Destinations of the Month
Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. It is an ancient and worldwide
practice that dates back about 10,000 years with various techniques and
traditions and it has been transformed by modern technological developments.
You can help to take care of our lakes, rivers, and other waterways so that
others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the
Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting
your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle. Use
proper dumping stations instead of tossing refuse into the water.
Make sure that you use the correct type of bait and fishing gear permitted
in that area. There may also be limits on the number, size, and kind of fish
that you can keep. Check with your destination ahead of time to see what the
local regulations allow. If you use a boat or watercraft when fishing, check
to see what kinds of watercraft are allowed at the body of water where you
are going to fish.
Don't fish in areas where it is not permitted. These areas have been
declared "off limits" to fishing to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for
Safety While Fishing:
If using a boat to fish, wear your life jacket and make sure that your
passengers wear theirs, too !
Use caution when baiting and removing hooks
Do not fish on unauthorized waterways
If operating a houseboat, be careful of carbon monoxide build-up around the
Obey the posted speed limits and wake warnings if using a watercraft when