Leave the Rodman Reservoir alone A great post in the Jacksonville Times worth reposting…with our two sence added. RODMAN RESERVOIR “Where would it end?” The recent conversation about deepening the St. Johns River and draining the Rodman Reservoir has certainly caught the attention of both the ecological extremist and those who simply have good reasoning. […]

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 […]

Miami businessman Rodney Barreto is the new chairman of the Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF). Barreto succeeds outgoing chairman Ken Haddad at the helm of the citizen-support organization of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Barreto has served on the WFF board for three years, most recently as its vice chairman. In addition, […]

Blue Spring in Volusia County, an international tourism draw where sea cows hunker down during chilly weather, is about to undergo the most ambitious attempt in Florida to reverse the dwindling flow of a particular spring. The number of manatees seeking refuge there is expected to increase in the coming years, so work to replenish […]

Join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Orlando Magic on March 30 for Florida Outdoor Night and FanFest at 4 p.m. in Orlando. This event, at the Amway Center, is free and open to the public. The event offers participants an opportunity to talk to wildlife biologists, fisheries experts and FWC […]

A mid fevered protests against Alaska’s proposed Pebble Mine, which included opposition from the Berkley Conservation Institute (BCI), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will now consider the Clean Water Act in its environmental review process of a proposed mine right on top of the Bristol Bay, Alaska salmon fishery. The copper mine […]

For all those bass anglers who have hoped for a big money tournament in the Everglades, your dream is coming true. Channing Crowder’s Bass Fishing Tournament, which offers an unprecedented $10,000 prize for the top team, is Jan. 31 out of Everglades Holiday Park. The entry fee is only $100 per angler, so for $200, 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 […]

One of Southwest Florida’s fishing strongholds appears to be on the rebound after several anglers posted quick limits of large crappie on Immokalee’s Lake Trafford. Higher water levels and colder temperatures have driven the fish into feeding mode, marina manager Sharon Rodgers said. “It’s excellent,” Rodgers said. “They’re catching a lot of crappie on minnows […]

There’s room to explore on these largely unfished Osceola County lakes. It’s The Rodney Dangerfield Chain O’ Lakes. Right alongside the magnificently named and fun to say Tohopekaliga, it dares names like Coon, Lizzie, Center, Trout for God’s sake, and Alligator, like that’s a species you don’t often find in lakes. No wonder it don’t […]