Monthly Archives: September 2014

Report on public meeting about Orange Creek Restoration Project

The following was the stated meeting purpose and agenda. Thursday, September 25, 2014 Grand Lakes R/V Park 18545 NW 45th Avenue Rd. Citra, FL 32113 Hosted by the Orange Creek Basin Interagency Working Group Meeting Purpose:   1. To develop … Continue reading

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Does it seem like we are getting a lot of rain

“A lot of rain” means more than normal.  What is normal?  Fortunately, the Southwest Water Management District keeps records on such things for our area.  A good place to begin is http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/hydrology/.  But, there is so much data available that … Continue reading

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They Want Me To Give It Away

Recently I attended an evening of live entertainment, dancing, & drink with my wife & a gentleman recognized me…. we started talking fish…. imagine that ….What better time, I thought…. He says he can’t catch these Florida bass…. I hear … Continue reading

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Officer Tom Kist of FWC Speaks to The Villages Freshwater Fishing Club

Program Director, Steve Henderson, invited Officer Tom Kist of the FWC to address The Villages Freshwater Fishing Club for the last time as an employee of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He is retiring soon.  His appearances have always been … Continue reading

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Bass Tournament Cheaters Found Guilty & Jailed

On April 22, 2014 two Lake Guntersville, AL anglers were witnessed removing fish from a net & placing them in their boat during a bass tournament. Yesterday, after a non-jury trial, Gary Lee Minor Jr. of Albertville, AL & Robert … Continue reading

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Floral City Wasn’t Flourishing For Many In The Tsala Apopka Chain

The Tsala Apopka Chain stretches from Floral City to Inverness to Hernando by means of canals with water control dams from the Withlacoochee River. Once it leaves Hernando most runs back into the Withlacoochee River. Bill Geans, director of Dun-Workin-Bass-Club, … Continue reading

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Harris Chain Bassmasters 20th Annual Big Bass Tournament

  The 20th Annual Big Bass Tournament, put on by Harris Chain Bassmasters, was another success. Anglers from around the state plied for a place at the top to weigh in the largest single bass for a pretty healthy chunk … Continue reading

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