Biologists ask anglers to report tagged largemouth bass.

Tagged Largemouth bass on Florida's INLAND WATERS

  • Cut the tag from the bass as close to fish as possible.
  • Record tag number, total length, date, and location of fish capture.
  • Report the capture information to the Angler Tag Return Hotline
    1 (800) 367-4461 or tagreturn@MyFWC.com.
  • Mail the tag to:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Attn: LMB Tagging Study
FWC Freshwater Fisheries
601 W. Woodward Ave.
Eustis, FL 32726

Tagged Largemouth bass on Florida's EAST COAST RIVERS
(Loxahatchee, St. Lucie, and Sebastian rivers)

  • Record tag number, total length, date, and location of fish capture.
  • Report the capture information to the Angler Tag Return Hotline
    1 (800) 367-4461 or tagreturn@MyFWC.com.
  • If you keep your catch, mail the tag to:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Tequesta Field Lab
19100 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Tequesta, FL 33469



FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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