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Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby geofish » March 8th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Anybody know if Mashes Sands boat ramp is open? They were talking about closing it for a month to dredge the channel after the hurricane, but I haven't checked lately.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby Ebryant » March 8th, 2019, 9:33 pm

They told a friend of mine it would be July or August.
They are doing something to the ramp.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby fredhey » March 9th, 2019, 9:21 am

Was by there Wednesday and it was closed off as was Mashes Sands Beach road at the ramp turn in. Think I remember from the local mullet wrapper sometime last month that the ramp would be closed for several months.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby StMarksAngler » March 13th, 2019, 1:47 pm

Makes sense, close down the ramp for several months at the beginning of the boating season.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby reelbad » March 13th, 2019, 3:26 pm

StMarksAngler wrote:Makes sense, close down the ramp for several months at the beginning of the boating season.

I would bet money that those that lost their homes and business could care less about a boat ramp, regardless the time of year or season.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby MudDucker » March 14th, 2019, 6:32 am

I used that ramp several times during duck season and it was in good shape, so I don't know why they decided it needed to be closed and repaired.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby Salty Gator » March 14th, 2019, 7:23 am

reelbad wrote:
StMarksAngler wrote:Makes sense, close down the ramp for several months at the beginning of the boating season.

I would bet money that those that lost their homes and business could care less about a boat ramp, regardless the time of year or season.

Maybe folks that lost their homes and business need to get on the water as bad as anyone. The local economy could use the dollars.This is a thread about the status of a boat ramp ( although it is in the wrong section.. it is definitely not an offshore fishing report) ,if you would like to start another about the hard times people are having then no one is stopping you.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby Rhodes » March 23rd, 2019, 7:41 pm

https://www.thewakullanews.com/content/ ... g-dredging

This article in the Wakulka news says the ramp is closed for dredging and may open on March 20 (weather permitting). Anyone know if the dredging is vomplete?
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby Rhodes » March 23rd, 2019, 7:44 pm

Check that.....didnt realize this was a article from 2018.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby Rhodes » March 26th, 2019, 4:18 pm

Was wondering if you could launch a 20' bay boat at the Ochlockonee Bay Boat Ramp on the SW side of the bridge at say mid-tide or higher? If so would it require a four-wheel drive truck to do so? Just looking on google earth it appears the ramp is covered in sand at a lower tide. Not sure if that's just sand washed up covering the concrete ramp and it's still a good hard surface or if it is in fact a dirt (sand) ramp?
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby silverking » March 26th, 2019, 4:46 pm

Bridge ramp is concrete, but the current rips through there with lots of accumulated sand. Small jons and skiffs aren't usually a problem. I wouldn't attempt a bay boat launch without 4-wheel drive, however, unless you have a buddy vehicle with a tow strap to haul you back out if you get stuck.

Alternatives are the Shell Point Wakulla County Ramp. Rock Landing Ramp in Panacea or Ochlockonee River State Park. Deeper, protected water. Launch fees required.

Hope this helps.

(Edited to add Rock Landing)
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby Rhodes » March 27th, 2019, 8:11 am

Thanks Silverking, that's exactly what I was needing to know. Looks like it will be Rock Landing Ramp for me.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby Captainawesomepants » April 16th, 2019, 9:58 pm

The mashes sands ramp didn't seem remotely close to being done this past weekend.

Also, I got stuck several years ago at the bridge ramp pulling a 14' whaler with my old jeep that was on 33" mud tires...luckily I had a winch. I haven't launched there since but might give it a go while the other ramp is out of commission.

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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby STMU » April 17th, 2019, 5:27 am

Captainawesomepants wrote:Also, I got stuck several years ago at the bridge ramp pulling a 14' whaler with my old jeep that was on 33" mud tires...luckily I had a winch. I haven't launched there since but might give it a go while the other ramp is out of commission.


I've got stuck there too. Trailer completely sank in the sand while trying to pull the boat out. Ended up pushing the boat off the trailer, and dug out the sand around the frame, tires, and axles. I was able to pull up the trailer enough to find harder sand, winched the boat back on and never went back again! I was pulling out near a low tide, which was probably part of the problem, but I'm not letting that happen a second time.
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Re: Status of Mashes Sands Boat Ramp?

Postby FishWithChris » June 7th, 2019, 10:29 am

Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Administration wrote:Mash Island Boat Ramp will RE-OPEN tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, 2019.




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