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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:36:00 PST
After starting Championship Sunday more than 8 pounds ahead of his nearest competitor, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., struggled throughout the day Sunday but held on to win the Bassmaster Elite tournament on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee. Horton caught only 11 pounds, 7 ounces, which...
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:09:00 PST
After losing a 9-pound bass to start his morning Saturday, Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., went on to catch 15 pounds, 11 ounces to hold on to his lead at the Bassmaster Elite tournament at Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee.
Horton’s three-day total is 71-14, which is more than 8 pounds ahead...
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:57:00 PST
Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, Ala., caught a 30-pound, 4-ounce limit of bass Friday for a two-day total of 56 pounds, 3 ounces and the lead in the Bassmaster Elite tournament on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee. Horton’s performance vaulted the four-time tournament winner ahead of first-day leader...
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:02:00 PST
Tennessee native Ott DeFoe caught a five-bass limit weighing 31 pounds, 3 ounces Thursday to take the first-day lead in a Bassmaster Elite tournament on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee. DeFoe’s impressive catch put him more than 4 pounds ahead of Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Ark., who was...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:35:00 PST
The Miami International Boat Show, featuring boats in the water and boats and marine accessories on land, is Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at Miami Marine Stadium in Key Biscayne. Strictly Sail Miami is at Miamarina at Bayside.
Parking locations include Marlins Park and...
Fri, 3 Feb 2017 06:52:00 PST
A King of the Glades open team bass tournament trail qualifier event is Feb. 5 out of Everglades Holiday Park. Entry fee is $80 per team. Visit kotgseries.com or call Mike Lendl at 954-393-5596.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:51:00 PST
Outdoors groups are asking President Donald Trump’s administration to overturn a last-minute move by his predecessor to ban lead fishing tackle and ammunition from hundreds of thousands of acres of land and water managed by the federal government.
On the day before Barack Obama left office, the...
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:58:00 PST
Former Miami Dolphins linebacker and current radio personality Channing Crowder has the fourth annual Channing Crowder’s Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Everglades Holiday Park.
The tournament, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, pays $10,000 to the winning...
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:43:00 PST
Bob Newland has a small boat bass tournament from first light to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek.
The field is limited to 20 teams and at least one team member must be 18 years old.
The entry fee is $40 per team, with half the proceeds going to Horses and the Handicapped and...
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:09:00 PST
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has two free hunter safety Internet-completion courses Jan. 14 in Broward County and Jan. 15 in Palm Beach County.
Students who complete the online portion attend the courses, which include shooting instruction and a written test. To find out...
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:35:00 PST
The Everglades Bassmasters of South Florida One Largemouth Bass Open Tournament, Hangover Edition, is Jan. 1 on Lake Okeechobee out of Roland Martin’s Marina in Clewiston.
Registration starts at 6 a.m. at the bait shop. Fishing is 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Entry fee is $20 per person and boats can have...
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:30:00 PST
Many conservation groups are pleased by President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Montana Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior.
“In Rep. Zinke, President-Elect Trump has tapped a true leader and a sportsman to run the agency that oversees much of America’s natural...
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.