The 2013 Walmart BFL season opens with the first tournament of the year on Saturday, Jan. 5.
FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Okeechobee Jan. 12 for the first of four stops in the Southeastern Conference.
High water levels open up lake
Oregon and Washington agree on plan to curtail commercial gill-netting for salmon
Help improve fishing across the country with the best tool for cutting braided, mono and fluorocarbon fishing line!
Legendary boat brand to launch Tournament and Apache series of aluminum boats
FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced that professional angler Mark Rose of West Memphis, Ark., will join the Walmart Fishing Team for the upcoming 2013 Walmart FLW Tour season.
Program open to both FLW- and ACA-affiliated college bass anglers
On Thursday December 13th the Future Fisherman Foundation will offer a “Second Chance Auction” on the items that didn't sell, plus a few more and give another chance for those who missed the annual event held just before Thanksgiving.
The recreational harvest of snook will close in all Atlantic waters, including the
inland waters of Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, beginning Dec. 15, with
the last day of harvest being Dec. 14. The season will reopen in the Atlantic's
state and federal waters Feb. 1, 2013.
Limited time in the U.S. Senate further stalls the Sportsmen’s Act
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously decided
Wednesday, Dec. 5, on a draft 2013 Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season.
On Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved
staff's recommendations for revisions to two boating safety zones on the Okeechobee
Waterway in Hendry and Martin counties.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously decided on a
draft 2013 Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season Wednesday, Dec. 5, at its
Commission meeting in Apalachicola.
Meeting Wednesday in Apalachicola, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) approved, with contingencies, the city of Stuart/Martin County's
proposed ordinance for the anchoring and mooring pilot program coordinated by the
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made several changes to
black sea bass management in Atlantic state waters at its Dec. 5 Commission meeting
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed the
possibility of creating saltwater game fish and sport fish designations at its Dec.
5 Commission meeting in Apalachicola.
At its meeting in Apalachicola on Wednesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) recognized state Sen. Charles Dean and former Rep.
Leonard Bembry for their efforts to pass a bill earlier in the year making it easier
for landowners to accommodate the public and still have liability protection.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the 2013
Python Challenge(tm) with its goal of increasing public awareness about Burmese
pythons and how this invasive species is a threat to the Everglades ecosystem,
including native wildlife.
Holiday season is upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or
having a few extra days to celebrate with family and friends, coming up with
appropriate presents can be a challenge.
Take Me Fishing Awards Available to 10 Community-Based Youth-Led Projects
Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's will be returning to Florence, AL for the next five years and details for the 8th annual event are taking shape.
Urge your readers to contact their U.S. Senators to vote YES for this important bill.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting two webinars
in December to gather public testimony and input on the potential creation of
saltwater game fish and sport fish designations.
Alexandria, VA - November 27, 2012 – In a surprise upset, the U.S. Senate failed to
advance the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 (S. 3525).
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Dec. 5 and 6
in Apalachicola to discuss Florida's saltwater fishery, including possible game fish
and sport fish designations and oyster populations in Apalachicola Bay
The Bass Federation, (TBF) announced today the Caddo Parish Commission and the Shreveport-Bossier Sports
Cabela's, The World's Foremost Outfitter, has expanded their sponsorship of the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) to include the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Once-in-a-lifetime trip culminates with $2,000 first place prize
The Bass Federation (TBF), the national leader in NO cost or low cost tournament fees, announced today the dates and locations of the seven 2013 No Entry Fee Division Championships.
Now that the weather outside is chilly, Florida manatees are migrating to warmer
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service law enforcement officers completed a comprehensive investigation Wednesday
that included more than 200 criminal violations by 21 individuals in Orange, Lake,
Osceola, Polk and St. Lucie counties. The 22-month operation targeted individuals
who illegally bought fish and wildlife products in Florida and shipped them out of
state to be sold to the public.
Let's talk straight. Lionfish are a challenge. Native to the Indian Ocean and South
Pacific, these beautiful yet venomous creatures are spreading through our waters
like a bad cold.
Urge your Senators to vote YES for this historic package of fishing legislation
Women can learn the skills to successfully cast a line into the sea by attending the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women's Fishing Clinic Nov.
17 in Crystal River.
