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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reserves the right to deny any application to the Catch a Florida Memory - Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs and can change these rules at any time without notice. State laws prohibit false claims or fraud when claiming prizes. FWC employees, including OPS, are not eligible to win prizes other than posting pictures and certificate level recognition. Contact AnglerRecognition@MyFWC.com or 850-487-0554 for questions regarding these programs.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reserves the right to deny any application to the Catch a Florida Memory - Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs and can change these rules at any time without notice. State laws prohibit false claims or fraud when claiming prizes.

To participate in Florida's Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs, all fish must be caught by the angler being recognized in accordance with the Florida saltwater recreational fishing regulations at the time of the catch. This includes, but is not limited to, the angler being properly licensed or using an approved exemption, as well as using legal gear and fishing in saltwater where the angler has legal access.

Contact AnglerRecognition@MyFWC.com or 850-487-0554 for questions regarding these programs.

  • All submitted fish must have been caught by the angler applying for recognition.
  • Fish can be either caught and released or legally harvested for these programs.
  • All harvest of fish must comply with current regulations. Florida Saltwater Recreational Fishing Regulations may be found online or by calling 850-487-0554
  • An undersized or out-of-season fish can qualify, as long as they are promptly and safely released and not harvested (as evidenced by submitted photos).
  • Any past catches that meet the requirements are eligible, as long as the required photos and documentation are provided.
  • FWC reserves the right to deny any application to the Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs and can change these rules at any time without notice.
  • State laws prohibit false claims or fraud when claiming prizes. Prizes are taxable and will be reported to the IRS as appropriate (please check with your tax advisor if you have any questions).
  • Recognition will only be given to individual anglers, NOT groups. Do not apply for group recognition.
  • Fish must be caught in Florida state waters, in federal waters extending directly outward of Florida state line boundaries, or landed in Florida.
  • FWC employees, including OPS, are not eligible to win prizes other than certificate level awards and website recognition.
  • Your submissions to this program, including photos and other data provided to the Florida Saltwater Angler Recognition Program, constitute a release for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to use them without compensation or further notice for research, information and other public purposes, such as being posted on the FWC website or being used in FWC publications and promotional materials. When photographs are required, the proper fish handling techniques and photo rules below apply.

 

Proper Fish Handling Techniques for Photos:

  • Anglers should handle their catch with wet hands only (do not use a towel), be careful not to poke fingers into eyes or gills and fully support the body weight of the fish by cradling it horizontally.
  • If not held, fish should be photographed in a rubber-coated, knotless landing net rather than lying on a dock, cooler or boat deck.
  • Measure length on a wet, cool surface. Do not place fish on hot, dry boat surfaces.
  • Large fish that will not be harvested should not be removed from the water or boated, as this can injure the fish.
  • Anglers' faces must be included in photographs and fish must be in an unobstructed position so that FWC staff can verify the species.
  • For more catch-and-release techniques, see the following: Catch and Release Brochure, Fish Handling and Gear
  • It is preferred that anglers on vessels are photographed wearing personal floatation devices.

A Grand Slam is defined as the catch or catching and releasing of three specific saltwater fish species in a 24-hour period. The FWC updated the program in 2014 by creating nine Grand Slams, including a Small Fry Slam for children age 15 and under.

Saltwater Grand Slam Club Categories

  • Inshore Grand Slam: red drum, spotted seatrout, flounder
  • Family Grand Slam: Any three fish in the same family (i.e. red snapper, mutton snapper, lane snapper)
  • Blue Water Grand Slam: dolphinfish, sailfish, wahoo
  • Florida Grand Slam: permit, tarpon, bonefish
  • Shoreline Grand Slam: sheepshead, kingfish (whiting), Florida pompano
  • Reefs & Rubble Grand Slam: black sea bass, gag, gray triggerfish
  • Nearshore Grand Slam: cobia, tripletail, king mackerel
  • Bay & Estuary Grand Slam: gray (mangrove) snapper, snook, Spanish mackerel
  • Small Fry Slam (15 and under): pinfish, grunt (any), catfish (any)

 

Submission Requirements for Grand Slams

  • All Grand Slam catches, past and present, are eligible if they can be documented and have been caught in a 24-hour period in accordance with FWC rules.
  • To participate, an angler must abide by the general FWC Saltwater Angler Recognition Program rules (see “General Angling Rules” above).
  • Anglers do not have to harvest their fish to be eligible and are encouraged to release their catches alive.
  • All harvest of fish must comply with current regulations. Florida Saltwater Recreational Fishing Regulations may be found online at MyFWC.com/Fishing or by calling 850-487-0554.
  • Photographs of the angler with each fish are required and may be used in various FWC publications as well as on MyFWC.com. Fish photographed should be supported horizontally using wet hands with no fingers in the fish’s gills. If not held, fish should be photographed in a rubber-coated, knotless landing net rather than lying on a dock, cooler or boat deck. Large fish should not be removed from the water or boated, as this can injure the fish.
  • Submissions that are incomplete or fail to provide full documentation of species required will result in disqualification.

