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FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

June 01, 2016 

Aquatic plant control operations are scheduled for Lake Rousseau during the week of June 6, weather permitting. About 100 acres of invasive hydrilla will be treated in boat trails on this lake bordering Citrus and Levy counties.  

Fishing time for kids

June 01, 2016 

Make sure the young people you know have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and are not doomed to a life of idle make-believe. Sign them up for an outdoor camp today. 

Anglers, be aware – tagged cobia in Florida waters

May 27, 2016 

Scientists with the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are tagging cobia in order to track movement of the fish to learn more about the migration of the Gulf and Atlantic stocks. 

Amberjack, gray triggerfish close June 1 in Gulf state waters

May 25, 2016 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) closes June 1 and will remain closed through July 31, reopening Aug. 1. 

Gag season starts June 1; new size limit effective same day

May 25, 2016 

On June 1, gag grouper opens for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters and the black grouper and gag minimum size limit increases from 22-inches to 24-inches total length.  

Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

May 23, 2016 

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island!

May 20, 2016 

The FWC is hosting a free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 4, at the St. George Island State Park. Advance registration is required.  

Fernandina free Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic rescheduled

May 19, 2016 

The FWC Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic scheduled for May 21 in Fernandina has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled for June 11 at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave.  

Teenager catches state-record flathead catfish

May 19, 2016 

Charles Patchen (13) from Alabama caught a 63.8-pound flathead catfish on the Chattahoochee River in Jackson County at 2:30 p.m. on May 15. He beat the previous certified state record by more than eight pounds. 

Bay scallop workshops scheduled May 24 and June 13

May 18, 2016 

Workshops to gather public input on this summer’s bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay will be held May 24 and June 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Capital City Bank conference room in Port St. Joe.  

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