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Date: 12/22/2015
Thanksgiving has passed and many of us are now looking forward to the holidays when gift giving is so prevalent.
Date: 12/22/2015
With just a no-cost permit, mackerel tournament directors can donate tournament-caught king and Spanish mackerel to a licensed wholesale dealer in exchange for a donation to the charity of the tournament's choice.
Date: 12/22/2015
And, the winner is -- Ed Prather (41) from Middleburg. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) randomly selected Prather as winner of a $40,000 Phoenix Bass Boat.
Date: 12/22/2015
Interested in snook research and management? Attend the 2016 Snook Symposium Jan. 13 in Orlando. Register online and learn more at MyFWC.com/Snook2016.
Date: 12/22/2015
Trying to find the perfect gift for the holidays? If you have a boater in your life, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has an idea for that last-minute stocking stuffer: boating safety equipment.
Date: 12/22/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has temporarily suspended the treating of invasive hydrilla on Lake Toho that was originally scheduled to occur in November. The hydrilla treatments are being postponed until early February 2016.
Date: 12/22/2015
Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County.
Date: 12/22/2015
The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1 and the greater amberjack size limit will change from 30 inches to 34 inches fork length in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 4.
Date: 12/4/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission (FWC), in partnership with the Treasure Coast Research and Development Authority, recently stocked 3,500 bluegill and redear sunfish into the 7-acre pond at the St. Lucie County Treasure Coast Research Park
Date: 12/4/2015
Gag grouper will close for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters Dec. 4, with the last day of harvest being Dec. 3. All Gulf federal waters will close Dec. 3, with the last day of harvest being Dec. 2.
Date: 12/3/2015
Six restoration projects across the country aim to develop healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems
Date: 12/3/2015
Drilling down to each congressional district tells a specific story for congressional members
Date: 11/30/2015
The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 29, 2016, reopening to harvest March 1, 2016. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.
Date: 11/30/2015
At its Nov. 18 meeting in Panama City Beach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to the gray triggerfish size and bag limits in Atlantic state waters.
Date: 11/30/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) just concluded Season 3 of the TrophyCatch citizen-science, conservation rewards program for anglers who catch, document and release largemouth bass greater than 8 pounds.
Date: 11/30/2015
At its Nov. 18 meeting in Panama City Beach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder of 2015. Greater amberjack closed to harvest in Gulf federal waters Sept. 28.
Date: 11/25/2015
Pike are known for being eating machines, and most fishermen have heard a story or two about a pike that has eaten something strange.
Date: 11/23/2015
The Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to announce Buff, Inc., as the newest partner of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Date: 11/19/2015
Today, the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee held a mark-up on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015.
Date: 11/19/2015
Landmark conservation program protected more than 1 million acres in first 10 years additional $35 million committed for next decade
Date: 11/18/2015
The report focuses on those new to the sport or trying it again after dropping out
Date: 11/18/2015
The Midwest and Northeast have the most avid anglers
Date: 11/18/2015
Recruiting anglers isn’t as big a challenge and keeping them on the water
Date: 11/18/2015
Implemented projects establish important foundation for continued restoration
Date: 11/18/2015
DEP hosts meeting to discuss allocations and pollutant sources
Date: 11/18/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) just concluded Season 3 of the TrophyCatch citizen-science, conservation rewards program for anglers who catch, document and release largemouth bass greater than 8 pounds.
Date: 11/18/2015
Individuals or groups can be nominated until January 8, 2016
Date: 11/17/2015
Little do the fishermen who’ve packed away their gear for the season know that they are missing out on some of the best fishing of the year!
Date: 11/17/2015
Now there will be year-round fishing on the Madison River in Montana.
Date: 11/17/2015
Smith Wins Co-angler Title
Date: 11/13/2015
Texas pro Jeff Sprague to represent Keystone Light
Date: 11/12/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is planning to treat hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant, in portions of Lake Cypress for the week beginning Monday, Nov. 16.
Date: 11/12/2015
State funding assists with stormwater project to improve water quality
Date: 11/9/2015
Please join us for a day-long public discussion about snook research and management in Florida,
Date: 11/9/2015
The Rodman Reservoir drawdown that anglers have become accustomed to is underway and waters will stay down until the spring of 2016.
Date: 11/9/2015
A temporary regulation change for Rodman Reservoir begins Nov. 1 and continues through March 14, 2016, during the 2015-2016 Rodman Reservoir drawdown.
Date: 11/9/2015
With winter’s chill approaching, Florida manatees are on the move. Manatees cannot tolerate cold water and may begin to seek warmer water when temperatures start to drop below 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
Date: 11/9/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is planning a five-day prescribed fire on 10,000 acres of Moonshine Bay, a marshy area of western Lake Okeechobee, to improve fish and wildlife habitat.
