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  • Gulf County/St. Joe Bay: The recreational bay scallop season will open Aug. 22, run through Sept. 5, 2016 (Labor Day), and will close to harvest Sept. 6, the daily bag limit will be 40 scallops per person or 200 per vessel, whichever is less, in all waters west of St. Vincent Island through the west bank of Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County.
  • Participate in the new statewide Lionfish Challenge or the Panhandle Pilot Program.
  • Red drum bag limit lowered to 1 fish in Northwest zone starting May 1 News Release
  • Gulf red snapper state season: Open continuously May 28 through July 10; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. Federal season is June 1-11 for private recreational anglers and June 1-July 16 for federally permitted charter boats and headboats.

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