Gov. Scott And Fwc Announce Saltwater And Freshwater License-free Fishing Days – Outdoors – Santa Rosa Press Gazette

License free fishing days announced – Outdoors – The News Herald

6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29, 2014) have also been designated license-free saltwater fishing days, and the first Saturday and Sunday in April (April 4-5, 2015) have been designated a license-free freshwater fishing weekend. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. To make your fishing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for fishing tips, locations and rules. Learn more about license-free fishing days by visiting MyFWC.com/License and clicking on snook fishing at night Do I Need One? and Free Fishing Days. Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. All about Gov. Scott and FWC Announce Saltwater and Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days – Outdoors – Santa Rosa Press Gazette

This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of fishing. These four license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations http://www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWCs license-free event is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day on June 7. The first Saturday in September (Sept. 6, 2014) and the first Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. To read more, visit http://www.newsherald.com/outdoors/license-free-fishing-days-announced-1.328679

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act | Boating Industry

Jeff Angers of the Center for Coastal Conservation

The tackle manufacturers, all of the various concomitant industries that support the recreational fishery; $70 billion is a lot. Angers acknowledges that coming up with a balanced management plan isnt easy, and used the example of estimating fish harvested from recreational anglers. Literally, recreational fishermen land their fish at innumerable places and so its much harder to count the fish or the pounds of fish that are landed, because were so many landing so few fish at so many different places, he said. Another issue he sees is that many governmental power brokers are unaware of the economic impact of the recreational fishing industry, making the industrys case harder to make to those new to the industry and its concerns. It sounds like we are only having fun and not impacting the economy, he added. The reality is were impacting the economy in a big way because anglers and boaters spend a ton of money to enjoy Americas public resources and have access to Americas public resources. We think its time that not only the federal government through the agencies, but also the Congress, gets with it and starts focusing on managing us with tools appropriate for managing a recreational fishery, not the same tools that are used to manage a commercial fishery. Sitting at the table On the front lines of the legislative lobbying effort in Washington D.C., Jeffrey Gabriel, legislative council at the NMMA, said that while the issue pits commercial and recreational issues against each other to a degree, he said that both sides agree on 80 to 90 percent of whats at stake and are stronger advocates when working together. For more info, visit http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2014/06/09/making-sense-of-the-magnuson-stevens-act/

My West Coast Saltwater Fishing Article in this Issue of the Lakelander Magazine | Good Hunt

Although you won’t need the paperwork, there are other laws you have to abide by. “The biggest fish I ever caught was a red bass, and that was in Nassau,” said Gary White, who’s been fishing since age 15. “That was the biggest I ever caught, and I was happy all the rest of the day. And in fact, it was the only fish I ever caught, but I was still happy all day because it was the biggest I ever caught in my life.” White and his friends think the whole state of Florida should take advantage of the opportunity. “You learn a lot of patience and you meet a lot of great people,” he said. “I call them great people because you get along with them and you don’t even know them.” White said it’s especially great for kids, who, if younger than 16, don’t need a license anyway. Find out more http://www.news4jax.com/news/no-saltwater-fishing-license-required-this-weekend/26344870

No saltwater fishing license required this weekend | News – Home

Unfortunately, other interests and pursuits have pushed my fishing time to the periphery. As I read back over this, though, it certainly puts me in the mood. Thanks once more to The Lakelander for permitting me the space to write. If anyone has ideas for local outdoor sporting events for future issues, feel free to drop me a note. (Check out the other features, too. If you can get past the hamburger article without wanting to rush to one of those local restaurants, youre stronger than me.) And be sure to pick up a copy of the May/June issue at any of these locations . Visit website http://goodhunt.blogs.theledger.com/14877/my-west-coast-saltwater-fishing-article-in-this-issue-of-the-lakelander-magazine/

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