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Regulations Gulf and Atlantic State Waters

Gulf Flounder

Minimum Size Limit: 14" total length

Daily Bag Limit: 5 per person

Seasonal Closure: Closed annually from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30.

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

Flounder regulations are for state and federal waters off Florida. 

*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