WGMD Fishing Report 3-22-18

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Why is it that when they make a lousy prediction the weather boys are always correct, but when they call for sunshine, warm temperatures and no wind we still get lousy weather?  Wednesday was one of their more accurate forecasts with rain, snow and sleet along with wind over 40 knots and temperatures in the 30s.  The seas in the ocean were running over 11 feet and there was tidal flooding.  Welcome to spring.

The US Interior Department has awarded the State of Delaware over $8,000,000 in hunting and fishing funds.  The fishing funding is 3.5 million and hunting will get 4.7 million.  The state will now decide how this money will be spent under federal guidelines.

I sit on the advisory council charged with deciding how to spend the money on fishing projects.  We use money from fishing licenses to match the federal money at a three to one basis.  That means for every dollar we get from your fishing license, we get three dollars from the feds.  The federal money comes from a 5% excise tax on fishing related products.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.