Blog: From the Road

New State Record Shoal Bass caught in RiverWay South Region

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

For immediate release: Nov. 21, 2017  Media contact: Amber Nabors, 850-488-0520

FWC certifies new state record shoal bass

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record shoal bass weighing 5.95 pounds and measuring 22.4 inches long, caught by 14-year-old angler Sheldon Grace from Headland, Alabama. Sheldon was excited to catch his shoal bass from a kayak in the Chipola River near Altha, Florida.

               shoal bass       sheldon grace


Going to (Tate’s) Hell, and Other Great Places!

By:  Homer Hirt

The Apalachicola River is Florida’s largest river.  It begins in Florida at the Georgia state line, where it is formed by the confluence of the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers, and it flows southward for one hundred seven miles, through swamps and past steepheads and tributaries and distributaries, and through some of the largest forests, both public and private, in the state.

If you leave Jackson County and decide to venture out, to explore our  Florida, as the tourism group RiverWay South Apalachicola/Choctawhatchee Inc. (RWSAC), recommends, you will venture through some of the forests and go past the tributaries and distributaries (where water flows out of the main river into the lowlands on either side).  (more…)

VISIT FLORIDA Trade Show Program Helps Promote “Unexplored Florida”

avatarBy on November 15th, 2016 — 12:17pm

In an effort to showcase Florida’s diverse destinations by bringing attention to the state’s less visited rural areas, VISIT FLORIDA began a travel trade show partnership in 2014 with the Original Florida Tourism Task Force, doing business as Visit Natural North Florida.  As a result, the task force, which represents 14 counties in North Central Florida, was able to show a 16 percent increase in tax revenues for the region between July 2015 and February 2016.