2019 is almost gone; where did the time go? I should have seen this coming! After all, holiday decorations started popping up in stores in October… or was it September? I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking much too soon. But, did you know ... READ MORE
Marine and freshwater fish support important angling industries that provide substantial benefit to local economies. Although catch and release - both voluntary and mandatory - aims to conserve fish stocks, its effectiveness is dependent on ... READ MORE
Being neutrally buoyant, or weightless in the water, allows fish to minimize the energy expenditure required to stay at a particular depth to feed, hide, reproduce or migrate. For a fish to be buoyant, it must displace an equal or greater amount ... READ MORE
Did you know, there are over 800 fish species in the world that can purposefully make sounds? Fish make sounds for many reasons, including during feeding, defending or advertising territory, finding mates, courtship and spawning. Sound is important ... READ MORE
Surface waters provide a huge, but nearly featureless place for fish to live. In bottom waters there’s vegetation like seagrass and mangrove roots, there’s rock outcrops, oyster reefs, docks and pilings, and even artificial reefs. But up ... READ MORE
Common snook, Centropomus undecimalis is one of five snook species found in Florida and the only one we see here in southwest Florida.
Where they live
Snook occur from South Carolina to Brazil, including Florida to Texas along the Gulf of ... READ MORE
Vertebrates are animals with a backbone and include mammals, birds and fishes.
Considering roughly three-quarters of the earth is covered in water, it should be no surprise that fish are the most numerous vertebrates in the world. According ... READ MORE
Who hasn’t sat in awe, watching large coordinated schools of fish, shimmering in unison through complicated maneuvers with each member precisely spaced apart? These schools seem to effortlessly turn, expand, contract, wishbone apart and then ... READ MORE
There’s a common misconception within the angling community that fish reproduction follows a similar trajectory as humans or other mammals. You know the story…fish become sexually mature at a certain age, they reproduce like gangbusters, ... READ MORE
All fish, minus opah and some tunas, are cold blooded. Thus, their body temperatures are regulated by the environment around them. Every fish species has an optimal temperature range — not only for survival, but also for growth and reproduction. ... READ MORE