Bradenton Times News Articles
It’s time to implement your resolutions for 2015. I bet you considered some tried-and-true, or tried-but-failed resolutions that top most people’s list. So how do you combine your fishing passion with feeling good about achieving your resolutions? Read on.more»
Happy New Year! The new year brings new technology; you can now buy or renew your fishing license on your phone using a new app! Seasonal grouper closer starts Jan. 1. Besides 15-20 knot winds over northern offshore waters, there are no anticipated weather headlines though the end of the week. There may be a slight chance of showers today.
FWC officials have updated their lionfish app to include an interactive map where users can access important data including lionfish sightings, catches and photographs. A mild cold front is predicted to bring thunderstorms and hazardous winds to the area.
Today’s column begins with a question and ends with a challenge: Do you know what a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Saltwater Grand Slam is? If not, you are missing out on an exciting opportunity.more»
A Georgia man recently set a new shoal bass record while visiting Florida. His bass weighed a whopping 4 pounds and 2 ounces! FWC officials have updated their lionfish app to include an interactive map where users can access important data including liionsightings, catches and photographs. A mild cold front is predicted to stall over the area during the weekend, creating cool weather and a light chop across the bay area.
So this holiday season, how would it be if the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) put some more fish under the tree? Well, that is exactly what we have done for you all around the state. The typical fish attractor in Florida is a cluster of hardwood trees, anchored by cinder blocks. State-constructed structures are marked with a bright yellow or white bouy so boaters and anglers know where they are. These attractors are strategically placed to congregate fish, making them more accessible to anglers.more»
Gag grouper recreational harvest closed in the Gulf on December 4, and the annual snook harvest closed December 1. The windy conditions that have prompted small craft advisory warnings throughout the week have subsided, and the weather will allow for fair, but cold, boating conditions during the weekend.