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Florida Fishing Regulations
Region: Florida Type of Water: Saltwater

Amberjack, Greater  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
1 per person per day
Length
28" to fork of tail
Special Conditions:
Must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads & tails intact).
Amberjack, Lesser  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
5 aggregate of lesser amberjack and banded rudderfish
Length
14" minimum / 22" maximum
Special Conditions:
Measurements are to fork of tail. Must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads & tails intact).
Banded Rudderfish  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
5 aggregate of lesser amberjack and banded rudderfish
Length
14" minimum / 22" maximum
Special Conditions:
Measurements are to fork of tail. Must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads & tails intact).
Black Drum  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
5 per person per day
Length
14" minumum / 24" maximum
Special Conditions:
May possess one over 24". Must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads & tails intact).
Bluefish  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
10 per person per day
Length
12" to fork
Special Conditions:
Must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads & tails intact).
Bonefish  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
1 per person per day
Length
18" minimum
Special Conditions:
Measured as total length.
Cobia (Ling)  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
2 per person per day
Length
33" to fork
Special Conditions:
Must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads & tails intact).
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
10 per person per day
Length
No size restriction
Special Conditions:
Flounder  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
10 per person per day
Length
12" minimum
Special Conditions:
May be harvested by spearing. Must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads & tails intact).
Grouper - Black & Gag  
Season
No closed season
Creel Limit
See special conditions
Length
See special conditions
Special Conditions:
24" minimum length in Atlantic & Monroe County. 20" minimum length in the Gulf. 2 per person per day in Atlantic & Monroe County. 5 per person per day in the Gulf. Included in Grouper aggregate bag limits. Must remain in whole condition until landed ashore (heads & tails intact). From February 15 to March 15 each year, sale is prohibited of all gag, black and red grouper harvested from federal waters in the eastern Gulf.



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