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Driving down from Ohio in late may early june and booked an airbnb in warrington. planned to just drive across the bridge and fish for shark on pcola beach all week.(appreciate all the help for a succesful trip last year!)

I see the bridge is closed. Will it be open by the end of May if not is it worth shark fishing in Perdido or should I rebook in maybe Navarre?

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Best ask Skanska about that, but they'll lie. They first said "30 days" when they didn't even know what the damage was. You might want to look at your other options.
 

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just go on over to perdido. closer without the hassle. i don't see any difference in the gulf either place. still gonna be a shark or two.
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What he said. The tourists taste mostly the same in all those spots. Mouth feel could be a little different, but sharks usually don't care too much. Good luck!
 

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But then again, you may want to go to pcola beach on memorial day in may. that's when you can catch a big one. lol.
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We are heading down the weekend after memorial day to avoid crowds. We kayak out the baits and looking from GOogle Earth The first couple yards looked different in perdido vs Pcola/Navarre was wondering if theres any truth to that? Last year same time we caught a bunch of decent sized sharks,
 

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We are heading down the weekend after memorial day to avoid crowds. We kayak out the baits and looking from GOogle Earth The first couple yards looked different in perdido vs Pcola/Navarre was wondering if theres any truth to that? Last year same time we caught a bunch of decent sized sharks,
Not sure exactly what you mean, but I wouldn't worry too much about Google earth today. On the beach it'll look different all the time and certainly by then. Heck hurricane season 2021 will be starting and we ain't done with 2020 season yet!
 

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like wrm said, the weather and water changes the sand on the surf constantly. the troughs and sandbars you see today might not be there next week.
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I think what we are trying to say is don't overthink it. I'd avoid staying in Pensacola proper. Otherwise, Enjoy!
 

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Best ask Skanska about that, but they'll lie. They first said "30 days" when they didn't even know what the damage was. You might want to look at your other options.
They said "30 days", it's now been 34 days and they haven't even finished tracking down and retrieving all of their construction equipment. I hear that the crane barge that is still resting along the beach on Garcon Point is in a protected marsh so it can't be accessed by land, the water is too shallow to land the equipment necessary to move it, and the two barges that the crane is mounted on have broken apart. :confused:

I was also told that it is the only crane barge of that size on the Gulf Coast and that they can't really move forward with construction without it.
 

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Awesome thanks for the help sounds like not to count on that bridge being open.

anywhere we can park at night for free to fish the surf in perdido? Looks like to the East is a state park that is expensive and closed at night
 

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First time I saw that barge I knew it was going to be a problem for them. They dicked around with some tugs near it a couple weeks back and, when I saw it was still there, I knew it was a problem.
 

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Awesome thanks for the help sounds like not to count on that bridge being open.

anywhere we can park at night for free to fish the surf in perdido? Looks like to the East is a state park that is expensive and closed at night
If you want to do that, I'd lean to Navarre. I don't frequent Perdido since it became a condo canyon, so others may differ. I just think you'll pull that off a lot easier in Navarre. Twenty years or so ago you probably coulda done either.
 

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Awesome thanks for the help sounds like not to count on that bridge being open.

anywhere we can park at night for free to fish the surf in perdido? Looks like to the East is a state park that is expensive and closed at night
if yoo're pulling a camper, checkout the fort morgan road. it's got plenty of rv parks and maybe gulf state park.
and then it's a short drive to the gulf at perdido state park. don';t forget the fishing license.
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if yoo're pulling a camper, checkout the fort morgan road. it's got plenty of rv parks and maybe gulf state park.
and then it's a short drive to the gulf at perdido state park. don';t forget the fishing license.
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And the mandatory shark fishing class and land based shark fishing permit. Both are required.
 
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Yes we buy our week license and take the land based shark course last year and will again this year. We are staying in an Airbnb no camper so sounds like perdido really won’t accommodate night time fishing very well?
 

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You’ll be hard pressed to find night spots on perfido key unless staying on the beach. Alabama point is good. Fish off the sea wall por jetties.


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I thought the class and shark permit were a tongue in cheek joke. Shows how out of the loop I am. In high school, we used to just sneak onto the Navarre Pier at night and fish off the end. But, everything gots a permit now.

I too would skip Perdido for this venture. You might find a way, but it likely would be a pain.
 
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