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Fish of Florida: Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) Species Profile

Yellowtail Snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus Florida State Record: 10 lbs 3 oz, Ft. Myers 2015 IGFA World Record: 11 lbs 0 oz, Bermuda 2004 For most current yellowtail snapper regulations please check out this FWC page, Gulf Council… Read More

Fish of Florida: Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Species Profile

Male Hogfish. Note the darker pigmentation on the face and steeper sloping head when compared to a female of this species. Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus Florida State Record: 19 lbs 8 oz, Daytona 1962 IGFA World… Read More

Fish of Florida: Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Species Profile

Northern Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus Florida State Record: 46 lbs 8 oz, Destin 1985 IGFA World Record: 50 lbs 4 oz, Louisiana 1996 For most current red snapper regulations please check out this the FWC… Read More

Summer Time Boating Safety Stats and Tips!

Florida leads the nation with many impressive statistics such as having the most IGFA fishing world records (925), being the state with most amount of coastline in the lower 48 (1,350 miles) and having more… Read More

Federally Permitted For-Hire Fishing Operations In Florida States Listen Up! A Quick Review of NOAA’s New Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program

Beginning January 2021, NOAA Fisheries is implementing a new reporting requirement for federally permitted South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico for-hire fishing vessels called the Southeast For- Hire Electronic Reporting Program. The official start date of… Read More

Panko Encrusted Mangrove Snapper with Apricot Pineapple Sauce! Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE!

Seafood at your fingertips is back and with  fried fish?! Frying may not be the healthiest method of cooking but having a fish fry is my favorite way of preparing what I catch! I often… Read More

Summertime Dive Safety And Dive Flag Awareness!

Snorkeling and diving are some of my favorite activities that I get to enjoy more often during the summer! The water is warm, scallop season has opened, lobster season is just around the corner and… Read More

Sheepshead, The Fish With A Weird Name And Even Weirder Teeth!

When I was diving a small natural reef in Southwest Florida I stumbled upon a sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) attempting to eat a smooth duck clam (Anatina anatine). It was neat watching this steadfast fish repeatedly… Read More

Who Needs A Fishing License? Florida License Free Fishing Days?!

Have you ever had a family member or buddy who you wanted to take fishing, but they didn’t want to purchase a fishing license? Have you always wanted to try fishing but didn’t want to… Read More

Gulf Amberjack Closes While Gag Grouper Opens June 1st! Also, What’s Barotrauma? Reef Fish Surveys?

Greater amberjack season will be closed in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters starting June 1st and will reopen August 1st– October 31st 2020. These jacks are still open on the Atlantic side if… Read More