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  • Fishing captain holding a fish

    Are you an eco-minded fishing guide?

    Thursday, August 27, 2020 -  The Florida Friendly Fishing Guide certification recognizes saltwater and freshwater fishing guides who are committed to preserving the future of Florida’s fisheries through sustainable boating and fishing techniques.
  • angler holding big largemouth bass

    FWC’s TrophyCatch announces new Season 8 Hall of Fame leader

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020 -  This 15-pound, 2-ounce bass was recently caught in Polk County by Vance Mccullers.
  • FWC staff stocking bass fingerlings into lake

    FWC stocks Lake Marian with largemouth bass

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 -  In June, the FWC's Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management stocked almost 7,000 largemouth bass fingerlings in Lake Marian to further enhance the species’ population.
  • FWC enhances Lake George by planting eelgrass

    Monday, June 22, 2020 -  The eelgrass was planted within fenced enclosures to protect the new plants until they are established. These planted areas will provide valuable habitat for many fish and wildlife species.
  • screenshot of download Fish Rules App

    Find FWC fishing regulations on your phone via Fish Rules App 

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 -  FWC is now partnering with Fish Rules App for its saltwater fishing regulations, and a freshwater app is on its way.
  • trophycatch logo with fishing collage

    FWC’s TrophyCatch celebrates 10,000 catches

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 -  The TrophyCatch program rewards anglers who provide documentation of their catch and release of largemouth bass weighing 8 pounds or heavier in Florida.
  • small girl holding a freshly-caught fish

    Try saltwater and freshwater fishing license-free

    Friday, June 5, 2020 -  License-free saltwater fishing weekend is June 6 and 7, and license-free freshwater fishing weekend is June 13 and 14.
  • kid holding a largemouth bass

    Hey, kids! Let’s go fishing!

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 -  The annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the FWC Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp will be held Saturday, April 4, starting at 8:30 a.m. for children ages 6-12.
  • Nathaniel Scott Kicklighter with his 14 pound, 11 ounce bass.

    State record fish require proper certification

    Thursday, March 5, 2020 -  To properly certify a new Florida state record, an FWC biologist must identify the fish species, and an FWC employee—usually but not necessarily the same individual—must witness its weighing on a certified scale.
  • TrophyCatch celebrates first Hall of Fame Catch of Season 8

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program, now in Season 8, commemorates its first Hall of Fame bass caught in the new season. Weighing 14 pounds, 2 ounces, it was caught and released in Lake Placid on Jan. 31 by Thomas Hendel, also from Lake Placid.