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Florida leads the nation in family fishing and boating spots

June 24, 2016 

Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four locations with nine locations on the list in total—more than any other state.  

Eagle Lake closes temporarily June 27

June 16, 2016 

Eagle Lake Fish Management Area in Hamilton County closes June 27 and will remain closed for approximately one month, according to FWC officials. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

June 16, 2016 

The FWC partnering with the Florida Sport Fishing Association will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon June 25 at Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal #3, 220 Christopher Columbus Drive, Cape Canaveral. 

Snook stock is on the rise, aligns with FWC goals

June 14, 2016 

After a prolonged cold spell in January 2010, the FWC took immediate action to help snook populations rebound by closing the fisheries. The latest stock assessment shows that catch rates have returned to pre-cold event levels.  

Let the Lionfish Challenge begin; may the odds be ever in your favor

June 10, 2016 

Since the kick-off on May 14, 29 divers have entered 4,338 lionfish in the statewide Lionfish Challenge, which rewards those who remove 50 or more lionfish from waters across the state.  

New state record shoal bass caught in Florida

June 10, 2016 

Jimmy Ray Tice from Cottondale caught a 5.2-pound shoal bass on the Apalachicola River in Gadsden County at 6:45 a.m. on May 27, 2016. He beat the previous certified state record by more than 5 ounces. 

Bay scallop workshop scheduled June 13

June 06, 2016 

A workshop to gather public input on this summer’s bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay is scheduled for June 13 in Port St. Joe. The FWC will provide survey updates and gather feedback about potential management options.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

June 02, 2016 

The FWC and Pensacola Recreational Fisherman’s Association will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at Fort Clinch State Park. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

June 01, 2016 

Aquatic plant control operations are scheduled for Lake Rousseau during the week of June 6, weather permitting. About 100 acres of invasive hydrilla will be treated in boat trails on this lake bordering Citrus and Levy counties.  

Fishing time for kids

June 01, 2016 

Make sure the young people you know have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and are not doomed to a life of idle make-believe. Sign them up for an outdoor camp today. 

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