Special Bag and Length Limits

See Fish Management Area regulations for bag and length limits for lakes in the Fish Management Area system.

  • Jim Woodruff Reservoir, Lake Seminole. In the waters of and on the banks of the waters of Lake Seminole — bounded on the west by Florida State Road No. 271, on the south by the Jim Woodruff Dam, on the east by a line immediately east of the Chattahoochee Marina, also known as the Booster Club, running northwest across the lake to the tip of land at the junction of the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers, west of Spring Creek; and on the north by the Herman Talmadge Bridge across the Chattahoochee River: 10 black bass, each must be 12 inches or greater in total length; 15 striped bass, white bass and sunshine bass (individually or in total), of which no more than two may be 22 inches or longer in total length; 30 crappie (speckled perch); 50 panfish (does not include crappie); 15 pickerel (chain, grass and redfin). Possession limit is 50 fish total, regardless of species.
  • St. Marys River and its tributaries: 10 black bass, each must be 12 inches or greater in total length; two striped bass, sunshine bass or white bass, both of which must be at least 22 inches in total length; 30 crappie (speckled perch); 50 panfish (does not include crappie); 15 pickerel (chain, grass and redfin).
  • Lake Talquin, Leon and Gadsden counties (including that portion of the Ochlockonee River lying between Lake Talquin and the railroad trestle that is located immediately below U.S. Highway 90, that portion of the Little River lying between Lake Talquin and County Road 268, that portion of the Rocky Comfort Creek lying between Lake Talquin and County Road 65-B, and that portion of Bear Creek lying between Lake Talquin and Bear Creek Road, those portions of Ocklawaha and Hammock creeks lying between Lake Talquin and State Road 267, those portions of Blount's, Freeman [Stoutamire], and Harvey and Polk creeks lying between Lake Talquin and State Road 20): Crappie less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.
  • Silver Glen Springs in Lake and Marion counties and in Salt Springs in Marion County: Fishing is prohibited in within 50 yards of the springs and from the headwaters of Rainbow Springs to a point one mile downstream on Rainbow River within Marion County.
  • Wildcat Lake, Marion County (Ocala National Forest): Black bass must be released immediately.
  • St. Johns River Water Management Area (Farm 13, including the Stick Marsh),
    Indian River and Brevard counties: Black bass must be released immediately.
  • S.N. Knight Tract, Indian River County (locally known as Kenansville Lake): Black bass must be released immediately.
  • Lake Okeechobee: Crappie (speckled perch) less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately. Lake Okeechobee, for purposes of these rules, is defined as any point lakeward of a boundary line delineated by the following points:
    • Intersection of St. Rd. 78 and U.S. 441

    • U.S. 441 SE to St. Rd. 5 (“80”)

    • St. Rd. 5 (“80”) to St. Rd. 25 (U.S. 27)

    • St. Rd. 25 (U.S. 27) to St. Rd. 78

    • St. Rd. 78 to U.S. 441

      Including:

    • Harney Pond Canal (C-41) north of St. Rd. 78 to South Florida Water Mgmnt. District (SFWMD) structure S-71

    • C-41-A Canal, southeast of S-84

    • Indian Prairie Canal (C-40) north of St. Rd. 78 to SFWMD structure S-72

    • All of Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough in Okeechobee County

    • C-38/Kissimmee River south of SFWMD structure S-65E to St. Rd. 78

    • All of L-50 Canal in Glades County

    • Fisheating Creek to U. S. 27

    • All of Sportsman’s Canal (LD-3) in Glades County

  • Perdido River: 10 black bass (no more than 5 of which may be smallmouth bass); 15 striped bass, white bass and sunshine bass (only 5 of which may be 22 inches or longer in total length); 30 crappie (speckled perch, all of which must by 9 inches or longer); 50 panfish (does not include crappie, possession limit is 50 fish total, regardless of species).

  • Lake Jackson (Walton County): 5 black bass (all of which must be 12 inches or greater in total length, only one of which may be longer than 22 inches in total length); 15 striped bass, white bass and sunshine bass (only 5 of which may be 22 inches or longer in total length); 30 crappie (speckled perch, all of which must by 9 inches or longer); 50 panfish (does not include crappie, possession limit is 50 fish total, regardless of species).



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