Special Bag and Length Limits

(Excluding Fish Management Areas)

  • Jim Woodruff Reservoir, Lake Seminole: 10 black bass, each must be at least 12 inches or greater in total length; 15 striped bass, white bass and sunshine bass (individually or in total), of which no more than two may be 22 inches or longer in total length; 30 crappie (speckled perch), in total; 50 panfish (does not include crappie); 15 pickerel (chain, grass and redfin). Possession limit is 50 fish total, regardless of species.

  • St. Marys River and it tributaries: 10 black bass, all of which must be at least 12 inches in total length; two striped bass, sunshine bass or white bass, both of which must be at least 22 inches in total length; 30 crappie (speckled perch); 50 total panfish (does not include crappie); 15 pickerel (chain, grass and redfin).

  • Lake Talquin, Leon and Gadsden counties: Black bass bag limit is five, only one of which may be 22 inches in total length or longer. Black bass less than 18 inches in total length and crappie less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.

  • Lake Jackson, Leon County: Black bass bag limit is five, only one of which may be greater than 16 inches in total length.

  • Lake Kerr, including Little Lake Kerr: Black bass caught from 15 to 24 inches in total length must be released immediately. Black bass bag limit is three, of which only one may be 24 inches or longer in total length.

  • Wildcat Lake, Marion County (Ocala National Forest): Black bass must be released immediately.

  • Edward Medard Reservoir, Hillsborough County: Black bass caught from 15 to 24 inches in total length must be released immediately. Black bass bag limit is three.

  • St. Johns River Water Management Area (Farm 13, including the Stick Marsh), Indian River and Brevard counties: Black bass must be released immediately.

  • S.N. Knight Tract, Indian River County (locally known as Kenansville Lake): Black bass must be released immediately.

  • Lake Weohyakapka (Walk-in-Water), Polk County: Black bass from 15 to 24 inches in total length must be released immediately. Black bass bag limit is three, only one of which may be 24 inches in total length or longer.

  • Lake Okeechobee: Black bass less than 18 inches in total length must be released immediately. Black bass bag limit is five, only one of which may be 22 inches in total length or longer. Crappie (speckled perch) less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately. Lake Okeechobee, for purposes of these rules, is defined as any point lakeward of a boundary line delineated by the following points:

    • Intersection of St. Rd. 78 and U.S. 441

    • U.S. 441 SE to St. Rd. 5 (“80”)

    • St. Rd. 5 (“80”) to St. Rd. 25 (U.S. 27)

    • St. Rd. 25 (U.S. 27) to St. Rd. 78

    • St. Rd. 78 to U.S. 441 Including:

    • Harney Pond Canal (C-41) north of St. Rd. 78 to South Florida Water Mgmnt. District (SFWMD) structure S-71

    • C-41-A Canal, southeast of S-84

    • Indian Prairie Canal (C-40) north of St. Rd. 78 to SFWMD structure S-72

    •  All of Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough in Okeechobee County

    •  C-38/Kissimmee River south of SFWMD structure S-65E to St. Rd. 78

    •  All of L-50 Canal in Glades County

    • Fisheating Creek to U. S. 27

    • All of Sportsman’s Canal (LD-3) in Glades County

  • Lake Trafford (Collier County): Black bass less than 18 inches in total length must be released immediately. Black bass bag limit is five, only one of which may be 22 inches in total length or longer.



FWC Facts:
Least killifish rarely exceed 1 inch in length and are the smallest of Florida’s freshwater fish.

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