- West Central Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast
- FWC Poll on Extending Scallop Season
- Tampa Bay Tarpon and More
- Bottom Bouncing off Boca Grande
- Dog Finds Kayak Fisherman Offshore
- Mangrove Snapper Topside
- Florida Fly Guide, Sunglasses Maker Fording New Waters with GeoFish Films
- The Florida Reef Fishing Menu
- Tampa Bay Double – Winter Action
- Red Grouper Rising
What kinds of fish might you find on the artificial reefs and wrecks around the Florida coast? That depends on season and latitude, to some extent. In midwinter, for instance, there’s a pretty big difference between the cold, nutrient-rich green water you’d encounter off Fernandina Beach, in far northeast Florida, and the warm, crystal clear Gulf Stream along the Florida Keys.
The recreational harvest of red snapper will close October 22 in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the final day of harvest being October 21. The season will close Oct. 15 in Gulf federal waters, with the final day of harvesting being today. State waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf and federal waters are from 9 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles.
OAA Fisheries is seeking comments on a proposed rule for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper. The rule, if implemented, would set the 2013 quotas for commercial and recreational red snapper harvest.
NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would establish a 2013 gag recreational fishing season that opens on July 1 and closes when the annual catch target is projected to be caught.
Capt. Brian Jill is a Tampa Bay-area fishing guide and roving video-journalist for the GeoFish film series. He’s listed as one of the Trout Bums on the Costa Del Mar Explore site, but Brian Jill is neither a classic trout fisherman nor is he a bum.
One place to celebrate our sporting heritage is the Florida Sportsman Expo at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Tampa…
West Coast summer grouper are easy to find, once you know what their homes look like. Each sandy patch we stopped at produced grouper, almost always on the first drop, attesting to Bradley’s formula–white patch plus dark bottom divided by 10 feet of warm summer water equals grouper.
Your roadmap for success on the biggest “reefs” in Florida waters. Bridges carry folks from Point A to Point B, but how about Point Sea? You have to get out of your vehicle for that one, but sling a bait under one of these people pathways and you’ll find angling action aplenty.
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