With the new year comes the new seasons and regulations for this years fishing season in Destin, Florida. Every year the time frames also known as seasons and regulations for the different species of fish caught out of Destin, Florida change. These regulations are managed and governed by the FWC (Florida fish and wildlife conservation commission). These regulations are more important now then ever before, with more and more anglers taking the water each year. These regulations are put in place to help conserve the different species of fish to make sure they don’t get over fished and help replenish the species that have been over fished over the years, so we as well as our children can continue enjoying catching them in the years to come. Below will be a list of the species along with their size regulation and open season for this year. These regulations listed are all reef fish caught in the Gulf of Mexico in State Regulated waters out of Destin, Florida. The different species of fish caught in the bays of Destin, Florida are open season year around.
Gulf State Waters
Minimum Size Limit: 34” Fork Length
Daily Bag Limit: 1 per person
Season: Open May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31
Minimum size limit: 15” fork length
Daily bag limit: 1 per person
Season: open March 1st-may31st & august 1st- December 31st
Minimum size limit: 16” total length
daily bag limit: 2 per person
Season: Proposed 2019 season: June 11 - July 12
Minimum size limit: 24” total length
Daily bag limit: 2 per person
Season: June 1st - December 31st
Remember if you are venturing out for a fun day of fishing in Destin, Florida check out the FWC website for all the up to date regulations, that way you don't ruin your fun day of fishing.