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Outdoors news and notes: Red snapper research project, license-free saltwater fishing, boat show in Tampa

Making news

State Biologists seek angler aid on Red snapper

Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute biologists are seeking public assistance with a research project focusing on red snapper caught in offshore gulf waters. They will be distributing survey cards at boat ramps, fishing piers and marinas for anglers targeting red snapper. Fishermen are asked to fill out the cards if they catch a red snapper, noting where they are caught and released, the type of equipment used and the condition of the fish when released. The information will help improve the management of the red snapper. For information, go to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's website at MyFWC.com.

Regulations

Free saltwater fishing weekend

Just in time for Father's Day, Saturday and Sunday are license-free saltwater fishing days in Florida. If you've never tried fishing in saltwater, or were hesitant to do it because you didn't have a license, this is the weekend to dive in. All other fishing regulations apply.

Boating

Boat shopping without any docks

You've been thinking that the way to escape the brutal heat around here is to splash into boat ownership. The Tampa Bay Boat Show runs today through Sunday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. You can see millions of dollars of inventory from popular manufacturers in the main expo hall that is, yes, air-conditioned. You can also catch a diving or fishing seminar at the accompanying Gulf & Bay Florida Fishing School. Admission is free, parking is $5. Hours: Today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fishing seminars are in the afternoons. For information, call (727) 893-8523 or visit tampabayboatshows.com.

Things to do

• Billy's Stone Crab Speckled Trout tournament. Captains meeting, 6-9 tonight at the restaurant in Tierra Verde. Fishing, Saturday morning, with weigh-in at 3 p.m. Cost: $25. Information: Steve Fennell, (727) 458-6731

• The Cats n Brats Father's Day Weekend Catfish Tournament to benefit American Diabetes Association. Captains meeting 6 tonight at Quaker Steak and Lube in Pinellas Park. Fishing, 6 a.m. Saturday with weigh-in at 3 p.m. Cost: $30 per boat and $10 per person. Information: Pertilefamilyfoundation.org.

Rodney Page, Times staff writer

Solunar table

AM PM major minor major minor

6/17 6:30 12:15 6:55 12:40

6/18 7:20 1:10 7:50 1:35

6/19 8:15 2:05 8:50 2:30

6/20 9:05 2:55 9:30 3:15

6/21 9:55 3:45 10:20 4:05

6/22 10:35 4:25 11:05 4:50

6/23 11:25 5:15 11:50 5:35

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

Outdoors news and notes: Red snapper research project, license-free saltwater fishing, boat show in Tampa

06/16/11 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 5:50pm]
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