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Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon

July 22, 2014 

2-day recreational season is July 30-31. Regular commercial/recreational season is Aug. 6 - March 31. 

Gulf red snapper recreational fishing workshops start this month

July 21, 2014 

Workshops scheduled between July 28 and Aug. 11. 

Public meeting to discuss Illinois pondweed on Winter Haven Chain of Lakes

July 14, 2014 

July 21 at Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Complex. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

July 14, 2014 

July 19 in Palm Coast. 

Gulf recreational red snapper season closes July 15 in state waters

July 09, 2014 

Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles.  

East coast anglers encouraged to help FWC collect red snapper data

July 07, 2014 

Last year researchers collected 1,701 samples from red snapper harvested during the 3-day recreational season. 

Inspiring young anglers

July 01, 2014 

The “Big Catch” program is Florida's family-friendly, freshwater angler-recognition program, with 33 different freshwater fish to target. 

FWC provides guidance on enhanced boating safety legislation

July 01, 2014 

Divers may display a buoy with a series of divers-down symbols as an alternative to the traditional divers-down flag. 

Lake Jackson anglers urged to keep some of their smaller bass

July 01, 2014 

If the bass are under 16 inches, anglers can keep up to 4 per day. 

Watermelon Pond stocked with forage fish; preparing for bass stocking in 2015

June 27, 2014 

Goal is to "jump start" fish community needed to naturally support a high-quality bass fishery. 

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