Date: 11/9/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat portions of Lake Hatchineha and Lake Kissimmee for hydrilla the first week of November.
Date: 11/5/2015
Hunters and anglers celebrate brief reprieve for headwater streams and wetlands before preparing for a fresh threat to the Clean Water Rule
Date: 11/5/2015
FLW announced today the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2016 FLW College Fishing season
Date: 11/5/2015
The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Garmin will continue its support of the 2016 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Date: 10/30/2015
Bray Paces Co-anglers
Date: 10/30/2015
New recreational and commercial bag limits for barracuda go into effect Nov. 1 for state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only.
Date: 10/30/2015
Halloween (Oct. 31) and Nov. 1 are the last days the recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters will be open in 2015.
Date: 10/29/2015
NMMA has become a new Conservation Partner of the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, helping bring attention to the importance of protecting our natural resources, particularly our waterways.
Date: 10/29/2015
Cabela's,the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is boosting their support and long standing partnership of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of Collegiate Anglers.
Date: 10/29/2015
Wildlife Forever is proud to announce Dr. Nick Schmal of Germantown, Wisconsin and Mr. Dave Washburn of Benton, Kentucky as new Board of Director members.
Date: 10/28/2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 10, 2015) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that its Boat Registration Marketing Program continues to get lapsed boaters back on the water.
Date: 10/26/2015
FLW announced the dates and locations for the two inaugural 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournaments Thursday.
Date: 10/26/2015
FLW announced the dates and locations for the two inaugural 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournaments Thursday.
Date: 10/26/2015
All New TBF National Semi Final Events
Date: 10/26/2015
FLW announced today the Rayovac FLW Series rules, entry fees and payouts for the 2016 season
Date: 10/26/2015
The National Fish Habitat Board held nominations for the positions of Board Chair and Vice-Chair at their Fall Board meeting in Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, October 21.
Date: 10/26/2015
Hearing in House Resources subcommittee on Oceans Shows States are “Ready, Willing and Able” to Assume Red Snapper Management
Date: 10/25/2015
Effective Oct. 5, the use of round entrances (also known as throats or funnels) is no longer allowed for stone crab traps used in state or federal waters off Collier, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties.
Date: 10/25/2015
A 10-year plan for the Salt Lake Wildlife Management Area will be presented at a Thursday, Oct. 22, public hearing in Brevard County.
Date: 10/25/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in partnership with the St. Johns River Water Management District and Brevard County, this month will be managing invasive West Indian marsh grass in portions of the St. Johns River.
Date: 10/25/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be conducting aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau through Oct. 23, using EPA-approved herbicides
Date: 10/25/2015
rophyCatch (TrophyCatchFlorida.com) recently announced the successful conclusion of its third season as a citizen-science, conservation rewards program that continues to document Florida’s status as the bass fishing capital of the world.
Date: 10/25/2015
Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by registering today for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Nov. 14.
Date: 10/25/2015
Big changes to Gulf recreational red snapper management could be coming – here’s your chance to weigh in and make sure your voice is heard.
Date: 10/25/2015
Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, are present in, along, and offshore of eastern Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Gulf counties in northwest Florida, and in, along, and offshore of Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and northern Lee counties in Southwest Florida.
Date: 10/15/2015
The Gulf Council will hold a series of public hearings around the Gulf of Mexico to collect public comments on proposed Reef Fish Amendment 39 - Regional Management for Recreational Red Snapper.
Date: 10/15/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Galveston, Texas, October 5 - 8, 2015
Date: 10/15/2015
Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have partnered through 2016
Date: 10/13/2015
Smith wins co-angler title
Date: 10/13/2015
The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to the Ohio River at Paducah, Kentucky,
Date: 10/9/2015
For 44 years, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has bestowed their coveted NMEA Best Product Awards to marine electronics manufacturers for product excellence.
Date: 10/9/2015
A 6th Circuit Court ruling today puts the implementation of a much-needed clean water rule on hold pending further court action
Date: 10/9/2015
Arctic Ice, LLC continues its support and partnership with the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) and the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series
Date: 10/9/2015
The recreational fishing industry applauds today's passage of a bill by the House Natural Resources Committee that benefits recreational fishing and hunting and natural resource conservation.
Date: 10/9/2015
Florida's recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15
Date: 10/9/2015
We are taking an important step in our management of saltwater recreational fisheries with the development of a Greater Atlantic Region Recreational Fisheries Implementation Plan.
