Regulations on Saltwater Fish Sizes in East Coast Florida

Regulations on Saltwater Fish Sizes in East Coast Florida
The waters off the east coast of Florida hold an abundance of saltwater fish species. Before fishing, it is best to familiarize yourself with the state's regulations concerning the allowed size and limits for saltwater fish.
 

 

 
 

Snappers

Red snappers must be at least 10 inches and there is a daily bag limit of two. Mutton snappers must be 16 inches with a limit of 10. Mangrove snappers must be 16 inches with a limit of five.

Drums

Sheepshead must be 12 inches with a limit of 15 per day. Redfish must be 18 inches minimum but no bigger than 27 inches with a limit of one. Black drum must be 14 inches but no bigger than 24 inches with a limit of five per day.

Snook

Snook must be 28 inches minimum and no bigger than 32 inches with a daily limit of one. A snook stamp is required.

Flounder

Flounder must 12 inches minimum with a daily limit of 10. Spear harvesting is allowed.

Mackerels

Spanish mackerels must be 12 inches minimum at the fork with a daily limit of 10. King mackerels must be 24 inches minimum at the fork with a daily limit of two.

 

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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