An avid angler and gifted fly designer and tyer, Dennis had a profound impact on many of us here at Umpqua, as well as on the entire fly-fishing industry as a whole. [Read more...]
The National Park Service (NPS) announces that the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Biscayne National Park’s General Management Plan (GMP) is available for public comment. All interested parties are invited to attend public meetings scheduled for December 9th, 10th, and 11th. The 90 day public comment period continues through February 20, 2014.
Respected veteran fishing magazine publisher, avid angler and conservationist Gary Jennings has joined Hell’s Bay Boatworks, taking the helm as its general manager. After more than a decade with Bonnier’s Fly Fishing in Salt Waters, Jennings left the popular publication for an opportunity to join the boat company he has held in high esteem, having owned one of its early boat models for over a dozen years. [Read more...]
Two men in the Coral Creek area of Placida, Florida were cited for possessing a tarpon without a kill tag, possession of undersize snook, and over bag limit snook.
The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and
federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will
remain closed through Feb. 28, 2014, reopening to harvest March 1, 2014. Snook
can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.
This and other regular season closures are designed to help protect the species during
vulnerable times such as cold weather. Atlantic state and federal waters
including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River will close Dec. 15 through
Jan. 31, 2014, reopening to harvest Feb. 1, 2014.
Several of the remaining 2013 FWC license free fishing days are coming up around the Thanksgiving Holiday. It’s a great opportunity to introduce a friend to fishing. On the days below, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents) but size limits and seasons still apply.
Freshwater license free day - November 29
Saltwater license free day – November 30 (this is the final saltwater license free day for 2013).
Final designs for the 2014 America the Beautiful Quarters have been announced by the United States Mint and an Everglades National Park coin is among the final versions to be released. Two water birds are shown on the reverse design of the Everglades National Park quarter and five ounce silver coins. An anhinga in the foreground is depicted with outstretched wings on a willow tree while a roseate spoonbill is further in the distance.
The America the Beautiful Quarters Program debuted from the United States Mint in 2010 and was authorized by congress under the America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008. Five new strikes are released annually as part of the series with each honoring a different site of national interest from around the United States and its territories.
Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release only in Florida. The new rules go into effect September 1, 2013.