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Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Shoal Bass

Harvest of Shoal Bass Suspended

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has approved moving forward on a draft rule to suspend harvest and possession of shoal bass in the Chipola River and its tributaries. This draft rule will replace an executive order issued in June, when initial population sampling indicated the shoal bass population there had been negatively affected due to the impacts of Hurricane Michael. Anglers are still permitted to catch and immediately release shoal bass.

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: