Around here (Tampa Bay, FL) it's a personal choice - most people don't. But our office takes them regularly from a few of our members who go out diving
frequently. Boat name, boater's name, #POB, expected return time, contact info...if we don't hear from them within a reasonable margin of error of their estimate, we call them, then their on-shore emergency
contact, then CG. I don't think I've ever had a missed FP that was actually a problem - sometimes unloading the catch is so exciting they just forget to call us back. We also occasionally get longer ones - someone sailing from Key West
to Cedar Key, for example, will check in with each office along the way, and that one will forward the FP to the next office along the route
so they know to expect to hear from them.
But for daysailing, in an area with good VHF
& cell phone
coverage, not going far offshore
, and especially if there are other boaters around, most people here don't bother.
For long or potentially riskier trips, I know I would leave a plan with someone I trusted and check in with them when possible to keep up to date.