 

Saltwater Grand Slam Recognition Tiers

  • Tier 1: 3 different Grand Slams
  • Tier 2: 6 different Grand Slams
  • Tier 3: Grand Slam Master Angler – all 8 adult Grand Slams (anglers who catch the youth slam in addition to all 8 adult slams are eligible for bonus prizes)

 

Saltwater Grand Slam Club Prizes

  • Each time an angler submits a valid Saltwater Grand Slam, they will receive a t-shirt, certificate of accomplishment, various FWC saltwater publications and will become a member of the corresponding Grand Slam Club. Anglers who are awarded at least three different Grand Slams will be recognized for Grand Slam Club Recognition Tiers for the opportunity to receive additional prizes. Successful participants will also receive one raffle entry for each verified submission to the program.
  • To be eligible for prizes, anglers must comply with all rules for Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs and the Saltwater Grand Slam Program. Prizes typically arrive 4 to 8 weeks after approval (not submittal). All prizes are awarded pending availability. FWC reserves the right to deny any application for the Saltwater Grand Slam Program and to change recognition prizes at any time without notice.

The Florida Saltwater Fish Life List consists of 70 species of saltwater fish. To participate, an angler must abide by the general FWC Saltwater Angler Recognition Program rules (see “General Angling Rules”). All Life List catches are eligible as long as they can be documented and have been caught in accordance with FWC rules. Anglers do not have to harvest their fish to be eligible and are encouraged to release catches alive. All harvest of fish must comply with current regulations, available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing or by calling 850-487-0554. The Florida Saltwater Fish Life List publication lists the 70 species included in the program and allows anglers to record the species, date, size and location of Life List fish caught. Print your own Saltwater Fish Life List or request a printed Life List.


70 Species Included in the Saltwater Fish Life List Program

African pompano Bonefish Great barracuda Queen snapper Spanish mackerel
Almaco jack Bonnethead shark Greater amberjack Red drum Spinner shark
Atlantic sharpnose Bull shark Gulf flounder Red grouper Spotted seatrout
Banded rudderfish Cero Gulf kingfish (whiting) Red porgy Swordfish
Black drum Cobia Hardhead catfish Red snapper Tarpon
Black grouper Crevalle jack Hogfish Sailfish Tripletail
Black sea bass Cubera snapper Horse-eye jack Scamp Vermilion snapper
Blackfin snapper Dog snapper King mackerel Schoolmaster Wahoo
Blackfin tuna Dolphinfish Ladyfish Sheepshead Warsaw grouper
Blacknose shark Florida pompano Lane snapper Shortfin mako Weakfish
Blacktip shark Gafftopsail catfish Lesser amberjack Silk snapper White grunt
Blue marlin Gag Little tunny Snook White marlin
Blue runner Gray (mangrove) snapper Mutton snapper Southern flounder Yellowfin tuna
Bluefish Gray triggerfish Permit Southern kingfish (whiting) Yellowtail snapper

 

Saltwater Fish Life List Club Categories

  • 10 Fish Club: 10 total different Life List species caught to date
  • 30 Fish Club: 30 total different Life List species caught to date
  • 50 Fish Club: 50 total different Life List species caught to date
  • 70 Fish Club – Life List Master Angler: All 70 total Life List species caught to date

 

Submission Requirements for Life List Clubs

  • Photographs of the angler with each fish are required and may be used in various FWC publications as well as on MyFWC.com. Fish photographed should be supported horizontally using wet hands with no fingers in the fish's gils or eyes. If not held, fish should be photographed in a rubber-coated, knotless landing net rather than lying on a dock, cooler or boat deck. Large fish should not be removed from the water or boated, as this can injure the fish.
  • Submissions that are incomplete or fail to provide full documentation of species required will result in disqualification.

 

Prizes for Saltwater Fish Life List Club Anglers

  • Each time an angler submits a valid application for a Saltwater Life List Fish Club, they will receive a certificate of accomplishment, various prizes, FWC saltwater publications and will become a member of the corresponding Life List Fish Club. Successful participants will also receive one raffle entry for each verified submission to the program.
  • To be eligible for prizes, anglers must comply with all rules for Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs and the Saltwater Fish Life List Program. Prizes typically arrive 4 to 8 weeks after approval (not submittal). All prizes are awarded pending availability. FWC reserves the right to deny any application for the Saltwater Fish Life List Program and to change recognition prizes at any time without notice.

The Reel Big Fish program rewards anglers who catch a memorable-sized saltwater fish in 30 species categories. Youth age 15 and under are recognized for catching a fish that is 75 percent of the qualifying size for adults (see chart below for specific sizes and species).

