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Anonymous | Posted 2 years 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 2 years 5 months
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 2 years 5 months
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...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 2 years 6 months
On Jan 31, Joe Rufin (St. Pete Beach) had a very productive snook fishing trip. He not only landed a pair of bruising line-siders, but he opted to enter his fishing trip into the shiny new iGhoFish smartphone app, the latest data collecting tool in...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 2 years 6 months
The SGF annual meeting in Tampa (Feb 28, 2015) shored up the Executive Committee for the upcoming year. Highlights include long time SGF volunteer and BOD member Mike Readling taking over the helm as Chairman, and an influx of valuable experience at...
Brett Fitzgerald | Posted 2 years 8 months
...and win a prize! The Inshore Kickoff is complimented by the Freshwater Kickoff - both free, both this weekend. ...and win a prize! SGF and Elemental Methods teamed up again to bring some exciting new changes to the iAngler-Tournament system...
Site Admin | Posted 2 years 9 months
2014 was a good year for Florida’s snook anglers. The recovery from the 2010 cold snap seems to be right on track, thanks in part to FWC’s astute management plans, SGF’s Angler Action Program, and the overall outstanding conservation ethos of...