By Louie Stout

Want more reasons to avoid group gatherings at boat launches?

South Carolina’s Governor closed public access to state boat ramps and beaches on lakes, rivers and waterways.

Gov. Henry McMaster said the closure was due to “behavior observed this past weekend by the Department of Natural Resources and SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division). This is unfortunate for those who chose to responsibly follow the instructions of our public health officials, but it is necessary action to prevent the spread of this dangerous virus.”

It is Michiana Outdoors News hope that anyone planning fishing contests – private, public, small or large - would reconsider. Such actions could jeopardize all of our remaining fishing rights during this crisis.