For the first time in over 30 years, it appears the Department of Wildlife Resources officials have opened the south marina inlet to Willard Bay State Park to fishing during the month of March. I fail to understand the reasoning behind this move.
Originally, this section of water was closed to protect the spawn of walleye during their spawning period. During this time it was common for fishermen to snag the vulnerable walleyes during their run.
I feel this is a grave error to re-open this section of water during March. I understand the need to attract more people in this state to buy fishing licenses, but this is not the way by selling the fishermen out to attract new licensees. Protect our wildlife and reverse this decision.
I would appreciate an answer because many of my fellow fishermen are concerned about this decision.
Dennis C. Casper