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Snook season starts Sept. 1

August 29, 2017 

A snook permit, as well as a recreational saltwater license, is required unless the angler is exempt from the recreational license requirements.  

Labor Day weekend is perfect for Gulf reef fishing; last weekend for red snapper, first weekend for gray triggerfish

August 29, 2017 

The 2017 recreational red snapper season in both Gulf state and federal waters will close for the year on Sept. 5. Also during Labor Day weekend, the limited fall gray triggerfish season will start ramping up in Gulf state waters.  

Public meeting to address managing aquatic plant life on Lake Okeechobee

August 29, 2017 

The FWC will hold a public meeting from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, at the Clewiston Youth Center to address the management of aquatic plants on Lake Okeechobee. 

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

August 25, 2017 

The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will be open for harvest Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.  

Spotted seatrout workshop can now be attended online/on-demand

August 24, 2017 

Learn more about the current stock assessment of this species and tell the FWC how you’d like to see this fishery managed in the future.  

Hogfish recreational season remains open in state waters

August 22, 2017 

Hogfish recreational harvest will close in federal waters off Florida’s Atlantic and southern Gulf coasts Aug. 24, but state waters will remain open.  

Update: Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

August 21, 2017 

The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption.  

Hogfish conservation measures and boundaries effective Aug. 24

August 14, 2017 

The size limit increase and recreational season will allow Atlantic hogfish more opportunities to spawn before entering the fishery and, along with a bag limit change, will help rebuild the Keys/east Florida hogfish population to sustainable levels.  

Catch a Florida Memory with 10-year-old Katlyn Paul

August 10, 2017 

Katlyn’s love of the water runs deep, and working on her life list is more about the experience than the recognition.  

FWC adds new category to Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program

August 08, 2017 

The FWC, in collaboration with IGFA, maintains state all-tackle records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida waters, including 77 species in both conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories.  

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