Black Drum

Black Drum: Pogonias cromis

Florida Regulations:  

Regulations

 Gulf State Waters  Atlantic State Waters
 Slot Limit Slot Limit of 14” to 24” with one fish over 24” 
 Daily Bag Limit  5 per harvester per day (bag limit can include one over 24”) 

Gear Requirements:

  • Legal Gear: hook and line, cast net, seine, spear or gig
  • Illegal Gear: Cannot harvest using any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; Snatching prohibited

State Waters Harvest Seasons

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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