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Fishing Report

April 25th, 2017

Fishing has picked up quite a bit here in the last 7-10 days. The water temp has gotten over 50 degrees and the weather has gotten better (except for the NE blow and rain today). Good weather in the forecast for this weekend so there should be some good fishing action.'

Short stripers are still dominating the action in the Indian River Inlet. On the plus side they have gotten bigger. The are now mostly in the 20-24 inch range instead on the 15-18 inch range. Daytime incoming tide has been the most productive with bucktails, plugs and swim shads all working.

Bluefish have moved into the Inlet as well with the best action being at night on plugs. There are a few short flounder around in the Inlet as well.

Flounder fishing in the Indian River Bay has been slow to start. A few keepers reported lately.

Starting to see a few keeper tautog come over the railing at the Inlet. We have live green crabs and sand fleas are starting to become available.

The best action has been on the beach. Blues to 36 inches, short stripers, black drum, kingfish and blowfish have been hitting in the suds. The fish have been found up and down the beach from Fenwick all the way up to Broadkill Beach. Live bloodworms, fresh surf clams and fresh bunker have been the ticket.

The Old Inlet Spring Surf Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday May 13. Info can be found on our website!
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