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- Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle. Use proper dumping stations instead of tossing refuse into the water.
- Make sure that you use the correct type of bait and fishing gear permitted in that area. There may also be limits on the number, size, and kind of fish that you can keep. Check with your destination ahead of time to see what the local regulations allow. If you use a boat or watercraft when fishing, check to see what kinds of watercraft are allowed at the body of water where you are going to fish.
- Pay attention to local procedures and cautions for cleaning your watercraft after you leave the water so that you don't encourage the spread of npn-native species, such as the Zebra Mussel, to the next body of water you may visit with your boat.
- Don't fish in areas where it is not permitted. These areas have been declared "off limits" to fishing to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.
- If using a boat to fish, wear your life jacket and make sure that your passengers wear theirs, too !
- Use caution when baiting and removing hooks
- Do not fish on unauthorized waterways
- If operating a houseboat, be careful of carbon monoxide build-up around the boat
- Obey the posted speedlimits and wake warnings if using a watercraft when fishing
- Bring along extra safety items such as water, flashlights, maps, and a cellphone or radio
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