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Fishing Season: Catching The Right Fish At The Right Time
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Fish are living creatures with predictable life and death cycles. The fishing season takes into account this cycle and allows fisherman ability to catch the fish they are after while ensuring that the species will not fall to dangerous levels in any one area.

Some fish species will be protected regardless, and some areas will only allow restricted fishing. Not only does this protect the fish themselves, but also the sport of fishing, ensuring that there will be plenty of fish to be had for the future. Make sure that you follow all fishing laws and regulation, including fishing season and location.

Fishing season will vary from state to state and certain areas may have further restrictions to contend with. If you are at all unclear about the season and restrictions in the area that you plan to fish in, check with local fish and game wardens to be on the safe side. Fishing as part of a charter will eliminate some of the worry and concern; charter captains know their business very well after all.

If you live in an area with bountiful fishing, you might find that the season has plenty of opportunities within it, and that there are often special events to encourage more and more fishing. Minnesota for instance has many weekend events to draw in new fishing fans including their Take-a-Mom weekend and Take-a-Kid weekends.

No matter where you are fishing, no matter what part of the season, know what species can be taken and the limits that are involved. Some fish must be of a certain size before they are considered as legal catches, and some fish species are designated as catch and release only. Remember, the more fvaluable or rare the fish is considered to be, the more restrictive the fishing regulations will be and the shorter the fishing season will be.

Because some of the fines and sanctions can be quite hefty, you want to make sure that you are totally clear on when the season starts and ends, what species is involved and what the limit is for both number of fishes and size. Fishing can be a fun and relaxing way to spend the day, but not if you end up on the wrong side of the game warden. (Fine can reach into the thousands of dollars and can potentially involve some jail time depending on the species involved.)


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