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Hall of Fame bass caps three days of fishing on Rodman Reservoir

January 23, 2015 

Dewight “Richie” Whitmore, 27, from Ringgold, Georgia, caught, documented and released a 14-pound, 1-ounce Florida largemouth bass at Rodman Reservoir on Martin Luther King Day. Whitmore, fishing with Georgia friend Josh Broome and Florida fishing guide Sean Rush, was using live shiners when they laid into the behemoth around 8:30 in the morning. 

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for southern Lake Co.

January 22, 2015 

Applications must be received by Jan. 30. 

Help plan the future of Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area

January 20, 2015 

Public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Monroe County. 

Sign up to participate in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey today

January 20, 2015 

Sign up today to participate in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey. The easy, no-cost process will help the FWC paint a clearer picture of how many people are targeting Gulf reef fish, like red snapper and gag grouper, and what anglers are seeing on the water. 

FWC to score antlers in Archer

January 14, 2015 

People can bring their bucks to the Midwest Feed and Farm, 13046 SW State Road 45 in Archer. Scoring begins at noon. 

Information sought regarding suspicious pelican deaths

January 14, 2015 

The FWC is seeking information regarding the injuries and deaths of approximately six pelicans in the Florida Keys. 

Prescribed burn planned for Escribano Point WMA

January 09, 2015 

The burn is expected to be finished in one day. The public should expect to see smoke from the fire throughout the weekend. 

Northwest Florida blue crab trap closure ending early

January 09, 2015 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Florida/Alabama state line through the Franklin/Wakulla county line starting Saturday, Jan. 10. 

Florida panther returned to the wild after recovering from vehicle strike

January 07, 2015 

The 2-year-old male was set loose in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee Co. 

TrophyCatch championship ring awarded

January 07, 2015 

Joseph "Brooks" Morrell of Hampton earned the top prize for catching, documenting, releasing a 14-pound, 9-ounce bass. 

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