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TrophyCatch awards Season 6 Phoenix bass boat package

December 06, 2018 

The FWC's TrophyCatch program awarded its Season 6 Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat and trailer, powered by a 200 hp Mercury Marine outboard, guided with a MotorGuide trolling motor and anchored with a Power-Pole, to Benjamin Porter from Jacksonville.  

FWC to meet Dec. 12-13 in St. Augustine

December 05, 2018 

The FWC will meet Dec. 12-13 at World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida 32092. Both days are open to the public. 

FWC adds new opportunities to catch a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record

December 05, 2018 

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.  

FWC arrests individual for multiple misdemeanor, felony counts related to commercial fishing violations

November 28, 2018 

Luis Falcon committed several violations of commercial fisheries regulations, including trap and tag violations, and commercial fishing without an applicable saltwater products license (Florida’s commercial license).  

Snook harvest seasonal closure in most Gulf waters starts Dec. 1

November 27, 2018 

Snook, as well as redfish, remain catch-and-release only in state waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County (includes Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County) through May 10, 2019, in response to the impacts of red tide. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Little Lake Harris

November 13, 2018 

While there will be no restrictions on fishing and swimming during this treatment for invasive hydrilla, there will be a 14-day restriction on irrigation to turf and landscape ornamentals. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

November 09, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in established boat trails on the lake. Boat trails requiring hydrilla treatment to maintain navigation include County Trail B, Shoreline south of County Trail C, Lighthouse Cove and River Retreats Trail.  

Catch a Florida Memory announces new Triple Threat Club to reward anglers like Katlyn Paul

November 07, 2018 

The FWC has created a new honor, the Triple Threat Club, for those who participate in all three Catch a Florida Memory programs, including Saltwater Grand Slams, Saltwater Fish Life List and Saltwater Reel Big Fish. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee

November 02, 2018 

There will be an aerial treatment of up to 5,000 acres of invasive water lettuce in the southeastern portion of the lake. The purpose of this treatment is to improve fish and wildlife habitat. 

PHOTO RELEASE: FWC, partners discuss enhanced support for continued red tide response

November 01, 2018 

FWC and Florida DEP leadership highlighted continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities, at a media availability at FWRI.  

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