Delaware Seashore State Park has long been popular as a top fishing location. Here there are many different options for catching fish. You can stroll down to the beach and fish from shore or venture out onto one of the rock jetties in the park’s inlet. Looking for more adventure? Head down to the marina and charter one of the many fishing boats. Delaware Seashore State Park is especially known for its amazing year-round shore fishing. In the summer, you’ll find summer flounder, king fish and even mackerel. In mid-summer, the blue fish arrive and continue to grow into the fall. And in the fall and winter you’ll be rewarded with a run of striper. There are other fish species along the park’s beaches, including skate, smooth and spiny dogfish and many large and small rays.
From the Delaware Seashore State Park, launch your fishing boat and head to one of the inland bays. Indian River, Rehoboth Bay, Sothshore Marina towards Quillens Point, and between Buoy 24 to 19A are great places to catch flounder. Use minnows, shiners, and/or squid while drifting the edges of the channels. You may get lucky and snag striped bass, bluefish, or trout as well.
Tautog and seabass can be found near wrecks and artificial reefs off the shore. Head a mile off the old Coast Guard Station to fish for flounder. Fish for spot and croaker off the open bottom in the fall using squid bait. For seabass, bottom fish around “B” Bouy.
Offshore fishing is fantastic when the weather starts to get warmer. Southeast of the Delaware lightship is a great place to catch bluefish that arrive in the area around May. Catch bluefish trolling ponytails or swimming plugs. Use the bluefish or mackerel you catch as bait to catch sharks. June and July bring marlin and tuna to these waters.
Delaware Seashore State Park, Indian River Inlet Fish:
Delaware Seashore State Park, Indian River Inlet boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Delaware Seashore State Park, Indian River Inlet.