An Open Letter To All Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Guides & Anglers
Dear Mosquito Lagoon fishing guides & local anglers,
I would like to personally apologize for the ill-timed Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Spots online course.
Like you, we personally love and fish the Lagoon. So it pains me to see the destruction and death of seagrass over the years. The amount of pollution, brown water, and fish kills over the years sickens me. So I completely understand how you can get fired up when some online fishing club starts promoting fishing spots in your backyard.
And even though helping anglers find fish aligns with our mission as a company, the timing and verbiage of the ad/offer were not appropriate.
In fact, it wasn’t congruent with who we are as anglers, as a company, or as a brand.
It was quickly removed from Facebook but that doesn’t make it right.
It was a mistake and I wanted to personally tell you that I am sorry. We here at Salt Strong are better than that as leaders, anglers, and conservationists.
On the flip side, there were some hurtful (and even slanderous) things said by some guides and local anglers directed at Salt Strong. You guys are better than that also.
We already have enough things going against us as fishermen, and the last thing we need to do is fight among ourselves – especially when you consider just how similar our goals align.
Think about it – both Salt Strong and fishing guides want nothing more than to see people catching fish, we love seeing anglers creating memories out on the water, and we desire to see our waterways and estuaries thrive for years to come.
We want to make sure our kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren all have the same opportunities to fish as we did, right?
So why aren’t we working together to support each other and to get more people out fishing? We all win when more people are catching fish and creating memories on the water. It keeps fishing alive, brings new anglers to the sport, and lifts up the entire fishing industry just like a rising tide.
If you’re still reading, you might be wondering where we go from here?
In a sentence, we want to help you AND we want to help the Lagoon.
For one, we’re going to be building a Guide Partnership Program. It’s something we’ve been discussing internally for a while and this Mosquito Lagoon issue moved it up to a priority.
The Salt Strong Guide Partnership Program will be a way for us to team up with fishing guides, to help promote you to our audience for bookings, to help all of our communities, and to help raise awareness and money for your fisheries. It will be a huge win-win for everyone involved.
I am 100% confident that we are STRONGER together and we’ll put our money where our mouth is to prove it.
And just so you know, there won’t be any charge to the guides or anyone else for the Guide Partnership Program. We simply want to help you and our communities, for free.
Two, I’m wide open to hearing other ideas on how we can help work together with you.
As I told a couple of guides this past week, we have an open-door policy here at Salt Strong and I’d personally love to hear from you with any ideas on how we can improve as a club, how we can team up, how we can help our fisheries, how we can help with our ongoing water issues, or how we can help the fishing industry as a whole.
Here’s my private email address. You have my word that anything you send me will remain confidential.
Also, if you’d like more information about the Guide Partnership Program, let me know and I’ll add you to the list for more details.
Tight lines and thank you for taking the time to read this.
I appreciate you big time and thank you for calling us out when we needed it.
P.S. – Please revert from leaving any negative comments. They aren’t helpful and they will be deleted. None of us should allow negativity in our lives. Thank you all.
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