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Coast Guard Stressing Safety At Start Of Lobster Mini-Season

Lobster-lovers getting ready to dive this lobster mini-season, which begins at 12:01 Wednesday morning, are being urged by Coast Guard officials to do so safely.


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New Rules For Tarpon Fishing In Florida

After listening to more than a hundred emotional opinions, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this week voted to move forward with a controversial proposal to modify the type of gear used to catch tarpon in the state, also making tarpon a catch and release fish for the first time ever.

CBS Miami–06/15/2013

A picture taken on September 29, 2010 shows a Red lionfish inside the aquarium of the Dubai Mall. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Officials Permanently Waive License Requirement For Lionfish Harvesting

A temporary rule that makes it easier to catch lionfish, the invasive fish that belongs in the Indian and Pacific oceans, will soon be permanent in Florida.

CBS Miami–06/12/2013

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Freshwater Fish License-Free Saturday

Have an itch to go freshwater fishing today but don’t have a license? Don’t worry, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is granting you a license-free freshwater fishing all-day Saturday.

CBS Miami–06/08/2013

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Man Fishing In The Keys Bitten By Lemon Shark

Fishing in the Keys went awry for a Cape Coral man after a Lemon shark bite left him airlifted to a Miami hospital.

CBS Miami–06/06/2013

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Red Snapper Season Starts Saturday

Boaters fishing in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, and for the next 44-days, can hook and bring in red snapper—but there are limits.


Murray Stanford of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission holds a record-sized bullseye snakehead caught during an "electrofishing" outing in a Margate canal. the 14 pound 3 ounce fish would have been an international record if caught on hook and line (Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission via The Miami Herald)

Man Snags Supersnake In Margate Canal

There are records for everything – just read the Guinness Book of World Records. Kelly Gestring, however, owns a record he never expected to attain…and the state biologist who monitors invasive freshwater fish wasn’t exactly thrilled about it.



Best Charter Boat Fishing Captains

Charter boat fishing can be fun if you are out with Capt. Chase Camacho, Capt. Bouncer Smith, Capt. Dave Kostyo, Capt. Kerry Wingo and Capt Chris Johnson who can you land the big ones.


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Top Fishin’ Spots In South Florida

Some of the best fishing spots not many people are aware of can be found off the Seven Mile Bridge, the ocean from Haulover Inlet to Government Cut, Government Cut, Key Biscayne and Dumbfoundling Inlet.


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Florida’s Lobster Mini-Season Underway

South Florida boaters and divers are taking to the water in big numbers Wednesday and Thursday as Florida’s highly anticipated lobster mini-season gets underway.