It's time for Florida's License-free Freshwater Fishing Days. On Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, 2018, folks can cast their lines into 3 million acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing for freshwater fishing tips.
During the IFA Redfish Tournament out of Clearwater, Captain Jason Prieto and fishing partner Brian Visnovec weren’t completely sold on their game plan going into the tournament. They left with $29,875 in prizes. Second place was claimed by Manatee County captains Josh Prunier and Billy Alstrom.
A 12-foot-5 great white shark named Hilton tracked off South Carolina, according to researchers with Ocearch. In the last 12 months, Hilton has traveled as far north as Nova Scotia and as far south as central Florida.
If you were a snook, you had to survive a couple close calls with cold weather that arrived earlier this year. Chances are you may have experienced some water temperatures in the 50s, but you’re finally moving out of your winter time holes as spring has come very early to the west coast of Florida.
I like to think I’ve caught many if not most species of game fish that frequent the Gulf of Mexico. I say most, because I know there are still a few that I’ve yet to cross off my bucket list. One of those species is the elusive African pompano.
Bradenton’s Chasten Whitfield signed a fishing scholarship with Savannah College of Art and Design. A Manatee High senior witnessed one of the kids she’s taught how to fish walk for the first time in public.