Re: Laurel Hill
In the spring from March 1 to opening day in mid-April, most of the stocked waters are closed to fishing.
But the "special regs" areas are open to fishing.
So when you get some nice spring like weather, those regs areas, which have only a small mileage of water, get heavily fished.
And the ones under the Select program get even more pressure.
I see no problem with efforts to get a lot of people out there fishing in early spring. It sells licenses, and people have fun.
But I do see crowding as a problem that they could and should work on. Since fishing at this time of year is popular, then more mileage should be open to fishing now.