Florida Hybrid Sunshine Bass By DONALD DEBEVOISE The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will put more than 3 million fish into Florida’s waters this year, a good portion of which will be a special hybrid of bass. The agency says the fish is beneficial to both anglers and the environment. There will be a […]

After a successful inaugural campaign, TrophyCatch is back for more. The program by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission awards anglers around the state who properly record their bass before releasing it for another fishermen to potentially enjoy a moment of their own. The biggest bass recorded in last year’s campaign was reeled in […]

FWC Press Release Five lucky anglers who signed up at TrophyCatchFlorida.com started celebrating the holidays early when their own special Santa delivered big, with a boat and motor, or fishing trip and gift cards. TrophyCatch is a special reward-driven angler recognition program that encourages Florida anglers to take extra care to document and live-release largemouth bass heavier […]

RBFF this month announced that Florida and Texas will serve as test markets for the launch of its five-year Hispanic Outreach Plan. In partnership with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, outreach will begin in spring 2014. Nick Wiley, Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation […]

From FWC “Fish Busters’ Bulletin” Recently, north Florida anglers and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fishery biologists were heartbroken to see the white bellies of numerous fish floating in Lake Victor. Lake Victor is a popular, 130-acre FWC-managed impoundment in Holmes County. Since the impoundment was constructed, the FWC has stocked fish, managed […]

News Release Friday, May 03, 2013 Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585 This week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officially welcomed a new law enforcement director, Col. Calvin L. Adams Jr. As leader of the largest conservation law enforcement agency in the country, he will oversee more than 1,000 employees, direct their enforcement […]

Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment have proposed $58 million in restoration projects along the state’s oil spill-affected Gulf coast — including a $20 million fish hatchery in Pensacola and $14 million in other projects in the county. Originally presented to the City Council in June 2011, the Florida Gulf Coast Marine […]

Anglers, time for a break from science. I know, I know—I’m disappointed too. Fear not! This is some good stuff nonetheless. This blog and many of the other social media outlets give us the chance to provide you all with brief updates about fisheries straight from the mouths of our field biologists. FWC has its […]

From FWC Press Release On Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved staff’s recommendations for revisions to two boating safety zones on the Okeechobee Waterway in Hendry and Martin counties. One change affects the boating safety zone around the Clewiston Lock at the Hoover Dike city ramp. Staff proposed to extend the […]

Fishing regulations at Edward Medard Reservoir will change on Jan. 1. The 770-acre reservoir near Turkey Creek off State Road 60 south of Plant City is becoming a fish management area with specific rules for bag limits and slot limits for each species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Southwest Florida Water Management […]