Grab Your Rod and Reel – MacDill AFB Is Open for Fishing

The waters off MacDill AFB. Photo courtesy of MacDill Happenings.com

The waters off MacDill AFB. Photo courtesy of MacDill Happenings.com

The bay waters that lap on the southern shores of MacDill Air Force Base are typically off limits to civilian fishing boats, but not this Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Col. Scott DeThomas, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander, has opened two miles of the base coastline to recreational fishermen starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. for the one day.

Guest anglers must be registered. You can register and get full details by calling the outdoor recreation office at 813-828-4982.

MacDill officials have designated the area as a no-wake zone. Registered fishermen will be identified by a flag provided by MacDill AFB. Those not displaying the issued flag on their vessel will be escorted out of the area.

Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish & Wildlife and the U.S. Coast Guard will be on the water to provide support.

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One Response

  1. Good initiative for veterans, good as they, fishing, may forget their problem and find a new force for affront problems. An istant of peace for retemptr theyself. thanks on behalf of buddies claudio alpaca

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