The big black drum have arrived and are biting. Anyone wanting a shot at these Delaware Bay bruisers should give us a call as the fishing should be good thru the first week in June. Stripers have made an excellent showing along the surf during this past week. We may start putting some effort into looking for them if folks would like. We caught the biggest striper ever aboard the Grizzly on May 22 years ago right off Cape Henlopen. That linesider was harvested by Mike Barnes and weighed 44.5 lbs. Tog fishing remains good close to home. Tog fishing will close on May 12. We will be concentrating our efforts on black drum and stripers thru May. We will also seabass fish when the season opens. With the warm water temperatures we will see some flounder by months end as well.
Karl Reed and friends put together our fastest spring limit of tog. They were biting and these guys caught them including a 8.25lb tog for Tim Lowe. Karl also had a 7.25lb tog as well. John Toomey and friends joined us next on what turned out to be a foggy damp day. Despite poor conditions these guys fished hard and put together a limit of tog. John Toomey harvested a 8.9lb tog but was bested by Ken Raffinsburgers black drum that topped the scales at 62.9lbs. Congratulations Ken, nice drum! That afternoon Brian Alexander hosted a Bachelor party. We tried some tog fishing first but with the dirty water and foggy dark conditions they were not biting. So we set out to catch some drum and that's what we did, finishing the trip with two nice black drum. Bernie Smelstoys, Dan Mattisino and their wives joined us next. Bernie's sister also got to join us for a trip as well after several tries. Both the ladies and gentleman did a good job of catching a limit of tog including a 9.4lb tog for Dan.
We still have some weekend dates left available in May so if you would like to get out give us a call. Remember to take the kids fishing!