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 Mini Extra Strong Bucktail Jigs
  • Illegal Gear: harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; snatching prohibited

Recreational Regulations apply to Gulf flounder, Southern flounder, summer flounder and fringed flounder.

Commercial Regulations:

Species and License:

Includes Gulf , Southern, Summer and Fringed flounder.

Licenses required: SPL and RS.

Limits and Seasons:

Size limit: 12 inches fork length

Trip/bag limit:

  • Directed harvest: unlimited
  • Incidental bycatch: 50 pounds in shrimp trawls.

Closed season: None

Other Regulations:

Must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (head & tail intact).

Allowable gear: beach or haul seine, cast net, hook and line and spearing.

Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait or any snatch hook.

In Volusia County, spearing with barbed spear having more than 3 prongs prohibited.

Size limit applies to sale of fish.

Info from MyFWC.com

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