Saltwater Fishing

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  • Red snapper: The recreational season in Gulf state and federal waters for private recreational anglers will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays June 16 through Sept. 4, including Monday, July 3, Tuesday, July 4, and Monday, Sept. 4. Learn more about these season changes.
  • Black sea bass: The recreational black sea bass bag limit has increased to 7 per person, per day in Atlantic state waters.  
  • Cobia: Staff have heard concerns about cobia in recent years and is collecting public input on this fishery. Comment online.
  • Greater amberjackThe recreational season for greater amberjack is closed in Gulf state and federal waters through Dec. 31, 2017. 
  • Flounder, Sheepshead, Tripletail: FWC staff gathering public input. Submit your feedback online today at

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According to the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 66.1 million people engage in wildlife observation, spending about $38.5 billion per year.

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