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Old 05-17-2006, 04:23 PM
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How would you rate Odiorne Park for mid-June?

I am helping to organize a group picnic and Odiorne came up. Part of the agenda is fishing, so I was leaning toward something between Pavillion, Cranes to Wingaersheek. A co-worker suggested Odiorne instead - it seems rocky where my gut feel says sand is better for beginners.

OPinions from those who know the park?
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:34 PM
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Our VP wants:

Picnic tables
Grilling
Alchohol allowed
Fishing

thanks in advance
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My take on Odiorne is its not for beginers or wives that want to walk on the beach as there is virtualy none. But I loved it and will go back again without my wife or other non manic fisher types.
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Hmmm....

Juro,

Odiorne is very rocky and there aren't many places right there that are newbie friendly.

I have walked over the large, slippery boulders in search of bass on occassion but I only go there when I see breaking fish - or when I am in the feet friendly kayak.

I sometimes bump into spear fishermen there and they marvel at some of the large bass that they see around the jetties at Odiorne.

The tidal creek right near Odiorne (blanking on the name right now but it pours out into Little Harbor) has some pretty decent fishing at that time of year. I plan on fishing there this weekend.

There is a gorgeous park in New Castle (5 minutes from Odiorne) that has picnic tables and grills etc. (not sure about alcohol) and there is a sand beach and some nice rocks to cast from near the beach. This is a good spot at that time of year and it is right near the mouth of the Piscataqua.

But I agree with you that a large sand, shoaly area might be better for rookies.

Good luck!

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Our VP wants:

Picnic tables
Grilling
Alchohol allowed
Fishing

thanks in advance
Now that's my kind of VP
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:21 AM
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Juro,

Although the point itself is very rocky, a short walk beyond the jetty (Little Harbor) puts you into a nice sandy protected area. I have done quite well in the bowl created behind the jetty. The area is also kayak and small boat friendly, with a boat lauch just up the road from the park entrance. The ramp is completely dry at low tide so plan accordingly.

The park is managed by the State so I would caution you to check on the alcohol status.
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Thanks guys I will look into it accordingly.

While doing the research I found a good option for a group of 10 members to strafe a very unexploited area for the day... will post later.
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