before there's a surge in the market

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before there's a surge in the market

Post by mudfoot » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:32 pm

you may want to pick up a pair of these...

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following info courtesy of Capt. Bob Jaspers


Canoe/Kayak Launch at KARS Park I

"In cooperation with the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, the NASA Exchange is happy to announce the opening of a canoe launch at KARS Park 1 for both KSC & CCAFS employees, and the public. The new canoe launch will be opened effective October 1, 2007. The launch is located at the north end of the park and is open daily. Cost is $5.00 per day/per canoe or kayak for non-KARS members. Use of the launch is free for all KARS Park Members. Parking is limited and access to non-members may be denied if the parking area is full."

They've created a special launch area for non-KARS Park members about 100 yards south of the end of the park road. KARS Park asks that you please use it, and do not intrude on actual KARS Park members who are using or camping at the park. If you do, the opportunity will be taken away.

Anglers still cannot cross the Intercoastal Channel to get to or from the east side to the west side.
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Post by Mohawk16 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:10 pm

Thanks, Mud. Good News!
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Post by Rik » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:23 pm

Isn't that federally owned land?
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Post by mudfoot » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:47 pm

be sure to take a set of boat fenders Jim... several of calls today regarding this info so it should be a plastic parking lot this weekend.

enjoy all your new friends!
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Post by BearsFan » Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:42 pm

That is really too bad. Pristine solitude no more. I am willing to make a trip back down if you guys want to place beer bottles with me.
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Post by rev » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:14 pm

there goes the neighborhood...

bob's probably threatening to leave the state.

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Post by Todd » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:38 pm

A little insight for a KARS rookie.

Does this open up the north end of the nmz that was always a long paddle to get to?
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Post by rev » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:19 pm

It puts you 2.5 miles closer...instead of a herculean 7 miles, one way, from KARS it's a manageable 4.5.

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Post by forced2work » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:47 pm

Todd wrote:A little insight for a KARS rookie.

Does this open up the north end of the nmz that was always a long paddle to get to?


but for someone who has taken paddling lessons its a mere warm up

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Post by Todd » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:51 pm

forced2work wrote:but for someone who has taken paddling lessons its a mere warm up


Keep up, slack ass.
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Post by forced2work » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:52 pm

Todd wrote:
forced2work wrote:but for someone who has taken paddling lessons its a mere warm up


Keep up, slack ass.


and here I thought it was becuase i don't have AT paddle

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Post by Todd » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:57 am

forced2work wrote:and here I thought it was becuase i don't have AT paddle


That too.
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Post by Erick » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:03 am

That is really good news, not because of the paddling difference, but the other launch was unsafe. There are plenty of fish on that 2.5 mile paddle to KARS as well. But getting there before light was a risky situation.
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Post by BlueCrab » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:39 am

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:32 pm


I had to do a double take to make sure it was not April 01, 2007.

Once again, the pendulum swings back way too far. Just MHO.
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Post by yohan1973 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:18 pm

You know how it feels when you meet a woman and fall in love only to find out all of your friends have already been there and DONE that...That's how I feel all of the sudden! It's just not special anymore! lol
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Post by stubb » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:28 pm

Hell, it never was very special in my opinion anyhow. I've never ever done the NMZ that it didn't blow like Hell and/or rain like the Great Flood, or the Men In Black didn't nudge me back to legality with their assault rifles.
The best fishing is far north .. and even better is the east side along the spoils islands running east/west from the tug boat docks. Still off limits evidently depending on which law enforcement agency you happen to cross paths with.
Lotta big fish there .. I've seen'm; I've even hooked a couple, even been in the presence of the lucky dude that landed a 46' red. But I've been skunked elsewhere with far less effort.
I will agree that launching at KARS is a safer bet (read: security of truck) than the Barge Canal or off the road near the cruise ships.
OK .. I can gripe and bitch .. but I do recall pre-9/11/01 sightings of tails two hand spans wide in 4' of water near the spoil islands .... reds and blacks so big it makes your neck tingle. el stubbo
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