New Regulations/Changes for 2017 - 2018

  • Mosaic Fish Management Area, Polk and Hardee counties: Change to Haul Road Pit.
  • Tenoroc Fish Management Area, Polk County: Changes to general regulations, Lakes B and 5, and Picnic Lake. Added Lake 10, Lake Coronet, and Long Lake. Check specific Fish Management Area rules for additional details.

For additional information:
Check Special Regulations and specific Fish Management Area rules for additional details.


  • Statewide black bass rules changed in 2016-2017 and are still current: The statewide bag and length limits for black bass are: 5 Black bass (including largemouth, Suwannee, spotted, Choctaw, and shoal bass, individually or in total), only one of which may be 16 inches or longer in total length. There is no statewide minimum length limit for largemouth bass.
Black Bass Regulations Informational Rack Cards

Largemouth Bass Regulation Rack Card    

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FWC Facts:
Otoliths, commonly known as "ear stones," are hard, bone-like structures located directly behind the brain of bony fishes. These structures aid fish in balance and hearing.

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