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The purpose of The Florida Freshwater Angler newsletter is to identify excellent Florida freshwater fishing opportunities and to provide anglers with relevant information that will enhance the quality of their outdoor experience.

Issue Date Topics

Issue 34

Oct-Dec 2023

TrophyCatch Tracker, Peacock Bass, Fishing with your Phone Part 2, O.L. Peacock Sr. Park, TrophyCatch Season 11 Research Articles

Issue 33

Jul-Sep 2023

TrophyCatch Tracker, Chain Pickerel, Fishing with your Phone Part 1, Lake Tarpon, Living on the Edge

Issue 32

Apr-Jun 2023

TrophyCatch Tracker, Redear Sunfish, De-Barb those Hooks!, Lake Victor, Fish Anatomy - The Inside Story

Issue 31

Jan-Mar 2023

TrophyCatch Tracker, Channel Catfish, Give Kayaking a Try - Part 3, Lake Rousseau, Fish Population Length Frequency

Issue 30

Oct-Dec 2022

TrophyCatch Tracker, Black Crappie, Give Kayaking a Try - Part 2, Lake Panasoffkee, How Old Is that Bass?

Issue 29

Jul-Sep 2022

TrophyCatch Tracker, Bluegill, Give Kayaking a Try - Part 1, Lake Trafford, Invertebrate Identifier

Issue 28

Apr-Jun 2022

TrophyCatch Tracker, Electrofishing, Largemouth Bass, Give Bream a Try, Mary Holland Park

Issue 27

Jan-Mar 2022

TrophyCatch Tracker, State Record Butterfly Peacock Bass, Spotted Tilapia, Switching from Largemouths to Peacocks, Lower Blackwater River

Issue 26

Oct-Dec 2021

TrophyCatch Tracker, American Eel, Hall of Fame 100 Survey, The Plastic Worm, Lake Apopka,

Issue Date Topics

Issue 25

Jul-Sep 2021

Mayan Cichlid, Catch a Cat, Apopka Challenge Research Results, Lake Okeechobee, TrophyCatch

Issue 24

Apr-Jun 2021

Lake Apopka Fishing Challenge, Triploid Grass Carp, Tackle Care, Fish & Wildlife Foundation, The Life of a Lake, Al Lopez Park Lakes, TrophyCatch

Issue 23

Spring 2021

Lake Apopka Fishing Challenge, Bigmouth Sleeper, Topwater Fishing, The Spawn, HOA and Community Lakes, TrophyCatch

Issue 22

Jan-Mar 2021

Mosquitofish, Knot Know-How, FishReelFlorida Instagram, Electrofishing, Lake Piney Z, TrophyCatch

Issue 21

Oct-Dec 2020

TrophyCatch Eyeball Challenge, Flathead Catfish, Fish Rules App, Blackwater Fish Hatchery, Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes, TrophyCatch

Issue 20

Jul-Sep 2020

Threadfin Shad, How to Certify a Florida State Record, Feathered Fishers, TrophyCatch

Issue 19

Apr-Jun 2020

TrophyCatch, Common Snook, Fish Length & Weight, Beating the Crowd

Issue 18

Jan-Mar 2020

TrophyCatch, Blue Tilapia, Fresh & Saltwater Fish, Fish Hooks, Suwannee Lake

Issue 17

Oct-Dec 2019

TrophyCatch, Golden Shiner, Sport Fish Restoration (SFR), Bait Net Basics, Bobby Hicks Park

Issue 16

Jul-Sep 2019

TrophyCatch Top Ten, Brown Bullhead, Fishing on Your Feet, Orange Lake, Fish Kills

Issue Date Topics

Issue 15

May 2019

Bowfin, Braid Basics (Part 2), The Shape of Fish, TrophyCatch

Issue 14

April 2019

Oscar, Braid Basics (Part 1), Lake Griffin, Fish Scales, TrophyCatch

Issue 13

Jan-Mar 2019

Florida gar, Harris Chain of Lakes, Keeping Your Catch Alive, TrophyCatch

Issue 12

Apr-Jun 2018

Striped bass, Lake Trafford, Small water favorites, What fish see (Part 2), TrophyCatch

