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Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Fish Rules App

The popular Fish Rules App has been updated to include freshwater regulations! Look for it in the App Store and Google Play for iOS and Android. Enable Location Services to see site-specific regulations for your location.

Shoal Bass

Shoal Bass Rule

Chipola River and its tributaries: No person shall kill or possess shoal bass on the Chipola River or its tributaries. Any shoal bass that are caught must be released immediately.

Freshwater Regulations Book

New regulations effective July 1, 2021

The 2021-2022 summary of Florida's freshwater fishing rules and regulations is available:

Other regulatory resources include:

NOTE: For important information about eating fish see: