The FlatsWorthy movement, spearheaded by a noble group of anglers, began with an ambitious goal to promote boating courtesy among all who enjoy our shallow bays. No one argued against the premise that fishing should be a relaxing escape rather than a contentious battle among angling factions. The core founders and followers of FlatsWorthy are guides, paddlers, airboaters, fly-fishermen, wade anglers, along with those who drift-fish or enjoy poling the flats. FlatsWorthy was established as a diverse coalition of anglers with mutual respect engaging in a conversation to reverse a childish trend of inconsiderate behavior. And then came Hurricane Harvey, putting the movement on pause. Read more>>>READ MORE
RESPECT FELLOW ANGLERS
Be considerate toward the space, time and efforts of fellow anglers.
Know before you go — look for other anglers before entering a fishing area.
Don’t needlessly take shortcuts across flats, run the shorelines, or disturb fishing grounds
RESPECT THE RESOURCE
Reduce your footprint to share the resource equitably.
Avoid damaging natural resources and fish habitat.
Support habitat restoration projects.
RESPECT THE LAW
Know and obey fishing and boating regulations.
Report fish, game or boating law violations you encounter.
Participate in opportunities for public comment on proposals for new and revised regulations.