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Federal Waters Shut Down for Amberjack

Federal Waters Shut Down for Amberjack

It may appear like an awful dream, however believe it or not red snapper, gag grouper, amberjack, and triggerfish are altogether shut down as of now in Gulf of Mexico federal waters. The recreational harvest of amberjack in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico shut...
Survey for Anglers Targeting ReeF Fish

Survey for Anglers Targeting ReeF Fish

For many years’ anglers fishing for reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico have asked for better data and information in hopes of getting longer fishing seasons in both state and federal waters. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) listened and last...
Gag Groupers Closes January 1, 2017

Gag Groupers Closes January 1, 2017

Gag grouper will close for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters and all Gulf of Mexico federal waters January 1. Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties have a different season than the rest of the state because of their unique grouper...
Amberjack Season Opens January 1, 2017

Amberjack Season Opens January 1, 2017

Sunday January 1 greater amberjack season will open for recreational harvest in all Gulf of Mexico waters. Florida state waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles out and are managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Federal waters extend...
Crab Trap Closure for Florida Panhandle

Crab Trap Closure for Florida Panhandle

All recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from northwest Florida waters before January 5, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. Blue crab traps may not be in Florida state waters from the Florida/Alabama state line through the Franklin/Wakulla...

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