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Thursday, October 23, 2014


Published Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cownose stingrays are migrating by the thousands! Stone crab season has finally arrived! The FWC has announced a $4.5 million venture to restore oyster beds in the Gulf. Due tropical depression will cause possibly hazardous marine conditions throughout the weekend. NOAA has issued small craft advisories in some areas due to significant wave height.

 

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Monday, October 20, 2014


Published Monday, October 20, 2014
Stone crab season started October 15! The FWC has announced a $4.5 million venture to restore oyster beds in the Gulf. Rain chances will increase as a low area of pressure moves over the southern Gulf mid-week. Our contributing Captain Rick Grassett recommends looking for Spanish mackerel and false albacore in the coastal Gulf. He says trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and more should be good options on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014


Published Thursday, October 16, 2014

A cold front should cool things off over the weekend. My favorite time of year is almost here; stone crab season begins October 15! The FWC has announced a $4.5 million venture to restore oyster beds in the Gulf. 

 

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Monday, October 13, 2014


Published Monday, October 13, 2014

My favorite time of year is almost here; stone crab season begins October 15! The FWC has announced a $4.5 million venture to restore oyster beds in the Gulf. Winds from a mid-week cold front will create light chop in marine waters at the beginning of the week. 

 

 

 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014


Published Thursday, October 9, 2014

My favorite time of year is almost here; stone crab season begins October 15! The FWC has announced a $4.5 million venture to restore oyster beds in the Gulf. One of the best nights to fish was Wednesday, with a full blood moon overhead, however the rest of the week will provide above average fishing as the full moon wanes. Conditions will remain partially cloudy with 5 to 10 knots of wind off the coast.

 

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Monday, October 6, 2014


Published Monday, October 6, 2014

Winds from the recent cold front will create light chop in marine waters at the beginning of the week. By Wednesday, conditions should improve for smooth sailing.Scallop season closed Sept. 25. Officials are putting together a $4.5 million investment toward oyster bed restoration efforts. Our contributing captain, Rick Grassett, suggests fishing for trout and snook off lighted docks during this time of year. 

 

 

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Thursday, October 2, 2014


Published Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fishing will remain average over the weekend as the moon wans to new, but expect it to improve with the arrival of the new moon next Wednesday. Isolated thunderstorms will continue throughout the rest of the week, but should subside by the weekend. The FWC has announced a $4.5 million venture to restore oyster beds in the Gulf. 

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Monday, September 29, 2014


Published Monday, September 29, 2014

Scallop season closed Sept. 25. Officials are putting together a $4.5 million investment toward oyster bed restoration efforts. Rain and scattered thunderstorms will remain across the waters tonight and for the rest of the week as a stationary front crosses central Florida. Our contributing captain, Rick Grassett, suggests fishing for trout and snook off lighted docks during this time of year. 

 

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Saturday, September 27, 2014


Published Saturday, September 27, 2014

Before I became a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) spokesperson, I was a reporter, and FWC public information coordinator Stan Kirkland was my lifeline to anything outdoors. Ever helpful and straightforward, Kirkland exemplifies what it means to be an FWC public information specialist. Like many of us in similar positions, he has a passion for outdoor recreation, which includes 25 years of first-hand saltwater fishing experience, something he credits for helping him do his job better.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014


Published Thursday, September 25, 2014

The scattered rain and thunderstorms we've had to deal with this week should subside by the end of the weekend. You may find reds schooling on edges of bars or shallow grass flats when the tide is low. Snook fishing should be good around lighted docks and bridges at night or on shallow flats early in the day. You might also find reds and trout along with snook on lighted docks this time of year. Law makers have prohibited lionfish aquaculture in Florida. The changes will go into effect Dec. 1. 

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Obituaries

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Thelma Mathis December 14, 2014
Robert Cooper December 9, 2014
Sarah Robinson December 12, 2014
Harry Wujcik December 13, 2014
Annie McNally December 12, 2014
Pritamdas Chatani December 11, 2014
Alice Taft December 7, 2014
Arlene Stromberg December 8, 2014
Donald Ross December 10, 2014
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