Hydrilla spraying is planned for portions of all four lakes on the Kissimmee Chain, beginning Tuesday. Lakes Toho, Hatchineha and Cypress are being sprayed this week, while Toho will have more ongoing treatments in late November and during December. Spray treatments are planned for Lake Kissimmee over 867 acres Dec. 4-6. The Florida Fish and […]

By BARRY FOSTER News-Sun correspondent SEBRING — There have been a bunch of the nation’s top anglers in Highlands County this week. Teams competing in a new television series entitled “Major League Fishing” descended on Lake Istokpoga this past weekend in search of points and airtime. Highlands County reportedly is one of the “surprise locations” […]

The final draft plan for hydrilla management on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes for treatments through spring 2012 will be the focus of a public meeting Aug. 31 in the Osceola County Chambers in the Administrative Building at 1 Courthouse Square in Kissimmee. The draft plan includes revisions based on appropriate public comments Florida Fish […]

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 […]

FWC Passes rule to conserve quality bass on Orange, Lochloosa lakes December 01, 2010 11:34 AM Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a new rule Wednesday, reducing the daily bag limit for trophy bass at Orange and Lochloosa lakes in Alachua County. The largemouth bass […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) executive director, Nick Wiley, recently spoke at the Florida Outdoor Writers Association’s (FOWA) annual meeting in Tallahassee. Other FWC staff, including Greg Holder, assistant executive director, came to talk about key issues affecting Florida’s fish and wildlife and recreational use of those resources. The meeting included the […]

Bob Wattendorf, a fisheries biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), recently received the “Conservation Educator of the Year” award from the Florida Wildlife Federation. In 2008, Wattendorf initiated an effort to bring together a statewide coalition of agencies, universities and businesses to encourage families and children to participate in nature-based recreation. […]

News Release June 8, 2010 Contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459 Coleen Curran (SMI Cold Therapy), 704-900-7275 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has teamed up with the “Wounded Warrior Project” to recognize the service of our nation’s injured war veterans. The FWC presented war veterans with five-year fishing-license bonus packages containing items donated […]