• Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!

    ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ event offers fishing fun


    Ladies are invited to attend upcoming “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” events in May and November.

    Sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in conjunction with the Sport Fish Restoration Program, “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” is a national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and promoting conservation and responsible angling.

  • Anglers have more options to maximize survival of released fish

    Starting Jan. 24, Florida anglers will no longer be required to have and use a venting tool when fishing for reef fish such as snapper and grouper in Gulf of Mexico state waters. Removal of this rule means anglers will have the freedom to determine how to best maximize survival of released reef fish using devices they feel are appropriate, depending on the circumstances.

  • Snook season reopens in Atlantic

    The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31.


  • Grouper season remains open

    Just a reminder that the Feb. 1 through March 31 closure that would have affected several species of grouper in Gulf state waters has been removed and will not occur as it has in previous years. This closure was removed at the September 2013 meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

  • Bass back in town

    Matthew Beck

  • Learning more about Florida’s other blue-colored crab

  • License-Free Fishing Days

    Gov. Scott and FWC Add Four More License-Free Fishing Days to the Calendar

  • General Sumter's Panfish tournament date change

    Anglers!!! There's been a change in date on the "General Sumter's Panfish" tournament.
    The date has been changed and the tournament has been delayed from June 1 to July 13.
    According to organizers, they have been tracking the water levels on the lake with Southwest Florida Water Management District and with the Florida Fish and Wildwlife Conservation Commission and the water is good…but they would like the water levels to be higher.

  • FWC 'Gone Coastal'

    Understanding recreational bag limits

    By Alan Peirce

    Fishing can sometimes be famine, but on the days when it is feast, it’s important to know your bag limit, aka the number of fish you can keep and take home for dinner. These limits are a useful tool in helping protect many of our recreationally important species. There are several types of bag limits and, sometimes more than one type applies. Some even vary by region (spotted seatrout, red drum, weakfish and bay scallops).

  • Sport-fishing trade show held

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