Efforts to improve recreational fishing opportunities in Bay County are moving ahead. That followed approval Tuesday by the County Board of Commissioners of a plan to pursue grant money for a feasibility study to establish a shored based fishing site.
County Executive Jim Barcia says the most likely possibility involves a pier pushing out into the Saginaw Bay from the Bay City State Recreation Area in Bangor Township.
Barcia emphasized no County money will be requested or utilized for a local match, but assistance would be sought from sources like the Bay Area Community Foundation.
Bay County is already the recipient of a nearly $1,000,000 federal grant to develop a rock reef for fish spawning habitat which should be available next year.