Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Florida Freshwater Fishing RegulationsNew regulations effective July 1, 2016

The 2016-2017 summary of Florida's freshwater fishing rules and regulations is available:

Other regulatory resources include:

 

 

New Black Bass Regulations Informational Rack Cards

Largemouth Bass Regulation Rack Card    

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 Table of Contents

Introduction

New Rule Changes

Feature Article--Conservation Highlights from FWC

Fishing Tips from the Pros

Fishing License Requirements and Fees

Do I Need a License?

Methods of Taking Fish

Methods of Taking Bait

Release/Movement of Fish

Taking and Possession of Freshwater Mussels

General Statewide Bag and Length Limits

Special Bag and Length Limits

Fish Management Areas

Regional Map

Northwest

North Central

Northeast

Southwest

South

FAQ



FWC Facts:
Florida's American shad are the smallest on the East Coast of the United States. In Florida, shad average 2 to 3 pounds; the state record is 5.19 pounds.

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