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  1. Yea, Sunday was a big miss for me, didn't land anything but I found a nice spot with a sandbar so the kids could play and not get washed out to sea. I have never seen a hurricane make so many loops.
  2. Didn't catch a thing on Sunday, had a few bait robbers but it was hard to tell a bite from the current and waves. Only thing I saw being caught was small flounder. At least the North wind kept the bugs away.
  3. And on the heels of Jose, TD14. Latest guidance is showing Jose staying a TS or Cat1 and staying offshore.
  4. Jose really might stick around for a while, models today are showing it doing another possible loop offshore of us (notice red line).
  5. Long read if interested in OSV and the GMP, I am glad to see they updated that they would review the position of the markers, but it looks like no public input will be taken. Topic C1002: Visitor Experience, Oversand Vehicle Use, Carsonite Markers Concern Statement. Many commenters requested that specific language be added to the GMP ensuring that the carsonite markers delineating the oversand vehicle zone be repositioned annually to allow for the maximum beach driving area as the island rolls over on itself in the future. Representative Quote: Assateague Mobile Sportfishing Association First off the word "consider" is found 206 times within the GMP and one is where the white marker is to be relocated each year. The GMP worded the NPS will consider repositioning the marker each year. Please include in your comments that the carsonite markers in the OSV Zone are to be moved each year to allow maximum beach driving area in the future. If this doesn't happen as the island rolls over itself eventually the ocean will touch the carsonite markers and there will be no room for vehicles to drive east of the carsonite markers. Representative Quote: unaffiliated individual The GMP states the NPS will "consider" repositioning the (carsonite) markers each year. I believe that this is a must as the island is "moved" by mother nature every year and the marks should move as well to maintain our access in a safe manner. Representative Quote: unaffiliated individual The GMP states "the NPS will consider repositioning the marker each year". I feel the carsonite markers in the OSV Zone are to be moved each year to allow maximum beach driving area in the future. If this doesn't happen, as the island rolls over itself, eventually the ocean will touch the carsonite markers and there will be no room for vehicles to drive east of the carsonite markers. The right and pleasure to drive upon the beach should not be infringed or slowly taken away. NPS Response. NPS reviews the location of the carsonite markers annually and would continue to review them annually under all alternatives presented in the draft GMP/EIS. The primary travel corridor in the public OSV route is the seaward portion of the ocean beach. The western limit of the route is located at or near the average winter high tide line. This definable feature provides a point of demarcation that limits vehicular travel to that portion of the ocean beach receiving significant natural disturbance from tidal action on an annual basis. It intentionally segregates vehicles from sensitive biological communities that occur on the upper beach face and adjacent dune fields. Route markers delineate the boundaries of the public OSV route and are placed at or near the average winter high tide line. Generally, the NPS adjusts this boundary on an annual basis in late winter and following any significant coastal storm event. The draft GMP/EIS (pages xv and 2-28) has been edited via errata (see section 3.1 below) to state that NPS would continue to review the location of the carsonite markers annually under all alternatives. Topic C1003: Visitor Experience, Oversand Vehicle Use, Continued Use in Alternative 3 Concern Statement. Many commenters expressed concern regarding the statement found on page 2-50 of the draft GMP/EIS stating, "Opportunities for driving on the beach (and associated recreation activities) in Maryland would continue within the seashore's existing OSV use area until conditions change." Commenters were concerned that future managers might misinterpret the statement. They desired clarification as to what "conditions" would have to be present for OSV use to be restricted or prohibited. Many suggested changing "until conditions change" to "until irreversible natural causes prohibit the safe use of the OSV zone on the island." Representative Quote: Assateague Mobile Sportfishing Association Fourthly the wording OSV will continue "until conditions change" need to be reworded to say "until irreversible natural causes prohibits the safe use of the OSV Zone" on the island. Representative Quote: unaffiliated individual "OSV will continue until