Monday, May 22, 2017

Underwater visibility improving for spearfishermen

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-underwater-visibility-improving-for-spearfishermen/2322955 Underwater visibility has been poor the past few weeks, but it is starting to improve. Spearfishermen must consider underwater visibility when choosing tactics and gear. Bad visibility can shut down spearing. We have to...

Deeper gulf waters outproducing shallow depths

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-deeper-gulf-waters-outproducing-shallow-depths/2322203 This spring brought many surprises the past two weeks for our clients. We were rewarded with giant red grouper, blackfin tuna and numerous kingfish. Some impressive sized lane snapper and sea bass were also...

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...

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...

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....

FWC discusses creating additional fishing opportunities for gag grouper in Gulf 4-county region

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) discussed the future management of Gulf of Mexico gag grouper and approved a draft proposal to extend the recreational season...

FWC approves 78-day recreational red snapper 2017 season in Gulf waters

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2017 Gulf state waters recreational red snapper season.   The 78-day Gulf recreational red snapper season will be as follows: ...

4 Florida counties open April 1 to gag grouper

March 27, 2017   Maps: To see maps of these areas, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing and select “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Groupers.”   Suggested Tweet: Gag #grouper opens April 1 in four #Florida counties.https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1904eb1 @MyFWC #fishing   recreational harvest; FWC...

Grouper bite remains strong

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/captains-corner-grouper-bite-remains-strong/2317275 We are lucky to have a year-round grouper fishery in the bay area. No matter hot or cold water temperatures, there is always a bite, the only variable being what depth fish are actively...

Spiny lobster season closes April 1

March 23, 2017    Suggested Tweet: There are only a few more spiny #lobster season days left in #Florida! @MyFWC: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/18f6a9d #fishing   Spiny lobster season closes April 1 The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest...