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 Sound.

Southeast: Miami-Dade County at Card South through Volusia County.

Northeast: Flagler through Nassau counties.

Below is a map that provides details:

spotted sea trout map

Regulations

Northeast Zone

Minimum Size Limit: Must be 15″ and less than 20″ total length (may possess one over 20 inches included in bag limit)

Daily Bag Limit: 6 per harvester

Season: Open year-round

 

Northwest Zone

Minimum Size Limit: Must be 15″ and less than 20″ total length (may possess one over 20 inches included in bag limit)

Daily Bag Limit: 5 per harvester

Season: Open year-round

 

Southeast and Southwest Zones

Minimum Size Limit: Must be 15″ and less than 20″ total length (may possess one over 20 inches included in bag limit)

Daily Bag Limit: 4 per harvester

Season: Open year-round

 

Gear Requirements:

 

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