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Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

Gulf Red Snapper Opens Recreationally Oct. 1 in State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which…


Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

Atlantic Snook to Close in Florida State, Federal Waters

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters closes June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal, state and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook remains closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National…


Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

Gulf Amberjack Closes in Florida State, Federal Waters June 1st

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1. Greater amberjack will reopen for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters Aug. 1. State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to 3 nautical miles and in the Gulf from…


April 1 Marks Openings for Some Groupers, Snappers; Closing for Spiny Lobster in Florida State Waters

April 1 Marks Openings for Some Groupers, Snappers; Closing for Spiny Lobster in Florida State Waters

Atlantic vermilion snapper and several species of Gulf of Mexico grouper will be back on the list of fish that recreational anglers in state waters can take home for dinner starting April 1. The first day of the spiny lobster closed season is also April 1. Vermilion snapper that are…


Changes to Atlantic Black Sea Bass Recreational, Commercial Harvests In Effect in Atlantic State Waters

Changes to Atlantic Black Sea Bass Recreational, Commercial Harvests In Effect in Atlantic State Waters

Several changes to black sea bass management in Atlantic state waters went into effect this week. These changes will help rebuild the Atlantic black sea bass population for future generations of recreational and commercial fishers and were made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at its Dec. 5…


Warm Winter Brings Red Drum Action to Florida

Warm Winter Brings Red Drum Action to Florida

The calendar says it’s February, but you sure can’t tell it by the fishing action. February is generally considered to be one of the slowest months of the year, but my Super Bowl weekend half-day fishing trips out of Carrabelle proved otherwise. With water temperatures in the mid-60s, which is…


New Gulf Grouper, Amberjack and Triggerfish Rules Take Effect Jan. 1

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises anglers that new rules to help manage gag and red grouper, greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico waters take effect on Jan. 1. The recreational daily bag limit for gag grouper is now two fish per person within the…


Salmon Fishing Opportunities Increase Along the Washington Coast Beginning Aug. 26

OLYMPIA – Anglers will be able to fish for salmon seven days a week along most of the Washington coast beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. The new rules will increase fishing opportunities at Westport (Marine Area 2), La Push (Marine Area…


Bay Scallop Season Opens July 1

The recreational harvest season for bay scallops begins July 1 and continues through Sept. 10.  Open scalloping areas on Florida’s Gulf Coast extend from the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County to the Pasco-Hernando county line near Aripeka. Bay scallops may be taken only within the…


Summer Crabbing Season To Open in Puget Sound

OLYMPIA – Sport crabbers planning to fish for crab in Puget Sound this summer will find the upcoming season similar to last year’s, including catch-reporting procedures required by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Starting June 18, crab fishing will open seven days a week in the western…