Needless to say I have been closely following all the news regarding the oil incident and am very aware of the closure. Having said that I have looked closely at my charts with the closure zone and still have lots of water left to bottom fish or even dog leg out and troll SE past the zone. I heard a 'rumor" that the pass (OB) had been closed to traffic? Cant believe this is true? Anyone have any concrete data on pass and is anyone else planning on fishing near shore?