FLW has announced FLW College Fishing entry dates and format changes for the 2013 season.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be honoring
Florida's heroes on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, by implementing changes to commercial
Winners from FLW College, BoatUS Collegiate Championships will compete Nov. 17
On Oct. 1, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) kicked off
TrophyCatch to reward anglers for catching, documenting and voluntarily releasing
trophy-sized bass in Florida.
Leue wins Co-Angler Division, Ranger boat and motor
Spinks jumps into lead in Co-Angler Division
Women are invited to explore the finest of fishing at the next "Ladies, Let's Go
Fishing!" seminar, hosted Nov. 9-11 at the Elks Lodge BPOE, 92600 U.S. Highway 1 in
Sward Leads Co-Anglers
Advisory for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Competitive walleye anglers will have more events and payout opportunities in 2013 with the launch of the all-new Cabela's National Walleye Tour.
One angler will win the chance of a lifetime, an opportunity to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, by winning the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship tournament.
The EverStart Series closes the 2012 season on the Ouachita River Nov. 1-4 when the top 200 pro and co-anglers from across the country take to the water for the EverStart Series Championship.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal financial assistance to acquire land or conduct planning efforts for endangered species conservation.
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12.
early full tank or nearly empty tank? That is the big question facing boaters now in the midst of preparing their boats for the long winter hibernation.
The recreational harvest season for gag grouper in most Gulf of Mexico waters and
vermilion snapper in the Atlantic Ocean will close on Nov. 1.
At its September meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) made several changes and clarifications to marine life management that take
effect Nov. 1.
FLW has announced priority entry for the 2013 EverStart Series season is now open.
Catching a trophy largemouth bass is the dream of anyone who fishes for this
valuable game fish, which is the most-sought species in North America.
Corey Dolan of Tallahassee celebrated landing a 12.3-pound largemouth bass on Lake
Talquin and released it Tuesday afternoon to become the first entrant in the Florida
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has announced the
recipients for the 2012-2013 Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP) grants.
2012 Sportfishing Summit Brings Industry Leaders Together
"Recreational fishing is up 11 percent which bodes well for the industry"
Finally, the hot and humid days of summer are behind us and, for the first time in a
while, you can get out on the water in perfect comfort.
After examining an eye found on a south Florida beach this week, researchers from
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) believe the specimen
came from a swordfish.
Take Me Fishing™ Shows the Edge Fishing and Boating Have Over Other Popular Activities
Advisory for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
Since it was first made available at no cost two years ago, some boaters have called it one of the most helpful documents to have aboard when anchoring in waters across the Sunshine State.
Fall Fishing Boating Safety Tips from BoatUS Foundation
Recreational fishing is up 11 percent which bodes well for the industry
Last chance to qualify for 2013 All-American
Farris wins co-angler title, $25,000
Farris Leads Co-Anglers
Program to Offer More Rewards for Collegiate Bass Anglers and Teams
FLW, the world’s premier tournament fishing organization, has announced the winners of the EverStart Series 2012 Strike King Angler and Co-angler of the Year award from each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western.
Get your claw crackers ready, because Florida's recreational and commercial stone
crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters.
Are you ready to go on an adventure while learning the ins and outs of Florida
fishing? Why not attend "Everglades Adventure University" this month?
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a workshop
next week to gather public input on Gulf of Mexico gag grouper.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is proud to announce
that its year-old Black Bass Management Plan is producing remarkable results.
The Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s season draws to a dramatic close on the mighty Mississippi River with the Cabela’s NABC World Bass Championship Oct. 5-6 at Red Wing, Minnesota.
Women are invited to explore the finest of fishing at the next "Ladies, Let's Go
Fishing!" seminar, hosted Nov. 9-11 at the Elks Lodge BPOE, 92600 US Highway 1 in
U.S. Senate Moves Forward On Priority Sportsmen's Legislation
"Billfish Conservation Act Passes Senate while Sportmen's Act of 2012 Awaits
National Park Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Take
Steps to Resolve Access to Biscayne National Park
"Recreational boating and fishing community guardedly optimistic but firm on need
for General Management Plan changes"
New Boating, Fishing & Aquatic Conservation Resources Available to Middle School Students New Family Materials Available in Spanish
Multiple patterns will play to anglers’ strengths
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and community partners across the nation worked together to remove or bypass 158 dams, culverts and other structures in 2011, opening more than 2,180 miles of streams to native fish populations.
