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Amberjack, gray triggerfish close June 1 in Gulf state waters

May 25, 2016 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) closes June 1 and will remain closed through July 31, reopening Aug. 1. 

Gag season starts June 1; new size limit effective same day

May 25, 2016 

On June 1, gag grouper opens for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters and the black grouper and gag minimum size limit increases from 22-inches to 24-inches total length.  

Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

May 23, 2016 

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island!

May 20, 2016 

The FWC is hosting a free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 4, at the St. George Island State Park. Advance registration is required.  

Fernandina free Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic rescheduled

May 19, 2016 

The FWC Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic scheduled for May 21 in Fernandina has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled for June 11 at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave.  

Teenager catches state-record flathead catfish

May 19, 2016 

Charles Patchen (13) from Alabama caught a 63.8-pound flathead catfish on the Chattahoochee River in Jackson County at 2:30 p.m. on May 15. He beat the previous certified state record by more than eight pounds. 

Bay scallop workshops scheduled May 24 and June 13

May 18, 2016 

Workshops to gather public input on this summer’s bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay will be held May 24 and June 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDT at the Capital City Bank conference room in Port St. Joe.  

A whopping 8,089 lionfish removed off Pensacola, state size record broken, during second Lionfish Day

May 18, 2016 

In Pensacola, 8,089 lionfish were removed in only two days at the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition Tournament. At FWC supported events statewide that weekend and leading up to that weekend, another 5,978 lionfish were removed for a total of 14,067 statewide. 

Davis Lake project to improve fish and wildlife habitat

May 18, 2016 

Davis Lake, part of the Tsala Apopka chain of lakes near Inverness in Citrus County, is the site of a project being conducted to improve fish and wildlife habitat, as well as water circulation, in the marsh.  

FWC partnership to support high school fishing

May 16, 2016 

This grant will allow the FWC, FLW Foundation and The Bass Federation to combine their efforts to not only increase high school student interest and participation in fishing teams and clubs, but to also provide students and families with important boating and angler safety education.  

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