Fishing through the coronavirus
Covid-19 or coronavirus has become one of the most discussed topics of 2020’s infancy. There has been widespread panic in regards to this new unknown threat. Folks are going into self quarantine and businesses are going on standby. While you could become a total recluse and hide indoors, getting out and going fishing could be a much more productive way to dodge the coronavirus.
One of the main ways health care professionals have suggested avoiding contracting the coronavirus is simply to distance yourself from people. Going and fishing your favorite river is a great way to avoid crowded areas and close proximity to possibly affected people. Plus as an added benefit many people are staying home leaving the rivers empty of all but the most driven anglers. Fish both anadromous and resident are likely to be more rested during this period as well due to the lack of regular angling pressure.
Washing your hands is also recommended. While you could run to the sink constantly or bathe in hand sanitizer to keep your hands clean it’s a lot simpler to just dip them in the river you’re fishing. If it’s because you’re sending a nice fish back to his home even better. Many of my friends carry biodegradable camp soaps in their waders incase they encounter poison oak during the fall. These same sorts of soaps can be used riverside to ensure your hands are clean if you feel it’s necessary.
There’s always a silver lining to any situation. In this case it’s that this is the perfect excuse to go out and spend some quality time on the water. This too shall pass and in the meantime why not spend the time productively with fresh air and exercise instead of worrying. If you’re not entirely sure where to go, or what to use we’d be more than happy to help you. Stop by the shop or give us a call at (800) 266-3179.
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Tight lines and we hope to see you out there (provided you’re an acceptable distance away).