Fishing has become more popular in the western wiregrass during the covid-19

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Opp, Ala.(WDHN) —- With closed schools and parents working from home,
Opp residents are looking for a respite from the alarming “health headlines”.
Jimmy Flowers has been selling more minnows and crickets since the advent of the covid-19 pandemic. The “Bait Shop” has been serving
Wiregrass anglers since the 1930s. With schools and businesses “closed”, parents and their kids are casting a line on Lake Frank Jackson looking for a shell cracker or bass that won’t get away.
For Aubrey Anderson and her son, Mateen, this is a great way to spend time bonding and getting away from the fear of the pandemic.
Opp fisherman Wayne Hart says, “Your not going to get the disease from the fish and
one is by themselves on the water”.
Flowers says his rod and reels’ have been selling like hotcakes.
Despite the pandemic, parents, and children spending more time on the water with each other.
In Covington County, Mike Gurspan W.D.H. N. News.

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