Fishing and Boating Season is upon us!

Mono County Sheriff boat

To:       All News Outlets

From:   Jennifer Hansen, Public Information Officer

Date:    April 22, 2013

RE:        Fishing and Boating Season is upon us

It is that time of year! Fishing season is upon the Eastern Sierra with opening day set for Saturday, April 27th. With the large number of fishing enthusiasts anticipated to be on the waterways of Mono County, the Mono County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind boaters, float tubers, etc. to think safety first while enjoying their fishing activities.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Department continues to operate our Boating Law Enforcement Program under grant funding from the State of California and the Department of Boating and Waterways. The department operates patrol boats across all the major waterways throughout the county, and will be enforcing boating laws and ensuring everyone’s safety throughout opening weekend. Please remember to use caution and common sense when operating any type of watercraft for your safety and for the safety of those around you.

Also, as a reminder to visitors and residents alike, always be prepared for changing weather conditions along with hazardous conditions on some of our lakes. Even though our winter is not what most would’ve called heavy, some lakes are softening up due to the recent warm weather. Be aware and use caution around any lakes that still may be covered with ice as they may be dangerous to walk on. Anytime you are experiencing our beautiful county, make sure someone knows where you are headed and be prepared for rain, snow, freezing temperatures, or that perfect blue bird sunny day.

Enjoy yourself this opening weekend and good luck catching the “Big One!”

Written and prepared by Jennifer Hansen, Public Information Officer