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California Sportfishing League
The California Sportfishing League is pleased to join you in honoring our nation's veterans this Memorial Day Weekend!
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California Sportfishing League
"On the eve of Memorial Day Weekend, local health officials in San Francisco and Berkeley moved to allow sport fishing boats to operate out of those cities — so long as they abide by a lengthy list of rules designed to avoid the spread of coronavirus," reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
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California Sportfishing League
Western Outdoor News reports that trout season in the Eastern Sierra may open June 1st.

https://wonews.com/dfw-lifts-fishing-delay-in-alpine-county/
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California Sportfishing League
"Kayak angler Brian Beam of Mission Viejo is having the time of his life. On Saturday, Beam cashed in on his first legal white seabass, a fish of a lifetime scaled at an unofficial 80 pounds. In the informal world of kayak fishing, a new all-time record," writes Western Outdoor News.

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California Sportfishing League
"Lovely Martha Sportfishing has been operating in Fisherman's Wharf since 1908, and according to owner Frank Rescino, he, his family members and his employees are the true "fishermen of Fisherman’s Wharf."

"Fishing came first," Rescnio told SFGATE. "Then came the restaurants, hotels and tourists. I’ve been a captain for 48 years, my son almost 15 years. Nobody has a bigger legacy to lose than I do."

Like most businesses across the region, Lovely Martha has been shut down due the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and Rescino is itching to reopen, albeit with new physical distancing and sanitization measures to ensure the safety of his customers. Unlike other businesses however, Lovely Martha — along with other Bay Area sport fishing and whale-watching tour groups — are completely in the dark as to which stage of the state's reopening plan they fall under," reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
"Taking the family fishing is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day because it keeps everyone together for a fun activity, and the fish don’t know if they’re taking mom’s, dad’s or the kids’ bait, so everyone has an equal chance to catch fish. Although the idea of taking the family fishing can seem overwhelming, the difference between having an “ok” fishing trip and a great one is a little extra planning and preparation."