East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale May 21, 2015
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Posted: May 21, 2015
Attention Boaters:
Hillsboro Inlet Bridge (NOT on the AICW) Construction Update:
PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. has advised the Coast Guard that they will start work on the repairs to the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge on January 5, 2015. This project is anticipated to be completed by November 14, 2015. There will be various bridge restrictions and closures throughout this project. The contractor will be working closely with the marine interests to ensure impacts to navigation will be at a minimum.
Approved Bridge Restriction Schedule:
- On June 4 and June 2, 2015, the bridge will be allowed t...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale May 7, 2015
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Posted: May 07, 2015
Attention Boaters:
Woods Memorial (Lady's Island) Bridge Test Schedule:
The Coast Guard is drafting a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lady's Island Bridge, across the Beaufort River, Mile 536.0 at Beaufort, SC. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed.
This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on May 3, 2015 until 6 p.m. on August 2, 2015. This deviation will allow the Lady's Island Bridge in Beaufort, South Carolina to remain closed to navigation from ...... Read More

BASS Elite Series #2 - Lake Guntersville, AL
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Posted: April 27, 2015
In the couple of weeks between the Sabine River event and Guntersville I managed to get out to pre-practice for the California Delta. I am really looking forward to that event and Lake Havasu. I feel like all of us Tour anglers have a lot to gain by fishing in the western United States. When I have events out west if feels like I compete on a true national tour and it keeps us from constantly fishing the eastern half of the U.S. Before the western swing kicks off though I wanted to share with you how Guntersville went. Guntersville is a fantastic fishery but I must say I am concerned. Although ...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale April 23, 2015
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Posted: April 23, 2015
Attention Snowbirds:
Again--Shoaling Reported in New River Inlet AICW Crossing, Shoaling in Recent Surveys of Lockwoods Folly Inlet Crossing and Browns Inlet Crossing:
Hazard to navigation - shoaling has been reported to a depth of 3 feet between the Bogue Sound-New River Buoy 72A (LLNR 39300) (34.553901°-77.349136°) and Bogue Sound-New River Buoy 72B (LLNR 393003) and depth of 4 feet at Bogue Sound-New River Buoy 74 (LLNR 39305) on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (5th District LNM Week 05/2015) UPDATE: Check the Wilmin...... Read More

BASS Elite Series #1 - Sabine River, TX
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Posted: April 15, 2015
My off season as a professional angler is anything but ‘off’! What a busy time of cultivating relationships for the future and, most importantly, putting current relationships to work. This past offseason I had a change in my title sponsor… that is stressful. Now I am in the new place and one that feels great! I couldn’t be more proud working with Dixie Electric for the 2015 season and hopefully for years to come. Other changes in the offseason was a shift to working exclusively with BoatUS… gosh, honestly I love this organization. BoatUS is loyal to boaters all...... Read More


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Posted: April 15, 2015
My off season as a professional angler is anything but 'off'! What a busy time of cultivating relationships for the future and, most importantly, putting current relationships to work. This past offseason I had a change in my title sponsor… that is stressful. Now I am in the new place and one that feels great! I couldn't be more proud working with Dixie Electric for the 2015 season and hopefully for years to come. Other changes in the offseason was a shift to working exclusively with BoatUS… gosh, honestly I love this organization. BoatUS is loyal to boaters all over the globe and they tr...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale April 9, 2015
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Posted: April 09, 2015
Attention Snowbirds:
Changes in Okeechobee Waterway Lock Schedule, April 1, 2015:
a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters
1. Notice to Navigation Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will change hours of operation at all five Locks along the Okeechobee Waterway beginning 1 April 2015. Changes will affect operations at the St Lucie, Port Mayaca, Moore Haven, Ortona and W.P. Franklin Locks. Hours of operation will be 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily with lockages at St Lucie and WP Franklin based on Lake Okeechobee's water level as outlined below.
...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale March 26, 2015
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Posted: March 26, 2015
Attention Florida Voters and Boaters:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
March 25, 2015 / Updated March 25 2:00PM EDT
MEDIA ALERT UPDATE: BoatUS: Anchoring Restrictions Under Review by Florida Legislature;
FL House Committee Bill HWSS 15-06 Has New Number: HB 7123
UPDATE: March 25, 2:00PM EDT: Earlier this morning BoatUS sent the following media alert that includes a discussion of Florida House Committee Bill HWSS 15-06. This bill has been updated by the House and is now named House Derelict Vessel Bill and known as HB 7123. For your refe...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale March 12, 2015
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Posted: March 12, 2015
Special East Coast Alert
March 17, 2015
According to www.uscg.mil/d5/ICE_REPORT/ the Captains of the Ports of Delaware Bay and of Baltimore have imposed no current restrictions for the C&D Canal nor for the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Both continue to be on Seasonal Alert, should conditions change.
Even though the Captains of the Ports above have no restrictions, boaters should exercise extreme caution on the waters of the Upper Chesapeake Bay as there is still some ice reported, and some may not be visible.
As of March 17, 2015, there is no ice reported in the C&D Canal (see ab...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale February 27, 2015
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Posted: February 27, 2015
Attention Snowbirds:
Barge Sunk in Fort Pierce Inlet, Inlet Closed:
On February 24, 2015, a barge (100 ft by 40 feet) being towed into the Fort Pierce Inlet in Florida sank in the inlet, inside the jetties, and is reported to have broken into two sections. The Coast Guard has closed the inlet to vessel traffic. A three part salvage plan is in place. Salvage will be weather dependent and much of it will have to take place at slack tide. There is no date for reopening the inlet.
Check www.wptv.com/news/region-st-lucie-county/fort-pierce/fort-pierce-inlet-remains-closed-victim-who...... Read More

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