NEW:

Gulf state: The recreational season for greater amberjack is closed in Gulf state waters through April 30, 2018. 

Gulf federal:  Closed Jan. 27. Pending annual open season for the entire month of May, and from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. Learn more. External Website

Atlantic federal: Closed Oct. 31-Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1, 2018. Learn more. External Website

 

Greater Amberjack

Greater Amberjack: Seriola dumerili

Florida Regulations:  

RegulationsGulf State WatersAtlantic State Waters
Minimum Size Limit 34” Fork Length 28” Fork Length
Daily Bag Limit 1 per person 

 

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  • Legal Gear: spears, gigs, hook and line, seine, cast net

Seasons: 

Gulf state: Beginning in 2018, opens May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31.

Atlantic state: Open year-round.

Gulf federal External Website: Closed Jan. 27, 2018. Pending annual open season for the entire month of May, and from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. 1 fish per person per day; 0 bag limit for for-hire captain and crew   Learn more. External Website

Atlantic federal External WebsiteClosed through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1, 2018. 28" FL; 1 fish per person, per day.  Learn more. External Website

Complete information on closed recreational seasons in state waters.

More information:

Fish ID, Habitat, Fishing Tips and More

Florida Rule External Website                                       

Gulf Federal Waters Rules External Website

Atlantic Federal Waters Rules External Website

  


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