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NW_Region.gifJuniper Bay Lake, Walton County: open to fishing.

  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Lake Piney Z, Leon County: open to fishing.

  • Black bass must be released immediately.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Watercraft shall be allowed only as authorized by the City of Tallahassee.
  • Access is prohibited from sunset until sunrise.
  • Use or possession of cast nets or minnow seines is prohibited.
  • No motor vehicles on dams, spillways and fishing fingers.

Lake Victor, Holmes County: open to fishing.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • No motor vehicles on dams, spillways and fishing fingers.

Merritt's Mill Pond, Jackson County: open to fishing.

  • The taking of fish and wildlife with rifles is prohibited.
  • Gigs are prohibited.
  • Trotlines may be used.
  • Redear sunfish (shellcracker) bag limit: 10
  • Redear sunfish less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.

Hurricane Lake, Okaloosa County: open to fishing.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • No motor vehicles on dams, spillways and fishing fingers.

Karick Lake, Okaloosa County: open to fishing.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • No motor vehicles on dams, spillways and fishing fingers.

Lake Stone, Escambia County: open to fishing.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • No motor vehicles on dams, spillways and fishing fingers.

Bear Lake, Santa Rosa County: open to fishing.

  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • No motor vehicles on dams, spillways and fishing fingers.

Joe Budd Pond, Gadsden County: Closed to fishing, except as authorized by permit for Commission-sanctioned events (see MyFWC.com/fishing for details). Open to fishing during daylight hours on Saturdays and Sundays during July, August and September or as specified by order of the Executive Director.

  • No motor vehicles on dams, spillways and fishing fingers.
  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • Sunshine bass bag limit: 10
  • Black bass less than 16 inches in total length must be released immediately.


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