Friday afternoon June 1st we had our best black drum trip of the year with Dan Goldberg and friends. We havested two of ten large drum all before sunset. The largest of the season was caught by Vince Haines weighing in at 90lbs and one of the fish we released may have actually been bigger. The following morning we went right back after the drum with Sara George and family and came home with our first drum skunk of the year. This was an hard lesson learned but we wont be fishing any more morning trips for black drum after the full moon in June. Reports indicated that the fish were
caught well again the afternoon of June 2nd as well.
The following day we managed to get in a few hours of good tog fishing close to home with Greg Fluharty and friends before the remnants of tropical depression number two reched the area. Greg and friends got the job done and harvested a limit catch of tog to 8lb 8 oz. Yesterday we ran our first shark trip of the year and stayed inshore looking for threshers. John Stoltzfus released a 100lb class thresher the first hour of the trip to start things off. We spent the rest of the day looking for thresher number two but had to settle for a brown shark release and a few seabass to finish
Our drum fishing for the season is a rap and we are booking trips for next springs drum season already. We will be targeting flounder, seabass, croakers, and probably a few more tog in the weeks to come. If we have any bluefish inshore they will be on the menu as well. Threshers will also be an option for a few more weeks. Looks like one day tuna trips in July should be a good option with nmfs finalizing the bluefin regs thru July 31. By the way Fathers Day is still open for anyone not knowing what to get for dad. Anyone needing any more information just let us know. Thanks
Capt. Carey Evans
34614 Bookhammer Landing Road
Lewes, DE 19958