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Old 04-10-2017, 04:03 PM   #11
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Nice! How much of a problem is there entering it towing a boat coming in from the north?

Traffic heading north in the summer was always "thick".

Never mind, read article. U turn, that sounds like fun from 0900 on.....
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:21 PM   #12
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Nice! How much of a problem is there entering it towing a boat coming in from the north?

Traffic heading north in the summer was always "thick".

Never mind, read article. U turn, that sounds like fun from 0900 on.....
With the summer traffic I can see a potential problem for those traveling south having to make a U turn at Chat Holly Road. There is a red light to protect the u turn, but I think it might be a little tight if you are pulling a 20+ ft. boat. You will just have to be careful and pay attention, especially the fist time you make the U turn.
Talking to a friend with a 21 ft. boat he thinks it might be easier to go on past the red light and U turn further down 331.
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Nice! How much of a problem is there entering it towing a boat coming in from the north?

Traffic heading north in the summer was always "thick".

Never mind, read article. U turn, that sounds like fun from 0900 on.....
The entrance and exit is from/to the south. Easy access/egress for those coming from the south. (Which has been mentioned more than once by those living in North Walton County.)

There is a left turn lane at Chet Holley where you would make the u-turn A left turn arrow/light that seems to come on for left turn as all other traffic is stopped.

I will estimate that you can make the u-turn with something up to like 24 feet if you stay to the right of the left turn lane. Just my estimate, and I am no expert with longer trailers but, anything longer and you may need to do the around the block trick.

Pulling up to and backing into the ramp, pulling out and parking is the best set up I've seen in a long time. A real breeze.

The boat ramps are well lit. You can pick out individual ramps from way out.

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Did not intend to correct you JB. I must have been typing when you posted.
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I work down chat holley and I'm excited to try out this spot after work this week. Any advice on what to use from the veteran fisherman? I'm pretty out of practice!
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I work down chat holley and I'm excited to try out this spot after work this week. Any advice on what to use from the veteran fisherman? I'm pretty out of practice!
Seems that for years the bait that catches most fish on that strand is live shrimp. Live shrimp and the Shrimp fish bites (My first time using them inland) were good for reds and trout. Mostly under bobber/cork. But all I've heard about is 10" trout from the pier. I guess its one of those things where we just gotta figure it out. I just want to know "Where are the Sheepheads?" There is a lot of silt around the pier. I guess it will settle down after a while.
Good luck. Let us know.
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Seems that for years the bait that catches most fish on that strand is live shrimp. Live shrimp and the Shrimp fish bites (My first time using them inland) were good for reds and trout. Mostly under bobber/cork. But all I've heard about is 10" trout from the pier. I guess its one of those things where we just gotta figure it out. I just want to know "Where are the Sheepheads?" There is a lot of silt around the pier. I guess it will settle down after a while.
Good luck. Let us know.
Thanks! I'm going to try and get out there tomorrow or Thursday evening, I'll let you know how it goes!
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Sounds like a neat place!
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:09 PM   #19
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I tried pilcher last week, I was using frozen shrimp under a popping cork the orange amd white fishbites. Didn't get a bite but neither did anyone else. I get off work around 4 so I don't know if the bite had turned off by then but the water seemed very dirty. I'll be stopping there for a couple of hours tomorrow evening and trying a doa shrimp under a popping cork and something else on my smaller rod and reel. Any suggestions? I'll post an update and pictures if anything exciting happens!
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Where I fish at you have to get there about an hour before daylight. By 9-10: am it's over. It tickles me, everybody just getting there & the bites already over.
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