23 Feb Jetty Update
Hello Fellow Surfcasters!
I wanted to provide everyone with a quick update on the jetty project going on. Politics and Beach erosion theories aside, this is nothing but good news for fisherman! As you can see from the pictures most of the old treacherous holes are filled in, with more work coming. Overall the jetty looks higher and should be a safer platform for fishing, also allowing anglers to venture further out safely. Please, don’t let the recent improvements lower your details of safety! You need to consider what you will do if your out there and a rouge wave hits the jettty?….Do you have waders with a wading belt on? Are you a competent swimmer?
This jetty is not for everyone…each year someone heads out and gets in way over their head (figuratively and literally). I highly recommend getting yourself a pair of “Korkers” (which are steel spiked sandals essentially) for navigating this rock pile. If you are venturing out, take a moment to study the waves and the actions of the tide. Then there is the scenario when you catch that fish, have you thought about how your are going to climb down and land it? Fishing any jetty requires planning and a keen eye for safety.As far as tide stages, I would recommend heading out after the fall of high tide through the remainder of the dropping tide….Be safe out there.