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

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. 

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

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.

FWC Invites Kids To Free Freshwater Fishing Derby

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is inviting kids between the ages of 6-12 to come and learn the ropes about freshwater fishing.