The U.S. Senate voted early on Saturday to advance the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 (S. 3525), a broad-based package of legislative measures that promotes public hunting and angling access, habitat conservation and strongly funded resource management.
Preparations are underway for the second annual Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Lady Bass Classic.
Unprecedented move will impact economy and fisheries conservation
Budget Law Will Freeze Sport Fish Restoration Fund
"Unprecedented move will impact economy and fisheries conservation"
Missouri’s Loeffelman Jr. Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
Former champion Snowden and Texas fishing legend Clunn among field highlights
Junk fishing was the name of the game Thursday as the world’s best bass-fishing pros began competing at the Walmart FLW Tour Open on Wheeler Lake presented by Ranger Boats.
New Survey Shows Angling and Hunting Participation Numbers Are Up
"Expenditures rival some of America's largest companies
In response to KeepAmericaFishing™ candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney outline
their approach to fisheries conservation and angler access to public waters
The 2012 recreational season for bay scallops, which was extended two weeks earlier
this year, will close Tuesday, Sept. 25. The final day of harvesting is Sept. 24.
Get anchored over your favorite artificial reef in 70-plus feet of water and turn
off everything in the boat that makes noise.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is responsible for
ensuring that Florida's residents and visitors are able to safely enjoy the state's
beautiful natural resources, including its waterways.
The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Michigan TBF is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.
Shakespeare®, a brand of Pure Fishing, Inc. in Columbia, S.C., has made a generous donation to support the youth education programs of the Future Fisherman Foundation.
FLW has announced the 2013 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule, which includes 120 regular-season tournaments spread across 24 divisions, six regional competitions, a wild card and one of the longest-running championships in the history of tournament bass fishing
Treat yourself with a visit to a national wildlife refuge during National Wildlife Refuge Week, from October 14-20.
Participation in wildlife-associated recreation increased in 28 states since 2006
Secretarial Order Formalizes Ongoing Conservation, Outdoor Recreation Efforts
The Bass Federation announced today the Grand Lake Association and the city of Grove, Okla., will host the 2013 TBF Federation National Championship.
Schooling fish will play major role in tournament
This past spring, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists
tagged 136 trophy largemouth bass greater than 8 pounds in Florida's public waters.
Each trophy bass had a yellow plastic dart tag inserted into the back of the fish
just below the dorsal (back) fin.
Two of Gadsden, Alabama’s finest anglers Andrew Johnson and Jake Dixon bested the rest of the field in today’s Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama to claim the $1,000 cash first place prize.
Boats stored for the winter in regions with consistent below-freezing temperatures in heated storage facilities have it best, except when winter storms bring power outages and the heat goes off.
Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are looking for anglers' help
to capture information about the important Atlantic red snapper fishery. The
recreational red snapper season opens for two weekends this month in south Atlantic
Florida veterans wishing to enter the commercial fishing industry may soon be able
to do so more easily thanks to changes made today at the Sept. 5-6 Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Tampa. These changes are
anticipated to take effect on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2012.
The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN), whose goal is to create the
next generation that cares about fish and wildlife conservation, is the beneficiary
of a lot of good friends.
Meeting Wednesday in Tampa, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) approved, with one contingency, Monroe County's proposed ordinance for the
anchoring and mooring pilot program coordinated by the FWC.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made several changes and
clarifications to marine life management at its September Commission meeting in
FLW has announced the 2013 EverStart Series schedule, which will again consist of five divisions — Central, Northern, Southeastern, Texas and Western — with four events per division.
The final regular season tournament of the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) is straight ahead this week at Alabama’s Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, Alabama.
Every fall, thousands of snowbirds – of the recreational boating kind – migrate south by boat via the Intracoastal Waterway that threads along the coast from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami.
Florence, Alabama and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have entered into a long-term partnership, making Florence and Lake Pickwick the "home" of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship through 2017.
The Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, heads to Red River
The recreational harvest season for snook opens Sept. 1 in Florida's Atlantic
coastal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River.
Hasty Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) advises boat owners to
secure their boats properly in advance of possible sustained heavy winds from
Tropical Storm Isaac.
