Flounder Florida Fishing Regulations





FWC approved several draft changes in July. Final consideration of these changes will be in October. Changes include reductions to the recreational daily bag limit, increasing the size limit, establishing a November closure, and extending regulations in federal waters.


Regulations Gulf and Atlantic State Waters

Gulf FlounderMinimum Size Limit: 12″ total length

Daily Bag Limit: 10 per harvester

Gear Requirements:

  • Legal Gear: spears, gigs, hook and line, seine, cast net
  • Illegal Gear: harvest prohibited by or with the use of any multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait; snatching prohibited

*Note – Regulations on this page apply to Gulf flounder, Southern flounder, summer flounder and fringed flounder.

Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park.


Image Credit:Diane Rome Peebles


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