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Regulations Gulf and Atlantic State Waters


Minimum Size Limit: 18"

Daily Bag Limit: 2 fish per person

State regulations apply in federal waters. 

Season: Open year-round

Gear Regulations:

  • Legal Gear: hook and line gear only (no nets or spearing)   
  • Harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; snatching prohibited

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