November 25, 2015
The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 29, 2016, reopening to harvest March 1, 2016. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.
November 24, 2015
This holiday season, consider gifts to show your support of wildlife and help carry on the tradition of spending time with family and friends on Florida’s beautiful beaches, waterways and wildlife conservation areas.
November 20, 2015
Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the FWC's Women’s Fishing Clinic in Pensacola on Dec. 5. Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more.
November 19, 2015
Greater amberjack will close to harvest in state waters on Saturday, Nov. 21 and will remain closed through Dec. 31. It closed to harvest in Gulf federal waters Sept. 28. Both state and federal waters will reopen Jan. 1, 2016.
November 19, 2015
The new 12-inch size limit and 10-fish recreational bag limit will be in effect until Oct. 31, 2016. A stock assessment on Atlantic gray triggerfish is expected to be completed in 2016.
November 17, 2015
FWC staff will honor the 15 lucky anglers who entered a total of 17 Hall of Fame bass weighing more than 13 pounds each at a ceremony Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Bass Pro Shops in Orlando.
November 10, 2015
The FWC is planning to treat hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant, in portions of Lake Cypress for the week beginning Monday, Nov. 16. The scheduled treatment is subject to weather conditions.
November 05, 2015
The FWC is planning to treat hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant, in portions of Lake Tohopekaliga in the week beginning Monday, Nov. 9. The scheduled treatment is subject to weather conditions.
November 02, 2015
The reservoir will be 7 feet below normal water level for over three months from the middle of November 2015 to the beginning of March 2016
October 30, 2015
Largemouth bass caught in the Rodman Reservoir north of Highway 316 must be released immediately, according to FWC officials. All other normal fishing regulations will remain in effect during the drawdown.