Date: 10/9/2015
The Columbus Day holiday weekend is one of the most popular times for boating
Date: 10/8/2015
Conservation leaders provide Senate committee with recommendations for creating better drought resiliency
Date: 10/7/2015
Cheeky Fishing, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of high-performance fishing reels, is Trout Unlimited’s newest corporate partner
Date: 10/7/2015
Ranger Pro James Watson has plenty of experience fishing Table Rock Lake.
Date: 10/7/2015
Teammates take home $2,000 and other prizes in winner-take-all challenge between FLW and BoatUS collegiate qualifiers.
Date: 10/7/2015
The 2015 edition of Renzetti's Fly Fishing and Rod Building Fair will include some of the most legendary fly fishing and rod building celebrities in the world.
Date: 10/6/2015
Communities receive grants for sports facilities, playgrounds and picnic areas
Date: 10/6/2015
Collaboration enables more comprehensive and efficient approach to restoration
Date: 10/6/2015
Collaboration enables more comprehensive and efficient approach to restoration
Date: 10/6/2015
Collaboration enables more comprehensive and efficient approach to restoration
Date: 10/6/2015
Collaboration enables more comprehensive and efficient approach to restoration
Date: 10/6/2015
FLW College Fishing is headed to Grand Lake October 17-18 for the Southern Conference Championship tournament.
Date: 10/2/2015
Recreational Fishing Season will close on October 8, 2015
Date: 10/2/2015
NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Greater Amberjack Management Measures in the Gulf of Mexico
Date: 10/1/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a series of public hearings and scoping workshops.
Date: 10/1/2015
The East Georgia lake offers a variety of options for competitors
Date: 10/1/2015
The East Hall High School duo of Tristan Thomas and Dakota Crumley won the 2015 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship tournament.
Date: 9/30/2015
Setting a state record is nice. Just ask Matthew McConkey (center), of Kansas City.
Date: 9/28/2015
Consistency plays key role in angler's first AOY title
Date: 9/28/2015
The Daytona State College team of brothers James and Thomas Oltorik, both of Deland, Florida, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship on Pickwick Lake
Date: 9/25/2015
The latest season of “FLW” is set to premiere next week
Date: 9/24/2015
When the Bering Sea warms, there are telltale signs.
Date: 9/23/2015
The 2015 recreational season for bay scallops will close Friday, Sept. 25. The final day of harvesting is Thursday, Sept. 24.
Date: 9/21/2015
Washington, September 21, 2015 at 11:45am - The next U.S. Forest Service fee-free day is Sept. 26, 2015, in conjunction with the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day, the Nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands projects that ensure sustainable ecosystems and promote vibrant communities.
Date: 9/21/2015
NATCHITOCHES, La. – The East Central University team of Wyatt Smith of Depew, Oklahoma, and Trevor Yates of Norman, Oklahoma, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on the Red River Saturday with five bass weighing 16 pounds even.
Date: 9/21/2015
If you have received or heard about an email claiming that certain rivers in north Florida will be closed to all outboard activity, be aware that this message is false
Date: 9/18/2015
The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on September 28, 2015, and remain closed until January 1, 2016.
Date: 9/18/2015
Help keep Florida's coast trash free
Date: 9/18/2015
If you have received or heard about an email claiming that certain rivers in north Florida will be closed to all outboard activity, be aware that this message is false and was not sent from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
Date: 9/18/2015
It’s time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby
Date: 9/16/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet October 5 - 8, 2015, at the Hilton Galveston Island Hotel in Galveston, Texas.
Date: 9/16/2015
Hundreds of Trout Unlimited volunteer leaders from across America are in Scranton.
Date: 9/16/2015
FLW College Fishing is headed to Pickwick Lake September 26-27 for the Southeastern Conference Championship tournament.
Date: 9/16/2015
High School Fishing Clubs to Compete For Shot at National Championship
Date: 9/15/2015
It’s time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp in the Ocala National Forest.
Date: 9/15/2015
Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Sarasota on Sept. 19.
Date: 9/15/2015
2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone 'above average'
Date: 9/15/2015
Industry leaders send letter to Congress in advance of September 30 deadline
Date: 9/14/2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED THE BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND PARK SURVEY IS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Date: 9/9/2015
Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Sarasota on Sept. 19.
Date: 9/9/2015
THE BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND PARK SURVEY IS ONLINE AND IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 5 P.M.
Date: 9/8/2015
FLW College Fishing is headed to the Red River September 19 for the third and final regular-season tournament in the Southern Conference.
Date: 9/8/2015
Gill continues their support of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship in 2015-2016
Date: 9/8/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be conducting aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau using EPA approved herbicides from Sept. 8-17.
Date: 9/8/2015
Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic on St. George Island on Sept. 19.
