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Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 2 years 8 months
Did we say website? Actually, it's a cloud system and service - a very cool set up for fishermen, watermen and conservationists – but we’ll come back to that in a moment. Why the switch from the old website? That’s a fair question. We were proud of...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 2 years 9 months
By MIKE HODGE Admit it. Anyone who’s caught a snook probably has dreamed of owning a Hell’s Bay or Maverick skiff with all the goodies, but it’s tough to write that big check, and all boats ---it doesn’t matter if it’s a Gheenoe or a Hewes---...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 2 years 9 months
Florida’s forage fish got a nice boost from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) at the June 25 commission meeting in Sarasota where a resolution was adopted which detailed the importance of the little fish that keep our coveted big fish...
Anonymous | Posted 2 years 9 months
By MIKE HODGE The barracuda is considered among the fiercest predators on the flats, yet the feisty fish has had little protection when it comes to bag limits in the state of Florida. That may change thanks to the Snook & Gamefish Foundation and...
Anonymous | Posted 2 years 10 months
By MIKE HODGE     Evaluating fish populations is akin to calculus. Let’s say you have a bucket of water. The bucket has a hole. You pour water in to maintain flow. Water arrives. Water leaves. At what point does the bucket fill?   That’s precisely...
Anonymous | Posted 2 years 10 months
By MIKE HODGE  HOBE SOUND --- On a blustery Monday, it was too windy to fish, but the ebb and flow of the Loxahatchee River was too strong resist. I needed to get out, so I made it a point to learn about the history of our local water and a fellow...
Anonymous | Posted 2 years 10 months
by SGF STAFF US Senate asks for better recreational angler data; SGF Answers the Call On May 20, 2015, the Snook & Gamefish Foundation was asked to testify before the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast...
Anonymous | Posted 2 years 11 months
By MIKE HODGE | 15 MAY 2015     What started as a simple way for anglers to record their catch may help preserve the fish they covet. Sound farfetched? Maybe not. Ryan Jiorle, a University of Florida Master’s candidate, spent nearly a year studying...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 3 years 4 days
Earth Day. Means a lot of things to a lot of different people. To my daughter, who is one of the few people I know who seems to celebrate nature every day, it is a chance to reflect on all the positive things we as humans can draw from Mother Earth...
Anonymous | Posted 3 years 2 weeks
by Mike Hodge, SGF Editor Bonefish are on the decline in the Florida Keys. So are the fish that eat them. Barracuda, once a traditional target of winter flats fishing, are now scarce. “I just started guiding in 2000, which is not long in the whole...