Every trip into the Gulf of Mexico is unique. I’ve been fortunate enough to venture west of Anna Maria Island a handful of times in search of red snapper this summer, thanks to the extended season, and each trip seems to provide a unique memory.
Shoring up the boat-sharing marketplace, Aventura-based Boatsetter has acquired its Seattle-based rival Boatbound, powering up the startup’s presence throughout the United States and fueling international expansion plans. Boatsetter also has raised an additional $4.75 million in funding.
A viral video of a shark being dragged behind a boat has drawn the attention of Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission investigators. Instagram user "marktheshark" said posted the video, which he had found posted elsewhere, because he found it upsetting. Others have expressed similar sentiments.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a limited fall season and several conservation measures governing gray triggerfish in the Gulf of Mexico state waters during their July meeting.
Fishermen with Outcast Sport Fishing tagged and released their fifth great white shark of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Owner Chip Michalove said he works with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to equip the sharks with the tags so the group can study their movements.The animals are offshore near Hilton Head through March.
Fishing in my family was always a regular occurrence. With three older siblings, I was the beneficiary of coming into an established and knowledgeable outdoors family who to this day still enjoys the outdoors.