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Hale Eddy Boat Ramp

moosekid

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Drove past the Hale Eddy "launch" on Tuesday and saw a mini excavator, bobcat, and dump truck. They had brought in some large rocks and created a bit of a roundabout for trailers, and the dump truck was parked down in the ramp area.

I didn't jump out of the car to see if they were making it more of a ramp or less of a ramp, but that roundabout kinda suggests that they are restoring it for regular boat traffic. The past 5 or so years you've either needed a very lifted truck / trailer with large tires or to get creative and winch your trailer down the boulders to launch here.

Does anyone know what the plan is?
 
I haven't heard myself, but that was never a boat launch ramp although many do it, it was always meant as an angler access point.
 
Whatever it was, I hope they make it a launch place. I don't even fish the WB anymore because of the limited access points for boats.
 
I reached out to someone in the area. They are NOT doing anything with the "Boat Ramp". They made the parking area smaller. :(
 
On brand. New York purchased angler parking at the Long Eddy boat launch last season. In 2023 it was just a rectangular mud pit but it could hold ~(10) trucks w/ trailers. This season they put down a bunch of crushed gravel and installed these wooden lanes to demarc parking spaces. It seems like they intentionally carved it up to provide the fewest parking spots possible given the space. They even list certain spaces as "no trailer" parking spots. So now we're down to 4 official spots to park a trailer at Long Eddy, although you can still park by the train tracks...
 
Are people still breaking into cars / vandalizing down in Long Eddy? I stopped taking out at Long Eddy because of that.
 
I wouldn't know. I drive a Subaru Outback, the official vehicle of tough guys. People often mistake me for a Hell's Angel simply due to the white subaru.

Having a car that's full of trash and smells bad is another effective thief deterrent. The only person with a stinkier car than me on the entire Delaware system is Beetle. You can ask Gene.
 
I wouldn't know. I drive a Subaru Outback, the official vehicle of tough guys. People often mistake me for a Hell's Angel simply due to the white subaru.

Having a car that's full of trash and smells bad is another effective thief deterrent. The only person with a stinkier car than me on the entire Delaware system is Beetle. You can ask Gene.
Actually, I've seen the inside Beetle's car. The difference between his car and a homeless guy with a shopping cart containing everything he owns is that one has an engine and the other doesn't.

The Subaru... Yeah, I get it. When someone drives a Sooby, you know they are a true outdoorsman, built like a lumberjack. You just don't F with them.
 
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