Marina News

Fishing season is here, May is the perfect month to pursue your piscatorial dreams. If you are back in the creeks the reds are easy prey to softshell crabs. Flounder are showing up in ever increasing numbers. Trout are looking to add weight feeding on the new supply of bait fish near the creek mouths and points.  Offshore the season is getting off to a good start with nice catches of Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin. Trolling is highly productive but try something new. If you locate a weed a weed line or floating structure holding fish breakout the spinning gear and try a top water popper for a new experience. If small Dolphin are up top, there’s a good chance a big bull or Wahoo will be holding down deep. Try dropping a jig way down deep, you may find a pleasant surprise on the other end of the line. The most important thing is to get out on the water with good friends and enjoy the day.   

Please remember the Marina is experiencing very low water near low tides especially if the wind has been blowing offshore. We have serviced the push boat and will be doing what we can to open the main channel. Keep your boats requirements in mind when planning you trips. It will be hard for us to advise you, as each boats draft is different, as well as each Captains experience navigating shallow water or tolerance for dirty water. Everyone connected with the Marina will be working together to find the best possible solution for Belle Isle.

The Grill continues to be a success. Jamie Finley and her crew are doing an excellent job with the food and service. Please visit the Grill. You will not be disappointed.  

Remember the Marina has fresh clean fuel, both gasoline and diesel available during normal hours of operation.

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated. Please feel free to share them with any Marina Committee member.

Kent Carraway

Marina Committee Chairman