ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS –
FWC has changed the redfish rule for our area effective Sept. 1, 2022 for Flagler County. As of that date we will only be allowed to keep 1 redfish.
I know that most of the charter captains have either been releasing all or most of their catches for quite some time but as of Sept. 1 we will all be limited to just one legal redfish catch per day.
SEE THE NOTICE BELOW!
July 13, 2022
FWC approves changes for redfish in state waters following final rule hearing
At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved new management regions and regulation changes for redfish in state waters following the final rule hearing.
These regulation changes, which go into effect Sept. 1, 2022, will:
- Establish nine redfish management regions.
- Prohibit captain and crew from retaining a bag limit of redfish when on a for-hire trip.
- Reduce the off-the-water transport limit from six to four fish per person.
- Reduce the vessel limit in each of the management regions to be:
- Panhandle, Big Bend, Northeast: four fish.
- Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Southwest, Southeast: two fish.
- Allow only catch-and-release fishing for redfish in the Indian River Lagoon region.
- Set the bag limit to one fish in the Panhandle, Big Bend, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Southwest, Southeast and Northeast regions.
- This is a reduction to the bag limit in the Northeast region.