Thanks for the advisory. And I certainly would not try to just go hang in the middle of the ship channel in any boat. I grew up with and still own property in Holly Beach, and with the right truck the west side is very reachable. There are also some drainage canals that dump into the canal just north of the jetties, a little south of the pogie plant. I don't really plan to fish that area unless I've prefished it or have it on good word that the trout are that far south. However there are some more protected areas around monkey island. I'm really just trying to make sure that areas that were open last year are now actually closed.