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Delaware Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
April 20 2024


Delaware Fishing Areas


Delaware is a great destination for anglers with various freshwater and saltwater options. White Clay Creek, Brandywine Creek, and the Delaware River are popular freshwater destinations that offer great fishing opportunities for species like trout, bass, and catfish. The Indian River Inlet and Rehoboth Bay are popular saltwater destinations that offer opportunities to catch species like striped bass, flounder, and bluefish.

The best time to fish in Delaware is during the spring and fall seasons when the temperatures are mild and fish are active. The average temperature during spring is around 60°F and fall is around 70°F. During the summer, the temperatures can rise to an average of 80°F making it uncomfortable for some anglers.

In terms of bait and lures, worms, minnows, and artificial lures like spinnerbaits and crankbaits work well for freshwater species. For saltwater fishing, live bait like sand crabs and minnows are popular, as well as lures like bucktails and jigs.

Interesting fishing facts about Delaware include that it is home to the state record for the largest striped bass caught, weighing in at 52 pounds. Additionally, Delaware is home to the first artificial reef system in the United States, which provides habitat for various species of fish. Overall, Delaware offers a variety of great fishing options for anglers of all skill levels.

Location State Fish Habitat
Abbotts Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Tautog, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Andrews Lake
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, American Eel
Becks Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch
Blairs Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Broadkill Slough
Delaware Striped Bass, Black Drum, Flounder, Weakfish
Cherry Island Range
Delaware Yellow Bullhead, Channel Catfish
Chipman Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Tautog
Concord Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Craigs Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Tautog
Delaware Bay And Atlantic Ocean
Delaware Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Black Drum, White Perch, American Shad, Weakfish, American Eel, Blacktip Shark
Derby Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, American Eel
Griffith Lake
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Black Crappie, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Tautog, American Eel
Haven Lake
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, White Perch, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Redear Sunfish, Tautog, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Hearns Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Redear Sunfish, Tautog
Horseys Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, American Shad, Tautog, American Eel
Ingram Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Grass Carp, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Tautog, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Liston Range
Delaware Great Barracuda
Millsboro Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Common Carp, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Redear Sunfish, Tautog, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Portsville Millpond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Tautog, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Raccoon Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Tautog, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, American Eel
Records Pond
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel, Redear Sunfish, American Eel
Tibury Creek
Delaware
Trap Pond
Delaware Striped Bass, Bluefish, Flounder, Tautog, Weakfish, American Eel, Atlantic Croaker
Tussock
Delaware Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Tautog, Pumpkinseed Sunfish

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