“This guide is designed to help anglers find great places to fish and to educate them on Georgia’s fishing opportunities and regulations,” explains John Biagi, fisheries management chief. “We advise new and experienced anglers alike to familiarize themselves with this publication before casting a line.”
The 2013 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for WRD fisheries management offices and WRD law enforcement offices, trout stream listings, public fishing area information, state record fish listings and complete fishing regulations for Georgia.
You may view, download and print the guide at www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/regulations . Pick up a printed copy at WRD fisheries management and law enforcement offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.
New information highlighted in this year’s guide includes:
* FREE Saltwater Information Program (SIP) license required when fishing in saltwater.
* New license: A 1-day saltwater shore-based fishing license is available. $5 for resident or non-resident.
* Kids’ fishing opportunities.
* Free Fishing Days for 2013.
For more information about Georgia’s fishing regulations or for information about where and when to go fishing, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com or contact the nearest WRD fisheries management office.
LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION: Registration for the Spring 2013 season is going through Feb. 9. If you need to register in person, you can do so at AMBUCS Park.
Fee to play this year is $125 for baseball and $75 for softball, but you can get a discount if sign up online and pay in full.
Tryouts dates and times for baseball are as follows: 5/6 Division, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 11; 7/8 Division, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 12; 9/10 Division, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 14; and 11-13 Division 6:30 p.m., Feb. 15. Drafts for baseball will be 6:30 p.m., the day after tryouts, excluding 11/13 Division which will be right after tryouts and 3/4 Division will be at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 11.
Tryout dates and times for softball are as follows: 7/8 Division, 10 a.m., Feb. 16; 9/10 Division, 11:30 a.m., Feb. 16; 11/12 Division, 1 p.m., Feb. 16; and 13-&-up Division, 2:30 p.m., Feb. 16. Drafts for softball will follow tryouts excluding the 4/6 Division which will be at 10 a.m., Feb. 16.
Opening day is March 9 for baseball and March 16 for softball. For more, go to www.spaldingcountylittleleague.com.
YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION: The Griffin Soccer club will conduct registration for the spring 2013 season from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., on Saturdays in January at Wyomia Tyus Park snack bar in Griffin.
You can also register online at www.griffinsoccer.org.
For more, phone (678) 608-0534.
ATTENTION GHS BASEBALL ALUMNI: New Griffin High School head baseball coach Kevin Mobley is looking for all GHS baseball alumni. If you played baseball for GHS or know someone who played GHS baseball (1 year or all 4 years), please get in touch with coach Mobley as soon as possible. Contact him by email (email@example.com) or by phone (678-340-5617).