Tarpon Anglers Needed for DNA Study

April 9th, 2010 |

Tarpon season is just a few weeks away and the state is looking for a few good anglers to gather information that will help biologists manage tarpon, the silver king of gamefish.

Biologists with the St. Petersburg-based Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Sarasota’s Mote Marine Laboratory are conducting an ongoing study that uses fish DNA to help gauge the health of the state’s tarpon population. …

Anglers Can Help With Red Snapper Study

April 9th, 2010 |

Red Snapper, one of the most prized fish in the Gulf of Mexico, have bounced back in recent years. After decades of over-fishing, the stocks have rebounded and anglers are seeing more of these fish on offshore reefs and wrecks than ever before.

Red snapper is also one of the most tightly regulated fish in the Gulf of Mexico. …

Free Freshwater Fishing This Weekend in Florida

April 5th, 2010 |

Want to go fishing this weekend but you haven't gotten around to buying a fishing license? Well, now you have no excuse. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is allowing both Florida residents and nonresidents to fish for free in any freshwater lake or river April 3 and 4.

The free fishing weekend occurs every year during the first full weekend in Apri. …


Captain Vic was great, very professional and guided our party to 18 different species of fish including grouper, snapper, tuna and kingfish. Best trip I have ever had. Chris Crossan
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