Re: The Saltwater License and why its coming.
States that have implemented a saltwater license have all seen reduced participation in the beginning. Some states, actually saw a 50% reduction in participation the first year. Sure some of that is people unaware of it, and over time license numbers increase, but in this economic climate many of the mom and pop tackle shops simply cannot afford to loose the casual angler. And they will be the slowest to adapt to paying for something they have always gotten free.
The fact is we're getting one, whether we like it or not, but the timing couldn't be worse for this struggling industry.