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North Central Region FMA Regulations

FWC North Central Region

St. Augustine Road ponds (North and South), Duval County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Swimming, taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages, and use of cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Baymeadows, Duval County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Swimming, taking of fish or wildlife with firearms, possession of alcoholic beverages or use of cast nets is prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Oceanway Pond, Duval County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Swimming, taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages, and use of cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Hanna Park ponds, Duval County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages, and use of cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Pope Duval East and West ponds, Duval County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Swimming, taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages, and use of cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Bethesda Pond, Duval County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Swimming, taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages, and use of cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Huguenot Pond, Duval County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Swimming, taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages, and use of cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Crystal Springs Park, Duval County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • No person between the ages of 16 years and 64 years shall fish unless accompanied by an angler less than 16 years of age; by an angler 65 years of age or older; by angler who has been certified by the U.S. Veterans Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration, by any branch of the U.S. Armed Services, or by a licensed physician in this State to be totally and permanently disabled and has obtained a permanent license issued pursuant to Section 379.352(5), F.S.; or by an angler with proof of acceptance as a client for developmental services by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Swimming, taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages, and use of cast nets are prohibited.
  • Boats are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Camp Blanding area, Clay County: Open to fishing. Magnolia and Lowry Lakes will be open to fishing on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Openings may be changed at discretion of Post Commander to accommodate military training. All anglers will be required to check into and out of area at a manned check station.

  • Guns are prohibited for taking of fish or wildlife except during designated hunting seasons for Camp Blanding Wildlife Management Area.
  • Boat launching permitted only at designated areas.
  • Camping is prohibited.
  • During periods closed to hunting, vehicles may be operated only on roads to designated access areas.
  • Use of all-terrain vehicles is prohibited.
  • All watercraft shall be operated at idle speed only.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Alligator Lake, Columbia County: open to fishing.

  • Fishing is prohibited in Ponderosa Pond except for authorized groups permitted by FWC.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Eagle Lake, Hamilton County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Swimming and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms are prohibited.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Ronnie Vanzant Park, Clay County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Boats or any floating vessel apparatus are prohibited.
  • No swimming or camping.
  • No person 16 years of age or older shall fish unless accompanied by an angler less than 16 years of age.
  • Fishing permitted only with hook and line or rod and reel.
  • Nets are prohibited, except for dip nets.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Lakes Lochloosa, Orange and Newnans, Alachua County: open to fishing.

  • No bag limit for channel catfish.
  • Trotlines having a gallon-sized plastic float at each end may be used, provided that such lines are sunk to the bottom or to a minimum depth of 4 feet.

Suwannee Lake, Suwannee County: open to fishing.

  • No camping.
  • No motor vehicles on dam and fishing fingers.
  • Taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Access to the area from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise for any use other than fishing and launching and loading of boats is prohibited.
  • Crappie less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.

Koon Lake, Lafayette County: open to fishing.

  • Taking of fish or wildlife with firearms is prohibited.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.

Montgomery Lake, Columbia County: open to fishing.

  • Boats are restricted to idle speed—no wake.
  • Crappie bag limit: 10
  • Crappie less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Watertown Lake, Columbia County: open to fishing.

  • Taking of fish or wildlife with firearms is prohibited.
  • Watercraft shall be operated only at idle speed before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily.
  • Crappie bag limit: 10
  • Crappie less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Lang Lake, Hamilton County: open to fishing from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • Crappie less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.
  • Taking of fish or wildlife with firearms is prohibited, except by written permission of the landowner.