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Good to Get - August

Open statewide

  • Blue crab
  • Spiny lobster (starting Aug. 6)
  • Red drum**
  • 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
  • Greater amberjack
  • Lesser amberjack
  • Hogfish
  • Vermilion snapper
  • Mangrove snapper
  • Yellowtail snapper
  • Schoolmaster
  • Mutton snapper
  • Cubera snapper
  • Lane snapper
  • Red grouper
  • Black grouper
  • Scamp
  • Gag grouper (excluding Franklin-Jefferson counties)
  • Yellowfin grouper
  • Yellowmouth grouper
  • Rock hind
  • Red hind
  • Coney
  • Graysby
  • Wahoo

Open in the Atlantic

  • Gray triggerfish

Open in the Gulf

  • Bay scallops (various areas & dates)

Opening in September

Statewide

  • Snook

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

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