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April 26, 2018

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FWC approves statewide changes to tripletail and sheepshead management 

At its April meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several changes to the management of tripletail and sheepshead. 

Changes go into effect July 1, 2018, and include: 

  • Tripletail
    • Increasing the minimum size limit from 15 to 18 inches total length.
    • Extending all of the FWC’s recreational and commercial regulations for this species into federal waters (including the new size limit).

Learn more about tripletail regulations at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing.”

  • Sheepshead
    • Reducing the recreational bag limit from 15 to 8 fish per person, per day year-round.
    • Creating a recreational vessel limit of 50 fish per vessel, per trip during March and April.
    • Extending all of the FWC’s recreational and commercial regulations for this species into federal waters (including the new bag and vessel limits).

Learn more about sheepshead regulations at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing.” 

 

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The two 18” trips I caught a few minutes ago should taste good for supper tonight. Figured I might as well start following the new reg now. Only the freshest in Choko!! 🙏🏻 

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Awesome. Now time to tighten up some other regulations! Give Redfish a season so they have a period to recover or change the slot and make it a smaller gap.

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On 4/27/2018 at 6:02 AM, THE OUTLAW said:

 

Good thing my two freezers are full .

🇺🇸☠️

Why freeze them when you can go get them fresh again next weekend!!:D

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Good rules......more and more fisherman moving from offshore to nearshore and pressure on....for me, two reds, a few trout and a couple of sheepies feeds the family and the neighboor next door.....don't really need to be filling a cooler with fish......but, so long as people are within the regs...i'm fine with what they want to do....

 

DC

 

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