gulf coast oil spill

Discussion in 'Gulf Coast' started by pier_rat, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. pier_rat

    pier_rat Well-Known Member

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    I know it has to be effecting the gulf coast. i was just wondering if the fishing decreased or dropped off at all since the oil spill. I live on the west coast
     
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    SnickSnack72 Well-Known Member

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    I saw a commercial on the WFN to make donations, and these guys were fishing off the keys I believe on the west coast, and were battling tar balls trying to catch tarpon.
     
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    pier_rat Well-Known Member

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    Ughh mods please close? i didnt post this...
     
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    What a difference a year can make! :)

    June 2010 we had oil mats washing ashore along the northern GoM to Panama City Bch.
    Commercial & recreational fishing was closed for a third of the gulf!
    We were facing "oilmageddon" :eek:

    June 2011 we are seeing just occasional scattered tar balls on the beach.
    Commercial & recreational fishing is 100% open (within seasons).
    We are having a very 'normal' year of fishing, expect participation is down about 30%.

    That just means there's more for the rest of us! ;)
     
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    Ya seems like the "dispersion" chemicals they strayed on everything caused more damage then the oil did. MoNature sure knows how to deal with things better then we ever could.
     
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    Has anyone had any experience fishing this area? I'll be there from April-November, so I'll hit a few seasons. Thanks!
     

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