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New Barracuda Size Limits for south Florida

FWC Sets New Barracuda Size Limits for south Florida

At its November meeting in St. Petersburg, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set new barracuda size limits. These changes will apply in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only and include: Creating a recreational and commercial slot limit of…


Melt the Butter; Spiny Lobster Seasons Start Soon in Florida

Melt the Butter; Spiny Lobster Seasons Start Soon in Florida

The 2016 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 27 and 28, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before…


Man Catches Florida State-Record Blue Catfish During Tournament

Man Catches Florida State-Record Blue Catfish During Tournament

Bill Stewart, 66, of Weeki Wachee, caught a 69-pound, 8-ounce blue catfish on the Choctawhatchee River, near Ebro, during the Choctawhatchee Catfish Roundup tournament on May 30. He beat the previous state record by 5 pounds. Stewart had landed four flatheads and a nice channel catfish before he put the…


Holidays Bring Fishing Bonuses in Florida

Holidays Bring Fishing Bonuses in Florida

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and for many people represents their only four-day holiday. So what better time to offer license-free fishing days? Friday, Nov. 29, will be a license-free freshwater fishing day, followed by a saltwater license-free day on Nov. 30. To round out the gift-giving, Saturday, Dec….


NOAA Announces Temporary Fishing Rule to Protect South Atlantic Red Snapper

NOAA’s Fisheries Service has announced an interim rule that will prohibit commercial and recreational fishing for red snapper in federal waters off North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and the Atlantic coast of Florida. The six-month rule becomes effective on January 4. It can be extended an additional six months if…


Anglers’ Legacy! – Florida Leads the Way

“Give a Man a Fish and You Feed Him for a Day; Teach a Man to Fish and You Feed Him for a Lifetime” We Floridians take our fishing seriously. The proof lies in the actions anglers take to ensure a bright fishing future. Between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009,…


Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin – Creels; Aren’t They Old Fashioned Fish Baskets?

You might wonder why someone in a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) boat is stopping you and asking to participate in a “creel survey.” Two questions come to mind. What is a creel? And why does it require a survey? Very good questions – one answer involves tradition;…


Bass Study on Pinellas County’s Lake Seminole Receives Second Stocking

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will stock 19,000 hatchery-reared largemouth bass, implanted with coded wire tags, in Pinellas County’s Lake Seminole May 28. The lake is the scene of a unique research project that compares growth and survivability rates of stocked bass with those of wild largemouths.  …