Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Make Being a Considerate Angler 1 of Your Resolutions

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Make Being a Considerate Angler 1 of Your Resolutions

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Byline: Capt. Jim Johnson

Once again a new year is just around the corner.

Many of us are deciding what New Year's resolution we will implement. I know I could come up with a few with our local anglers in mind.

1. When using the boat ramp when loading or unloading a boat, I will give my fellow boater plenty of time, and if he or she needs it a helping hand. I will wait my turn at the boat ramp patiently - not all boaters are as experienced as others.

2. When fishing a specific favorite spot, if another angler is already there fishing, I will give this angler plenty of room and I will not try to crowd into this spot.

3. I will work well with other anglers when trying to locate live bait, especially in the summer when the pogies are a hot commodity. If you help another angler to find live bait, in turn that angler will help when you are having trouble locating bait. …

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