The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors recently announced the second public Catch & Release Open Fishing event at the M-1 Impoundment. ITID will open the impoundment to the general public on Saturday, Feb. 1 and Sunday, Feb. 2 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The site will have parks and recreation staff members on hand throughout the day. There are no public restrooms available. Participants must abide by all ITID rules and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations. All those attending will be required to sign a release waiver. Do not disturb or approach wildlife.
The following rules apply: no driving or parking on the berm, a valid Florida Fishing License is required, catch and release only, no entry into the water or use of flotation devices in the water (including no boats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, wading, swimming or floating), no alcohol or drugs and no hunting. Anyone not abiding by the rules or the direction of district staff will be asked to leave.
To get to the site, start from Seminole Pratt Whitney Road at Hamlin Blvd. Head West on Hamlin Blvd. to 190th Avenue North. Take 190th Avenue north to 94th Street North. Go west through the yellow gate and continue 2.6 miles to the M-1 Impoundment.