Hasty Paces Co-Anglers
Taylor leads co-anglers
Boaters: Easy-to-Follow Hurricane Tracking and Tips at BoatUS.com/hurricanes
The Bureau of Reclamation has found that silicone foul release coatings may be an important tool for mitigating invasive quagga and zebra mussels' impacts to water and hydropower infrastructure.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the appointment of Steve Guertin as the agency’s Deputy Director for Policy.
New Features Make it Easier for Visitors to Discover and Explore Parks, Recreation Area, and Other Public Lands
It’s been a scorcher of a summer, but that hasn’t kept anglers from fishing.
When I first heard my brother-in-law, James "Jim Bob" Higgins, talking about
catching full-grown greater amberjack on spinning tackle and top-water plugs, I was
a bit skeptical, to say the least.
Largemouth May Play Role in Tournament Traditionally Dominated by Smallmouth
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has launched a new
website that makes it easy for citizens who spot Florida panthers to share the
On August 1, 2012 representative Doe Hastings (R-WA-4) introduced HR 6247 — the "Saving Our Dams and New Hydropower Development and Jobs Act of 2012."
Hastings Still Waiting For Answers To Committee Questions
Salazar: Survey Delivers ‘Great News for America’s Economy and Conservation Heritage’
After receiving more than 400,000 public comments and following two days of meetings and visits with North Slope leaders, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today outlined a proposed plan that will allow for additional access for oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) .
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced nearly $33 million in grants to 21 states to support conservation planning and acquisition of vital habitat for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants.
Yesterday’s light rain and cloud cover decided to stick around for the final day of the National Guard Junior World Championship on Lake Lanier near Gainesville, Ga. Andrew Gulliams of Springfield, MO and Max Danese of Franklin, MA held the top spots in their respected divisions going into the final day, but not overall. The weights were zeroed for a fresh level playing field today
Indiana angler is youngest to win championship event
Fans of collegiate bass fishing will get their first look at the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series starting Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
Dearing wins co-angler title, $50,000
Fatheadz Eyewear pro Jacob Wheeler has now weighed in the biggest stringer for two of the three tournament days at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, giving him a commanding lead heading into the fourth and final day of the world championship of bass fishing.
Professional bass fishing’s premier championship headed to Louisiana
Pure Fishing® and the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) have entered into a strategic partnership to identify college anglers looking to enter the fishing industry. This partnership is designed to support their passion and knowledge for the sport as well as recognizing and developing the next wave of industry leaders.
Forty-six of the best professional bass anglers from all over the world continued their four-day battle for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, on Lake Lanier on Friday.
Hensley Leads Co-Anglers
The FWC will hold a media event to announce changes in lionfish management
that will allow for increased harvest opportunities.
On a Saturday night dive near Key Largo, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) researchers saw something previously unseen in the state: male and
female pillar coral spawning together.
The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), the largest
sport-fishing industry tradeshow in the world, was in Orlando last month.
A new study by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and The Outdoor Foundation reveals fishing and boating are among the most important ‘gateway’ activities that often lead people, especially youth, to pursue other recreation experiences.
Show seeks America’s best and boldest fishermen to take on Animal Planet’s extreme fishing competition, Top Hooker.
Are you an adventurous, nature-loving woman wishing to learn more about Florida's
great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, hands-on environment?
Excitement builds as 82 state champions from all over the country make their way to Gainesville, Ga., to face off in the 2012 National Guard Junior World Championship, Aug. 10th-11th on Lake Lanier.
FLW announced today that Castrol, a long-term sponsor of FLW, the world’s leading tournament-fishing organization, will be the presenting sponsor of the EverStart Series Championship.
As summer draws to a close and students prepare for a return to campus, a new race awaits them.
World’s best anglers ready for $500,000 championship on ‘jewel of Georgia’
Sportsmen are welcoming a bill introduced Thursday by Representatives Heck (R-NV) and Heinrich (D-NM).
Seven Swimming Safety Tips
O2 Marine, manufacturer of live-well, life-saving devices for fish and bait have joined the Threat Campaign™ partnership in an effort to educate the public on their new product aimed to keep bait alive and invasive species out.
