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Went down to Ocean City on Monday and fished the oceanic pier. Not much going on there, other than the horseshoe crabs. Everyone and their mother caught at least a half dozen. Fished there from 0930-1200 and moved my way up the beach to IRI. Seen a nice tog pulled from the rocks, he said it was 17 inches, so I tried my hand with the toggin'. Caught several shorties, but nothing for the frying pan. Switched to bucktails and didn't get a bite, however there were a few nice blues being caught (around 24 inches). The wind started to pick up, so I went to finish off my day at Cape Henlopen. The horseshoe crabs are all over, so my luck was minimal. Lost a nice bluefish and caught several skate. Maybe fishing will pick up after a few more warmer days.
 

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Good report! Looks like you did the whole East coast fishing trip!
 

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Did you happen to notice if other were getting a Croakers? If the shoe crabs are in it wont be long... The Spots, Croakers and Weakies should be biting soon if not all ready... I know that at night on the peir can be a wonderful thing!
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No, didn't see any croakers the whole day. I was told that many seatrout were caught at the oceanic pier as well as IRI. I guess Monday was a slow day.
 

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WOW! stinkypinky

With this very slow warm up along with all this rain... It’s been very ruff on all of us. For while I could not get out because of house stuff. I was okay with the slow rainy warm up. Now I have the time and it's still like this for soon to be 3 months strong. Anyway I wish you better luck on your next trip.:D
 

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I went to Roosevelt Inlet at 6am caught 6 Flounder;one was a 19" keeper.Left there at 10am to go to Cape Henlopen caught one small Flounder and a 18-19" Striper ;while my friend caught 2 Blues.Blues were caught on Mullet,Flounder on minnow/squid,and the Striper was caught on mullet strip/minnow.I heard the first of the Spot were caught at Cape Henlopen along with Croakers.Haven't seen any Trout,but one guy earlier hooked a 22" Weakie at the pier on Peelers.The weather was wet but the sun came out when we left at 1pm.We were soaked but dried off later.:eek:
 

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:) thanks for report pappy thats the areas i like to hear about. havnt been able to get down for two weeks though .car is down. but will be back at um soon. i also fished broadkill beach for first time .kinda like it there too . alot of small weaks a couple of weeks ago though . hopefully things will change soon thanx again pappy.
 

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ss. the trout are here but the big ones are still in the spawn stage. soon i hope. i have been catching a lot of spikes, a few keepers , but i have thrown all back. floundere are being caught but it seems the bigger [keepers] are few. still lots of blues in the 16-22in. range.:cool: :cool:
 

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Fished the South end of 3 R's Wednesday afternoon 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Caught one blue, 19" , 2 skates and lost a drum in the suds.
Fresh cut spot was the bait. I had some frozen vacuum wrapped bunker left over from Memorial day....if it's not fresh throw it away...not a bite on it.

Burton's Island was unproductive, except for an occasional horseshoe crab.
 
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