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   KNOTSANE
So it was reported on the news that someone caught some trout from the bank in the lake where no one fishes. The next day..............
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   niteboy82
That's exactly why I didn't even go out there. I'm sure there are a lot more people fishing that pier now. I've personally never limited out from land, so I can understand the excitement.
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   MathGeek
We've limited out from land a few times and filled the box without limiting out even more often.

I like fishing from land. It's more relaxing, easier on my back, allows for more people to fish together. My children like it too because they can spread out, hang out, and explore a bit more or visit with people.

On an average day, we don't catch as much from land as in the boat, but we learn more and make more friends. It's not always about the most fish. Sometimes it's about socializing. And that's OK.

I'll also mention that if you prefer to throw back a few beers, everyone is better off if you do it from land than if you're driving a boat.

Some of the piers in Pensacola get real full like that sometimes, and I find it can be very enjoyable. Definitely not the optimal fishing experience when it is that crowded, but it can be a great social experience with some decent fishing too.
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   GADWALL
I assume this pic is not from any Lake P. piers? Funny though. I do have a question regarding the Slidell fishing pier: Why don't the open the gate to the long span that actually affords a chance to get into the tide moving and possibly catching some fish? They spent all this $ to set it up and have since day one denied access to that stretch. What is open is, IMO, a joke and useless. Too close to the land and no tidal flow. Also, why does it close at 8:00pm? the best shot at catching some fish is probably at night. Dumb, dumb and dumber.
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   MathGeek
With all the fanfare, the ribbon cutting, the CCA boasting, etc., it is surprising that they haven't delivered a pier that is actually useful and serving the needs of the anglers in the community.
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   CaptJS
As young college students we fished the Lake Front from Seabrook to Laplace spillway. We also fished City Park and Bayou St John and caught all kinds of fish. The main bait was the Mr. Champ and Dixie Siren as both could be thrown a mile. We fished along with retired men and it was a great time with the old and young fishing side by side. You also had guys that crabbed off the sea wall with a ton of nets. Then you had the sheephead gang that fished with cane poles and small crabs walking along the seawall great old times. PS the Seabrook gang was another story of a fishing spot like no other.
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