Gulf State Waters
Minimum Size Limit: 15" fork length
Daily Bag Limit: 1 per person
- Early quota closure: Closed Oct. 11, 2021, through Feb. 28, 2022, reopening March 1, 2022.
- Regular season openings: March 1-May 31 and Aug. 1 -Dec. 31.
Atlantic State Waters
Minimum Size Limit: 12" fork length
Daily Bag Limit: 10 per person
Season: Open year-round
Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park.
In the Atlantic reef fish fishery, gear rules require dehooking tools, and as of Jan. 1, 2021, non-stainless steel hooks in all state waters, and non-offset circle hooks N. of 28 ° N. latitude.
- Legal Gear: hook and line, spears, gigs
- Reef fish gear requirements apply
Gulf of Mexico: 2021 early quota closure: Closed Sept. 15, 2021, through Feb. 28, 2022.
Otherwise, opens annually March 1-May 31 and Aug. 1 -Dec. 31 (potential early quota closures) 15" FL; 1 fish bag limit within 20 reef fish aggregate.
Atlantic: 12” FL; up to 10 per person within the 20 fish “other” snapper grouper aggregate bag limit
Queen triggerfish are managed as marine life species and must be kept alive until landed. Learn more about regulations for this and other marine life species.