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Milton Angler Lands Record Flathead

Milton Angler Lands Record FlatheadMilton resident Eric Auston Jr. now holds the distinction of having landed the largest flathead catfish ever caught with a rod and reel in Florida waters. Auston, who is 33, was fishing with his good friend Brandy Wallace Oct. 9 at 2:30 a.m. in the
   

FWC Asks Fishermen to Report Giant Tiger Prawn

FWC Asks Fishermen to Report Giant Tiger PrawnThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking fishermen to be on the lookout for nonnative giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) after a recent sighting in East Bay near Panama City. The Sept. 19 catch marks the first time a
   

Stone Crab Season to Open October 15

Stone Crab Season to Open October 15Get your claw-crackers ready, because Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest seasons open Saturday Oct. 15. Stone crab claws must be at least 2¾ inches in length to be harvested legally, but claws may not be taken from egg-bearing f
   

Hooked on Fishing Teacher Training Available

Hooked on Fishing Teacher Training AvailableThe Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct a training seminar for anyone interested in angler and aquatic education training. This year’s event will be at the 4-H Camp Ocala (1853
   

Honeymoon Couple Enjoy Fishing Trip Out of Shell Point

Honeymoon Couple Enjoy Fishing Trip Out of Shell PointLisa Lawrence and Justin Latici of the Gem Land Company were married at Ring Oak Plantation last Saturday evening in a beautiful outdoor "Old South" ceremony, where the Bride rode in on a mule drawn Plantation buggy.  On Sunday evening, they
   

Hattie Goes Fishing Out of Shell Point

Hattie Goes Fishing Out of Shell PointHattie Phelps usually stays home while her husband, Grady goes off shore fishing with his employer, Major Alan Lamarche of Plantation Security. On this recent trip out of Shell Point, Hattie was the guest of honor and Grady baited her hook and removed
   

Recreational Bay Scallop Season About to Close for 2011

Recreational Bay Scallop Season About to Close for 2011The 2011 recreational harvest season for bay scallops, which was extended by three weeks this year, will close Monday, Sept.26, with the final day of harvesting being Sunday, Sept. 25. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in
   

Gulf Gag Grouper Sport Season Reopens Sept. 16

Gulf Gag Grouper Sport Season Reopens Sept. 16The recreational harvest of gag grouper in all Gulf of Mexico waters off Florida, except Monroe County, reopens Sept.16 for two months. This season will allow anglers in both federal and state Gulf waters an opportunity to harvest gag grouper. 
   

FWC Proposes Expanding Spotted Seatrout Fishing

FWC Proposes Expanding Spotted Seatrout FishingThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several draft amendments for spotted seatrout regulations on Thursday that would open recreational harvest year-round and expand commercial fishing opportunities. The FWC has managed
   

Lil' Ben Enjoys First Saltwater Fishing Trip

Lil' Ben Enjoys First Saltwater Fishing TripSammie Dixon, President and CEO of Prime Meridian Bank contacted his good friend, Major Alan Lamarche of Plantation Security, Inc. and told Alan that he had a very special little boy that wanted to go fishing on Friday. Sammie said that Prime Meridian
   

Fishbuster's Bulletin: Big Catches Still Stroke Angler Egos

Fishbuster's Bulletin:  Big Catches Still Stroke Angler EgosWhen humans and fish were evolving together, catching and consuming fish was a matter of survival.  Later, catches offered something to barter or sell. Now, most people fish recreationally.  Regardless of the purpose behind fishing, big catches
   

NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule to Repeal Fishery Management Plan for Stone Crab Fishery

NOAA Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Rule to Repeal Fishery Management Plan for Stone Crab FisheryNOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to repeal the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Stone Crab Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2011 (76 FR 43250).&
   

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