Date: 9/8/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its Sept. 3 meeting in Fort Lauderdale approved new recreational and commercial bag limits for barracuda for waters off south Florida.
Date: 9/8/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is taking a leadership role by working with the American Sportfishing Association’s “Pitch It” campaign.
Date: 9/8/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its Sept. 3 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, approved draft revisions affecting boating-restricted areas on the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers so the agency can take the next step in finalizing them.
Date: 9/8/2015
At its September meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) amended its stone crab trap regulations for stone crab traps used in Collier, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties.
Date: 9/4/2015
It's important to donate only legal snook during snook season.
Date: 9/4/2015
The 22nd Annual Monofilament Cleanup
Date: 9/4/2015
Tampa Bay Watch is recruiting volunteers to build an oyster shell bar.
Date: 9/4/2015
The Nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation Urges Boaters to Have A Designated Skipper at the Wheel Over Labor Day Weekend 21% of All Boating-Related Deaths Involve Alcohol Use
Date: 9/4/2015
Date: 9/3/2015
Deadline for proposals is November 2, 2015
Date: 9/3/2015
President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America’s great outdoors.
Date: 9/3/2015
Today, NOAA announced more than $4.5 million in grants to states and tribes to support endangered or threatened species recovery efforts.
Date: 9/2/2015
As boaters head into the Labor Day weekend and fill up their boat’s gas tank for one last hurrah of the season, a vast majority say they want ethanol-free gas.
Date: 9/2/2015
rout Unlimited and Flymen Fishing Co. have teamed up to bring the fascinating world of fly tying to TU members.
Date: 9/2/2015
Tom Barry of Oak Forest, Illinois, correctly picked eight of the top 10 anglers in professional bass fishing’s world championship.
Date: 9/2/2015
immy Bass of Ocala, Florida, won the $10,000 grand prize playing FLW Fantasy Fishing.
Date: 8/31/2015
Glisson wins co-angler title
Date: 8/31/2015
Collegiate bass fishing fanatics will get the chance to experience the excitement of the nation's largest collegiate bass fishing event on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
Date: 8/31/2015
The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters reopens to harvest Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7
Date: 8/31/2015
Campgrounds closed due to local flooding and planned construction
Date: 8/31/2015
Everglades National Park announces the release of its final General Management Plan/East Everglades Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement (Final GMP).
Date: 8/31/2015
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are preparing to open to visitation following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
Date: 8/31/2015
--- Visitor facilities at Biscayne National Park reopened after Tropical Storm Erika.
Date: 8/28/2015
Late Thursday, a federal judge in North Dakota blocked the EPA's new clean water rule just hours before it was due to take effect. Here's our take.
Date: 8/28/2015
We, the nation’s sportsmen and women conservationists, salute the landmark action taken today by the EPA
Date: 8/28/2015
Effective 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Capt. Austin Gould, Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), set port condition WHISKEY for Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ft. Pierce, and all other South Florida terminals
Date: 8/28/2015
A temporary idle-speed, no-wake zone has been enacted for the portion of the Withlacoochee River between the Interstate-75 Bridge at Silver Lake to the railroad bridge located just east of U.S. 301.
Date: 8/28/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in September will begin installing waterway markers for state-adopted boating safety zones around the bridges on the Intracoastal Waterway in western Pinellas County.
Date: 8/28/2015
Discussion to focus on progress and identifying actions moving forward
Date: 8/27/2015
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointments of 18 members to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council
Date: 8/26/2015
The recreational harvest season for snook, a premier Florida fish, starts Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World.
Date: 8/26/2015
Ten projects to improve the health of the Gulf and fortify its ecosystems has been funded by the U.S. Treasury Department from Deepwater Horizon oil spill penalties.
Date: 8/26/2015
Along With Weekly Costa Sunglasses and Youth Scholarships from Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Special Autographed Guy Harvey T-Shirts Awarded For Lion Fish Capture Photos
Date: 8/26/2015
Plan outlines efforts to build resilience
Date: 8/26/2015
Maryland student "Best of the Best"
Date: 8/25/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Sept. 2-3
Date: 8/25/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a meeting of its Reef Fish Advisory Panel September 16 - 17, 2015
Date: 8/25/2015
What will get you in trouble?
Date: 8/24/2015
Policy veteran will focus on fishery policy for this important new program in the number one fishing state
Date: 8/24/2015
NOAA Fisheries is releasing the following statement regarding a new study, published by the journal Science, entitled The unique ecology of human predators.
Date: 8/24/2015
FLW and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced Saturday that Huntsville, Alabama, will be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 4-7, 2016, on Wheeler Lake.
