Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Florida Freshwater Fishing RegulationsNew regulations effective July 1, 2016

The 2016-2017 summary of Florida's freshwater fishing rules and regulations is available:

Other regulatory resources include:

 

 

New Black Bass Regulations Informational Rack Cards

Largemouth Bass Regulation Rack Card    

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Table of Contents
Introduction
New Rule Changes
Feature Article--Conservation Highlights from FWC
Fishing Tips from the Pros
Fishing License Requirements and Fees
Do I Need a License?
Methods of Taking Fish
Methods of Taking Bait
Release/Movement of Fish
Taking and Possession of Freshwater Mussels
General Statewide Bag and Length Limits
Special Bag and Length Limits
Fish Management Areas
Regional Map
Northwest
North Central
Northeast
Southwest
South
FAQ


FWC Facts:
Florida bass build nests for spawning and protect their young until they reach about 1 inch in size.

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