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FWC-Trophy Catch Reward Anglers

August 13th, 2012|Categories: Florida Fishing Reports, Florida Freshwater Conservation, Largemouth Bass|Tags: |Comments Off on FWC-Trophy Catch Reward Anglers

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Trophy Catch bass program has big rewards for anglers

BY SUSAN COCKING

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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 […]

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Lake Apopka Aquatic Plant Management Meeting January 24th

January 12th, 2012|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lake Apopka Aquatic Plant Management Meeting January 24th

Managing Aquatic Plants in Lake Apopka is the focus of a public meeting in Winter Garden on Tuesday, Jan. 24 hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The meeting is from 6-9 p.m. in Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Avenue in Newton Park, Winter […]

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Become FWC’s eyes and ears to protect wildlife

November 1st, 2011|Categories: Florida Fishing Reports, Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Become FWC’s eyes and ears to protect wildlife

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 […]

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Lake Okeechobee Get Thousands Of New Trees

February 25th, 2011|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lake Okeechobee Get Thousands Of New Trees

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.

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Federal ban on lead fishing tackle

September 10th, 2010|Categories: Florida Fishing Reports, Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Federal ban on lead fishing tackle

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 […]

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FWC biologist/Get Outdoors Florida! chairman named Conservation Educator of the Year

July 3rd, 2010|Categories: Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on FWC biologist/Get Outdoors Florida! chairman named Conservation Educator of the Year

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 […]

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Bass Fishing Survey for Florida Bass Management Plan

May 10th, 2010|Categories: Florida Fishing Reports, Florida Freshwater Conservation, Our FWC|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bass Fishing Survey for Florida Bass Management Plan

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 […]

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Catching spawning Florida bass, will it deplete populations?

March 23rd, 2010|Categories: Florida Fishing Reports, Florida Freshwater Conservation|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Catching spawning Florida bass, will it deplete populations?

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 […]

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