Fish found in Florida and the Keys



Kinds of Fish

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Mangrove Gray Snapper

Size: Often to 5 lbs. Known to exceed 15 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Wrecks, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Very Good Size & Bag Limits: 10 (total length) 6 per angler per day (included in 10 snapper aggregate bag limit)

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Mutton Snapper

Size: Often to 15 lbs. Known to exceed 27 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Wrecks Food Quality: Very Good Size & Bag Limits: 16 (total length) 10 per angler per day snapper aggregate bag limit

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Surgon Fish


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Tarpon

Size: Often to 100 lbs. Known to exceed 240 lbs. Range: Inshore/Flats, Backcountry Food Quality: Most fish are released Size & Bag Limits: No size limit 2 fish possession limit (tarpon tag required

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Triple Tail


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Wahoo

Size: Often to 50 lbs. Known to exceed 180 lbs. Range: Offshore Food Quality: Good Size & Bag Limits: No size limit 2 per angler per day

Kinds of Fish

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Snook

Size: Often to 8 lbs. Known to exceed 44 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Wrecks, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Very Good Size & Bag Limits: 28- 33 (total length) 1 per angler per day (snook permit required) Closed Dec.-Feb. & May- Aug.

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Snowy Grouper

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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Spanish Mackerel

Size: Often to 2 lbs. Known to exceed 12 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Wrecks, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Average Size & Bag Limits: 12 (fork) 15 per angler per day

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Yellow Jack

Size: Often to 15 lbs. Known to exceed 30 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Wrecks, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Good Size & Bag Limits: No size or bag limit

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Yellow Snapper


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Yellow Tail Snapper

Size: Often to 3 lbs. Known to exceed 7 lbs. Range: Offshore, Reef, Wrecks, Bay/Gulf Food Quality: Very Good Size & Bag Limits: 12 (total length) 10 per angler per day snapper aggregate bag limit

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