Russellville High School and the Dover High School Fishing Club claimed the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals crown.
$40,000 in Scholarships on the Line Plus much much more!
Permit will open for recreational harvest Aug. 1 in the Special Permit Zone, an area
south of Cape Florida on the west coast and south of Cape Sable on the east coast
that includes state and federal waters.
Greater amberjack will open for recreational harvest in Gulf of Mexico
state and federal waters Aug. 1. The season closes annually June 1.
It's not always easy to judge the success of collaboration. But thanks to five years
of teamwork in the Dry Tortugas, anglers across Florida are seeing the collaborative
benefits: more fish.
Wind, solar and healthy habitat: We don’t have to choose A third bill recognizes balance between development and natural resources
Today the weather was hot and the fishing was even hotter at the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals.
Lobster sport season is July 25-26, followed by the regular season that begins Aug.
6 and runs through the end of March 2013.
As part of President Obama’s strong support for the restoration of the Florida Everglades, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today toured the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Over 9,900 acres of tackle-busting bass fishing plus the chance for a much thicker wallet await teams when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit continues its 2012 season on Minnesota’s bass-rich Gull Lake Chain.
The 2012 recreational and commercial spiny lobster seasons will open soon, beginning
with the two-day spiny lobster recreational season July 25 and 26. The regular
commercial and recreational lobster season starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Reef Fish Advisory Panel August 6 and 7, 2012.
If you go saltwater fishing in this state, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) researchers want to learn about your experiences and opinions
through the new online Florida Saltwater Fishing Panel.
New editions of manatee and sea turtle decals are available at local tax collectors'
offices across the state. The popular decals, produced annually by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), provide an important source of funds for
the state's efforts to conserve Florida's manatees and sea turtles.
The program promotes the development of tackle and gear that helps the survival of released fish
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is requesting public
comment for the next one-and-a-half weeks on the proposed anchoring and mooring
ordinance for Monroe County.
The Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) anglers are on the water pre-fishing the big expanse of water known as Kentucky Lake in preparation for their upcoming tournament Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13.
Sixty-seven people lost their lives in Florida last year in boating accidents, and
there have already been 28 deaths so far this year, according to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which has released its 2011 Boating
Accident Statistical Report.
The 2012 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational harvest season will close July 17
in state and federal waters the last day of harvest is July 16.
The harvest of brown shrimp in the western Gulf of Mexico is expected to be 59.2 million
Wildlife Forever and the Get to Know Program, along with other national partners the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Federation, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, National Recreation and Park Association, Wildlife Habitat Council, and Outdoor Afro, have joined together to encourage American youth to get outdoors and connect with nature through the 2012 Get to Know Contest.
The federal and state recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico waters has
been extended six days. The season will close July 17, with the last day of the
season being July 16.
The bald eagle population is increasing in Florida, which continues to be one of the
top spots in the lower 48 states for bald eagles to nest and raise their young.
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Saturday, June 30th was a great day for lion hunters in Broward
County... that is lionfish hunters. Forty-eight dedicated divers, working from 12
boats, made great strides to raise public awareness about the problem and reduce
the number of lionfish from area reefs as they "bagged" 419 of the invasive species
during the first Lionfish Derby in Broward County.
Have you ever heard of an angler that doesn't want to brag about a big catch? Okay,
so fishermen (and women) have been known to exaggerate a bit.
A new initiative launched by American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, is engaging anglers across the country in the effort to protect and restore rivers.
Dudley Claims Third Angler of the Year Title
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to keep the
recreational harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico waters closed for another year to
offer the species additional protection after a 2010 cold kill detrimentally
affected the population.
After determining that two years of season extensions did not significantly impact
the bay scallop population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) decided June 28 to permanently extend the recreational season by adding two
weeks to the end.
Special report reveals decrease in participation churn rate for first time in years
Meeting Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) approved, with one contingency, the city of Sarasota's proposed
boating ordinance for the anchoring and mooring pilot program coordinated by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Regional Director Dennis
David on Wednesday received a high honor at the Commission meeting in Palm Beach
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its meeting Thursday,
June 28, in Palm Beach Gardens adopted a resolution honoring the Wildlife and Sport
Fish Restoration programs for the 75th anniversary of the conservation effort so
successful that it has helped all kinds of wildlife and habitats in Florida and
NOTE: This is a re-send of a June 18 news release, as confirmation that, despite
Tropical Storm Debby, the Commission meeting will take place as planned.
