Report Details

About a dozen people enjoying mild winter day on beach. Playing, walking, photographing. Driftline has much more and much larger woody debris than usual. Steep winter cut on dune faces is beginning. Wet sand high on foredune indicates recent high tide, maybe storm. Oddest thing: man repeatedly throwing net across Myers Creek at its narrowest point (about 4 ft) on beach, just before the water fanned out. No catch apparent. As we approach, he stuffs his net into a backpack and walks away. Thirty minutes later I hail a passing highway patrolman, and report what we saw. The officer asked for a description of the fisherman and said he would report to ODFW. We enjoyed a surprisingly beautiful sunset from the N end of mile 23.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Walking or running: 5. Playing in surf: 1. Playing in sand: 4. Photography: 3. Fishing: 1. Other Activities: sanddollar collecting. Pleasant day; fine sunset about 5 p.m. Mom and 3 kids using perennial driftwood fort at S. end. Others walking on beach, taking pictures. The fisherman appeared to be Native American and put away his net and left as we approached.

Concerns

Apparent violations: Throw-Net fishing in Myers Crk.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Fewer birds than "normal"

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces. Plentiful and large woody debris especially at S end. Two large piles of kelp.

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

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Mile 23

Pistol River SP north, south of Myers Creek

April 9, 2021

Parked here to walk Mile 22.

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