Date: 8/24/2015
Tennessee Angler Amasses 51 Pounds of Bass, Wins $500,000
Date: 8/24/2015
Ferrol “Roscoe” Holley, Jr. (52) from Telogia had the honor of releasing a near-world-record Suwannee bass into the 9,200-gallon aquarium at Bass Pro Shops’ Tallahassee store.
Date: 8/21/2015
PIERRE, S.D. -- A Highmore angler had barely started his day on Lake Oahe when a fish hit his lure and created a memory to last a lifetime.
Date: 8/21/2015
In South Atlantic Waters Will Close on August 24, 2015
Date: 8/21/2015
Attention Boaters!
Date: 8/21/2015
Fifty of the best professional bass anglers in the world began their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart.
Date: 8/21/2015
As Labor Day approaches—one of the busiest boating days of the year—the Coast Guard is issuing a somber warning: Drunk Boating Kills.
Date: 8/21/2015
FLW announced an exclusive licensing agreement today with LUTCOM SA DE CV to begin sanctioning FLW bass-fishing tournaments in Mexico
Date: 8/20/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) summer public meeting on aquatic plant management for Lake Istokpoga is Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Board Room of the Highlands County Commission, 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring.
Date: 8/20/2015
Boat Bling anglers have been challenging their fans to enter the 2015 Boat Bling Beat a Pro, Win a Boat Challenge all season long.
Date: 8/19/2015
"Wildlife in Hot Water provides concrete examples of the bodies of waters that are suffering due to climate change"
Date: 8/19/2015
The following was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Effective August 18, 2015
Date: 8/19/2015
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 10 - 13, 2015
Date: 8/19/2015
The recreational sector for snowy grouper in the South Atlantic Region will re-open on August 20, 2015
Date: 8/18/2015
Statement of Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel
Date: 8/18/2015
It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer.
Date: 8/18/2015
Lake Lawne in Orlando is scheduled to undergo hydrilla treatment by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Date: 8/17/2015
Maintenance spraying of primrose willow along Lake Istokpoga’s west shore, via helicopter, is scheduled to begin on Aug. 18, weather permitting.
Date: 8/17/2015
To ensure visitor safety, the East Everglades Area of Everglades National Park will be temporarily closed to all access from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, effective immediately.
Date: 8/17/2015
Grant will sponsor research for summer flounder stock assessments that help benefit anglers
Date: 8/16/2015
The Minnesota DNR is using this poaching incident to stress importance of knowing fishing rules and regulations.
Date: 8/14/2015
Modeling tool developed to help manage water distribution
Date: 8/14/2015
Funds will improve the health and resiliency for the Gulf of Mexico
Date: 8/14/2015
Nina Wood, co-founder of Ranger Boats and wife of bass fishing icon Forrest Wood, will be inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to the outdoors and the sport of fishing.
Date: 8/14/2015
As thousands of fishing fans gather in Hot Springs next week to celebrate the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport of fishing will celebrate the athletes of Special Olympics Arkansas by hosting the FLW Foundation Special Olympics Fishing Derby.
Date: 8/12/2015
1872 Mining Law reform needed to protect precious Western water resources
Date: 8/12/2015
Outdoor News, Inc. recently joined the fight against invasive species by partnering with Wildlife Forever’s Clean Drain Dry Initiative
Date: 8/12/2015
Current Conditions: No red tide was present at any of the locations sampled.
Date: 8/11/2015
An Orlando woman was injured Aug. 8 when an alligator bit her while she was swimming in the Wekiva River just west of the Wekiva Island Marina.
Date: 8/10/2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is providing $3.17 million in grants to 18 partners in 34 states to improve fish habitat and stem declines in native fish populations.
Date: 8/10/2015
The call to action for fishermen across the country is simple - don't throw your soft plastic lures overboard!
Date: 8/10/2015
Meeting to discuss progress and identify actions moving forward
Date: 8/7/2015
With a radically different look, the reborn Avid Inshore sports a seafoam green metallic skin that tempted buyers.
Date: 8/7/2015
For most people, dropping candy or food wrappers on the ground feels wrong,
Date: 8/7/2015
Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach on Aug. 22.
Date: 8/6/2015
FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has partnered with the Chattanooga Bass Association, Fish Dayton and the Hydrilla Hawgs to host the #NoogaStrong Memorial Bass Tournament on Lake Chickamauga
Date: 8/6/2015
As part of its efforts to deter and address derelict vessels in Florida’s waterways, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will meet with stakeholders
Date: 8/6/2015
As part of its efforts to deter and address derelict vessels in Florida’s waterways, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will meet with stakeholders
Date: 8/6/2015
Annual public workshop to address implementation and progress
Date: 8/6/2015
Fishing is the second-most-popular sport in the U.S.,
Date: 8/5/2015
After Monday's storm, minor damage was reported near the western perimeter of Okeeheelee Park
Date: 8/5/2015
Anyone interested in the management of derelict vessels in Florida is welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 11 meeting
Date: 8/5/2015
Current Conditions: No red tide was present at any of the locations sampled.