On July 1, officers and staff from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
and the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (DACS) will be combined
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in a move directed
by the Florida Legislature and approved by Gov. Rick Scott.
Ohio sisters take home a double-win
It's time, bay scallop harvesters! Get your snorkels, masks and dive flags ready.
The recreational bay scallop harvest season starts July 1.
Trout Unlimited Praises Senate Reauthorization of Farm Bill, Urges Swift House Passage
Pelham, Alabama’s Kim Bain-Moore pulled a hard-earned five-bass limit weighing 11.48 today from the waters of Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle.
Collegiate anglers throughout the country have converged on Paris, Tennessee for the 2012 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open, Presented by Pepsi.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program has launched a new, web-based interactive map with information about endangered species success in every state: stories of species making strides towards recovery, audio interviews and podcasts with Service biologists about on-the-ground endangered species conservation, and videos that highlight the Service’s partners.
FLW has announced the 2012 National Guard FLW College Fishing Conference Championship schedule and site locations.
Gag grouper will be open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state and
federal waters July 1. The same day, however, the season will close in state waters
off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties.
On Thursday, June 21st, the Waterkeeper Alliance and their local affiliates around the country will be celebrating Fishable Action Day, a day to raise awareness regarding the importance of fishable waters and what that means to the health and well-being of the community.
On Saturday, June 30, 2012, 15th Street Fisheries and Lauderdale Marina will host
the area's first-ever Lionfish Derby to assist in eradicating lionfish from the
reefs of South Florida and help raise public awareness about this devastating problem
to our underwater ecosystem.
Last year, nine people died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use
in Florida. That represents 13 percent of the state's fatalities for 2011.
As the weather has heated up, so too have Florida's alligator and crocodile
activities, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds
Floridians and visitors to be cautious when having fun in and around water.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet June 27-28 at
the PGA National Resort<http://www.pgaresort.com/> in Palm Beach Gardens to discuss
the bear management plan, federal endangered species designations, changes in
hunting and saltwater harvest opportunities and the newest phase of its anchoring
and mooring pilot program, among other issues.
Chevy pro predicts largemouth will be key to victory
Five boating, fishing and conservation organizations that serve kids and families have received education grants from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF).
Improved restoration efficiency is goal of three proposed categorical exclusions
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced $11.4 million in grants to 24 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program.
Many of the sportfishing industry's top legislative priorities addressed in historic package of 19 pro-fishing and hunting bills
Not everyone has a green backyard with bushes and trees. Florida is a peninsula,
with the longest coastline of all states in the continental United States. Most of
Florida's nearly 19 million residents live less than 60 miles from the Atlantic
Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico, making the beach, sand and salt water their
The motto for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Division
of Law Enforcement was on the minds of 22 new officers Friday when they graduated as
the FWC's 18th officer class.
Alabama’s Martin Leads Wire-to-Wire, Wins Co-Angler Title, $25,000
TBF mourns the loss of division championship angler, Lorenzo Magdaleno, 51, from Lake Placid, Fl.
Collegiate anglers throughout the country are preparing for Kentucky Lake and the 2012 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open.
Alabama’s Martin Leads Co-Anglers
After a record number of votes were cast,
Olcott Beach, New York topped the leader board in WFN: World Fishing Network's
Ultimate Fishing Town contest.
World-class bass fishing and hefty paychecks await when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit continues its 2012 season on Wisconsin’s bass-rich Madison Chain.
Events to be held June 9 on public lands from coast to coast
Several hundred school children "dropped their lines" in the Constitution Gardens Pond on the National Mall, kicking off the nationwide celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week (June 2-10) and Great Outdoors Month.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill today that, while helpful in some instances, serves as an incomplete solution to water management in the Crooked River drainage.
Says Expected Capitol Hill Discussion With Fishermen “Long Overdue”
Red snapper, gag, greater amberjack, and gray triggerfish have season openings and closings.
