FWC stocks Lake Marian with largemouth bass

In June, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management stocked almost 7,000 largemouth bass fingerlings in Lake Marian to further enhance the species’ population. Lake Marian is a 5,739-acre lake that is part of Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area in Osceola County. It is a productive fishery that has historically been known for crappie fishing but also has a quality bass fishery. The largemouth bass stocked by FWC biologists [&hel...

Read more

Posted in: Largemouth Bass

Bass fishing gets its chance in spotlight

Though the opening date has changed for some anglers in the Commonwealth because of the institution of the early opener for 18 eastern and southeastern counties, the first day of trout season is annually a much-celebrated and highly-anticipated event for which most people who fish generally mark their calendars. It’s not the same for the first day of bass season, which this year came in on Saturday, June 13, on the state’s lakes and rivers. […]

Read more

Posted in: Bass Fishing
Tags: Tags: ,

Saltwater Fishing: Mangrove snapper are on the hook

At Big Pier 60 in Clearwater, the pier is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bait shop is open, but only eight customers are allowed at one time. A maximum of 105 people are allowed on the pier and social distancing measures are required. Big snook up to 40 inches are still biting, both day and night. Spanish mackerel remain consistent in the mornings and a few tarpon have also been spotted early. […]

Read more

Posted in: Fishing

Fishing Column: Catfish are Jumping! Here’s how to catch one.

It’s no secret Idaho is a great place to fish. Blue-ribbon trout streams and quality bass fisheries are plentiful. We have Chinook salmon, steelhead and jumbo perch. We’re even home to the world-record tiger muskie! But in the Snake River, another quarry swims beneath the radar. A big, whiskered predator with enough muscle to test any tackle. Meet Idaho’s most underrated fish species — the channel catfish. A friend who works for Fish & Game […]

Read more

Posted in: Fishing
Tags: Tags: ,

Two charged in Bass Pro Shop car burglary

Two Lake City men were arrested Monday after deputies say they stole more than $2,000 worth of items from a Bass Pro Shop customer’s car while he was inside the store. According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, a man reported to law enforcement officials that his 2011 white Ford window was broken, and items were stolen inside at the Celebration Pointe store’s parking lot. Employees from the sporting goods store said security footage showed […]

Read more

Posted in: Bass Pro Shops
Tags: Tags:

4Reel Fishing: Hot weather Bass fishing tips

During the summer months when our local lakes water temperature rises up in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s degrees bass’ metabolism is really amped up. But, when the water temperature gets outside their optimal range they and be fickle to catch. Here are a few tips that might help you hook more bass during the Dog Days of Summer. In my opinion, by far the best time to fish during the hot summer months […]

Read more

Posted in: Bass Fishing