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  SPECIES   SIZE LIMIT   BAG LIMIT   SEASON   COMMENTS
Black Drum Not less than 14" or more than 24" 5 per person per day N/A May possess 1 over 24"
Blue Marlin Sailfish 63"
Blue Marlin 99"
White Marlin 66"
1 per person per day.
N/A Species inlcudes Marlin, Spearfish and Sailfish.  Illegal to buy or sell.
Federal size limits apply.  Hook and line only.
Bonito N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cobia 33" Fork 1 per person per day or 6 per vessel per day, whichever is less. N/A Saltwater products license and restricted species endorsement required for the sale of Cobia.
Dolphin N/A 10 per person per day N/A N/A
Flounder 33" Fork 10 per person per day N/A N/A
Grouper 24" Atlantic
Monroe County
22" Gulf
2 per person per day
Atlantic and Monroe County.  5 person per day Gulf.  Included in the daily Grouper aggregate bag limit.
N/A Harvest of Nassau & Spotted
Goliath Grouper prohibited
King Mackerel 24" Fork 2 per person per day N/A Bag limit in Gulf/Atlantic fishery
reduced to 1 when Federal waters
are closed to all harvest. Call FMP
for details.
Pompano Not less than 10"
or more than 20"
Fork
10 aggregate per person
day of Permit &
Pompano.
N/A May possess 1 over 20" of
either Permit or Pompano.  Gigging
spearing, snatching prohibited
Red Drum Not less than 18"
or more than 27"
1 per person per day N/A Gigging, spearing, snatching
prohibited.
Red Snapper 13" Gulf
20" Atlantic
Gulf - 2 fish per person in state waters per day
Atlantic - Closed to possession or harvest.
Closed July 19 -
May 30 Gulf Only
No more than 10 Snappers
aggregate of all Snappers with a
bag limit.
Sailfish 63" Fork 1 per person per day N/A Illegal to buy or sell. Federal size
limits apply.  Hook and line only.
Sheepshead 12" measured
from the most
forward point of
the head to the
rear center edge
of the tail.
15 per person per day N/A N/A
Spanish Mackerel 12" Fork 15 per person per day N/A Transfer of Spanish Mackerel to
other vessels at sea is prohibited.
Spotted Sea Trout Not less than 15"
or more than 20"
(statewide) except
one fish over 20"
per person.
South 5 per day.
Northwest 5 per day.
Northeast 5 per day.
Northeast and
Northwest Regions,
February.
South Region,
November and
December.
May posses 1 fish over the max
size limit. South Region is defined
as all state waters lying between
Volusia/Flagler county line on the
Atlantic extendingto Pinellas/Pasco
line on the Gulf. Northwest Region
is defined as all state waters North
and West of Pinellas/Pasco.
Northeast Region is defines as all
state waters North of Volusia/Flagler
line.
Tarpon N/A 2 possession limit N/A Requires $50 Tarpon Tag to
possess or harvest.
Tuna See current
Federal
regulations.
N/A N/A Permit required for harvesting
highly migratory tuna species.
Vermillion Snapper 10" Fork No bag limit in Gulf.
10 Atlantic per day.
N/A Not counted in Snapper aggregate
bag limit.
Weakfish 12" Fork 4 per person per day N/A N/A