The fishing pier has been closed since Hurricane Issac. It was damaged by the storm and the resulting storm surge. There are plans to get the pier up and running as soon as possible. There have been some problems with calculating the actual damages caused by the pier. The engineering firm assigned to fixing this dilema is quickly working to resolve all outstanding issues.
Once the pier is up and running, the Garfield Ladner pier will be the best fishing pier on the coast of Mississippi. From this pier it is common to catch red fish, trout, sharks, flounder, crabs and even an occasional sea turtle. (Sea Turtles require reporting to authorities) They need to evaluate before release.
The pier has restroom facilities and lights. There is no diving, swimming, cast netting or crab pots allowed on the pier. You can use crab nets.
This morning was going to have the perfect sunrise. I convinced myself to hop out of bed to greet the colors of the day. I loaded up the camera and tripod and headed to Washington Street fishing pier in Old Town Bay St. Louis. The weather was cool and the water was calm. Boaters were using the launch in preparation for the great fishing ahead of dawn. The sun rose displaying a magnificent array of colors.
Here are a few of this morning's best sunrise photos over Bay St. Louis in Mississippi.
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Driving down Coastal Highway 90 in Mississippi is an experience in beach viewing. This is because for miles and miles and miles you will pass Piers, Shops, Restaurants and of course Beaches. Friday nights is our usual Dinner with the family night. We love to hop in the car almost at sunset and cruise from Pascagoula down to Waveland visiting each little beach town along the way. Scenic towns like Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs are covered during our drive. Along the way we pick a great dining spot and chow down some tasty treats. Being new to Mississippi, we have found that there are an amazing number of neat things to see and do along Coastal 90. Today I have learned of a giant rocking chair located in Gulfport at the Dedeaux furniture company. Pictures of the giant rocker will be coming soon. We just love giant and over-sized items for the site, just feels right. So keep submitting new items using our forms and submission links.
Waveland, Mississippi is having it's 2nd annual Oyster Fest on April 2, 2011. The city of Waveland hosts the cutest small town festivals. They are just so much fun for the whole family! If you haven't already guest it, Oysters are the main event of this festival. You can get them anyway you want them; char-grilled, boiled, on the half shell & fried are some of the options. There is going to be many of our favorite local restaurants showcasing their special oyster dishes. You are going to want to try them all! Boutique vendor booth will line Coleman Avenue selling their unique goodies. This year there is going to be an oyster shucking contest. Who will have the fastest hands on the coast?! You will have to come out to see for yourself. They didn't forget the kids – who enjoy themselves just a much as any adult. There will be bounce houses, games, oyster shell painting & contests that will keep them busy for hours on end! All day long there will be bands playing on the beach. Bring a chair and set up a cozy area on the sand to enjoy the music, food, drinks & atmosphere of our sleepy little beach town! Don't forget to pack your sunscreen. See y'all there!!!
This pier is a great scenic walk in Long Beach. I find it is one of the best places to fish on the coast. This pier also offers one of the best views of the sunset in Long Beach. The pier is well planked all the way down to create a wonderful boardwalk feel.
We are members of the Waveland pier. What an amazing deal. One low fee for using a secure well lit fishing pier that has bathrooms. Yes, I said B-A-T-H-R-O-O-M-S. We have fished the pier on many nights. The catch is varied ranging from sharks to crabs. Heck you might even catch some offshore fish in Waveland's waters.
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