Date: 8/4/2015
Residents, business owners and people interested in the management of Orange Lake are welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 18 meeting on that subject, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Date: 8/4/2015
Members of the recreational fishing industry testify on the importance of maintaining reasonable public access
Date: 8/4/2015
Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy.
Date: 8/3/2015
Alexandria, VA – August 3, 2015 – A joint Congressional hearing delved into concerns raised by members of the recreational fishing community, as well as other stakeholders, about the National Park Service’s recent decision to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to recreational fishing.
Date: 8/3/2015
The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series looks to the week of May 23, 2016 to be back on Lake Pickwick in Florence, Alabama for the 11th Annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship
Date: 8/3/2015
Join a citizen science program to help native fish in our Zoo lakes by removing invasive species.
Date: 8/1/2015
Karenia brevis", the Florida red tide organism, was not detected in samples collected throughout Florida this week.
Date: 8/1/2015
Now they are taking on a new meaning for anglers who care about Florida’s exceptional fisheries and aquatic resources.
Date: 8/1/2015
Whether diving in Pensacola, scalloping in the Big Bend, lobstering in the Florida Keys or seeing the sights below the water’s surface in one of the many rivers in the Sunshine State, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to remind divers to use a divers-down flag or buoy whenever they are snorkeling or scuba diving.
Date: 8/1/2015
The 2015 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 29 and 30, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.
Date: 7/31/2015
World’s Best Anglers Eye $500,000 Title in Historic 20th-Anniversary Event
Date: 7/31/2015
B.A.S.S., along with 30 other conservation organizations, has signed a letter urging Congress to restore funding for sportfishing projects suffering under the current federal budget impasse.
Date: 7/31/2015
Keith Laakkonen steps into the role with extensive experience and knowledge
Date: 7/31/2015
Eight Broward County Parks and Attractions Recognized by Trip Advisor
Date: 7/31/2015
Recreational fishing and boating community praises Congressional leaders for addressing flawed marine reserve decision
Date: 7/30/2015
Recreational fishing and boating community praises Congressional leaders for addressing flawed marine reserve decision
Date: 7/30/2015
New science on how noise levels affect marine mammal hearing
Date: 7/30/2015
The Coast Guard continues to search for two missing teenage boys approximately 100 nautical miles off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.
Date: 7/30/2015
The “I Do” Fishing License Campaign (FloridaFishing-LicenseCampaign.com) emphasizes the fact that you don't have to fish to benefit from purchasing a Florida fishing license.
Date: 7/30/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to remind divers to use a divers-down flag or buoy whenever they are snorkeling or scuba diving.
Date: 7/29/2015
The Coast Guard continues to search for two missing boys, Tuesday, approximately 100 nautical miles off the coast of the Florida and Georgia border.
Date: 7/29/2015
The Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department closed the boat ramp at Moon Lake Park, July 28, 2015
Date: 7/29/2015
The 2015 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 29 and 30, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.
Date: 7/29/2015
A Regular Meeting of the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area Parks Operations Aug 19
Date: 7/28/2015
Conservation science and policy experts meet with media this week to discuss opportunities for better management of federal public lands
Date: 7/28/2015
The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue paddle boarder in the vicinity of Fort Pierce
Date: 7/28/2015
Search efforts for two missing teens continues 50 nautical miles east of Jacksonville, Florida, Monday.
Date: 7/28/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mobile District has been an integral part of the history of the Gulf Coast and Southeastern United States
Date: 7/28/2015
Palm Beach County officials and staff recently celebrated the completion of the Bryant Park Living Shoreline project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the city of Lake Worth.
Date: 7/28/2015
DEP hosts events at state parks throughout the year
Date: 7/27/2015
Anyone interested in the management of derelict vessels in Florida is welcome and encouraged to attend an Aug. 3 meeting on that subject.
Date: 7/27/2015
July 23, officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested Jeffrey Jackmack (DOB 06/16/1970) of Naples for BUI manslaughter
Date: 7/27/2015
Grant assists in beach stabilization project
Date: 7/27/2015
The project will take place in Apalachicola, Pensacola and St. Andrew bays
Date: 7/24/2015
Sportsmen’s Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Enhancement Act is purely positive move to reauthorize or implement critical conservation programs
Date: 7/24/2015
Multi-agency partnership leads to the removal of large derelict boat lift
Date: 7/24/2015
The annual 60 day ORV closure will be lifted as of Friday, July 31. All areas of the preserve that allow for off-road vehicle use will be accessible via marked designated trails, this includes airboat access into Zone 4.
