JN Ding Darling Fish brochure by fionan

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                     Welcome to the J.N. "Ding" Darling                     Non-residents: All non-residents 16      Crabbing              Non-residents are required to have
                     National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge                   years of age and older must have a       Regulations           a saltwater fishing license to crab.
                     offers excellent fishing opportunities
                     and quiet, scenic areas in which to
                     boat. The care and protection of
                                                                            freshwater license to fish for
                                                                            freshwater fish.                           Male                Blue crabs may be harvested
                                                                                                                                           with hand-held dip nets only.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        J.N. “Ding” Darling
                     natural resources is our primary goal.                 Freshwater fishing on the refuge is                   Female
                     All Florida state laws apply to
                     fishing in the refuge. In addition,
                                                                            allowed at Island Inn Pond and
                                                                            Airplane Canal at the Bailey Tract.
                                                                                                                     Blue crab’s
                                                                                                                     underside:
                                                                                                                                           Use of bait or traps is prohibited.                                                                          National Wildlife Refuge
                     there are specific refuge regulations
                     for fishing and crabbing. If you           Catch and   When releasing fish, certain
                                                                                                                     male and female       There is a limit of 20 crabs per
                                                                                                                                           person per day; only 10 may be                                                                               Fishing and Boating
                     should have questions, please contact
                     the refuge staff at the Visitors Center
                                                                Release     procedures will ensure their
                                                                            recovery from being caught:
                                                                                                                                           female. Harvest of egg bearing
                                                                                                                                           crabs prohibited.                                                                                            Regulations
                     or call 472-1100.
                                                                                                                     Boating
Fishing              Fishing licenses are available on
                                                                            To minimize damage to the fish, use
                                                                            plain steel hooks or plain steel with    Regulations
                                                                                                                                           All refuge waters, including Tarpon
                                                                                                                                           Bay, are zoned slow speed/minimum
                                                                                                                                           wake. Caution: Watch for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2000
Regulations          Sanibel Island at Tarpon Bay                           bronze finish instead of stainless
Fishing Licenses     Recreation Area, Bailey's General                      steel, and preferably barbless.          Refer to map on       endangered manatees.
                     Store, and The Bait Box.                                                                        back.
                                                                            Release fish as soon as possible                               Two launch areas for boats, canoes,
                     Note: Lead fishing tackle prohibited in                with a minimum of handling.                                    and kayaks are located on Wildlife
                     refuge waters.                                                                                                        Drive. Refer to map for locations.
                                                                            Fish have a protective coat of
Saltwater Fishing Residents: Residents between 16 and                       "mucus" that should not be                                     Launch site #1 is in the non-
                  64 years old must have a saltwater                        removed. Do not handle or hold fish                            motorized boat zone. Motorized
                  license to fish from a boat. Residents                    with cloth, metal tongs, leather, etc.                         boats must pole or paddle through
                  do not need a license to fish for                         Wet your hands to avoid removing                               the non-motorized boat areas of the
                  saltwater fish from the bank.                             mucus.                                                         Refuge.

                     Non-residents: All non-residents                                                                                      Launch site #2 is in the motorized
                                                                            If the hook is engaged in the body
                     (except those under 16) must have a                    of the fish, cut the line an inch from                         boat zone. Boats may operate




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                     saltwater license to fish for saltwater                the mouth. The hook will                                       motors from this site.
                     fish in all locations.                                 decompose in three or four days.
                                                                                                                                           Boats over 14 feet in length are not
                                                                                                                                           permitted to launch off of Wildlife
                     Saltwater fishing from shore is allowed                Do not land a fish to be released by                           Drive. This rule does not apply to
                     on both sides of Wildlife Drive. Sport                 netting, dragging it on the ground,
                                                                                                                                           non-motorized canoes and kayaks.
                     cast netting is also permitted (only                   or allowing it to flop around on the                           All waters on the left side of
                     personal use of bait fish and 50 mullet                bottom of the boat.                                            Wildlife Drive are closed to all
                     per person, per day).
                                                                                                                                           boating.
                                                                            Gently return the fish into the
                     Most areas of water on the left side of                water, do not throw it back.                                   Personal Watercraft (jet skis,
                     Wildlife Drive are closed to the public.                                                                              waverunners, etc.) are prohibited in




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                     These areas are posted “Area beyond                    If the fish is weak and sluggish, it                           refuge waters, including Tarpon




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Freshwater           Residents: Residents between 16 and                    towards current) and moving it
Fishing              64 years old must have a freshwater                    slowly in a forward and backward




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                     Residents of Lee County may take                       swim away. This will provide




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                     freshwater fish without a license if                   oxygenated water to the gills.
                     they use a cane/bamboo pole without a
                     reel and are fishing within Lee County.
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