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Black Bass Management Plan yields angler benefits

February 04, 2016 

Progress has been made in all four major areas targeted in the Florida Black Bass Management Plan: new opportunities, habitat management, fish management and human dimensions. 

FWC Saltwater Fishing YouTube Channel has all your fishing tips

February 03, 2016 

Ever wondered how to tie a certain knot, but didn’t know who to ask? Check out the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) newest YouTube Channel. Find us on YouTube by searching FWC Saltwater Fishing or go to MyFWC.com/SaltwaterFishing. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

January 29, 2016 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for hydrilla the first week of February. 

Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 27, 2016 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Augustine

January 25, 2016 

Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic Feb. 20 in St. Augustine. 

Mutton snapper workshops scheduled for February

January 19, 2016 

Attend one of the upcoming mutton snapper workshop hosted in February by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16

January 06, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the FWC the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water. 

The trophies are coming.

January 06, 2016 

By going to TrophyCatchFlorida.com anglers can register, submit fish, and examine other catches from around the state. Just registering makes you eligible to win a $40,000 boat package. Ed Prather was the lucky winner of the third Phoenix Bass Boat given away by TrophyCatch.  

Register for Snook Symposium by Jan. 6

January 04, 2016 

The day-long discussion is open to the public and will focus on snook management and research in Florida, including the results of the soon-to-be released 2015 stock assessment, information on population recovery following the 2010 cold kill, and opportunities for improving snook management. Learn more by viewing the agenda at MyFWC.com/Snook2016. 

Seasonal grouper closure starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

December 21, 2015 

Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County. This seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, yellowfin and tiger grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby.  

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