Fishing Feature: Offshore Fishing and the Mandatory Gulf Reef Fish Survey

From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: ” All Gulf Reef Fish Anglers are required to sign up for the Gulf Reef Fish Survey. By signing up to participate in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey, you are improving recreational data for several reef fish species such as red snapper and gag. The process is easy, no-cost and will …

All About Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish–Fall Big Bend Favorites

From:  The Saltwater Angler’s Guide to Florida’s Big Bend and Emerald Coast Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish You can either target Spanish mackerel and bluefish—or they can target you.  During the warmer months, finding these species is as easy as finding seagulls wheeling over bait schools in bays, off beaches, or in passes.  That’s seagulls–not pelicans.  …

Common Sharks of Florida–Read All About Them!

Sharks are not necessarily bad, but it’s good to know your limits when you encounter them on our Gulf waters.  Just in time for summer, Common Sharks of Florida, SGEF-203, offers illustrations and facts about the most common sharks encountered by beach goers and recreational anglers. Florida’s shark population is diverse and includes species that …