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Fishing Articles - Bob Wattendorf

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Bluegill, Bream, Panfish — Whatever. popular

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Whether you call them bluegill, bream, panfish or whatever, we’re talking about a variety of deep-bodied panfish belonging to the sunfish family that have kept families fed and anglers entertained for centuries. The most common of these fish are bluegill,...

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Conservation Education &The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Summer provides ample opportunity for children to learn to love nature. Every time they get outdoors and connect a little more with nature, it helps them develop healthier, happier and smarter lifestyles and appreciation for conservation. Whether they visit...

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Florida Black Bass Management Plan Survey Results

Florida anglers want a homespun management plan for the most popular freshwater sportfishes in America – the freshwater black basses. Recent surveys indicated more than 94 percent of nearly 5,000 respondents feel such a plan is important, and nearly two...

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Creels - Aren't They Old Fashioned Fish Baskets? popular

You might wonder why someone in a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) boat is stopping you and asking to conduct “a creel survey.” Two questions come to mind. What is a creel? And why does it require a survey? Very good questions – one...

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Fishing Remains a Fun, Healthy, Tradition Available To Everyone

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) views outdoor recreation as a tremendously beneficial opportunity that should be available to all residents and visitors. From young toddlers to the most senior of citizens, from the most lady-like...

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Cool Water is Time for Speck Fishing

Black crappie are among the most sought after freshwater fish in Florida. Anglers looking for great recreation, fast action and a superb panfish can find them throughout the state. There is even an American Crappie Association (www.crappieusa.com). Also known ...

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Florida's Top Catfish Holes popular

Florida is home to numerous species of freshwater catfish and bullheads. Their trademark whiskers, which are actually sensory barbels that help them locate food, readily separate them from other fishes. These scaleless fish are among the most popular for the...

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Summer Bass Fishing

School’s out for the summer--not only for the two-legged kids but also the little finny ones! The kids are looking for something to do and even the schools of fry and fingerlings spawned this spring are now on their own. However, summer school is coming for...

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What is SOLUNAR Theory About?

When’s the best time to go freshwater fishing in Florida? For me, it’s whenever I get that always-too-rare opportunity. However, if your schedule provides some flexibility, and you want to be a bit more scientific about it, there are some other factors to...

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Fishing Photos Convey Fun - and Responsibility

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is an aphorism that we’ve all likely heard and understood. When you see a cute photo of a child and proud parent displaying even the smallest of fish, you get a sense of the power of images to convey not only thoughts but ...

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