List of piers that are closed —

Ken Jones

Administrator
Staff member
#21
Guys I suggest we move on. We're all suffering from the closures but it doesn't do much good to be arguing who's right given little is going to change. As when fishing with some buddies whose political views are 180 degrees from mine, we just stick to fishing and leave the arguments to other places (boards). Probably good to do the same here.
 
#23
Both Stearn's Wharf and Goleta Pier are open, and allow fishing.

A large portion of the end of Stearn's Wharf, including the cleaning station, is closed for construction, but they have left the east and south side open. Parking is restricted to what was the valet parking area. The area past the Sea Center is also open.

Goleta is open, but the benches are taped off with caution tape. Some people are ignoring the warning, and tearing the tape to sit down.

Steve
 
#25
Both Stearn's Wharf and Goleta Pier are open, and allow fishing.

A large portion of the end of Stearn's Wharf, including the cleaning station, is closed for construction, but they have left the east and south side open. Parking is restricted to what was the valet parking area. The area past the Sea Center is also open.

Goleta is open, but the benches are taped off with caution tape. Some people are ignoring the warning, and tearing the tape to sit down.

Steve
I'm glad they're open. Fishing piers don't require a fishing license because they are a way for families to feed themselves. I feel that they should allow that only on all our piers because we've effectively cut off what could be a family's source of food. If they are going to close piers, make fishing licenses not required during the closures then.

But tearing off the tape is a bad thing because that's just going to make them close the whole damn pier!

That's my rant. Sorry Ken. Long time no sea.
-San Clemente Eric
 
#26
Took my wife and son to Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on 4/18. We heard the pier was open which it was, several fisherman spotted as we drove along the wharf. We found our spot and started fishing around 11am. About an hour in we were payed a visit by two Santa Cruz policemen on quads. They explained that fishing was not allowed. They said it is not an essential activity nor is it considered a sport. When I asked if it was considered an "outdoor activity" as outlined in the re-opening announcement I was told that the public announcement was vague and unclear. When I asked what I was allowed to do on the wharf they said I could walk, run or shop but not fish. Needless to say, I complied with their request and my family and I packed up our gear. I will reserve my opinion on what happened and leave you with the facts. Hopefully my experience will help you make good decisions on where to fish in this crazy time we are in.
 

Mahigeer

Well-Known Member
#27
You did the exact right think as far as I am concerned. The place to disagree with police is in the court. Skipper Jones and I had a similar situation on the Manhattan pier, after the shark bite incident.