January 17, 2018
The FWC has installed a total of 100 fish attractors (artificial fish habitat) at four public fishing piers on Lake Talquin in order to enhance fishing opportunities for shore and bank anglers.
January 08, 2018
The Fisheries for Veterans Project will host a day-long saltwater fishing clinic for adults and their family members 13 years and older from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area,.
January 05, 2018
Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure.
January 03, 2018
FWC staff, partners and volunteers are monitoring the status of marine species affected most by the cold, and are prepared in case rescues are needed.
December 21, 2017
The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will remain closed through April 30, and will reopen to harvest May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
December 18, 2017
Gag grouper will close to recreational harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1, 2018. The same day, several species of grouper will also close to recreational and commercial harvest in Florida state waters of the Atlantic and all state waters off Monroe County. This seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, and yellowfin grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby.
December 15, 2017
Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed in Gulf state and federal waters through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1. The season will also close June 1 through July 31.
December 14, 2017
In the past five seasons, TrophyCatch has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 6,868 largemouth bass.
December 13, 2017
During the course of the investigation, FWC officers confirmed numerous criminal violations, resulting in felony and misdemeanor charges.
December 11, 2017
Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, closed Dec. 1 and will reopen to harvest March 1, 2018.