Well met up with anthony sunday morning around 3 am at cape henelopen pier. Our main objective was to get some spot so we could try to get a doormat on the headboat later that morning. We got to pier and saw that the croakers were biting. Some large ones were caught by all we passed. Went to end of pier right before T and setup shop. Anthony had brought minnows to pass the time while we tried to catch spot. Almost every cast small croaker were caught but no spot. We decided what the heck and threw one out live on fish finder rig. Not long later we heard the great zinggggggg. Set the hook and had a nice 20 minute fight with a 45" dog shark. We decked it and released it. I caught a small ray on minnow close to the pylons. About 5 am the flounder started to bite on minnows. I finally caught one and it was 17". 1/2" short for DE. Damn, my biggest yet. We jumped on the headboat at 8 am out of lewes. Mate was telling us that the fishing has been horrible lately. And it was! Everyone on the boat wanted to flounder fish so the capt brought us out and drifted. I caught a small 12" and a 17 1/2". Finally a keeper! Again my biggest yet. Anthony finally got one but was about an inch short. Only other things caught by us were small skates, sea robin and small sea bass. Total for the boat was 4 keepers and maybe 20 flounder caught. We went to IRI and got there around 4 ish. We decided to tog fish. With 2 dozen green crabs we ended up with 6 caught. (First time I have ever toged by the way, so I was happy) Most were 10 to 12" in size. Last one caught by me was a nice fat 15" keeper. Dark came and saw a nice 25" rock caught on a jig. We left and went back to Cape henelopen pier hoping to get some more flounder. We got there and the pier was PACKED! Parking lot was almost full. Went to see if our spot was open but no dice. So we stopped at the nearest open area. Fish bite was really slow. Earlier the croaker bite was there because saw a many coolers full of croaker on the way down. We caught a 8 inch spot and castnetted a small blue. Flounder fishing was almost nonexistent. Did see one decked but too small to keep. Again decided what the heck and threw spot out on live liner rig. 5 minutes later drag was screaming. I grabbed pole and set it. I knew something was definitely different about this one immediately. I couldn't budge it. Pole it was on was a 10 ft med/hvy action, 30 lb test line, brand new okuma reel. This thing made me look like I was using my small trout pole. It swam right real fast than stopped. Immediately turning the other way and flying left. Tangling everyone around us. (I know what you are thinking a big ray or big dog shark but I am sorry I have turned a 70 lb ray before on 20 lb test while bringing him in) This thing would not turn! I handed pole to Anthony so he can fight it while I untangled everyones line. It went out another 50 ft and just layed on the bottom for a few minutes barely moving. He handed the pole back to me and was looking to see if he can make a makeshift gaff. I tried to walk him down the pier a little bit but he kept taking line like it was nothing. The rod looked like it was gonna break. It was taking so much line I had to put my hand on the reel to slow it down. I thought it was going to break the reel so I pulled as hard as I could to turn it. It got pretty pissed off and went on a big run and snapped the line! It was pure chaos for over 30 minutes. The whole time I never got more than 5 ft of line back in before it started to run again. The night before the same pole easily handled the 25 lb dog shark and I caught the ray on 14 lb test easily too. This thing was BIG!! And had no intentions of coming in. I think it was a real big shark. That being said does anyone know of what kind rome those waters(like bull or tiger or blacktip)?? It was very exciting and we wish we could of saw it so we knew what it was. I won't forget it though, next time I will bring my shimano baitrunner with 80 lb spiderwire on 8 ft heavy action ugly with me. It was a long weekend for us and that really capped it off for us. Hope everyone else had a good time and will see you out on the water. Tight Lines!