Report a Tagged Fish

What do you do if you catch a tagged fish in Florida waters?

Tagged red drum
IF YOU CATCH A TAGGED FISH IN FLORIDA WATERS, CALL
1-800-367-4461

RECORD THE CAPTURE INFORMATION

  • Tag number, fish length, specific catch location.
  • Note any unusual circumstances regarding the catch.
  • When releasing a tagged fish, do NOT remove the streamer tag. Repeat captures of the same fish are not uncommon.
  • If the fish is harvested, please return the tag to the address below.
  • When releasing a largemouth bass for cash reward in Florida waters, cut the tag close to the body wall and return the tag to FWC.

CONTACT FWC WITH THE CAPTURE INFORMATION

OBSERVE CURRENT FISHING REGULATIONS


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