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  • TrophyCatch Season Kicks Off in Florida

    TrophyCatch Season Kicks Off in Florida

    Florida bass conservation and register for a chance to win a new boat all in the same program!

  • Teen Lands Maryland Record for Florida Pompano

    Teen Lands Maryland Record for Florida Pompano

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has officially recognized 14-year-old Scott Hartzell Jr. of Easton as the first official state record holder for a Florida pompano. Hartzell caught the 3.375-pound fish on Stone Rock near Tilghman Island.

  • Florida Largemouth Stocked in 3 Lakes

    Florida Largemouth Stocked in 3 Lakes

    We stocked more than 1 million Florida-strain largemouth bass this past weekend

  • Randy Pierson Wrap Up from Florida

    Randy Pierson Wrap Up from Florida

    Randy Pierson Wrap Up from Florida

  • Statewide population estimate of the Florida manatee published

    Statewide population estimate of the Florida manatee published

    Updated statewide abundance estimate for the Florida manatee The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) accomplished an important conservation goal by publishing the results from the second statewide population estimate of the Florida manatee. Results from the 2015-2016 manatee abundance survey suggest there were between 7,520 and 10,280 manatees in Florida, totals higher than an earlier abundance estimate suggested. This exciting news contributes to the conclusion that conservation measures implemented by the FWC and its partners continue to create an environment that allows the manatee population to recover.

  • New Opportunities for a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record

    New Opportunities for a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, anglers will have more opportunities to catch a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record. Four new species – white grunt, blueline tilefish, schoolmaster snapper and red porgy – will be added to the list of species eligible for a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record. Catches for these newly-added species must be made on or after Jan. 1, 2019, to qualify for a record.

  • USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

    USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

    Salty Water Causes Some Algae to Release Toxins USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

  • Bigger Fish with Florida Bass Stockings

    Bigger Fish with Florida Bass Stockings

    One thing you will never find is a bass angler who is happy with catching medium-sized fish

  • Florida Largemouths at Orange Lake

    Florida Largemouths at Orange Lake

    Orange Lake for Florida Largemouths Orange Lake is the largest lake in the North Central Region at 12,550 acres . It is designated as a Fish Management Area and is located about 20 miles southeast of Gainesville. Orange Lake averages 5.5 feet deep with a maximum depth of 12 feet. Water levels fluctuate an average of 2 feet, annually. Outflow is controlled by a fixed-crest weir located at Highway 301 (southeast portion of lake). Orange Lake receives inflow from Newnans Lake through River Styx and from Lochloosa Lake through Cross Creek. Cross Creek (1.8 miles) is navigable to most boats during normal water levels.

  • Florida teen fatally struck in head by prop in fall overboard when dad accidentally hit throttle

    Florida teen fatally struck in head by prop in fall overboard when dad accidentally hit throttle

    His nickname came about, Gulmy said, because he often wore a blue fishing shirt to school.

  • Florida Gov. Declares State of Emergency as Red Tide Kills Fish and More

    Florida Gov. Declares State of Emergency as Red Tide Kills Fish and More

    The red tide has made breathing difficult for locals, scared away tourists, and strewn popular beaches with the stinking carcasses of fish, eels, porpoises, turtles, manatees and one 26-foot whale shark.

  • Pensacola’s Jerry Pate Joins Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Board

    Pensacola’s Jerry Pate Joins Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Board

    Legendary golfer and businessman from Pensacola, Jerry Pate, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida.

  • Florida FWC Plans Hydrilla Treatment

    Florida FWC Plans Hydrilla Treatment

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat Lake Hatchineha in Osceola County for invasive hydrilla during the week of June 4-8, weather permitting.

  • Boat Flippin' in Florida | Less Than a Minute Fishin' Vid

    Boat Flippin' in Florida | Less Than a Minute Fishin' Vid

    Boat Flippin' in Florida with Michael Murphy

  • Estuary Restoration Makes Progress in Florida

    Estuary Restoration Makes Progress in Florida

    C-43 Reservoir will store water to help Caloosahatchee River and Estuary during wet and dry periods LaBelle, FL - Bulldozers have been piling up massive mountains of earth and construction crews have been working since last year to build a restoration project crucial to the health of the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary. The C-43 West Basin Reservoir remains on schedule with a steady stream of funding championed by Gov. Rick Scott and Florida House representatives Matt Caldwell, Heather Fitzenhagen, Dane Eagle, Ray Rodrigues, Byron Donalds, Bob Rommel and senators Lizbeth Benacquisto, Kathleen Passidomo and Denise Grimsley.

  • Wiggins Earns Second Career B.A.S.S. Victory At Southern Open On Florida’s Harris Chain

    Wiggins Earns Second Career B.A.S.S. Victory At Southern Open On Florida’s Harris Chain

    Jesse Wiggins of Cullman, Ala., wins the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open #1 held on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Fla. Wiggins brought 21 pounds, 5 ounces to Saturday's weigh-in, giving him a three-day total of 59-4.

  • B.A.S.S. Southern Open win on Florida’s Harris Chain results in a Bassmaster Classic Invite

    B.A.S.S. Southern Open win on Florida’s Harris Chain results in a Bassmaster Classic Invite

    The first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open of 2017 heads to Harris Chain of Lakes out of Leesburg, Fla., Jan. 19-21, where anglers will compete for cash and prizes and also a berth in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic.

  • Tiger Shark Recaptured in North Florida 10 Years After Tagging

    Tiger Shark Recaptured in North Florida 10 Years After Tagging

    The tiger shark was caught as a pup when it was a mere 32-inches long, and, remarkably, it was caught 10 years ago to the day from when Wolk landed the fish.

  • New Barracuda Size Limits Set for Florida

    New Barracuda Size Limits Set for Florida

    At its November meeting in St. Petersburg, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set new barracuda size limits.

  • FLorida's TrophyCatch program receives national award

    FLorida's TrophyCatch program receives national award

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program received the 2016 Aquatic Education Outstanding Sport Fish Restoration Project of the Year award from the Fisheries Administration Section of the American Fisheries Society at the FWC Commission meeting on Nov. 17 in St. Petersburg.