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Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Shoal Bass

Harvest of Shoal Bass Temporarily Suspended

FWC issued an executive order on June 5, 2019, suspending the harvest and possession of shoal bass from the Chipola River and its tributaries effective immediately until the order is repealed. Anglers are still permitted to catch and immediately release shoal bass. View the news release for additional information.

Freshwater Regulations Book

New regulations effective July 1, 2019

The 2019-2020 summary of Florida's freshwater fishing rules and regulations is available:

Other regulatory resources include: