Sport fishing is one of those things you can still do and not worry about the coronavirus. To be safe, practice social distancing on lake, river or stream. If you’re on a guide boat, if possible stay at least six feet away from the skipper and anyone else on board. Net your own fish. All my guide friends are continuing to take out parties, but have the option of refusing anyone who shows signs of being ill, including sniffling and coughing, pollen or not.
My friend and fishing reporter Capt. Judy Helmey wants everyone to know her charter service is still running fishing trips out of Savannah. “We are doing everything possible to keep everyone who fishes with us safe and we’d appreciate anyone not feeling well to postpone their trips. We’ll cancel your charter and reschedule when it’s safe.
If you plan a trout fishing trip with friends to the Georgia or South Carolina mountains, just plan to keep your distance with others along the streams, and recommend they do likewise.Six feet or mare away from the others should be safe.
(The regular fishing report will return as usual next Friday).