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Guana Dam reopens for fishing

News Release

Friday, June 18, 2010

Media contact: Justin Ellenberger, 904-825-6877; Joy Hill, 352-258-3426

The water and land area surrounding the water control structure on the Guana dam at Guana River Wildlife Management Area that has been closed since May 3 is reopening this weekend, just in time for the free saltwater fishing weekend. The area has been closed for necessary repairs to the structure. 

"This is the most popular place for shore-bound anglers at the dam, and now that the construction is completed, they can return. And just in time for the Father's Day Free Fishing Weekend," said Justin Ellenberger, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

All Florida residents and visitors are invited to fish statewide for saltwater species without a license during the upcoming Father's Day weekend, June 19 and 20.  All other saltwater fishing rules continue to apply.

The Guana dam is about midway between St. Augustine and Jacksonville Beach, just off A1A in St. Johns County.

For questions, call the FWC at 904-825-6877.



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