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Fishing in Delaware

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Top Fishing Spots in Delaware

Blackbird State Forest Fishing Pond
The Blackbird State Forest Fishing Pond is only a 30-minute drive from both Wilmington and Newark. Families can enjoy nature walks, hiking, and horseback riding.
Delaware Bay at Woodland Beach
This quiet, out-of-the-way pier is perfect for a tranquil fishing retreat.
Silver Lake City Park
Offers great fishing for largemouth bass, carp, crappie, striped bass, white perch, bluegill, catfish, and more.
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Common Catches in Delaware

Atlantic Croaker
Atlantic Croaker
The name ‘croaker’ is derived from the croaking noise that these fish make by vibrating their swim bladders.
Black Sea Bass
Black Sea Bass
Black sea bass are hermaphrodites; most begin their lives as females and change to males.
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new. The striped bass closest freshwater relatives are the white bass, the yellow bass, and the white perch.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Bluegill
Bluegill
The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.
Chain Pickerel
Chain Pickerel
All members of the genus Esox look very much alike. The chain pickerel can be recognized by its markings.

Delaware Fishing Tips And Information

Saltwater Bay Fishing Guide & Info

Saltwater Bay Fishing

Reefs, hills and shallows are some the best saltwater fishing locations.

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Where to Fly Fish: Top Spots

Where to Fly Fish

Get started with fly fishing tips for locating the best places to fly fish.

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Pier & Surf Fishing

Pier & Surf Fishing

Saltwater pier and surf fishing is a great way to start saltwater fishing.

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