School is out! All across Florida, students looking for summer activities. No wonder
so many national programs highlight the fun of getting outdoors. June has the most
daylight hours and the longest day of the year, providing plenty of opportunity for
families and friends to enjoy nature and each other.
By filling out a survey card or making a phone call, anglers can provide Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists valuable information
about red snapper and other reef fish.
Announcing the 2012 winner of the new Silent Invader Category!!!
On June 4, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will celebrate the start of the National Fishing and Boating Week and Great Outdoors Month with the 23rd Annual D.C. National Fishing and Boating Week Youth Fishing Event.
RBFF’s Take Me Fishing™ Campaign Encourages Participation, Offers Resources
Top leaders from NOAA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) today signed a landmark agreement that will further strengthen cooperative science activities in the areas of climate, weather, oceans and coasts
With Hurricane season officially beginning June 1, forecasters are predicting a ”near normal” year of storm activity, which means there’s a good chance that tropical storms will strike the US coastline.
Full analysis is released on region's resources and the threats posed by mining
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) invasive plant managers plan to treat Lake Fairview in Orange County during the first week of June for the invasive, exotic plants hydrilla and Nymphoides cristata, commonly known as floating heart.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will present a plan to restore fish and wildlife habitats at Lake Miccosukee and improve boater access to the lake at a public meeting in Monticello on Tuesday, June 5.
A new peer-reviewed national study, released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, shows that in urban areas across three regions of the country owning a home near a national wildlife refuge increases home value and helps support the surrounding community’s tax base.
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The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Belle City Bass Anglers, TBF club #5623 of Wisconsin is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.
The first week of June is National Fishing and Boating Week.
Join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) this weekend in celebrating the designation of the “Rivers of AWE” – the Aucilla, Wacissa and Econfina rivers – as National Recreation Trails.
Ben Dziwulski and Ethan Cox are the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Champions.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering permanently adding two weeks to the end of the recreational season for bay scallops, and it is asking the public to take a short survey to determine interest in the potential change.
The 2012 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational harvest season begins June 1 in state and federal waters. The last day of the 40-day season is July 10.
The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters and of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1.
Starting June 1, Apalachicola oysters can be commercially harvested seven days a week throughout the year.
On Friday, May 18, 2012, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, in partnership with the FLW Outdoors, Pepco, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service brought 300 underserved local students by the busloads to fish at the National Harbor for the 5th annual Nation’s River Bass Tournament.
Low water level won’t stop anglers from catching fish
Heading into the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, everyone expected good fishing, but many of the teams close to Pickwick proved it was better than that.
Memorial Day weekend generally means a lot of boats on local waterways.
The July 2012 National Fish Habitat Board meeting will take place in Portland, ME all day Tuesday, July 10 and the morning of Wednesday, July 11th at The Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center By the Bay (88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine).
"Boat Ramps are Like Security Checkpoints at Airports:
Nobody Wants to Wait in That Line"
If the activities surrounding the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship were limited just to the tournament itself, it would still be the biggest event the genre has ever seen.
The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Canada Bass Angler’s Federation, (CBAF) of Ontario is scheduled to host the first TBF Dream Team Rally event held in Canada.
Interior will leverage resources to support River Initiatives in every state and District of Columbia
Hunting and fishing groups across the country voiced support for the Environmental Protection Agency's comprehensive, scientific assessment of Bristol Bay.
Pelham, Alabama’s Kim Bain-Moore pulled a hard-earned five-bass limit weighing 11.48 today from the waters of Alabama’s Lake Dardanelle.
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Virginia’s Dillow Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
In his first BFL All-American appearance, Brian Maloney of Osage Beach, Mo., went wire-to-wire to win the Walmart BFL All-American.
Brian Maloney of Osage Beach, Mo., maintained his lead at the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy, with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 10 ounces for a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29-14.
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, in partnership with the FLW Outdoors, Pepco, US Fish and Wildlife Service will bring 300 underserved local students by the busloads to fish at National Harbor for the fifth annual Nation’s River Bass Tournament.
Veteran professional angler Donna Newberry put her years of angling skills into good practice on Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle as she coaxed a five bass limit weighing 12.08-pounds to take the day one lead in the Lady Bass Anglers Association’s 2012 Dardanelle event.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers will be conducting a special operation called “Wave the Flag” on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20.
