Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gulf Cobia Workshop

CORRECTION: The minimum size limit for cobia is 33 inches fork length. This was listed incorrectly in the initial news release.    For immediate release: May 9, 2017 Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com   Suggested Tweet: Give...

King Mackerel Management

May 8, 2017    Suggested Tweet: King #mackerel management changes effective 5/11. @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1993db2 #fishing #Florida   King mackerel management changes effective May 11   Several commercial and recreational changes to king mackerel management in Florida state and federal waters will...

The 2017 Capmel Classic Summary

The 2017 Captain Mel classic is now complete. Our participants got out there in some pretty big wind. This year unlike other years the best results were from the people I would consider the...

Red Snapper

May 4, 2017   Suggested Tweet: 2017 Gulf rec. red #snapper 78-day season opens weekends starting 5/6:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/19876de #Florida   2017 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 6   The 78-day 2017 recreational red snapper season in...

The Meatheads of the Week, Again

NORTHWEST REGION   CASES   ESCAMBIA COUNTY   While checking several fishermen on the Bob Sikes Bridge, Officer Manning noticed fresh blood and large scales on the ground. A nearby fisherman denied knowing anything about it and claimed he had...

2017 Captain Mel Classic Sponsors

The conclusion of the 7th Annual Captain Mel Classic, I always take the chance to talk about our tournament sponsors.  Support of this event has been great from year 1.    This letter gets longer...

2017 Captain Mel Classic Results

The conclusion of the 2017 Captain Mel Classic.  It was a good one.   It has been great fun every year.   This year, the stories were outstanding as usual.  Anglers received their payouts and with...

Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

April 26, 2017    Suggested Tweet: Grouper #fishing opens May 1 in Atlantic & Monroe Co. waters via @MyFWC:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/196ba77 #Florida   Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters Anglers targeting grouper in Florida state and federal waters...

The Meatheads of the Week

NORTHWEST REGION   CASES   ESCAMBIA COUNTY   Officer Hoomes was on land patrol along Gulf Islands National Seashore near Fort Pickens conducting state fisheries inspections when he encountered several people fishing for pompano. He checked one subject who was...

Gulf greater amberjack state waters to close April 22

At its April 20 meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder of 2017, starting April 22....