Understanding Catch and Release in Recreational Fishing
Understanding Catch and Release in Recreational Fishing

Recreational fishing is a pastime enjoyed by many, and as anglers, we are responsible for ensuring the longevity and health of our aquatic ecosystems. One practice that embodies this sense of stewardship is catch and release. But what does catch and release truly mean?

Where Do Fish Go When Ocean Sea Levels Rise?

Rising sea levels are a major threat to fish and other marine life. As the water rises, fish habitats are lost, and fish are forced to move to new areas.

Giving Thanks for Conservation This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all that we are grateful for, and in Florida, our beautiful waterways and diverse fisheries are definitely something to be thankful for.

Legal Fishing: Preparedness for Catching Protected Fish in Your State or Region

If you accidentally catch a protected fish species while recreational fishing, it is important to handle the situation appropriately to remain legal and promote conservation. Here are some steps you can take.

Sustainable Fishing Practices in Florida: Protecting Ecosystems and Ensuring Sustainability
Sustainable Fishing Practices in Florida: Protecting Ecosystems and Ensuring Sustainability

In recent years, the state of Florida has taken proactive steps to revamp its recreational fishing policies, aiming to safeguard the state’s remarkable marine ecosystems while enabling anglers to continue relishing its abundant fishing opportunities. 1. Managing Recreational Red Snapper…

Things You Should Know When Buying a Fishing License

Before heading out on the water, one of the most essential items for an angler to have is a fishing license. Check out these helpful facts about obtaining fishing licenses, as well as the sorts of licenses available and things to consider before purchasing.

Conservation Basics in Angling

Angling is a great way to spend time outdoors and catch some fish, too! However, it’s important that we all do our part to help protect our fisheries.

If you’re an angler, make sure you read this post so you can help preserve our fisheries for future generations!

Responsible Kayaking Around Manatees

Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, balmy weather, and amazing wildlife. One of the most popular activities in Florida is kayaking and here, you’ll have a chance to paddle alongside manatees. One of the best places to kayak is around Crystal River, where you have a good chance of seeing these gentle giants!

Fishing Gear Choices for Fish Conservation

Anglers have choices for gear to maintain healthy oceans, lakes, and streams.

Fishing State Regulations Keep Changing: Here's Why You Should Know
Fishing Regulations Keep Changing: Here’s Why You Should Know

Did you know that fishing regulations are constantly changing? It can be hard to keep track of all the new rules and changes, but it’s important to do so if you want to stay in compliance and avoid fines.

Conservation Minded Landing Nets

If you really are conservation-minded, using a landing net can be extremely beneficial for the health of the fish you intend to release after catching. You have to start paying attention to the shape of your net and the specific…

De-hookers for Effective Fish Release

There is something oddly satisfying about watching a fish swim away after you’ve released it back into the water. It’s a feeling of relief, knowing that you’ve helped this creature thrive and live another day. There is a right and wrong way to release a fish, and using de-hookers is one of the most effective ways to do it!

Bringing a Fish Out of Season Aboard For a Photo?

Did you know that taking a picture of an out-of-season fish can result in a ticket from an environmental conservation officer? If you’re not sure what season your chosen fishing spot is in, it’s best to avoid taking any photos altogether!

5 Simple Steps in Releasing a Fish Properly

Do you like to fish? Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just enjoy spending an afternoon by the water, then you know that releasing the fish back into the water is an important part of the process. Many people don’t know how to do it properly, which can lead to injury or death for the fish. In this blog post, we will teach you how to release a fish properly so that it can swim away safely and live another day!

Fish Conservation Means You’ll Catch More Fish

As an angler, you want to catch as many fish as possible. But did you know that if we didn’t have fish conservation measures in place, you would be catching a lot fewer fish? That’s right – angling would be in trouble if we didn’t have effective fisheries management.