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Good to Get - April

Open statewide

  • Blue crab
  • Stone crab
  • Red drum**
  • Snook**
  • Spotted seatrout**
  • Florida & African pompano
  • Permit
  • Spanish mackerel
  • King mackerel
  • Sheepshead
  • Flounder
  • Mullet
  • Cobia
  • Tripletail
  • Black sea bass
  • Dolphinfish (Mahi-mahi)
  • Sharks (non-prohibited)
  • Blackfin tuna
  • Lesser amberjack
  • Gray triggerfish
  • Vermilion snapper
  • Mangrove snapper
  • Yellowtail snapper
  • Schoolmaster
  • Mutton snapper
  • Cubera snapper
  • Lane snapper
  • Wahoo

Open in the Atlantic

  • Greater amberjack

Open in the Gulf

  • Hogfish
  • Red grouper
  • Black grouper
  • Scamp
  • Yellowfin grouper
  • Yellowmouth grouper
  • Rock hind
  • Red hind
  • Coney
  • Graysby
  • Gag grouper (Franklin-Taylor counties state waters only)

Opening in May

Atlantic

  • Several species of grouper
  • Hogfish
  • Blueline tilefish

Gulf

  • Greater amberjack

NOTE: Only saltwater species listed. Includes state waters recreational regulations only. Does not include all species that are currently open to recreational harvest. Other regulations apply. Learn more at MyFWC.com or the Fish Rules app.

**These species remain catch-and-release only in all of Pasco County south through Gordon Pass in Collier County