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Proposed New Rule to Ban Boca Grande Jig

At their upcoming meeting on September 5th – 6th in Pensacola, Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will have a final vote on proposed new rules that would ban the use of the “Boca Grande Jig” and others with similar construction in Boca Grande Pass.58

Under the proposed gear restrictions for Boca Grande Pass, a bottom weighted hook such as this would be illegal.

We are requesting that BTT members and other concerned anglers contact the Commissioners to express support for this new regulation, and urge them to vote “yes” on September 5.

To contact the Commissioners you may email them, call the Commission office at (850)-488-4676, or write to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 S. Meridian St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600.

Read BTT’s letter to the Commissioners.

Tight Lines,
Aaron Adams, Ph.D.
Operations Director