Mark Zona appeared on ABC News this week to implore the Governor of Michigan to open up fishing to outdoorsmen and women as one of the few safe social distancing activities people can do in the state. You can see his full article here.
“I am not naive to the situation that all of us are in,” Zona said. “I don’t feel that I’m any different than any others. But the same time, I do feel that right now there are jobs and there are activities that can be done in a safe manner, adhering to social distancing.”
Fishing is a wholesome activity that can be enjoyed remotely away from crowds or other people. Zona lobbied via Instagram on Easter Sunday for anglers and outdoorsmen to call the Governor’s office to voice their opinion on opening access to the water and activities on the water to all boaters and anglers. Gas is at a long-time low and you can enjoy many hours of fishing without ever having to visit a gas station.