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FWC approves Atlantic gray triggerfish size, bag limit changes

November 19, 2015 

The new 12-inch size limit and 10-fish recreational bag limit will be in effect until Oct. 31, 2016. A stock assessment on Atlantic gray triggerfish is expected to be completed in 2016.  

TrophyCatch planning celebration for Hall Of Fame winners

November 17, 2015 

FWC staff will honor the 15 lucky anglers who entered a total of 17 Hall of Fame bass weighing more than 13 pounds each at a ceremony Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Bass Pro Shops in Orlando. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Cypress

November 10, 2015 

The FWC is planning to treat hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant, in portions of Lake Cypress for the week beginning Monday, Nov. 16. The scheduled treatment is subject to weather conditions. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Toho

November 05, 2015 

The FWC is planning to treat hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant, in portions of Lake Tohopekaliga in the week beginning Monday, Nov. 9. The scheduled treatment is subject to weather conditions. 

Periodic Rodman Reservoir drawdown has begun

November 02, 2015 

The reservoir will be 7 feet below normal water level for over three months from the middle of November 2015 to the beginning of March 2016 

Temporary regulation change for Rodman Reservoir begins Nov. 1

October 30, 2015 

Largemouth bass caught in the Rodman Reservoir north of Highway 316 must be released immediately, according to FWC officials. All other normal fishing regulations will remain in effect during the drawdown.  

Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know

October 30, 2015 

FWC researchers are currently monitoring two blooms along Florida’s Gulf coast, one located in northwest Florida and the other in southwest Florida. 

Prescribed fire scheduled for western Lake Okeechobee

October 28, 2015 

The prescribed fire is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, through Monday, Nov. 2, weather permitting. Access to the navigational trails through the bay may be limited temporarily during the fire for safety reasons. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for two Osceola County lakes

October 28, 2015 

The FWC will treat 515 acres on Lake Hatchineha and 532 acres on Lake Kissimmee the first week of November by airboat with Aquathol K™, which has no restrictions for fishing, swimming or irrigation.  

Barracuda: New bag/vessel limits effective Nov. 1 in south Florida

October 27, 2015 

New recreational and commercial bag limits for barracuda go into effect Nov. 1 for state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only. 

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