Social Distancing for Bass

with Al Lindner

Al Lindner breaks out on the water for the first time of the year, doing what he loves to do, chase largemouth by himself — social distancing for bass.

For years the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has been trying to figure out how to grow the sport of angling.

While the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, hurt numerous businesses, it has helped drive more people to the outdoors. Outdoor activities like fishing, camping, hunting, bicycling has seen a tremendous increase in participation throughout the 2020 season. States all across the country saw as much of a 25-30 % increase in fishing license sales. In recent years we’ve seen also seen exponential growth in high school and collegiate fishing teams.

With all this, we have to be aware of the increased pressure on our fisheries. Our department of natural resources will have to focus on harvest management, slot limits, public accesses, AIS issues, and tournament permits based on the fact we have far more people utilizing these limited water resources. Let’s join Al Lindner with more on social distancing for bass.

Al Lindner breaks out on the water for the first time of the year, doing what he loves to do, chase largemouth by himself.

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