Jetty Update

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.

-Steve

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Steve Gallant
stevegallant141@gmail.com

Steve is a hopelessly obsessed surfcaster and rarely misses a night of fishing.

3 Comments
  • Toby
    Posted at 11:54h, 25 February

    Do you know if they are gonna fix the jetty all the way down to the end?

  • Steve
    Posted at 12:18h, 26 February

    I think that depends on how much work they can get done before April 1st. They are supposed to wrap up work by then for everyone’s favorite little shore bird (damn plovers). They are trying to get an extension so they can work longer, but who knows if they will go through…..

  • Chris
    Posted at 11:53h, 07 March

    When I was a kid 30 years ago the jetties where flat from the top of the dune almost out to the end. Man mother nature has really unleashed her fury on Plum Island over the years.

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