Fishing for Conservation is Rewarding!

Earn prizes, recognition and bragging rights while supporting marine fisheries conservation. Catch a Florida Memory when you participate in one of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs.

Life List

Saltwater Fish Life List

The Saltwater Fish Life List is a challenge to catch 71 different species of saltwater fish.

Grand Slams

Saltwater Grand Slams

Grand Slams challenge anglers to catch three specified fish species in a 24-hour period.

Saltwater reel big fish

Saltwater Reel Big Fish

The Saltwater Reel Big Fish program recognizes anglers for extraordinarily-sized catches of the 30 different saltwater species.

Recognize these Faces?

The Naylor family stopped by our Catch a Florida Memory Tent at the Big Bend Classic last weekend and we got to hear the story behind one of our favorite photos. They even took a picture with their picture on our CAFM van! We were so happy to hear how excited they are about our recognition programs and we can't wait to see more great photos from the whole family!

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Name this Fish:

And make it snappy! This fish is on our Life List and shows up in our Family Slam from time to time. It has a generally rosey color with yellow stripes and a prominant black spot on its side. This fairly common fish is found on grass flats and shallow reefs as a juvenile and further offshore as an adult. Need another hint? We don't want to candy coat it too much for you, but take note of its rounded anal fin and black outline on the caudal.

Extra braggin points if you can give us the scientific name.

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Grunts can be tricky to identify, check out this video on how to identify one of the more popular grunts: a pigfish.
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FWC Saltwater Fishing Videos

Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs Video

FWC Saltwater Fishing YouTube Channel