As red tide continues to plague the Gulf shore from Manatee County south to Collier, snook and redfish have now been restricted to catch-and-release only by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Capt. Chad Huff found an 80- to 100-pound tarpon floating dead last week near Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, where some of the worst fish kills have occurred since a red tide appeared off Southwest Florida in October.
What you didn’t see on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week: A new investigation shows poachers might be winning in the battle to keep shark fishing alive. Despite regulations in places like the Central American Pacific, shark fin exports have increased and some species face extinction.
Lionfish only recently started appearing in Florida's Gulf of Mexico, but their impacts can be devastating. Mote Marine Laboratory is hosing its fifth annual Lionfish Derby with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation to offset this invasive species.
You can expect to catch fish weighing 8 or more pounds on Lake Okeechobee from December to March, but to catch a giant largemouth when the temperatures are in the mid-80s is unexpected. But it’s happening.
A Miami Beach restaurant that specializes in locally sourced seafood said it legally purchased a permit, a gamefish prized by catch-and-release anglers and hardly ever found on menus. Experts say eating the disappearing fish is a bad idea.
Since being placed under protection in 1990 due to overfishing, the population of goliath grouper has now exploded into one of the biggest nuisances for offshore anglers fishing wrecks, reefs and springs from as shallow as 5 feet to as deep as 250 feet.