Florida Bonefish Regulations Catch and Release

Bonefish is a Catch-And-Release fishery June 2013: FWC Commissioners approved measures to make bonefish a catch-and-release only fishery. This includes the elimination of a tournament exemption permit. This exemption allowed tournament anglers with the proper permit to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale. This change went into effect Sept. 1, 2013. The […]

Recreational and Commercial Florida Flounder regulations

Below you will find Flounder regulations for recreational fisherman and commercial fisherman and recommendations on fishing jigs to use. Recreational Regulations Gulf and Atlantic State Waters: Minimum Size Limit: 12 inches total length Daily Bag Limit: 10 per harvester Legal Gear: spears, gigs, hook and line, seine, cast net. We recommend using the Skyline Sparkie […]

Florida Recreational regulations for Black Drum

As a recreational fisherman in florida it is important to know the regulations for Black Drum. Florida Regulations Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic State Waters Slot Limit: 14 to 24 inches with one fish over 24 inches Daily Bag Limit: 5 per harvester per day (can include one over 24 inches) Season: Open year-round Gear Requirements: […]

New Rules for Land Based Shark Fishing

This information is for land / shore based shark fisherman. FWC Commission addresses shore-based shark fishing concerns with new regulations/educational component At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery. Some minor changes to the original […]

Requirements when keeping Spotted SeaTrout

When your out fishing on the flats and you catch a spotted seatrout it is a good idea to know the regulations and requirements in order to keep what you catch. Management Zones Northwest: Escambia County through Fred Howard Park Causeway near Pasco County. Southwest: Fred Howard Park Causeway through Monroe County line at Card […]

New Regulations for Tripletail

When it comes to catching tripletail it is very important to know the size limits and the new regulations. Regulations Gulf and Atlantic State Waters Minimum Size Limit: must be 18″ (old regulations where 15″ inches) Daily Bag Limit: 2 fish per person State regulations apply in federal waters. Season: Open year-round Gear Regulations: Legal Gear: […]

Pompano, Permit and African Pompano Regulations and Fishing Rigs

We are going to talk about Florida Pompano, Permit and African Pompano the regulations and a few fishing rigs and fishing lures used to catch these fish. Florida Pompano: Reference map below. Minimum Size Limit: 11″ fork length Season: Open throughout the year Gear: Hook and line, cast net and beach or haul seine (We […]

Knowing Gag Grouper Regulations

Gag Grouper can be a challenge to catch. Provided are the regulations for the state of Florida. Grouper are managed differently in the Gulf versus Atlantic and in state versus federal waters. Gulf state waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles. The Atlantic state waters are from shore to 3 nautical miles. There is a […]

When to keep and release Redfish

Redfish also known as Red Drum season is separated into three zones: Northwest Zone: Escambia through Fred Howard Park Causeway near Pasco County Size Limit: Minimum of 18″ and no more than 27″ total length Daily Bag Limit: 2 fish per person per day 8 fish vessel limit — Northeast Zone: Flagler through Nassau counties Size Limit: Minimum of 18″ […]