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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic with kayaking coming up in Apollo Beach

April 18, 2016 

The FWC is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Apollo Beach on May 7. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center. 

Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 7 deactivated;

April 18, 2016 

The Santa Fe River’s idle-speed, no-wake Zone 7 was deactivated Sunday. Zone 8 is the only zone still activated at the present time, according to FWC officials.  

FWC deactivates idle-speed, no-wake restrictions on Suwannee River’s Zone 3; two zones still active

April 15, 2016 

The Suwannee River dropped below the activation trigger at Branford April 15, resulting in the deactivation of the idle-speed, no-wake Zone 3 on the Suwannee River. The Santa Fe River’s Zones 7 and 8 remain activated.  

Lionfish beware: FWC approves two-part lionfish removal effort for 2016

April 14, 2016 

At its April 13 meeting, the FWC approved a two-part lionfish plan to further encourage removals of the invasive species in 2016. The initiative will include a statewide reward program that will expand upon 2015 efforts and a Panhandle Pilot Program.  

Red drum bag limit lowered to 1 fish in northwest Florida starting May 1

April 14, 2016 

At its April 13 meeting, the FWC approved a measure to lower the recreational red drum daily bag limit in the northwest red drum management zone (Escambia County through Fred Howard Park near Pasco County) from two fish to one fish per person. This change will go into effect Sunday, May 1.  

FWC deactivates idle-speed, no-wake restrictions on Suwannee River’s Zone 1; three zones still active

April 13, 2016 

The Suwannee River dropped below the activation trigger at Ellaville Tuesday, prompting the FWC to deactivate idle-speed, no-wake restrictions for the area of the river from U.S. 90 in Ellaville south to State Road 51 in Luraville. 

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season set

April 13, 2016 

The 2016 season will open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28, the season will open continuously through July 10. Finally, the season will reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.  

Santa Fe, Suwannee idle-speed, no-wake zones activated

April 11, 2016 

Because of the recent rains and the rising water levels, the Santa Fe River’s Zone 7 and the Suwannee River’s Zone 3 gauges have risen to the point of activating the idle-speed, no-wake zones, according to FWC officials. Zones 1 and 8 were activated last week.  

FWC activates idle-speed, no-wake restrictions on Suwannee River’s Zone 1

April 08, 2016 

The Suwannee River reached flood stage at Ellaville today, prompting the FWC to activate idle-speed, no-wake restrictions for the area of the river from U.S. 90 in Ellaville south to State Road 51 in Luraville. 

Spring has sprung and outdoor opportunities abound

April 07, 2016 

From hitting the beach to hiking a Wildlife Management Area trail, spring in the Sunshine State provides countless outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s also a great time of the year to see some of the state’s fascinating wildlife species.  

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