As you folks are aware, we are going through a period of uncertainty that none of us were expecting or saw coming. This virus and the reaction to it by our leaders and health advisers is nothing short of unprecedented and a bit scary at the same time. Unfortunately, due to the potential for negative effects and the need to minimize the potential for casual contact transmission, the State of Florida has decided to cancel all events, public or private that were scheduled on State Park properties until at least May 25th. This comes as bass tournaments are hitting full swing. As a result, we are forced to cancel the 24th Annual Ed Taylor Save Rodman Bass Tournament. We are discussing rescheduling later in the year if things change for the better rapidly, however considering all the other scheduled tournaments and those who will reschedule it may be difficult to fit this event in.
We want to thank all of you individually, as well as all of our sponsors and prize donors, for the continued support in helping us educate the public and the elected officials who ultimately hold the fate of this diverse ecosystem and recreational resource as to its true value and environmental benefit. If you have already registered to fish the tournament, you can request a refund by sending an email to email@example.com and we will gladly refund your entry fee or you can indicate that you want to stay registered for the Save Rodman Tournament next year on April 17th, 2021, so save that date.
Please stay safe and follow the recommendations of the health advisors as we want to see you all at our next tournament.
Thanks again from all of us at Save Rodman Reservoir.