Date: 7/23/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District is considering a request from the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) for special consideration to hold the National Championship Regatta on Memorial Day weekend at the Clark’s Bridge Olympic Rowing Venue, Lake Sidney Lanier.
Date: 7/23/2015
Marine Conservation Institute Releases SeaStates 2015—An Annual Report Card on How Well States Are Protecting Their Coastal Waters
Date: 7/23/2015
Update on proposed projects and ongoing efforts to be provided
Date: 7/23/2015
The North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation will hold its next monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, in the Brevard Room at 518 South Palm Ave. in Titusville.
Date: 7/23/2015
New resources complement Yamaha's ongoing maintenance education campaign
Date: 7/22/2015
Sportsmen and women across the political spectrum support protecting smaller streams and wetlands
Date: 7/22/2015
Conservation leaders at White House Drought Symposium urge administration to pursue win-win solutions that benefit fish and wildlife habitat
Date: 7/22/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a free Kids’ Fishing Derby in conjunction with the Great Outdoors Day in Kissimmee.
Date: 7/22/2015
Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy.
Date: 7/22/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested four people over the weekend for possession of undersized and illegal species.
Date: 7/21/2015
A grass carp found in a Kansas drainage ditch has all the size and shape of something that should have four wheels and an engine.
Date: 7/21/2015
Ponca City, Okla.—July 20, 2015— North Dakota’s legendary Devils Lake will host an old-fashioned High Plains walleye shootout when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns for a regular-season qualifier presented by Berkley Aug. 7-8.
Date: 7/18/2015
Orange County Convention Center - July 17, 2015 – From exhibitors to buyers to outdoor media, almost 13,000 representatives of the global sportfishing community converged on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., July 14-17, for the world’s largest sportfishing trade show.
Date: 7/17/2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (the Services) announced a 60-day extension to the public comment period for proposed revisions to Endangered Species Act (ESA) petition regulations.
Date: 7/17/2015
FLW announced the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour regular-season schedule
Date: 7/17/2015
FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Sunny Lake (Beijing) Sport Development, LLC, from China to begin sanctioning FLW bass-fishing tournaments
Date: 7/17/2015
NEW YORK –Angler Rick Bach lost his dad to cancer – so he's on a mission to encourage all anglers to take extra precautions when on the water.Bach is teaming up with the fishing editors of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media with a series of online articles aimed at educating anglers.
Date: 7/17/2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. Hodgman® cut its teeth on developing gear that keeps anglers fishing, even in the elements. Coming this fall, are a few new Hodgman Aesis™ Jackets that build a barrier against inclement weather and keep focus where it should be - on the fish.
Date: 7/16/2015
GOP voters more likely than Dems to back conservation projects
Date: 7/15/2015
The Mystik Lubricants-sponsored trio of Bill Dance, Cody Detweiler and Dave East brought a five-bass limit to the scale Tuesday morning totaling 17 pounds, 1 ounce.
Date: 7/15/2015
The T.L. Hanna High School team brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday to win the final round of the 2015 TBF/FLW High School Fishing World Finals on Pickwick Lake in Florence
Date: 7/15/2015
Sportsmen invited to discuss federal actions for better drought resilience that benefits fish and wildlife
Date: 7/15/2015
Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the U.S. economy, a NOAA study has found.
Date: 7/15/2015
Johnson Outdoors (Nasdaq:JOUT) today confirmed that an Administrative Law Judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that Garmin International, Inc. violated section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing and selling SideVu sonars, which the judge found infringe a Johnson Outdoors Inc. side scan sonar patent used in certain Humminbird(R) fishfinders.
Date: 7/15/2015
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Team Fish, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tackle management systems for float tubes, inflatable pontoon boats and kayaks, has introduced the next-generation CastMate Systems V2.0 to its innovative product lineup. The manufacturer is also introducing three new accessory attachments, including a newly-designed Selfie Stick, Humminbird™ Fishn' Buddy mount and FishMate underwater video camera mount system – all specialized for use with the company's new CastMate V2.0 system.
Date: 7/15/2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 13, 2015) - Berkley® Hardbaits are new for 2016, but the concept began four years ago. Transforming the idea from napkin scribbles into action required the creation of sophisticated CAD designs and intricate molds to form an engineering facility rivaling any high-tech facility found around the world. Next, America's best bass pros tested them on some of the toughest lakes they could find. The Berkley team partnered with renowned bait designer and crankbait legend Dav
Date: 7/15/2015
Orlando, Fla. - This year at ICAST 2015, Matzuo America will introduce a trio of new baits to its existing line of innovative and cost effective tackle.
