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Warrior Poet
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
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What's the best months? I usually run to the end of long rocks on mrgo. 21 foot frontier.



I would go April, May or June. I've been a few times. This year we went in July and the skipjacks had already moved in and had pushed the trout off some of the typical flats around red fish island that we normally kill them at. The surf was too rough to fish as well. But we did hit them farther south on the island in deeper water off flats near the oil rig near Katrina Cut.


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Gtmodawg
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
They will be different but they will survive.

I caught a Pomp out there about 10 years ago that weighed a little over 8 pounds on a pocket deliar...a little over 20 inches long...it was probably bigger than that. It was close to an all tackle world record at 8 pounds. On the same trip I had one get around the trim tabs and break off that looked bigger than the one I landed but it may have been a permit. At any rate its a great place to fish.....


LSUengr
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
Anyone been out since the storms to see the damage/changes?


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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
Breton is going to be rebuild quite soon to teh tune of over $50 million. Callan Marine just won the bid and work should be done by next summer if the Fall/Spring weather isnt too rough out there.
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The main chain of the Chandeleurs is a different story. The state has basically said it is too much money for something too far offshore and too far gone. Studies concerning their ecologic benefit as well as their impact on the water quality of Breton Sound as well as their wave mitigation have shown benefit. Their only really hope is fed agencies to step in and restore them, but there are rumblings several agencies do have that interest.

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Larry Gooseman
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
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I caught a Pomp out there about 10 years ago that weighed a little over 8 pounds on a pocket deliar...a little over 20 inches long...it was probably bigger than that. It was close to an all tackle world record at 8 pounds. On the same trip I had one get around the trim tabs and break off that looked bigger than the one I landed but it may have been a permit. At any rate its a great place to fish.....



You sure the second one wasn't Jack Crevalle?


Coach1
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
Never been out to the Islands. Would a 21' bay boat be safe enough in he OB's opinion to make a run on a good day?


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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
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Would a 21' bay boat be safe enough in he OB's opinion to make a run on a good day?


Can be done on the right day. What's your fuel range like?


Deaux-nut
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
1/2 of Breton is gone, only the northern half with the grass is still present. North and south Gossier are underwater now. North Gossier went under earlier this summer with a storm but south popped up. Both gone now. South side Curlew has changed but north side OK.


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reds on reds on reds
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
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Never been out to the Islands. Would a 21' bay boat be safe enough in he OB's opinion to make a run on a good day?



Yes. I make a dozen+ trips a year out there in a 21' Kenner.


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BrotherEsau
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
Ive been considering it in my 19’ bay boat. Have the range with an extra can of gas just in case. Just haven’t done it yet. Mainly because waveland is shortest route, but if I get there and it’s too windy, my trip is shot. From MRGO it’s pushing it on the fuel range.


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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
I normally make the run from Long Beach, MS
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LSUengr
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
Look up Jon Miller on youtube. He did some trips out there this spring and summer for the first time in his poling skiff. Gives some very detailed info in them. Talks about being prepared, picking the right day and having a back up plan should things go awry. Any bay boat is fine as long as you are prepared.


Saskwatch
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
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Long Island, MS


Long Beach?



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Mandeville
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
Yeah misspoke on that


Saskwatch
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
I know people that run from BSL, Pass, Long Beach, Gulport, and Ocean Springs. Not sure if it's the shortest distance but the ride feels shorter leaving out of Ocean Springs.


LSUengr
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
Ocean Springs is definitely the shortest boat run to the north end of the Islands. Coming from LA though going out of Bay St. Louis or Gulfport is shorter overall time considering vehicle and boat time.


BrotherEsau
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
I think Gulfport is shortest mileage run. I've mapped it out on Google Earth and have the various mileage (if not exact, damn close to it) for straight line runs - end of short rocks to Freemason is 26 miles. Gulfport Harbor to north tip of Chandeleur is 24. Waveland/Bayou Caddy is 35 miles.

I've seen Jon's videos. Dude make me nervous sitting out there under those gray skies. I think he launches where he does because he skirts the edge of the Biloxi Marsh and can duck in there for shelter. less wide open water running. Probably a good plan.

My range is about 100 miles without extra gas.

Last thing I need to do to be fully prepared is replace my VHF and get a hand held backup. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I don't worry about it because I usually have a cell signal.





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cgrand
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
when i was a kid we used to fly out there and land the plane on the island


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aTmTexas Dillo
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re: Chandeleur Islands - Will they survive?
From a geologic perspective with a rising sea level (or subsiding sediment pile) these islands will transgress towards the shoreline (delta). It's not a new thing. Humans think landforms should be as they were, are or will be in the same place. There are sediments identified as barrier bar shorelines or abandoned deltas deposited at sea level that are now 15,000 feet in the sediment column. That means something changed. As a geologist we learn things have, will and are going to change in time.


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