No such thing as Mesquite Island...it's Mosquito Island, which is a banana shaped oyster reef on the North side of the Dike just off Levee Rd. Midways down Levee Rd and off to the right is Dollar Reef. It's about time to be throwing croaker at trout there. When the water gets hotter, trout tend to move from Mosquito Island area and migrate to Dollar Reef. Trout diet will change from shrimp to finfish. It costs $5 to get on the Dike..Fri-Sun. (March 1st-Nov 1st). The Dike is 5 1/4 miles long. Most people fish near the East end on the Rocks. Bait Camps are at the base of the Dike before you get on it. No bait camps on the Dike since IKE tore it all down...No Lighted Pier either. Speed limit 25mph and patrolled, solar lighting in most areas, small piers on the North side of the Dike and NEW boat ramps...Beware wading on the West Side of Mosquito Island, back then their was a huge drop off, probably still is. I hear that Deep Hole got shallower , was over 20 feet deep. People have drowned there. Wear PFD's any where you go out there. The Beach area is also dangerous due to Large Ships passing. They tend to suck out the water and people w/ it....Beware.
Edited by V-Bottom (07/05/16 09:00 PM)
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