Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Florida Freshwater Fishing Regulations 2017-2018New regulations effective July 1, 2017

The 2017-2018 summary of Florida's freshwater fishing rules and regulations is available:

Other regulatory resources include:



Black Bass Regulations
Informational Rack Cards

Largemouth Bass Regulation Rack Card    

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Table of Contents
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
North Central

FWC Facts:
Five different species of snook inhabit Florida waters: common snook, small-scale fat snook, large-scale fat snook, swordspine snook and tarpon snook.

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