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TrophyCatch approaches 3,000 trophy bass recycled as Season 4 begins

October 01, 2015 

The FWC is proudly wrapping up Season 3 of TrophyCatch. Since inception of this innovative citizen-science, conservation rewards program in October 2012, nearly 3,000 trophy largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds have been caught, documented and released in Florida. 

‘Pitch It’ to save fish and wildlife

September 04, 2015 

The FWC is taking a leadership role by working with the American Sportfishing Association’s “Pitch It” campaign. This voluntary program encourages anglers across the country to dispose of their soft plastic lures properly as concerns about these lures accumulating in public waters are increasing.  

Say ‘I Do’ to getting a fishing license and helping conservation

July 30, 2015 

The “I Do” Fishing License Campaign emphasizes the fact that you don't have to fish to benefit from purchasing a Florida fishing license. Fishing is important to Florida’s economy and quality of life, and buying a fishing license is a simple way for a non-angler to support conservation. 

Bass management is evolving

July 01, 2015 

Bass anglers may wonder why the Sunshine State supports some of the best bass fishing in the world. Harvest management through fishing rules and regulations play a role, and the FWC is currently considering sweeping changes to streamline bass regulations and make them more effective. 

Time to reconsider bass fishing

June 01, 2015 

The FWC helps celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week by offering license-free saltwater fishing opportunities to residents and tourists during the first weekend (June 6-7) and follows up with license-free freshwater fishing the following weekend (June 13-14). 

Fish kill ‘season’ warming up with the weather

May 01, 2015 

This time of year concerned anglers and citizens begin to see sporadic fish kills across the state. Most are on a small scale but, depending on circumstances, can seem quite significant. 

Two of Florida's riverine black basses tie for state record

March 31, 2015 

The state record for shoal bass was broken not once but twice during March by anglers Tucker Martin and Jamie Coleman. 

Learn where to go as freshwater fishing heats up!

January 30, 2015 

Here in the Fishing Capital of the World, freshwater sunfish are already on spawning beds in the southern half of the state. In north Florida, they are getting ready to come to shore to let loose the next generation of finned wonders. 

Many holiday goodies available - some under the fish attractor 'tree'

December 01, 2014 

How would it be if the FWC put some more fish under the tree?  

FWC hatcheries stocking 3.5 million freshwater fish, spreading a little 'sunshine'

October 31, 2014 

Most of those fish are striped bass hybrids - sunshine bass. 

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