Date: 7/14/2015
OLD TOWN, MAINE — Old Town has expanded their lineup with the new Loon Angler kayak. This one-of-a-kind fishing craft is an evolution of Old Town's original and extremely popular Loon that made its debut 20 years ago. Old Town will unveil their new Loon Angler at ICAST 2015, the world's largest sportfishing trade show.
Date: 7/13/2015
DEP hosts meeting to solicit local knowledge and discuss pollutant sources
Date: 7/13/2015
Restoration project to improve water quality in the Everglades’ Western Basins region
Date: 7/11/2015
The website also provides links to additional information related to the topic of Florida red tide including satellite imagery, experimental red tide forecasts, shellfish harvesting areas, the FWC Fish Kill Hotline, the Florida Poison Information Center
Date: 7/10/2015
Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Palm Beach-Broward county line to the Pasco-Hernando county line must be removed from the water before Friday, July 10, the first day of a 10-day trap closure.
Date: 7/10/2015
Current Conditions: No red tide was present at any of the locations sampled.
Date: 7/9/2015
The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is pleased to announce Lake Dardanelle as the second stop of the 2016 collegiate bass fishing.
Date: 7/9/2015
Wanted, dead not alive! Asian carp have been the scourge of America’s lakes and rivers for nearly a century.
Date: 7/8/2015
The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, one of 19 nationally recognized fish habitat partnerships in the United States, is providing financial and other support to three projects in 2015 that will help restore fish passage, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, maintain and improve hydrologic conditions, and characterize the temporal and spatial patterns of fish assemblages. PMEP, a consortium of federal, tribal sovereign nation, state, local government, and nonprofit organizatio
Date: 7/8/2015
The commercial harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico federal waters will close, effective 12:01 a.m. (local time) July 19 2015.
Date: 7/8/2015
Threatened and endangered sea turtle hatchlings emerge at night in large numbers on St. Lucie County beaches.
Date: 7/8/2015
The boat ramp at War Veteran’s Memorial Park in St. Petersburg will be closed from Saturday, July 18, to Sunday, July 26.
Date: 7/8/2015
Supports the Need for the Global Ocean Refuge System
Date: 7/8/2015
Industry leaders bring talent, experience and perspective in addressing a wide-range of sportfishing issues
Date: 7/8/2015
The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) announced today its official endorsement of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC).
Date: 7/7/2015
new rule effective March 1, 2015, changed the fishing year for king mackerel in the Florida West Coast Northern Subzone to October-September beginning October 1, 2015. Previously, the fishing year was July-June.
Date: 7/7/2015
Big Cypress National Preserve has completed a wilderness eligibility assessment for all lands in the original Preserve as part of the Backcountry Access Plan (BAP).
Date: 7/7/2015
It's a great time to visit the park, and Brevard County Parks and Recreation invites residents in July to join the celebration during Park and Recreation Month.
Date: 7/7/2015
Opportunities include operating boats and monitoring bird nests
Date: 7/7/2015
Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast on July 11.
Date: 7/7/2015
Bill cuts conservation, ignores sportsmen’s values, and highlights the need for a broader budget deal
Date: 7/6/2015
July 6, 2015 by Cody Kelley
Date: 7/6/2015
At its April 15 meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved increasing the minimum size limit of gray triggerfish in Atlantic state waters
Date: 7/6/2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be conducting aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau from July 6-17, using EPA-approved herbicides.
Date: 7/6/2015
Two Sanderson residents were injured in a sturgeon strike Friday evening on the Santa Fe River
Date: 7/6/2015
Campground will provide exceptional recreational opportunities
Date: 7/6/2015
July is the perfect time to enjoy Florida’s state parks and trails
Date: 7/6/2015
Projects to restore and protect Gulf fisheries need to move forward without delay
Date: 7/2/2015
Tien Austin of Honolulu, Hawaii, correctly picked five of the top 10 anglers in last week’s Walmart FLW Tour event at the Potomac River presented by Ranger Boats.
Date: 7/2/2015
Do you have ideas about how Florida’s marine fisheries should be managed? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to hear from you.
Date: 7/2/2015
Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in Panama City Beach on July 11.
Date: 7/2/2015
Bass anglers may wonder why the Sunshine State supports some of the best bass fishing in the world.
Date: 7/1/2015
Tyler Rollman and Gaberial Aroca brought in a five fish limit that weighed in at 1156 lbs to win the Utah High School state Championship on CJ Stike Reservoir.