Five new slow-speed, minimum-wake zones are now in place on the Santa Fe River and will be in effect during Memorial Day weekend, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and county officials.
Visitors to national wildlife refuges are concerned about the impact of climate change on America’s fish, wildlife and plants ─ as well as the habitat that supports them, a new survey just released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows.
During its April meeting, the Gulf Council postponed discussions on Reef Fish Amendment 33 -
LAPP Program until its June meeting in Tampa, Florida. Those discussions are now postponed
until the Council's August meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
It doesn’t take National Safe Boating Week (May 19-25) to remind us that life jackets are important, even for man’s best friend.
Military families across the United States are now eligible to receive more than 2,000 free rods and reels thanks to a national program for those interested in engaging in the sport of fishing.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will begin accepting the
America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s new Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military
Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide.
Because Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off summer activities, is right around the corner, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds all boaters in Florida to rededicate themselves to boating safely.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct regional workshops to present information on the management plan and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises.
In Florida, fishing is an important part of our lifestyle as well as the economy.
Anglers invited to vote on their favorite fishing town in Florida: the Fishing Capital of the World. Ask any Florida angler the best place to fish
and most will tell you about their favorite spot right here in the Sunshine State the fishing capital of the world.
In Florida, fishing is an important part of our lifestyle as well as the economy.
However, this enjoyable activity sometimes can lead to problems for birds and other
wildlife, such as sea turtles and manatees.
On May 18, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous organizations will honor Endangered Species Day.
A record six fish populations were declared rebuilt to healthy levels in 2011, bringing the number of rebuilt U.S. marine fish populations in the last 11 years to 27, according to a report to Congress out today from NOAA’s Fisheries Service.
An Old Town man was injured Friday when he collided with a sturgeon that had jumped out of the Suwannee River in front of his boat.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Special
Shrimp, and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees beginning Tuesday, June 5, 2012,
through Friday, June 8, 2012.
Comment Period Ends June 13, 2012
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) planted more than 25,000 aquatic grass plants in Lake Trafford on May 8.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced the extension of a public process exploring the expansion of incentives for voluntary partnerships with private landowners.
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The Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) is set to return to Arkansas’s Lake Dardanelle for a second time on May 17 and 18.
The Walmart FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by the National Guard will visit National Harbor, Md., May 17-20 for the fourth major of its 17th season.
Women are invited to explore the finest of fishing at the next "Ladies, Let's Go
Fishing!" seminar, hosted May 18-20 at the Pirates Cove Resort and Marine, 4307
Southeast Bayview St. in Stuart.
The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16.
Alex Davis of Albertville, Ala., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the EverStart Series Southeast Division.
Full field anticipates hot bite, large weights
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is requesting public comment on the proposed anchoring and mooring ordinance for the city of Sarasota.
Flagler County is getting new manatee protection zones, which will be in effect from May 1 through Sept. 7 once signs are posted.
The Wildlife Foundation of Florida honored longtime Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologist Ron Taylor with the 2011 Louise Ireland Humphrey Achievement Award at the FWC Commission meeting Thursday in Crystal River.
On Wednesday in Crystal River the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved, with one contingency, the city of St. Petersburg’s proposed boating ordinance for the anchoring and mooring pilot program coordinated by the FWC.
The 2012 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters will be June 1 through July 10, a total of 40 days.
Billfish anglers will no longer need to question whether the fish they just boated is a white marlin or the similar-looking and once-prohibited roundscale spearfish.
The Florida Guides Association and Florida Keys Commercial Fishing Association on Wednesday honored three
Top weekend anglers competing for $130,000 and spot in Forrest Wood Cup
A South Daytona man found out recently that getting caught robbing commercial crab traps will land you in big trouble in Florida.
Registration for the 2012 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship has closed with record registration numbers.
Pros could face ‘confused’ bass on fisheries
Rejzer, Blevins will face off against qualifiers from BoatUS championship event
Drought conditions continue to affect the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River basins triggering the requirement for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enter drought operations.
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Fisheries biologists often refer to a three-pronged approach to fisheries management: habitat, fish and people.
Using maps instead of lengthy written descriptions is more efficient, less expensive and clearer
NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Spiny Lobster Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Plan.