Del. Extends Black Sea Bass Fishing Season - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Del. Extends Black Sea Bass Fishing Season

Posted:
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

INDIAN RIVER INLET, Del. - Delaware fishermen will have more time to reel in black sea bass.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O'Mara signed an order extending the recreational fishing season for black sea bass by more than 60 days.

The move will add several days of fishing in October and open the season during the entire months of January and February, which were previously closed.

"It's a very popular recreational fish," said John Clark, DNREC fisheries administrator. "Having more days to catch them should be great for the recreational fishermen and it should be good for the businesses that cater to recreational fishermen."

The state and federal fishing seasons will now be on the same schedule, which should eliminate confusion among anglers, Clark said. DNREC said most black sea bass are caught in federal waters.

"The last thing you want is people who are confused," said fisherman John Bear, who spent the day at the Indian River Inlet. "They don't know when they can keep the fish, when they can't keep the fish."

When it comes to fish, the black sea bass is considered one of the state's most popular catches, Clark said.

"Those and the tau tog like I have here are the best tasting fish here," said fisherman Bob Wichecki.

The changes are set to take effect Oct. 11. While the seasons have changed, the size limits on fish that can be kept remain the same, Clark said.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Headed Toward Maryland

    Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Headed Toward Maryland

    Farmers like Jennie Schmidt of Queen Anne's County know all too well how hard it is to grow grapes. And now Mother Nature, in the shape of a quarter-sized, red and black polka-dotted bug, is about to make Schmidt's job even more challenging. The spotted lanternfly, already pestering nearby states like Pennsylvania and Virginia, is on its way to Maryland.

    More

    Farmers like Jennie Schmidt of Queen Anne's County know all too well how hard it is to grow grapes. And now Mother Nature, in the shape of a quarter-sized, red and black polka-dotted bug, is about to make Schmidt's job even more challenging. The spotted lanternfly, already pestering nearby states like Pennsylvania and Virginia, is on its way to Maryland.

    More
  • Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Names Private Ambulance Company & PRMC

    Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Names Private Ambulance Company & PRMC

    Federal authorities are investigating claims a private ambulance company committed Medicare fraud with the participation of Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

    A lawsuit filed in federal court outlines an alleged scheme to rake in tens of millions of dollars by over-billing Medicare on tens of thousands of non-emergency trips.

    More

    Federal authorities are investigating claims a private ambulance company committed Medicare fraud with the participation of Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

    A lawsuit filed in federal court outlines an alleged scheme to rake in tens of millions of dollars by over-billing Medicare on tens of thousands of non-emergency trips.

    More
  • Cruisin OC Heads back to Ocean City

    Cruisin OC Heads back to Ocean City

    It's official, Cruisin OC will be rolling through Ocean City once again in the Spring. Earlier this week, the council approved dates for the car show.
    Some locals say they're dreading for when those dates arrive. George Balunis, an Ocean City resident, says when the car events come into town, he stays inside.
    More
    It's official, Cruisin OC will be rolling through Ocean City once again in the Spring. Earlier this week, the council approved dates for the car show.
    Some locals say they're dreading for when those dates arrive. George Balunis, an Ocean City resident, says when the car events come into town, he stays inside.
    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices