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Old 04-07-2017, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Pilcher Park on U. S. 331/Choctaw Bay is now open

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Old 04-07-2017, 06:49 PM   #2
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It sounds like they built a good one 24 hr. fishing. I like to fish at night off the piers.
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Nope. Don't bother. No fish there.
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It sounds like they built a good one 24 hr. fishing. I like to fish at night off the piers.

I was down there this morning checking it out. Plenty of LED lighting for night fishing.

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Thanks for the photos JB. I so wanted to be there for the opening and catch that first fish. But, old guy stuff hit me right in the tackle box and had to visit "the office." Hope to feel better and go tomorrow. Thanks again.
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That place looks really nice. plenty of fishing spots it looks like.
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Drove by this afternoon. Real nice place. Even noticed a hose and wash down place. Pier looks good too. Oh watch your speed of the bridge. 45 means 45
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Drove by this afternoon. Real nice place. Even noticed a hose and wash down place. Pier looks good too. Oh watch your speed of the bridge. 45 means 45
Yes, I'm hearing 45 means 45. Missed the freshwater wash-down hose, but heard about it at church this morning. I bet it will get a lot use with free fresh water.
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Went today and spent ten hours. Caught a sting ray, croaker and thirty trout. All thirty trout were ten inches. The bite didn't start untill sunset and the lights came on. There is no pier from Panama City to Mobile as well lit as this pier. Nor as clean.

Parking: THOSE ARE BOAT TRAILER PARKING SPOTS PEOPLE!!! The first six spots had one or two cars in them. It IS a bit of a walk from car parking to the pier. But. People putting boats in/out of the water have the responsibility to do it expeditiously and safely. Guys launching boats were having to park on the west side of the parking and hustle back to the ramp. (Why am I preaching to the choir here? It just pizzed me off watching people park were ever they please.

The park does need a few more gimp spots for those of us with mobility issues.

A few benches would be nice for seniors to sit and rest.

Well. This may be my new home. I'll put me a cardboard box under the bridge and spend my days on the pier. (Don't get them in a wad folks. Just joking.)
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SCal....the appropriate County Commissioner and County Administrator will find an email this morning addressing the parking issue which several folks have already noted. If I remember correctly the other issues you mentioned are on a laundry list already in the works for additional improvements to the park. In addition, the county is negotiating to purchase land on the north side of the bay by 331 to add another park with appropriate facilities for boats, fishing, swimming, etc. Things will come along not too far down the road.

This is a brand new facility and from the looks of things it's going to be costly to daily maintain it in a proper manner. Time will tell how it will be managed, etc.
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