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Black Sea Bass

Gulf State Waters

Minimum Size Limit: 10" total length

Daily Bag Limit: 100 pounds per person

Atlantic State Waters

Minimum Size Limit: 13" total length

Daily Bag Limit: 7 fish per person

Other Regulations

Black sea bass

Gear Requirements:

Legal Gear: hook and line, spears

Reef fish gear required: 

  • Gulf: circle hooks, dehooking device
  • Atlantic: dehooking device

Federal Regulations:

Federal Gulf of Mexico: 10" TL and 100 pounds/person/day

Federal Atlantic: 13" TL, 7 fish per person


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