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.
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.