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At their May 2024 meeting in Daytona Beach, Commissioners with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a rule amendment to clarify the possession of largemouth bass over applicable legal bag or length limits when participating in FWC documentation programs. The amendment clarifies possession rules when documenting largemouth bass for TrophyCatch, FWC’s bass fishing and citizen science program. It also allows for possession for the certification of a potential state record largemouth bass. An angler is in possession of a fish once the fish is placed in a live well or any other container. While current statewide regulations permit...

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For Immediate Release: April 30, 2024 Contact: Governor’s Press Office, (850) 717-9282, media@eog.myflorida.com ICYMI: Governor DeSantis Announces 103-Day Gulf Red Snapper Recreational Season for 2024 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper. This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday. “I am proud to announce that this snapper season will be the longest season since our state took over red snapper management in the...

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*(Reader Submitted Article) - Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, sunshine, and warm weather. However, the state is also famous for its bass fishing. Florida is home to some of the best bass fishing spots in the world, with an abundance of fish species and picturesque locations. Summer is the perfect time to go fishing in Florida, as the warm weather and clear waters make it an ideal season for bass fishing. If you're planning a bass fishing trip in Florida this summer, you're in luck. There are plenty of great spots to choose from, each with its unique...

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Trolling motors are essential for anglers who want to fish in peace without disturbing the water. These motors are designed to be quiet, efficient, and easy to control, making them the perfect tool for any fishing trip. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, a trolling motor can make a big difference in your fishing experience. When looking for the best trolling motor, there are a few key factors to consider. First and foremost, you'll want to think about the size and weight of your boat, as well as the type of water you'll be fishing in. Other important...

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*(Reader submitted article - Photo caption: Trent Tuten of Live Oak, Florida caught this nice trout while on spring break fishing in the waters around the 'Hatch.) Table of Contents Introduction Understanding the Spotted Sea Trout Best Season for Spotted Sea Trout Fishing Ideal Locations for Spotted Sea Trout in Florida Essential Gear for Spotted Sea Trout Fishing Effective Techniques and Baits Pro Tips for Spotted Sea Trout Fishing Success Conservation and Fishing Regulations Conclusion Introduction: Welcome to our comprehensive guide on catching Spotted Sea Trout in Florida! This article will provide you with detailed information on everything you need...

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