Great radio from the Apalachicola Bay in North Florida
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
FWC approves extended gag grouper season in local waters
fishermen will get to fish for Gag grouper again this year.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Tuesday approved
lengthening the Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in
state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties by
opening the season September the 1st through December
the past, state waters off the 4 counties have been open for gag
grouper fishing only from April 1st through June 30th as opposed to
the rest of the state which allows gag grouper fishing from June 1st
through December 31st.
FWC received numerous requests for a longer season that would make
fishing opportunities in the four-county area more comparable with
the rest of the state.
current April 1 through June 30 season will remain in place and the
new fall season will be in place in time for anglers to participate
Commission also approved changing the gag grouper commercial minimum
size limit in Gulf state waters from 22 to 24 inches.
increased size limit is consistent with pending federal regulations.