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Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

April 25, 2017 

Anglers targeting grouper in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic, including state waters off Monroe County, will be able to take home some of their catch starting May 1, when the season for several species reopens to recreational and commercial harvest.  

FWC discusses creating additional fishing opportunities for gag grouper in Gulf 4-county region

April 20, 2017 

At its April meeting, the FWC discussed the future management of Gulf of Mexico gag grouper and approved a draft proposal to extend the recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties.  

FWC approves 78-day recreational red snapper 2017 season in Gulf waters

April 20, 2017 

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the FWC set the 2017 Gulf state waters recreational red snapper season. 

Gulf greater amberjack state waters to close April 22

April 20, 2017 

At its April 20 meeting in Tallahassee, the FWC approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder of 2017, starting April 22.  

Lionfish and king mackerel among marine topics discussed by FWC

April 20, 2017 

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the FWC discussed exciting new lionfish removal incentive opportunities and also approved management changes to the king mackerel fishery. 

Warren Bayou in Bay County soon to be open year-round

April 19, 2017 

The FWC has approved a measure that will allow fishing year-round in Warren Bayou, its tributaries, and within 100 yards of the mouth of the bayou.  

New summer day camps hosted at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

April 17, 2017 

Registration is now open for the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center’s new summer day camps, which are a fun way for kids to learn about saltwater fishing and kayaking.  

16.75-pound bass takes lead for TrophyCatch Season 5

April 13, 2017 

The FWC TrophyCatch program announces its new Season 5 heaviest catch leader – Dominic Montalto with a 16-pound, 12-ounce largemouth bass caught in a private pond in Estero. 

FWC provides tips for living with alligators

April 12, 2017 

During spring when temperatures rise, alligators become more active. Although alligator incidents are rare, the FWC recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water.  

FWC to host Lake Okeechobee habitat and fisheries management meeting

April 07, 2017 

FWC habitat, fisheries and wildlife biologists will provide an overview of their management programs on Lake Okeechobee, and will answer questions following the presentations.  

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