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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Orlando is full of magical things to do and if your visiting this summer, go bass fishing. The fishing is fantastic and Lake Toho is 20 minutes from I-drive or Disney area. Great chance of catching your record size bass and if you do you could also win $10,000. Lake Toho     Capt John […]

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 […]

Monday, November 26, 2012 Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-227-3830 Freshwater fishing regulations for Edward Medard Reservoir in Plant City will change on Jan. 1, 2013, when temporary restrictions on harvesting freshwater sport fish and catfish will expire. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a public meeting to gather input on a […]

Tuesday, November 24, 2012 Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3200 During the last week of November, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat hydrilla in portions of Lake Istokpoga. All scheduled management efforts are subject to weather conditions. The lake will be monitored after treatment. There are no restrictions for fishing, swimming or […]

The Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) will host its inaugural “Florida BlueGreen” event at 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Everglades ranch of seventh-generation Floridian and BlueGreen host “Alligator” Ron Bergeron in Weston. Event proceeds from the Florida cracker-style cowboy gala will benefit the Wildlife Foundation’s Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network and several other […]