Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Boats on Fender works
Okay folks, How about using some good ol' brain cells when out fishing at the bridges. Some uneducated people seem to deem it okay to tie up to fender works at the bridges-and on the channel side to boot! . People, not only are you in a channel, where you have put you and your crew in dangers way, and you have set yourself up for major fines. It is illegal to tie up to any fender work system and on either side (Channel side or not) and you are also financially liable for the time the held up vessels had to wait for you to move.
ie: There is a tug (Mr. Cass) with her barges, who has had to hold up transiting the Rigolets (L&N) Bridge this morning due to fishermen tied to the guide walls. (I understand the bridge tender told people to move but no one listened).
So use your head folks, the life you save could be your own, and I doubt your fishing buddies will help with the fines.