This was to be expected,especially since they started charging to launch your boats and watercraft there...The public wanted more services
and it should make it easier to put in and take out.It becomes a real zoo there during the summer
and this will help...I don't believe you will be allowed to keep you boats tied up there..
I haven't seen it myself but I would imagine it will take out a very productive spot to fish off the bridge in that area..
I think it's good that they made some improvements there. Damn are we all 'Doom'n'Gloomers' today?
Last night while out down here in Florida the discussion about how much nicer they do stuff like bridges, launch ramps, water front parks than in NJ.. The NJ stuff looks primitive and third worldish by comparison. Then the discussion came around to; Well if they did do say the new O.C. bridge with ramps, parks, gazebo's, BBQ grill etc, like here. The people that use them would just destroy and not take care of it anyway. For the record, I hate jetskis as much as anyone. But who left Beesleys Point a pig pen last year? Was that jet skiers?
They are not complete, but I assume they will run out to the end piling of the existing ramp. The new docks are being secured to the existing pilings. I believe it is to facilitate loading and unloading.
That is a Spot that does produce and it is ashame that it is being disturbed after all these years! Kind of messing with the "natural" of nature in a state park -- a definite thumbs down! If it was removable for spring and fall and left there for the summer it would be much better----perhaps? (or am I dreaming?)
Are our "fishing spots" being taken away? We as a group need to respond to this situation --- the bridge on the 9th street causeway is next! Are we being Pushed out of Ocean City? Is there any thought to some of these processes with FISHING in mind? Don't think so!
Don't panic guys. It really isn't that wide, it's more of a floating walkway and if they don't keep you off it will probably improve the fishing. Might have some exciting range wars between the bridge people and those below.
I was fishing off them last night, it will ruin any daytime fishing, but who fishes daytime anyway when the tourist season starts,it will ad more structure for the bait fish to hang around, i think it will improve the night fishing in that area at the end of the boat ramp, the only thing is there were 2 workers there last night, taking alot of measurements, i dont know what else they are planning to do?
I was there on Wednesday. It looks to me like they are building a six foot wide floating dock next to the boat launch. The dock will run about 50 to 75 feet out from shore along the right hand side of the pilings already in place. It simply looks to me to be in place to help in the loading and unloading of boats, jet skis, yaks, etc...
Probably will provide for a decent casting spot to the bridge supports at nightime/early morning.
Also - I think the sign at the launch site says there will be a $5 daily charge to launch or you can buy a seasonal pass for $50. Don't quote me on those numbers, but I'm pretty sure those are the costs. It may also only apply from memorial day to labor day as there was no one there collecting yet.
I tried launching my 12 ft at that ramp last fall. I don't see how you can launch anything larger that a jetski there. The ramp is on about a 10 degree angle. My rear tires were half covered. Should'a heard my brakes screaming next day.
I was so impressed with Florida's fishing piers and they all have parking, trashcans, some even have rodholders. As you leave beaches down there-you have taps to wash your feet and all your gear...bathrooms. It's nice.