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  • Experimental Thicket Outplanting with NOAA

    NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center’s Benthic Ecology Assessment and Research Unit is excited to announce the initiation of our final phase of experimental outplanting with Coral Restoration...

  • FWC Weekly Arrest Report

    FWC Weekly Report for June 17 through June 23, 2016. This report represents some events the FWC handled over the past week.

  • Where Does Fishing Gear Come From?

    Fishing gear gets better each year. There are innovative lures, more responsive rods and reels, high-tech lines, amazing electronics and on and on.

  • How to Fish the Flats: Drifting

    Learn how to effectively drift-fish grass flats.

  • Gag Grouper Recreational Harvest Closing in 4-County Gulf Region

    Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30.

  • Weekly Red Tide Report

    The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was not detected in samples collected throughout Florida this week. Read the Full Report...

  • How to Catch Largemouth Bass - Tips & Tricks

    The Largemouth Bass is possibly the most famous freshwater sport fish in the world. This article presents the whole picture – the “101” – for catching Largemouth Bass.

  • FWC Moving Forward With Statewide Conservation Effort

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is moving forward with a significant effort to conserve Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife throughout the state.

  • Captain David Rieumont's July Forecast - Tampa Bay

    First I want to mention to all live bait anglers, that this is the time to get out your ¼ inch mesh cast nets. Read the Full Tampa Bay area Forecast for July...

  • Choosing the Right Kayak

    One of the most successful ways to fish on the flats is to be in a kayak. Learn about the basics to get you on the water and fishing in your kayak.

  • Fly Casting Tips for Saltwater Fly Fishing

    Learn the basics of fly casting the "W". Turn a long day on the flats into a great day!

  • Turtles of Florida

    Ever see turtles nesting on our beaches? Here’s a list of marine turtles common to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Billfish Slam

    Capt. Rick Rodriguez of Sea Horse Fishing Charters reports a Grand Slam of Billfish! Check it out!

  • How to Catch Tarpon - Tips & Tricks

    Tarpon, the silver king, is one of the most sought-after sport fishes on our coasts. It’s also a fish that requires more technical approaches. Read the 101 on when, where, and how to catch tarpon.

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