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    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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