Deer Hunting

Help prevent CWD

Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD as it’s more commonly called, has most recently been detected in Mississippi. This is the closest the fatal deer disease has been to our Florida border. “We’re fortunate that CWD […]

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Chase Bluefish It’s Worth The Chase

  When you ask people about their favorite fish species in Florida, you will undoubtedly get a wide array of answers—from the ever popular redfish and spotted seatrout found in inshore waters, to the snappers […]

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Inshore

Going Surf Fishing

With our country’s 23 coastal states, and over 75,000 miles of coastline, it’s easy to understand America’s fascination with surf fishing. Alaska, Florida and California rank first, second and third for the most coast line, […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

Are You A Female Angler?

Are You A Female Angler? ODU has been receiving links to female anglers in action from Florida to Iceland and trust when we say they have caught many quality fish. Just take a look: https://www.pinterest.com/odufishing/women-fishing-photos/. […]

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Bass Fishing

Sick Bass Need Help On The Susquehanna

Neglect destroyed a world-class bass fishery at Florida’s Lake Apopka. Fifty years later, is history about to repeat itself on Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River, as well as Chesapeake Bay, which it flows into? Since 2005, anglers […]

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Panfish Fishing

Crappies Without Minnows

Crappie anglers love live minnows. Historically minnows have been known as the bait of choice for catching crappie. Minnows have wiggle, they have taste and they have smell. Crappies always have and always will be […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

Pitch Those Plastic Baits Properly

I never tossed used plastic baits into the water. It just didn’t make sense to me. They are no more food for fish than the wrapper from peanut butter crackers or a soda can. But […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

Fish kill ‘season’ warming up with the weather

As the “Fishing Capital of the World,” Florida boasts more than 3 million anglers. At the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), we appreciate feedback from these responsible conservationists. This time of year concerned […]

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Predator Hunting

Photographer catches bobcat fishing for shark

News FCN Reported 1st: A picture’s worth a thousand words, the old adage goes, and this picture doesn’t disappoint: A Florida photographer captures the food chain in action. Photographer John Bailey was taking an evening […]

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Fishing News - Fresh

Florida’s Rodman Reservoir At Risk-Again

An improbable partnering among Jacksonville business leaders, city officials and environmentalists in the contentious debate over a project to dredge the St. Johns River offers long-sought benefits for the waterway’s health as well as significant […]

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Fishing News - Salt

Florida Angler Recognition Program Increases

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s commitment to managing fish and wildlife resources for the benefit of people is achieved in part by providing opportunities for anglers to enjoy and help conserve the amazing […]

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Bass Fishing

TrophyCatch Builds On Success

Season two of TrophyCatch was a huge success. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), anglers and fishing-related businesses around the state are celebrating the success and kicking off season three. For the second […]

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Fishing News - Salt

My Kid Brother

My family has a reunion every 5 years at a resort overlooking the inter-coastal waterway at Indian Rocks Beach Florida. Today is a bustling place with nightlife, an operating marina and boat traffic passing by […]

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Fishing News - Salt

Florida’s Snook Stock

Anglers are anxiously waiting the arrival of Sept. 1 when Florida’s recreational snook harvest opens statewide. Plan ahead by purchasing a snook permit as well as a recreational saltwater license. Both are required to harvest […]

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Boat News

5 Ways to Make a Trolling Motor Last

A trolling motor is an integral part of an anglers boating set up. Designed to make time on the water easier and more efficient, as with anything electronic, regular inspection and maintenance will ensure they […]