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 […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is waiving fishing license requirements for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The governor and state wildlife officials have declared Friday, Nov. 29 a license-free freshwater fishing day and Saturday, Nov. 30 a license-free saltwater fishing day. Scott said the waivers will give Floridians and their guests a chance […]

The Florida Division 6 of the Toyota Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, wraps up its regular season May 18, 2013, on legendary lunker-filled waters of Lake Okeechobee. The competitors will launch at C. Scott Driver Park, located at 10100 West Highway 78 in the town of Okeechobee, Fla. Anglers may begin fishing […]

From Raymarine Press Release Raymarine Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, is pleased to announce new additions to its team of Pro Ambassadors for 2013. With the release of Raymarine’s Dragonfly Sonar/GPS for fresh water anglers, Raymarine has joined forces with some of the most respected anglers in the sport of professional bass fishing. […]

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 […]

For Immediate Release Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Director mjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227 www.asafishing.org Sportfishing Industry Applauds New Gulf of Mexico Restoration Projects Proposed projects address many of the recreational fishing community’s priorities for recovery from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Alexandria, VA – May 3, 2013 – The sportfishing industry applauds this week’s announcement by the […]

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 […]

Why take the Angler Survey? Last year, just over 20 percent of anglers had to change or cancel plans to fish because certain waters or access points were no longer open to them. The Angler Survey is the easiest and fastest way for anglers to provide feedback and ensure that leaders have the information they […]

CLEWISTON, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2012) – Does home-lake advantage play a role when 320 of the world’s best anglers gather to see who can find the heaviest four-day stringer of bass for a first-place cash prize of up to $125,000? Just look at the leaderboard of the season-opening FLW Tour . Randall Tharp of Gardendale, […]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has teamed up once again with the “Wounded Warrior Project” to recognize the service of our nation’s injured war veterans. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is taking U.S. war veterans on fishing trips on Lake Okeechobee Monday and Tuesday. FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto presented two war veterans […]