• Fishing Lake Panasoffkee

    Lake Panasoffkee is the fishing hole where some top anglers cut their teeth on bass fishing and it's also the place where anglers have a chance to win thousands of dollars on April 4 and through the year.

    The April 4 date is the annual General Sumter's Last Stand Big Bass Tournament. Along with the tournament day events and prizes, anglers can try to reel in General Sumter himself, worth the big cash prize money.  

  • Trophycatch Program Earns Angler $40,000 Boat

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program awarded a $40,000 Phoenix bass boat to Jill Ganey, of Tallahassee, during the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lake Tohopekaliga-Kissimmee. It was a fitting venue, since it was at the Bass Pro Shops grand opening in Tallahassee in September 2013 where Jill actually registered for the TrophyCatch program.

  • Learn where to go as freshwater fishing heats up!

    Up North, anglers are hunkered down, dreaming of fishing in Florida. Here in the Fishing Capital of the World, freshwater sunfish are already on spawning beds in the southern half of the state. In north Florida, they are getting ready to come to shore to let loose the next generation of finned wonders.

  • Lifetime fishing license on sale

     Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced cost, through Dec. 31, 2014.

  • Hatcheries stock freshwater fish

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) operates two freshwater fish hatcheries, which will stock more than 3.5 million fish again this year, with most being custom-designed striped bass hybrids -- aka sunshine bass.


  • General Sumter worth $10,000 to lucky angler

    He’s Ba..aa…ck and worth $10,000

    By Brenda Locklear

  • Scalloping

    Scalloping offers family-friendly fun

  • Youth fishing

    Inspiring young anglers


  • Get Fishing

    From fishing clinics to license-free fishing days, FWC offers plenty of ways to get fishing


  • 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.