July 07, 2016
The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon July 16 at Bings Landing County Park, 5862 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast.
July 05, 2016
he 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10. The season will reopen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.
July 01, 2016
This regulation change will streamline existing rules, allow anglers to keep smaller, more abundant bass and protect larger bass in order to ensure that Florida continues to produce trophy bass in the future.
June 29, 2016
The FWC, along with partners the Fishing League Worldwide Foundation and The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation, are offering a grant from the RBFF to encourage the creation of high school fishing teams and clubs.
June 27, 2016
Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30.
June 24, 2016
Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four locations with nine locations on the list in total—more than any other state.
June 16, 2016
Eagle Lake Fish Management Area in Hamilton County closes June 27 and will remain closed for approximately one month, according to FWC officials.
June 16, 2016
The FWC partnering with the Florida Sport Fishing Association will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon June 25 at Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal #3, 220 Christopher Columbus Drive, Cape Canaveral.
June 14, 2016
After a prolonged cold spell in January 2010, the FWC took immediate action to help snook populations rebound by closing the fisheries. The latest stock assessment shows that catch rates have returned to pre-cold event levels.
June 10, 2016
Since the kick-off on May 14, 29 divers have entered 4,338 lionfish in the statewide Lionfish Challenge, which rewards those who remove 50 or more lionfish from waters across the state.