conditions change" needs to be reworded/rewritten to say "OSV will continue until irreversible natural causes prohibits safe use of OSV zone on island". Representative Quote: unaffiliated individual OSV Use. Item 3 leads me to wording that is vague with regard to OSV usage. I am speaking of the phrase "OSV use will continue until conditions change." I really think a more definite wording about what "conditions" would have to be present for OSV use to be restricted or prohibited would enhance the Plan. The wording needs to clearly state that conditions that would prohibit OSV use would be such that cause danger to the public or their safety. Such conditions also need to be defined as to duration. OSV use should not be curtailed unless the conditions for such restriction are permanent and caused by natural conditions on the Seashore. NPS Response. The draft GMP/EIS section 2.6.2 (page 2-50) addresses oversand vehicle use in the active beach subzone in alternative 3 (preferred alternative). The GMP (pages xii, xxii, and 2-50) has been edited via errata (see section 3.1 below) to replace the first sentence under the subheading “Oversand Vehicle Use Area” with the following sentence: “Opportunities for driving on the beach (and associated recreation activities) in Maryland would continue within the seashore’s existing OSV use area. However, if a persistent breach occurs and the breach management plan recommends the breach remain open, or land is lost due to beach erosion, access to the OSV use area could be reduced or lost.”
  6. Btw, this is the NPS response on the GMP to using the back trails: Concern Statement. Some commenters asked that the Back Road be reopened to provide an alternative route around sensitive resource areas within the OSV zone that are subject to seasonal closures. NPS Response. The “Back Trail” that once ran parallel to the ocean beach in the MD OSV zone was closed to public use in 1999 due to changes in island geomorphology and habitat dynamics, as well as reassessment of the laws, regulations and policies influencing off-road vehicle use at Assateague Island. The NPS determined that closure of this alternative travel route along an overwash-dominated barrier island system was necessary to ensure fiscal sustainability, to comply with policy directives regarding the protection of wilderness and threatened and endangered species, and to prevent impairment of wetlands and other natural resources and processes fundamental to ecosystem health. Now, the “Back Trail” is no longer discernible in many locations, experiences overwash, and is used by piping plover as foraging and nesting habit. Therefore, even if portions of the “Back Trail” were to be reopened, they would be subject to seasonal closures similar to those occurring on the existing OSV route.
  7. If you ask me it is so they can have an excuse to shut down the OSV. This is Federal we are dealing with, so getting the stakes moved would be almost an act of congress. I do remember this being addressed in the GMP, the one that was selected had that the stakes would not be moved and OSV would be allowed as long as possible.
  8. Figured a new topic on this storm was warranted with the new models showing Jose might skirt up our coast, hopefully it stays offshore and stays small. Good for waves and some say fishing as well, bad for the already fragile Assateague Island.
  9. Does squid work for drum?
  10. Any amount of bad weather now closes the OSV due to overwash, I am wondering if it will be shut down on Saturday? I guess we will have to wait and see. Assateague OSV is already thin in spots, and the rangers have said they will not be moving the markers further inland, one good noreaster and the OSV is going to be shut down permanently. Enjoy it while you can, that is what I am doing.
  11. I for one will be visiting Assateague this weekend rain or shine, might be the last time we are able if Irma hits here.
  12. I lost my guy that got me fresh bunker, I was getting frozen at Gander but that is now closed so I am left with Walmart. I change it up and use frozen Bunker or frozen Squid, both have been working for me. I also recommend helping out and joining the Apex Predators Program if you are able to: https://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/Narragansett/sharks/tagging.html
  13. Skip the shore and get a yack, explore some of the area's rivers, some fun fishing can be had on the Wicomico, just don't eat the fish. Out on the Nanticoke this fall you will have a better chance at getting a striper on your line but other good places to be had as well.
  14. Seems like a waste of money sending out memory sticks, are you media? I had signed up for updates while at the meeting in Berlin but haven't received anything.
  15. Is he taking Rt 1 to 113? Beach traffic will be killer. I would just stick on 13.