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MISSISSIPPI RIVER CLOSURE

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11:00 A.M. ~ I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH COAST GUARD SECTOR NEW ORLEANS AND THIS IS THE LATEST INFORMATION FOR THOSE HEADING OUT OF VENICE TO FISH THE FAUX PAS RODEO OR THE GRAND ISLE TARPON RODEO:

RIVER IS CLOSED FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS BUOY TO HEAD OF PASSES.

RECREATIONAL BOATERS MAY USE TIGER PASS OR GRAND PASS ONLY!!!

BOATERS MAY NOT ENTER THE RIVER AT ANY POINT. I AM WORKING ON GETTING MORE INFORMATION AND WILL POST UPDATES AS I GET THEM.

SUSAN GROS
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   sowtrout1
Susan, that posting is self explanatory, but if/when you get to talk to someone in charge- how about "crossing" the river at head-of-passes, or at the Jump?
Thanks for being understanding o the request.
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talk about bad timing. I guess the rodeo will go on, but hat really stinks... worse than bio-diesel...
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In response to sowtrout...

According to the Coast Guard, you cannot be in the River-period! No crossings, etc.

They are also allowing recreational vessels to use Red Pass as long as they do not enter the River. If caught, exxpect a hefty fine I am told.

The Faux Pas is in full swing. Fish the West side for Reds, and go out of Tiger or Grand Pass to hit the Gulf. Saw some really nice snapper (22-pounds) today, a few wahoo, some dolphin and plenty of redfish weighed in.

Sorry for the delay in responding as I just got home from Venice a few minutes ago.

Hope that helps.

Susan
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