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:

  • Legal Gear: hook and line, cast net, seine, spear or gig
  • Illegal Gear: Cannot harvest using any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait, Snatching is prohibited


  • Florida State record for Black Drum is 96 pounds
  • 15 pound fish and smaller are great to eat

We recommend using the Skyline Sparkie Jig Heads with chunks of crab on the bottom. The Skyline Sparkie Jig Heads is offered in a wide range of weight options for your fishing needs.

Info from MyFWC.com

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