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DECEMBER 2020
Be in the know before you go!

Charlotte County Boat Show

There’s no better way to ring in a new year than with a visit to the 20th Annual Charlotte County Boat Show! Hundreds of boats will take over the Charlotte County Fairgrounds from January 7-10, 2021. The show offers a FREE opportunity to check out all kinds of boats, equipment, and accessories. Plus, get answers to all your Florida fishing questions as we celebrate the return of Fishin Frank!

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Celebrating New Year’s
Eve Onboard

Our temperate weather makes the water a perfect place to spend the remaining hours of 2020! From party prep to potty prep, check out DiscoverBoating.com’s Top 10 Tips for making sure your celebration is memorable for all the right reasons.

 
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Stay Up to Date on Red Tide Status

FWC is keeping a close eye on Florida’s Gulf coast, monitoring levels of Karenia brevis (red tide) and sharing the most recent samples via an online map. Conditions can change from one day to the next, so be sure to check the latest samples taken at your favorite boating spot.

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SALTWATER SPECIES UPDATES

Gag Grouper Season Ends December 31

Only a couple more days left to enjoy the 2020 gag grouper season! Minimum size limits (24” total length) and daily bag limits apply (2 per person within 4 grouper aggregate).

Catch-and-Release Species

Snook, redfish and spotted seatrout are exclusively catch-and-release in areas affected by red tide through May 31, 2021. This includes all waters from Gordon Pass in Collier County north through Pasco County.

STAY IN THE KNOW

Remember to follow @GoBoatingFlorida on Facebook and Instagram for the latest photos from the water and special updates for boaters across our coast!
 

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