A Fish Sanctuary has been established by Regulation on part of inner Long Point Bay. It is now necessary to refrain from all fishing between May 15th to the fourth Saturday in June (opening day of bass season) – in the area labelled NO FISHING AREA below.
The Sanctuary is to protect the bass fishery during the spawning period. But there are still plenty of areas to fish along the shores of Long Point Bay and out into the outer bay to Turkey Point, Pottahawk, Bluffs Bar and more.
The number of anglers fishing in Inner Long Point Bay during late May and June is increasing – resulting in increased stress on the bass.
Even an accidentally hooked (and returned) bass guarding its nest can mean the loss of its reproduction effort for the year…and that means fewer bass in the years to come.
Your cooperation will help the bass – and protect your sport.