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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
March 31, 2015
The state record for shoal bass was broken not once but twice during March by anglers Tucker Martin and Jamie Coleman.
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.
December 01, 2014
How would it be if the FWC put some more fish under the tree?
October 31, 2014
Most of those fish are striped bass hybrids - sunshine bass.