National Fishing and Boating Week is a time of celebration that highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing. In 2016, the event will take place during June 4-12 2016. This time is dedicated to all activities and discussions pertaining to fishing and boating. During this week, many states offer a day of free fishing where you can take your boat out on the water and fish, free of charge. In Vermont this day of free fishing is on Saturday the 11th of June and in New York it’s later in the month on the weekend of 25th and 26th. This week of celebration is a wonderful opportunity for many to exercise their fishing skills, enjoy the summer weather, interact with nature and most importantly have fun with family and friends. You could meet up with an old fishing buddy or bring your child out on the water to show them some cool tricks you’ve mastered over the years. If you are bringing your kids onboard for the first time, skim through our article on boat safety tips for children.
We at Woodard Marine are especially excited for this time of year as we celebrate these activities that we are so passionate about, with both seasoned fisherman and newcomers. In order to spread the joy of fishing and boating, we are hosting a Photo Contest where we want you to upload photos of you and your loved ones in categories ranging from biggest fish to best memory when fishing. Winners of this Photo Contest will receive prizes ranging from a motor to a fish finder. We encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day to upload some photos like these:
As you get ready to go out on the water, be sure to read our article on boating emergencies and how to prevent them.
If you happen to be on Lake Bomoseen next week, come stop by Woodard Marine to check out the variety of services we offer from boat rentals, replacement parts, servicing to a showcase of some of the newest and coolest boats on the dock.
Happy Fishing Week!