Ranger pros give strong showing by taking four of the top five spots
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program celebrated five years of bass conservation at its annual Hall of Fame ceremony held at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Orlando. In the past five seasons, TrophyCatch has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 6,868 largemouth bass.
The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will remain closed through April 30, and will reopen to harvest May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has installed a total of 100 fish attractors (artificial fish habitat) at four public fishing piers on Lake Talquin in order to enhance fishing opportunities for shore and bank anglers.
Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in all waters of the St. Johns River system starting Saturday, Jan. 20.
The public is invited to a meeting with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to discuss various management programs for aquatic plants, fish and wildlife on Lake Okeechobee on Feb. 8.
As commercial fishermen and women begin to purchase their spiny lobster trap tags, this is a reminder that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has waived the $1 per trap spiny lobster trap tag fee for the 2018-2019 season.
Several changes to the management of cobia in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico will go into effect Feb. 1.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island Saturday, Feb. 3.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Jan. 29 through Feb. 9, weather permitting. Lake Rousseau is part of the Withlacoochee River in parts of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties, west of Dunnellon.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 7-8 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333.
The Antiquities Act was put in place to protect America’s special outdoor sites.
This summer, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) implemented staggered season start and end dates for bay scallop harvest.
The announcement of the winners of the 2017 Lionfish Challenge has been postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
It’s time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp. The derby will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, starting at 8:30 a.m. for children ages 6-12.
A popular target for Florida’s saltwater anglers are reef fish such as snappers and groupers. These species are fun to catch and provide a great bottom-fishing experience for both novice and veteran anglers.
The gray triggerfish recreational season in Gulf state waters will be open an additional weekend this October to provide anglers with fishing opportunities that were missed due to Hurricane Irma impacts earlier in the season.
Today, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is announcing the winners of the 2017 Lionfish Challenge. A total of 26,321 lionfish were removed from Florida waters as part of the four-month challenge.
FWC is hosting several workshops this October to gather public input on the staggered bay scallop season structure that was implemented in 2017 and the bay scallop fishery in general.
Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will continue gathering public input on the management of goliath grouper this month at several in-person workshops scheduled across the state.
The Gulf County bay scallop season will remain open through Oct. 8, closing to harvest Oct. 9.
he Association of Collegiate Anglers is pleased to announce the continued support received from Mustang Survival for the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of College Anglers announced that Power-Pole shallow water anchors will continue their support of the series
The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that Garmin will continue its support of the 2018 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking public comment on
the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) application to amend an incidental take permit to authorize additional incidental take on 81,416 acres of proposed Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) land.
Already known as one of the largest and longest supporters of competitive collegiate bass fishing, Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is once again boosting their support and long-standing partnership of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and the Association of Collegiate Anglers.
West Virginia and North Alabama sit in 2nd and 3rd
Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have renewed their long-standing partnership of the 2018 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
frogg toggs showcased two new products that were recognized for premier design during the “Best of Show” awards.
The Clean Drain Dry Initiative has been honored once again with a special award for Outstanding Achievement by the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC).
With the opening of scallop seasons fast approaching, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to remind everyone engaged in this fun outdoor activity to use a divers-down warning device whenever they are snorkeling or scuba diving while searching for these tasty treats.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds boaters, as the holiday weekend approaches, that boating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is dangerous and illegal.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will soon begin work to repair waterway markers for federal manatee protection zones in the St. Johns River within Duval and Clay counties.
Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30,
Celebrate the Fourth of July with bay scallops. State waters from the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County through the Pasco/Hernando county line will be open for scalloping starting July 1.
As people make plans to go to the beach for the Independence Day holiday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public to help protect beach-nesting shorebirds and sea turtles by giving them space and keeping personal fireworks off the beach
Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast on July 15
Eagle and Lang Lake Fish Management Areas at PotashCorp-White Springs will reopen June 30. The two lakes were temporarily closed April 14 because of low water level
During the Fourth of July holiday, many people take to the water to celebrate Independence Day. The warm, sunny days of summer combined with viewing fireworks puts many more boats and people on the water in close proximity to one another.
Longtime Ranger pro returns to professional fishing
Fast start proves key to pro-angler's title win
Angler upgrades Ranger boat and Evinrude outboard
Tennessee angler adds $20,000 with Ranger Cup bonus
North Alabama and University of Tennessee-Knoxville Finish 2nd and 3rd Respectively
Fishing experts will be on hand to share tips, demonstrate techniques and answer questions
Great news: two separate reports by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Outdoor Foundation show positive signs for fishing participation!
National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) helps kick off summer with events and activities during the week of June 3-11.
Earlier this month, RBFF announced the release of its 2017 Best Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat.