Florida Man Catches, Releases Potential World Record Spotted Seatrout
Written by Daniel Xu / Outdoor Hub
Could this massive fish be the next all-tackle length world record for spotted seatrout? According to Florida Today, Luke Ledbetter pulled in this giant from Florida’s Indian River on June 1. Ledbetter’s guide, Captain Peter Deeks of Native Sons Fishing Guides, called it the largest seatrout of his career.
Red snapper buy-in: When states agree, the feds should listen
Written by Bob Shipp
In all likelihood there have never been as many Gulf Red Snapper in recorded history. In spite of these soaring populations, a broken system of federal management is precluding what would otherwise be a robust and sustainable economic driver to a regional economy in desperate need of a break.
Last year the recreational season was limited to 9 days in federal waters and this year's season is 10 days. Just 10 days with only a single weekend -- for anglers in their own boats to catch perhaps the most popular offshore fish in the Gulf.