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FWC approves new freshwater bass conservation measures

February 11, 2016 

Anglers will be allowed to keep smaller, more abundant largemouth bass. Length limits for black bass species will be changed and many specific rules for different water bodies will be eliminated. 

FWC considers modifying 2016 Gulf recreational red snapper season

February 10, 2016 

The newly proposed season would be open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28, the season would open continuously through July 10. Finally, the season would reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This would provide for a 78-day season in Gulf state waters. 

FWC approves gag, black grouper size limit; gag season changes

February 10, 2016 

These changes are expected to go into effect prior to June 1 recreational season opening and will be announced on MyFWC.com and via a press release. 

FWC begins removing floating plants in Lake Istokpoga

February 08, 2016 

The FWC on Feb. 9, will begin removing 27 acres of floating plant material in Lake Istokpoga’s Big Island Marsh in Highlands County. The project is scheduled to take about two months. The plant removal includes cattail, primrose and burhead sedge, which will reduce the negative effects of decaying plant material on the marsh. 

Black Bass Management Plan yields angler benefits

February 04, 2016 

Progress has been made in all four major areas targeted in the Florida Black Bass Management Plan: new opportunities, habitat management, fish management and human dimensions. 

FWC Saltwater Fishing YouTube Channel has all your fishing tips

February 03, 2016 

Ever wondered how to tie a certain knot, but didn’t know who to ask? Check out the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) newest YouTube Channel. Find us on YouTube by searching FWC Saltwater Fishing or go to MyFWC.com/SaltwaterFishing. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

January 29, 2016 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for hydrilla the first week of February. 

Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 27, 2016 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Augustine

January 25, 2016 

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 Feb. 20 in St. Augustine. 

Mutton snapper workshops scheduled for February

January 19, 2016 

Attend one of the upcoming mutton snapper workshop hosted in February by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

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