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Well the northeaster following the hot striper bite slowed them down a bit but other species are filling the void including tog, sea bass, and black drum. The day of the arrival of the northeaster we had a group from the MSSA on board trying to get one more shot at the hot striper bite but mother nature and the fish had other plans for us on this occasion so we returned home early.
Following the blow we were back at it on mothers day with the Smelstoys family and the McFarlin family in search of stripers which had dispersed. We changed our sites towards some wreck fishing and were quickly rewarded with lots of tog and seabass many of which were slightly undersized but provided great action. Jenna McFarlin had the big fish award with a 4 lb seabass. Next we were joined by a group from Quebecor for another day of wreck fishing. The group enjoyed a nice day releasing several undersized fish for another day and harvested 19 tog and 4 sea bass. We went back in search of the stripers with a group from United Electric Supply Co and once again resorted to some wreck fishing in order to harvest a nice striper and a handful of tog releasing several others. Irv Everhart and friends joined us in search of stripers as well and we found a handful of bites harvesting 3 nice fish and finished up with a little wreck fishing harvesting two nice tog and releasing several others. Next we were joined by Tom Lang and a group from Port Penn with stripers nowhere to be found we fished a wreck and harvested 16 tog and one nice sea bass. Eric Gorschboth, sons and friends, John and Tom joined us to do a little fishing. We set up for some stripers and drum for several hours missing our only two bites before we resorted to a little wreck fishing and were rewarded with a limit of tog to 8 lbs 4 oz. The big one was caught unassisted by 9 yr old Eric Gorschboth II, congratulations. Rich Mitchell and friends joined us for some sea bass fishing and found plenty of action. We then headed back closer to home and all enjoyed a limit catch of tog. Eric Gorschboth family and friends joined us once again and set out to catch some tog first. With a fresh limit catch of tog in the box we headed back to the drum grounds and harvested a nice drum fish to top the morning off. The same afternoon we had a bachelor party for Jason Cornelious and despite the rainy conditions they had all the tog they wanted releasing two fish over 9 lbs.
We will be running twilight black drum fishing trips the next three weeks, anyone interested in catching one of these Delaware Bay bruisers should give us a call for more info and rates. There have already been fish weighed in up to 110 lbs this year. Come catch your own Delaware Bay Tuna!
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