Recreational Gag grouper fishing closes on July 1st in state waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties.
Gag grouper fishing is allowed in our area from April 1st through June 30th.
The four-county region includes all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County.
Gag grouper caught in federal waters during the federal season may be taken ashore in Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties, but boats with gag grouper aboard may not stop and must have gear stowed while traveling through state waters in that region.
Gag grouper fishing in the rest of the state is allowed from June 1st through December 31st.