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Monday, November 25, 2013


Published Monday, November 25, 2013

A new commercial fishery in the Gulf will allow for the sale of swordfish in Florida. Soon Florida anglers will no longer be required to have and use a venting tool when fishing for reef fish in Gulf of Mexico state waters.Weather Underground are predicting strong high pressure will slide east off the mid-Atlantic coast as low pressure develops in the northern Gulf waters Monday and Tuesday.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013


Published Thursday, November 21, 2013

A new study by the Audubon Society and the Pew Center found that the food supply of Florida’s coastal birds may be threatened due to a diminishing number of baby fish in estuaries. Weekend closures begin Nov. 23 for Apalachicola Bay commercial oyster harvesters and two license-free fishing days will take place over the holidays. Folks at Weather Underground are predicting blustery conditions in the bay area through Friday morning followed by a cold front on Saturday that could create hazardous boating conditions.

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Monday, November 18, 2013


Published Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekend closures begin Nov. 23 fpr Apalachicola Bay commerical harvesters. Two license-free fishing days will take place over the holidays. Florida manatees are beginning their annual migration to warmer waters, which is their instinctual response to winter’s approach and surviving the cold. Capt. Rick Grassett says to look for false albacore, tripletail, king and Spanish mackerel in the coastal gulf. Fishing deep grass flats for trout, blues and Spanish mackerel or reds and snook on shallow flats of Sarasota Bay should be good inshore options next week. There should also be good action with snook around lighted docks in the ICW.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013


Published Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's not the best time to fish; Weather Underground is predicting advisory level winds with gusts up to gale force over the offshore waters through Thursday. Two license-free fishing days will take place over the holidays. Florida manatees are beginning their annual migration to warmer waters, which is their instinctual response to winter’s approach and surviving the cold. Capt. Rick Grassett says that fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay for trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and jacks or reds and snook in skinny water should be a good option next week. 

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Monday, November 11, 2013


Published Monday, November 11, 2013

Two license-free fishing days will take place over the holidays. Florida manatees are beginning their annual migration to warmer waters, which is their instinctual response to winter’s approach and surviving the cold. Capt. Rick Grassett says that fishing deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay for trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and jacks or reds and snook in skinny water should be a good option next week. Spanish mackerel have been the most consistent action in the coastal gulf. Look for king mackerel in the mix along with tripletail on crab trap floats.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013


Published Thursday, November 7, 2013

Two license free fishing days will take place over the holidays. Florida manatees are beginning their annual migration to warmer waters, which is their instinctual response to winter’s approach and surviving the cold. A tarpon statewide snagging definition and changes in gear rules in Boca Grande Pass took effective on November 1. Atlantic vermilion snapper season will remain open this fall and the FWC is reporting that green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year.

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Monday, November 4, 2013


Published Monday, November 4, 2013

Tarpon statewide snagging definition and changes in gear rules in Boca Grande Pass take effect on November 1. Atlantic vermilion snapper season will remain open this fall and the FWC is reporting that green sea turtles nest at an unprecedented pace in Florida this year. Capt. Rick Grassett says anglers should fish deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay for trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and jacks or reds and snook in skinny water should also be good options.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013


Published Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tarpon statewide snagging definition and changes in gear rules in Boca Grande Pass take effective on November 1.  Atlantic vermilion snapper season will remain open this fall and the FWC is reporting that green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year.

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Monday, October 28, 2013


Published Monday, October 28, 2013

The recreational harvest of red snapper will close Oct. 22 in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the final day of harvest being Oct. 21. Stone crab season opened Oct. 15! Capt. Rick Grassett says anglers should catch and release snook fishing before daylight and then look for reds, trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and more in Sarasota Bay. Action with false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and more should begin in the coastal gulf any time now.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013


Published Thursday, October 24, 2013

The FWC is hosting a summit to address the lionfish problem over the weekend. Recreational harvest of red snapper closed Oct. 22 in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the final day of harvest being Oct. 21. Stone crab season opened Oct. 15! Capt. Rick Grassett says anglers should catch and release snook fishing before daylight and then look for reds, trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and more in Sarasota Bay. Action with false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and more should begin in the coastal gulf any time now.

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Obituaries

Name Date
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
Virginia Townsend August 14, 2014
Richard Berger August 16, 2014
Daniel Ibasfalean August 17, 2014
James Jaso August 5, 2014
Herman Searcy August 12, 2014
Raymond Tigue August 12, 2014
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