First phase in lifting the 31-year ban on harvesting Goliath Grouper off Florida’s coast gets approved by FWC

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Henry and Laura Whittaker Florida residents and anglers are one step closer to gaining approval to legally harvest Goliath Grouper off the coast, thanks to a new proposal by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The commission told its staff to draft an initial proposal that would outline

FWC reveals License-Free Fishing Days—First set of dates set for Easter Weekend

Mahi Mahi on a lure – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jason Richeux Florida is home to some of the best fishing spots in the world. Whether you are looking to catch Mahi Mahi off the Florida Keys during the summer months, lobster during mini-season, Grouper almost year-round, or freshwater bass at a local lake—the

Tips to Consider When Choosing Charter Boat in Key West

Boat Shelf in Florida – Courtesy: Image by Thomas Schroeder from Pixabay Traveling is something that most people enjoy doing, and it is also a great way to make memories. If you are looking for a top travel destination, Key West is the perfect place to visit if you enjoy going on a charter boat

Florida Fishermen bring in record-breaking 769-pound swordfish: “We were not expecting that size”

Courtesy: Image by ruthieprasil from Pixabay There are big fish and then there are monster fish. Three fishermen in South Florida had themselves quite the surprise when they realized they had reeled in a potential record-breaking swordfish off Lighthouse Point in Broward County, per WSVN.  “We were not expecting that size,” said angler Hunter Irvine. 

Introducing the new kid on the block: The Florida Boat Show

Indoor Boat Show Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by Aija Lehtonen “Made by Floridians, For Floridians” is their motto, and two Miami natives are hoping to inspire a new series of boat shows in the Sunshine State with “The Florida Boat Show.” Thousands of people from all over the world tend to come to Florida during

Florida’s Oyster Central Apalachicola Bay Shut Down through 2025 due to overharvesting

Fresh Oysters Courtesy: Image by Patricia Alexandre from Pixabay The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has placed a temporary ban on the harvesting of oysters out of Florida’s top producing bay through the end of 2025. Apalachicola Bay has historically produced the majority load of oysters consumed in Florida amounting to 90% of the

Florida Stone Crab season is back—BUT there are some changes

Courtesy: Shutterstock- Peter Acker Fall season means a lot of things, depending on who you ask. But in Florida, any die-hard foodie will tell you one thing remains king in the heart of fall—Stone Crabs. Stone Crab season is here for Floridians to enjoy in all its glory. Sweet, juicy, and served chilled with a

Gov. DeSantis Declares July ‘Keep Florida Fishing’ Month

The governor made the announcement during his address on the opening day of the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades in Orlando.

License-Free Saltwater Fishing Across Florida This Weekend

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants you to grab your rods and reels for some license-free saltwater fishing this weekend.