Trophy Catch bass program has big rewards for anglers
BY SUSAN COCKING
Beginning Oct. 1, anglers in Florida will have some major incentives to catch and release lunker largemouth bass: up to $1 million in cash and lots of prizes.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, along with [...]
If you are like most Florida anglers and boaters, you enjoy your time on the water. It's an opportunity to get close to nature and break the routine of work, school or retirement. The peaceful challenge of trying to find, attract
and catch your piscatorial prey is [...]
Thousand Of Trees To Grace Lake O Region
CLEWISTON, FL. -- Taking advantage of dry conditions, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will plant 6,000 pond apple, cypress and red maple trees to enhance wading bird habitat and restore ecosystems within Lake Okeechobee and Lake Istokpoga.
A proposal to ban all lead in fishing tackle is under consideration by the federal government, and your comments of opposition are needed to counter the threat.
This ban proposed in a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental groups would include not only sinkers and [...]
Bob Wattendorf, a fisheries biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), recently received the “Conservation Educator of the Year” award from the Florida Wildlife Federation.
In 2008, Wattendorf initiated an effort to bring together a statewide coalition of agencies, universities and businesses to encourage families and children to [...]
Dear Florida Angler,
Whether you are an occasional angler or an avid, whether you fish with a cane pole in your back yard or traveling to Florida "The Fishing Capital of the World" from afar, or if you have a business that depends on quality sportfishing--we want [...]
Florida, the bass usually begin spawning in January or February but this year they started at least a month late, said Mike Allen, a fisheries professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Largemouths are the state’s most popular freshwater game fish. To spawn, male bass [...]