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 […]

Fishery biologists are in the process of restocking Medard Reservoir at Turkey Creek. The public-access impoundment was drained to repair the dam in the fall of 2009, but it has been fixed and the water level is rising. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports a total of 477,000 juvenile sport fish will be […]

Stock more fish! That is one of the most common suggestions from the angling public when it comes to ideas about how to improve recreational fishing. Oh, that it was that easy. The Florida Bass Conservation Center (FBCC) is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) state-of-the-art freshwater hatchery in Sumter County. The FBCC […]

BY BOB WATTENDORF, WES PORAK and RICK STOUT • FOR FLORIDA TODAY • July 12, 2009 Truth is — it isn’t that simple. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists, as well as other fishery research experts, have understood for years that stocking fingerling bass (1 inch to 1.5 inches long) rarely improves fishing. […]