Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bass University Coming to Kissimmee Nov 6th and 7th

The Bass University is a 2-day class/seminar put on by Bassin' Magazine for advanced anglers looking to go to the next level of fishing. This years hosts will be Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek and the classes will be taught by 6 of the top pro anglers! This season's first stop will be in Kissimmee on November 6th and 7th at the Westgate Vacation Villas and Town Center and will be the only stop in Florida. Unfortunately, it's the same weekend as the Xtreme Classic on Lake Seminole so I won't be able to attend but I would recommend getting to Kissimmee for this seminar if you have the weekend free! Here is the skinny:
Westgate Vacation Villa's and Town Center
2770 Old Lake Wilson Rd.
Kissimmee, Fl 34743
Special room rates available from $59-$135
Adults $225
Kids 16 and under $175
Students, Fed. Nation, TBF members $200
Get more info and register at

Monday, September 6, 2010

Snook Season to Remain Closed by FWC

The FWC met for 3 days in Pennsicola this past week and one of the topics on the agenda was whether or not snook season should remain closed and if so for how long. Their decision for Gulf waters was to keep the season closed for the next year! This also includes Everglades Park and Monroe County waters. The season will open for harvest on September 1st, 2011. Anglers may still target snook but they must not keep or posess one until the season reopens. The FWC decided on the Atlantic side to open the season this year from Sept. 17th-Dec. 15th then close the season until Sept. 1st of next year. This is due to the unusually harsh winter of prolonged sub-freezing temps. in Florida.

Here is a link to a recap of the 3-day meeting:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Florida Sportsman Fishing and Boat Show

The dates are all set for the 2010 Florida Sportsman Fishing and Boat Show in Tampa. It will take place September 25th and 26th at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. The event goes 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday. The weekend will include seminars from the best anglers in the area, deminstrations, tons of tackle on sale, and demo boats you wish you had! Admission is $8 for adults and free for children 12 and under with an adult. Click the link below to got to Florida Sportsman's site and a $2 off coupon to the show.

Other Florida show:

West Palm Beach

September 11-12, 2010

South Florida Fairgrounds

Friday, August 6, 2010

Snook Season Will Remain Closed

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will extend the closure of snook season to Sept 16th as the snook population tries to recover from a record cold winter. It is still legal to catch snook during the closure but an angler may not harvest or possess a snook. The FWC will reassess how the population is progressing later in the season and may close it further upon review. You can read more on this subject at: