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Thursday, August 28, 2014


Published Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weather Underground is predicting fair weather over the course of the weekend. FWC researchers are looking to anglers to provide them with tarpon DNA data. Over 2,500 people have downloaded a new lionfish app to report successful catches and sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission. FWC officers arrested a Riveria Beach man after he allegedly stole nearly 300 sea turtle eggs from a St. Lucie County beach.

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Monday, August 25, 2014


Published Monday, August 25, 2014

Weather Underground is predicting small craft conditions and thunderstorms caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal during the first of the week. FWC researchers are seeking tarpon data from Florida anglers by way of a "finger print," or DNA sample, taken from the tarpon during the catch. Researchers are especially interested in tarpon larger than 30 inches.A new lionfish app has successfully been utilized by more than 2,500 people to report lionfish sightings. Law enforcement marine units will be participating in an annual "Stay Sober or Get Pulled Over" in local waters over the upcoming long weekend. 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Published Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weather Underground is predicting fair weather over the course of the weekend. Over 2,500 people have downloaded a new lionfish app to report successful catches and sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission. FWC officers arrested a Riveria Beach man after he allegedly stole nearly 300 sea turtle eggs from a St. Lucie County beach.

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Monday, August 18, 2014


Published Monday, August 18, 2014

Weather Underground is predicting a subtropical ridge axis will remain parked over the Florida Peninsula and eastern Gulf of Mexico through forecast period. Catch and release snook fishing around lighted docks and bridges and trout, blues and more on deep grass flats should be good options. Reds should be schooling up on flats of Sarasota Bay and there should still be some tarpon in the coastal gulf. You should also find tarpon in upper Charlotte Harbor and areas of Sarasota and Tampa Bay. Juvenile tarpon in canals and creeks or around bridges are also good options.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014


Published Thursday, August 14, 2014

Weather Underground is predicting light winds over the course of the weekend. Recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from state waters (shore to 3 nautical miles, including intracoastal waterways) from the Georgia-Florida state line through Volusia County Aug. 20 through 29.

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Monday, August 11, 2014


Published Monday, August 11, 2014

Weather Underground is predicting winds around 15 knots and scattered thunderstorms during the week. There should still be some action with tarpon in the coastal gulf. However as they thin out in the coastal gulf, they are moving to inside areas where you may find them rolling on deep grass flats or in passes at first light. You also should find trout, blues and more on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Catch and release snook fishing should be good in the surf, in passes and around docks and bridges close to passes.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014


Published Thursday, August 7, 2014

A flat pressure pattern will keep winds and seas light and allow for a weak onshore flow for the next several days. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissionis hosting a Gulf of Mexico red snapper workshop Aug. 11 in St. Petersburg for recreational stakeholders to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper.

 

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Monday, August 4, 2014


Published Monday, August 4, 2014

Amberjack and gray triggerfish season reopened Aug 1 in Gulf state waters. A front will come in from the north but winds and seas are expected to remain below headline criteria. Capt. Rick Grassett recommends looking for reds and big trout on shallow flats or edges of bars early during the the day. He says catch and release snook fishing should also be good in passes and around docks and bridges close to passes.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014


Published Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spiny lobster season began with a two day recreational event July 30-31, followed by the commercial/recreation season which runs Aug. 6 through March 31. A recreational fishing workshop on Gulf red snapper will be held in St. Petersburg on August 11. Find out how you can chime in! A cold front will bring scattered thunderstorms and inland chop to the area over the weekend. 

 

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Monday, July 28, 2014


Published Monday, July 28, 2014

Red tide has been killing offshore sea life in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. A front will bring an increase in wind and seas during the first part of the week. Capt. Rick Grassett recommends looking for reds and big trout on shallow flats or edges of bars early during the the day. He says catch and release snook fishing should also be good in passes and around docks and bridges close to passes.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Joan Eason September 29, 2014
Gene Hunt September 28, 2014
Muriel Thayer September 26, 2014
Patricia Ritchlin September 25, 2014
Glennava Inman September 25, 2014
Jo-Ann Cherry September 22, 2014
Emma Engelmann September 20, 2014
Bonny Cloud September 18, 2014
Marion Forbes September 15, 2014
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