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Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from Hernando through Wakulla counties, including all waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay, must be removed from the water before July 20, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) […]

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Bully netting best practices for harvesters and homeowners Spiny lobster season is gearing up, and it is not just for divers. Harvesting lobster at night with the use of bully nets and lights is legal and fun, and is popular in the Florida Keys and portions of Miami-Dade County. By being courteous and respectful of […]

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As a precautionary measure due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay that affects shellfish, the bay scallop harvest originally scheduled to begin on July 25th in Gulf County waters will be temporarily postponed. This postponement includes all state waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of […]

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*(Angler Steve Dial submitted the sixth and largest TrophyCatch bass from Lake Trafford in July. The largemouth lunker weighed in at a whopping 10 pounds, 7 ounces! Lake Trafford restoration yields great bass fishing Immokalee area lake restoration leads to production of trophy-sized bass The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed a […]

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Do you know when the peak deer rut occurs in your area? The FWC has been collecting biological data since 2009 from white-tailed deer to estimate the breeding dates for deer across the state. These data have been used to inform management decisions regarding hunting season dates and location of zonal lines. The data also […]

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