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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:22:00 PST
Saturday, Nov. 26, is a license-free saltwater fishing day in Florida, which means residents and visitors can fish without a state-required saltwater fishing license.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:32:00 PST
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meets Nov. 16-17 in St. Petersburg. On Nov. 17, the FWC will consider making state hogfish rules consistent with pending federal rules.
Changes include increasing the minimum size limit on hogfish from 12 inches fork length statewide to 16 inches...
Sat, 5 Nov 2016 06:52:00 PDT
One of the best ways to enjoy the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is by taking the Water Taxi to and from the different show sites.
For $10, you can ride all day on Water Taxi’s fleet of yellow-hulled ships and not have to deal with automobile traffic. That’s what I did Friday and it was...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:07:00 PDT
The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is Nov. 3-7 at seven locations.
Featuring a variety of boats from inflatables and kayaks to center consoles and superyachts, as well as marine electronics, engines and accessories, the show covers more than 3 million square feet of exhibit...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:52:00 PDT
Capt. Skip Smith and RJ Boyle present “Swordfishing Secrets Revealed: Productive Baits, Rigs and Techniques Used by the Pros” at the Oct. 26 meeting of the West Palm Beach Fishing Club.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse at 201 Fifth Street.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:42:00 PDT
A free bird walk starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at Tall Cypress Natural Area in Coral Springs.
The first segment of the walk is at the boardwalk and parking lot area, which is just over half a mile. The second segment is 1.5 miles.
Preregistration is required. Call Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:03:00 PDT
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 54 has a one-day safe boating course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Harvey Oyer Park in Boynton Beach.
Topics include boat handling, safety equipment, docking, line handling and knot tying as well as running in foul weather, rules of the road, basic navigation...
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:18:00 PDT
The Lionfish Challenge will come to a close Sept. 30, but that is still plenty of time to bag and turn in the 50 lionfish it takes to qualify in the program. Every lionfish tail submitted helps control the invasive population.
For every 50 you submit, you get an additional chance to win a Neritic...
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:34:00 PDT
New rules took effect this week that make it easier for recreational anglers to bring fish caught in the Bahamas back to Florida.
In state waters, anglers can now possess filleted dolphin, wahoo and reef fish that were caught in Bahamian waters. The regulations apply only to fish being transported...
Fri, 9 Sep 2016 05:04:00 PDT
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved several mutton snapper management changes at its meeting this week in St. Augustine.
The new rules will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, and include:Increasing the recreational, commercial, importation and sale minimum size limits to 18...
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:11:00 PDT
Brian Nelli of Pushin’ Water Kayak Charters presents “Extreme Kayak Fishing: From Inshore to Offshore Waters” at the Wednesday, Sept. 7 meeting of the West Palm Beach Fishing Club.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse at 201 Fifth Street.
Visit westpalmbeachfishingclub.org or call 561-832-6780.
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 15:07:00 PDT
Saturday, Sept. 3 is a license-free saltwater fishing day in Florida, which means residents and visitors can fish without a state-required saltwater fishing license.
The waiver also applies to crabbing, lobstering and scalloping and fishing from shore or a boat. In addition, a snook or lobster...
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:26:00 PDT
Snook season opens at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 throughout Florida.
The daily bag limit is one fish per day per person.
In Atlantic waters, fish must measure between 28 and 32 inches to keep.
In Gulf waters, the slot limit is 28-33 inches. Visit myfwc.com.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:50:00 PDT
The inaugural Jim Allen Swordfish Tournament is Saturday with the weigh-in at Lighthouse Point Marina starting around 5 p.m.
Payout is for the three biggest fish and there is also a dolphin category.
Contact RJ Boyle Studio at 954-420-5001.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:24:00 PDT
Extreme Kayak Fishing’s Summer Slam Part 2 is Saturday, Aug. 27 out of Pompano Beach.
Register online at extremekayakfishingtournament.org.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:44:00 PDT
Capt. Danny Barrow will discuss fishing for snook at the Aug. 23 meeting of the Boynton Beach Fishing Club.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is at 7:30 p.m. at the Boynton Beach Boat Ramp Park, 2210 N. Federal Hwy.
Contact Carol Moran at 561-707-5660 or email@example.com.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:22:00 PDT
JD’s Custom Baits has its next Snakehead Round-Up from safe light to 2 p.m. Aug. 6 out of Veterans Memorial Park, 7044 NW First St., Margate.
Entry fee is $40 cash per person or two-angler team and $10 for the big fish pot. Anglers must bring in five snakeheads for their biggest one to count.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:56:00 PDT
For the first time in the history of the Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, the 18th annual Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown is an open event that any boat can fish. In previous years, boats had to qualify to fish the circuit’s third and final event.
The Showdown is Aug. 6 with the...
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:26:00 PDT
The Fly Shop of Miami has a fly fishing school Saturday at the Palmer Trinity School in Palmetto Bay. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Instruction is 9 to 4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The school has casting lessons and covers all the basics, including lines, rods, reels, leaders,...
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:13:00 PDT
Bass regulations: In case you missed it, Florida’s regulations for largemouth bass changed on July 1. The new statewide bag and length limits are five bass per day, only one of which may be 16 inches or longer in total length. There is no statewide minimum length limit for largemouth bass.
Thu, 7 Jul 2016 21:19:00 PDT
In preparation for lobster miniseason, which is July 27-28, Gold Coast Scuba in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea has a free beach diving clinic at 9 a.m. Sunday for divers who have been diving within the past 12 months.
The clinic includes a classroom session and beach dive testing, as well as the basics...
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:53:00 PDT
The Hawg City Night Tournament is 7 p.m.-2 a.m. July 2 out of the Miami Canal rest stop on Alligator Alley.
Entry fee is $60 per team.
Call Mike Lendl at 954-393-5596.
Sun, 29 May 2016 12:38:00 PDT
Marine artist Guy Harvey will be at the Guy Harvey Retail Store at 10408 W. State Road 84 in Davie from 6-8 p.m. Friday June 3 to meet fans and autograph merchandise. Call 954-581-0073.
Thu, 19 May 2016 16:33:00 PDT
The Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, to benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation, is May 21 out of Miami Beach Marina.
Anglers can fish for dolphin, wahoo, kingfish and tuna with Dolphins players and coaches. In addition, tickets are available for the Hook & Tackle Captains' Party 6:30-10:30 p.m....
Thu, 12 May 2016 21:22:00 PDT
The 51st Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo is Friday and Saturday out of Alsdorf Boat Ramp Park.
The scales open at 2 p.m. Friday and the weigh-in runs until 6 p.m. That is followed by live music from Doors Alive until 10 p.m.
Saturday's weigh-in is noon to 4 p.m. The Andrew Morris Band performs from...