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FWC approved several draft changes in October. Final consideration of these changes will be in December and, if approved in December, these changes will not go into effect until about a month after that. Proposed changes include reductions to the recreational daily bag limit, increasing the size limit, establishing an Oct. 15-Nov. 30 closure, and extending regulations in federal waters.

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Regulations Gulf and Atlantic State Waters

Gulf Flounder

Minimum Size Limit: 12" total length

Daily Bag Limit: 10 per harvester

Gear Requirements:

  • Legal Gear: spears, gigs, hook and line, seine, cast net
  • Illegal Gear: harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; snatching prohibited

*Note - Regulations on this page apply to Gulf flounder, Southern flounder, summer flounder and fringed flounder.

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


Image Credit:Diane Rome Peebles