Fish found in Florida and the Keys



Kinds of Fish

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African Pompano

The African Pompano may be caught year-round. It is an exotic-looking fish with a thin, round body and flat snout. It is a highly-rated game fish. It is an ok eat, but probably a better trophy fish. The adults are known to put up quite a fight! The species has a minimum size limit of 24 inches and only two fish are allowed per vessel per day.

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Amberjack

Size: Often to 40 lbs. Known to exceed 140 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Wrecks Food Quality: Average Size & Bag Limits: 28" Atlantic, 30" Gulf (fork) 1 per angler per day

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Barracuda

Size: Often to 30 lbs. Known to exceed 100 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Inshore/Flats, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Poor (can be toxic due to ciguatera) Size & Bag Limits: No size or bag limit

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Black Grouper

Size: Often to 40 lbs. Known to exceed 100 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Wrecks, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Very Good Size & Bag Limits: 24" (total length) 2 per angler per day (included in combination with gag grouper)

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Jack Crevelle

Size: Often to 10 lbs. Known to exceed 50 lbs. Range: Inshore/Flats, Reef, Backcountry, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Poor, most fish are released Size & Bag Limits: No size or bag limit

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File Fish


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Gag Grouper

Size: Often to 25 lbs. Known to exceed 70 lbs. Range: Reef, Wrecks, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Very Good Size & Bag Limits: 24" (total length) 2 per angler per day (included in combination with gag grouper)- Closed in Gulf Feb. 1- Mar. 31

Kinds of Fish

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Blackfin Tuna

Size: Often to 40 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Wrecks Food Quality: Very Good Size & Bag Limits: No size of bag limit

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Blacktip Shark

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Blue Runner


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Blue Fish


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Bone Fish

Size: Often to 5 lbs. Known to exceed 15 lbs. Range: Inshore/ Flats Food Quality: Most fish are released Size & Bag Limits: 18" (total length) 1 per angler per day

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Bonito


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Bonnet Head Shark


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Cobia

Size: Often to 30 lbs. Known to exceed 100 lbs. Range: Reef, Wrecks, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Very Good Size & Bag Limits: 33" (fork) 1 per angler or 6 per vessel

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