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Florida Regulations Gulf and Atlantic State Waters

Black Drum

Slot Limit: 14-24" with one fish over 24"

Daily Bag Limit: 5 per harvester per day (can include one over 24")

Season: Open year-round

Gear Requirements:

  • Legal Gear: hook and line, cast net, seine, spear or gig
  • Illegal Gear: Cannot harvest using any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; Snatching prohibited

Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park.

Image Credit: Diane Rome Peebles