Issue 11

Oct-Dec 2017

Spotted sunfish, Lake Pierce, The Science of Trolling, What fish see (Part 1), TrophyCatch

Issue 10

Jul-Sep 2017

Yellow bullhead, Hurricane Lake and Bear Lake, Light tackle fishing, Minnow identifier, TrophyCatch

Issue 9

Apr-Jun 2017

Chain pickerel, Lake Apopka, Grass shrimp, How fish swim, TrophyCatch

Issue 8

Jan-Mar 2017

Warmouth, Osborne-Ida Chain of Lakes, State Record Mayan cichlid, Fish mouths, TrophyCatch

Issue 7

Oct-Dec 2016

TrophyCatch T-Mail, Butterfly peacock bass, Fish anatomy, Lake George

Issue 6

Jul-Sep 2016

TrophyCatch, Redear sunfish, Fish length frequency, Record shoal bass, Saddle Creek Park FMA

Issue 5

Apr-Jun 2016

Channel catfish, New rules for bass, Topwater fishing, Lake Jackson, TrophyCatch

Issue 4

Jan-Mar 2016

Largemouth Bass, The venerable plastic worm, Santa Fe Lake, The spawn, TrophyCatch

Issue 3

Oct-Dec 2015

Sunshine bass, Fishing with your phone Part 2, Angler's bookshelf, Lake Kissimmee, How old is that bass?, TrophyCatch

Issue 2

Jul-Sep 2015

New bass regulations, Fishing with your phone Part 1, Bluegill, Everglades Water Conservation Areas, 2015-16 Freshwater Fishing Regulations, TrophyCatch

Issue 1

Oct-Dec 2014

TrophyCatch, FWC Freshwater Fishing Blog, Black crappie, Kayaking, Lake Okeechobee, Life on the edge

The Florida Freshwater Angler newsletter was formerly known as The City Fisher. Some of those issues are available below. Older back issues are listed in The City Fisher Index and can be requested by emailing

The City Fisher Newsletter
Issue Date Topics

Issue 49

Apr-Jun 2013

TrophyCatch, Largemouth bass, Fishing with your phone, Fish identification

Issue 48

Jul-Sep 2012

Florida gar, Braided line, Holiday Park, Sport fish quiz, Basic lake management

Issue 47

Jan-Mar 2012

Black Bass Management Plan, Channel catfish, Fish tagging study, Snake Creek (C-9) Canal, Everglades Decomp project, Freshwater bait & tackle shop finder

Issue 46

Oct-Dec 2011

Spotted sunfish, Grass shrimp, Interview: John Cassady (Monofilament Recycling), Invertebrate identifier

Issue 45

Jul-Sep 2011

Chain pickerel, Tamiami (C-4) Canal, Florida fly box, Sport Fish Restoration, Roof racks for anglers

Issue 44

Jan-Mar 2011

Bluegill, Getting children back to nature, FWC Big Catch Program, Small boats

Issue 43

Oct-Dec 2010

Black Bass Management Plan, Coded wire tags, Sunshine bass, Pond management, Fishing plastic worms

Issue 42

Jul-Sep 2010

Angler education, Fish intelligence, FWC social media, Snake identifier

Issue 41

Apr-Jun 2010

Boat ramp locator, Cold kill, Black Bass Plan survey, Topwater lures Part 2

Issue 40

Jan-Mar 2010

Lake Osborne, Think like a fish, Black Bass Management Plan proposal, Topwater lures Part 1

Issue 39

Oct-Dec 2009

Exotic fish poster, New saltwater license, Turtles frogs crayfish & mollusks, Picking a fishing rig

Issue 38

Jul-Sep 2009

Anglers' Legacy, Marsh-canal relationships, De-barbing hooks, Minnow and baitfish identifier

Issue 37

Apr-Jun 2009

Sport Fish Restoration, Fish prey size selection, Sick fish, Wade fishing

Issue 36

Jan-Mar 2009

Catfish angling, Creel surveys, Mollusks, Tiny lures

Issue 35

Oct-Dec 2008

Bream angling, Kayak fishing, Fish mouths, Netting bait