This morning my dad and I arrived at the dike at 6:05 am to see the goin's on. No line! Apparently they opened earlier than they stated (6am). Received ticket #49 for non-resident entry fee. 25 MPH speed limit seemed too slow to drive the dike, but we complied. First evidence of trash observed at 6:12am, turned around and saw it came from a "local" resident...go figure.
Fished a bit at the end with some hardware. No Luck. Others around us did well on the bottom with mullet and shrimp. 1 slot red and two slightly oversized reds that were tagged. All this in a 1 1/2 of arrival.
2 hours after the opening, we already saw 3 crews of 2 workers starting to pick up trash...guess to get ahead of the game so to speak. Porta potti's staged and at decent intervals.
The dike looks very nice. Ramps look great and functional...the road is smooth and new!
For the record...I'm glad the dike is back and every out there I saw was having a great time...as it should be.