The environmentalists are coming after Rodman Reservoir again. For nearly 20 years, they’ve been trying to destroy this world-class bass fishery on Florida’s Ocklawaha River
Even though it is a diverse ecosystem, a wildlife haven, and one of Florida’s most popular destinations for outdoor recreation, they want it gone because it is the last remnant of the Cross-Florida Barge Canal, which was discontinued more than 40 years ago.
I’ll have an in-depth opinion piece about this in the April issue of B.A.S.S. Times. It will include an angler’s call to arms, which I also will issue right here right now.
You can help protect Rodman Reservoir by participating in the 2012 Annual Save Rodman Open Fishing Tournament on April 21. Go here to learn more and to find out the history of Rodman and the fight to save it.
Also, here’s an article in the Orlando Sentinel about this newest attempt to destroy Rodman. I'll warn you that it favors the environmentalists, with a couple of outrageous quotes included that aren't challenged or countered.
And be sure to read my column in the April issue of B.A.S.S. Times. You can subscribe to it by becoming a member of B.A.S.S. It’s a great publication, providing news about fisheries issues such as access and invasive species, as well as how-to articles and tournament coverage