cape May County Herald
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  • 8/16/2017 10:32:00 PM
  • Find out what types of fish are in the Delaware River
  • Nearly 1.5 million fish and other species have been caught and counted since New Jersey began surveying the Delaware River in 1980. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife released a report in last month from its 2016 Delaware River Seine Survey.
  • Lehigh Valley Live
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  • 8/13/2017 1:34:00 PM
  • Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: July 31
  • DOVER – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between July 31-Aug. 6 ...
  • Press Release Point
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  • 8/12/2017 12:50:00 AM
  • Delaware Records A Record Catfish
  • DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 36-pound, 3.2-ounce blue catfish, caught June 20 by Jordan Chelton of Harrington. The fish was 38½ inches long and had a girth of 27½ inches.
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  • 8/10/2017 6:43:00 PM
  • Photos: Night-Stalking with Mouse Flies for Big Browns
  • On Tuesday evening, I loaded up my car and made the drive from my job in Buffalo to spend the night casting a Morrish Mouse for big browns on the West Branch of the Delaware. Under cover of total darkness, I have the river to myself, big fish feed with ...
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  • 8/10/2017 3:27:00 PM
  • The Fishing Line Aug. 9
  • Cathy at Sterling Harbor Bait and Tackle reports good flounder fishing as the water has warmed. Before the wind, limits were being caught at Delaware Reef Site #11 and the Old Grounds. Frank Hennigan had a 6.5-pound fish amongst his limit. Offshore ...
  • Cape May County Herald
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  • 8/9/2017 8:04:00 PM
  • Delaware man lands huge catfish, shatters state record
  • Delaware fish and wildlife officials said Tuesday that Jordan Chelton of Harrington caught the fish on June 20 in the upper Nanticoke River in southwestern Delaware on a 12-pound test line with a chunk of Atlantic menhaden. The fish was 38½ inches long ...
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  • 8/8/2017 7:57:00 PM
  • Huge! Delaware's newest record big fish tale confirmed
  • SEAFORD, Del. (WTXF) - It’s a big fish for a small state. In fact, it was just confirmed as a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament. The state’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Jordan Walker of ...
  • fox29.com
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  • 8/8/2017 6:37:00 PM
  • Poached eels: US strikes at illegal harvests as value grows
  • Massachusetts only has a fishery for older eels, those larger than 9 inches, as do Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. The American eel fishery was typically worth $1 million to $3 million per year until 2011, when the economics of the industry changed.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 8/8/2017 3:48:00 PM

Delaware Guides/Outfitters

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Delaware Fishing Clubs

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