Have the piers between Huntington Beach and San Clemente reopened from the oil spill?

Snookie

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#2
No!!!!! DFG posted a sign not to fish, but Newport fishermen disposed of the sign. Balboa's stayed up a few days. According to DFG and Newport fishing is still closed for some strange reason, but you can still surf. Doesn't make a lot of sense.

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Snookie

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#6
I did fish this week on Balboa Pier. The guys said sometimes there is a policeman that says you can't, but we didn't see him. There was lots of bait one day and not so many the next day. One of my buddies caught a beautiful sculpin about 18 inches, but he threw it back. I plan to fish this next week as well.

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Makairaa

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#7
Last I heard the state was hoping to reopen the fishing mid-november. It all depends on when the samples they test come back clean. That being said no one is particularly enforcing it
 

Makairaa

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#8
No!!!!! DFG posted a sign not to fish, but Newport fishermen disposed of the sign. Balboa's stayed up a few days. According to DFG and Newport fishing is still closed for some strange reason, but you can still surf. Doesn't make a lot of sense.

Snookie
Surfers are not eating the fish and invertebrates. Its not the water it is the animals at this point.
 

Makairaa

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#10
Talked to a friend this morning who runs a fishing charity that takes special needs kids fishing. It sounds like the closure could continue till mid december now. They just received a special exemption from it to allow the boat they fish out of dana pt to fish the laguna area. They are only allowed catch and release though. No keeping.