Bradenton Times News Articles
NOAA is predicting fair conditions throughout the week. The FWC will award divers who target lionfish with an extra lobster allotment. Tarpon numbers in the coastal gulf should increase as we head away from a full moon next week.more»
Bass anglers may wonder why the Sunshine State supports some of the best bass fishing in the world. Florida’s abundant lakes and rivers provide habitat necessary to produce good fisheries and the Florida largemouth bass possesses unique genetics that favors rapid growth to trophy size.
National Fishing and Boating Week celebrates popular and traditional outdoor activities that families turn to during summer vacations. It takes place the first full week of June every year. This year it’s June 6-14, so visit TakeMeFishing.org to see what opportunities might be available near you.more»
The FWC is asking beachgoers to refrain from shooting off personal fireworks on the beach because it threatens nesting shorebirds. Several law enforcement agencies are still seeking two suspects, a man and woman, who destroyed five sea turtle nests and killed two shorebird chicks on Holmes Beach last week. NOAA is predicting mild conditions and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms over the holiday weekend.
FWC law enforcement officers across the nation will be participating in Operation Dry Water from June 26-28 in an effort to deter boaters from operating boats while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Local police and sheriff departments will be participating in the campaign. An area of high pressure is predicted to cause isolated thunderstorms over the weekend.
FWC officials will be meeting in Sarasota this week to discuss a variety of topics. Our contributing captain Rick Grassett gives pointers on what fish should be plentiful in June. Conservation-based oyster harvest changes in Apalachicola will continue through the summer.more»
Robert Burnett, 55, from Inglis, is one of the most productive participants in TrophyCatch, with 26 Lunker Club (8 to 9.9 pounds) and one Trophy Club entry (10 to 12.9 pounds). His story and videos highlight the success of catch-and-release.more»
NOAA is predicting fair weather for Father's Day weekend with a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. FWC officials will be conducting their quarterly meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota from June 23-25. There are a variety of topics on the agenda, which is linked in this article. Red snapper season is open, but amberjack season is now closed. An area of low pressure could bring thunderstorms over the weekend. Conservation-based oyster harvest changes in Apalachicola will continue through the summer.
Red snapper season is open, but amberjack season is now closed. Our contributing captain Rick Grassett gives pointers on what fish should be plentiful in June. Conservation-based oyster harvest changes in Apalachicola will continue through the summer.more»
Bill Stewart, 66, of Weeki Wachee, caught a 69-pound, 8-ounce blue catfish on the Choctawhatchee River, near Ebro, during the Choctawhatchee Catfish Roundup tournament on May 30. He beat the previous state record by 5 pounds.more»