I’ve talked to a few people and here is what I’m going to say is the current state of affairs.
The bill will not come up for a vote in February. It isn’t ready. No one has seen it. The most recent comments from Gray are pure politics in the worst sense of that word, which is saying something.
There is no reason to hold off on planning your trip.
When and if ANYTHING happens, there won’t be some short little window of notice. Folks in the know don’t think anything is likely to happen, or at least nothing that really impacts the DIY angler more than maybe buying a license.
So… while Gray’s comments are irresponsible, he is a politician and that seems to be mostly what they do.
See you in the Bahamas.