 

Eligible Saltwater Fish Species and Minimum Qualifying Lengths

Species Length (Adult) Length (Youth)
African pompano* 36” 27”
Almaco jack* 32” 24”
Black drum 44” 33”
Black sea bass 17” 13”
Bluefish* 30” 22”
Bonefish* 27” 20”
Cobia* 45” 33”
Crevalle jack* 36” 27”
Florida pompano* 20” 15”
Gag grouper 41” 30”
Gray snapper 24” 18”
Gray triggerfish* 19” 14”
Greater amberjack* 50” 37”
Gulf flounder 25” 18”
Hogfish* 24” 18”
King mackerel* 45” 33”
Ladyfish* 24” 18”
Mutton snapper 24” 18”
Permit* 36” 27”
Red drum 30” 22”
Red grouper 35” 26”
Red porgy 20” 15”
Scamp 27” 20”
Schoolmaster 20” 15”
Sheepshead 24” 18”
Snook 36” 27”
Spanish mackerel* 26” 19”
Spotted seatrout 24” 18”
Tripletail 24” 18”
Yellowtail snapper 20” 15”
*Measured by fork length. All other fish should be measured by total length.

To determine the length of the fish, measure from the tip of the snout to the back of the tail fin with the fin squeezed together for total length. For fish regulated by fork length, measure from the tip of the snout to the center of the fork of the tail.


Submission Requirements

  • To enter Saltwater Reel Big Fish catches, anglers must submit photo-documentation to show the species and length of their catch. To be eligible, the fish must be legally caught and meet or exceed the minimum qualifying length; length is maximum length in inches. See the Saltwater Reel Big Fish page for a listing of species and whether to measure by total length or fork length.
  • The catch must be photographed over a qualifying measuring device as well as in a photo with the angler who is applying for recognition. A qualifying measuring device is any length measuring device, such as a tape measure or ruler, where an accurate length measurement is clearly visible in the photograph and FWC staff can easily verify that the fish is over the required length. If the fish is longer than the length measuring device, then the verified length of the fish will be the maximum length shown on the device or the minimum qualifying length, whichever is greater. Photographs may be posted on the FWC website, in regulations booklets or in other FWC publications.
  • All Saltwater Reel Big Fish catches are eligible as long as they can be documented and have been caught in accordance with FWC regulations. Anglers do not have to harvest their fish to be eligible and are encouraged to release their catches alive. All harvest of fish must comply with current regulations, available at MyFWC.com/Fishing or by calling 850-487-0554. Submissions that are incomplete or fail to provide full documentation of requirements will result in disqualification. 

 

Saltwater Reel Big Fish Recognition Tiers

  • Tier 1: 5 different species
  • Tier 2: 10 different species
  • Tier 3: 15 different species
  • Tier 4: Reel Big Master Angler – all 30 Reel Big Fish species

 

Prizes for Reel Big Fish Club Anglers

  • Each time an angler submits a valid Saltwater Reel Big Fish Application, they will receive a t-shirt, certificate of accomplishment, various FWC saltwater publications and will become a member of the corresponding Saltwater Reel Big Fish Club. Anglers who are awarded at least five different Reel Big Fish species certificates will be recognized for Reel Big Fish Club Recognition Tiers for the opportunity to receive additional prizes. Successful participants will also receive one raffle entry for each verified submission to the program.
  • To be eligible for prizes, anglers must comply with all rules for Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs and the Saltwater Reel Big Fish Program. Prizes typically arrive 4 to 8 weeks after approval (not submittal). All prizes are awarded pending availability. FWC reserves the right to deny any application for the Saltwater Reel Big Fish Program and to change recognition prizes at any time without notice.

Anglers become a Triple Threat Club member by successfully participating in all three Catch a Florida Memory programs: Saltwater Grand Slams, Saltwater Fish Life List and Saltwater Reel Big Fish. Anglers must have at least one application approved for each program. The Triple Threat Club encourages anglers to target a variety of species, helping to reduce fishing pressure on the most popular catches. Triple Threat Club anglers receive a long sleeve performance fishing shirt custom designed by partner Tony Ivory, plus the chance to win great prize giveaways like fish mounts, fishing gear and vacations. Anglers automatically become members of the Triple Threat Club once they have participated in all three Catch a Florida Memory programs (Saltwater Grand Slams, Saltwater Fish Life List and Saltwater Reel Big Fish). There is nothing additional anglers need to do to apply for the Triple Threat Club. Anglers will be notified when they become club members.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) maintains state records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida state waters or in federal waters extending directly outward of Florida state waters in conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories. Catches must follow Florida's fishing regulations, General Angling Rules and Florida Saltwater Fishing Records Program Rules.

For some species, current regulations in Florida state waters, federal Gulf of Mexico waters and/or federal South Atlantic waters do not allow for the harvest, possession or landing of a record-sized fish due to maximum size limits or harvest prohibitions. Therefore, new records for some species may not be attainable at this time.

 

Submission Requirements for Florida Saltwater Fishing Records

Application Requirements:

  • The angler is responsible for submitting a complete application form.
  • Information for witnesses to the catch and weighing must be recorded on the application form.
  • The angler's signature on a completed application form must be witnessed by a notary.

Weighing Requirements:

  • The catch must be weighed using a certified scale on land. A certified scale is one that has been checked and certified for accuracy by government agencies or other qualified and accredited organizations. A valid scale certification number must be included on the application form.
  • A witness must view the weighing and have their information recorded on the application form.
  • Photographs clearly showing the weight on the scale must be submitted.
  • No estimated weights will be accepted. Fish must be weighed on land (fish weighed only at sea or on other bodies of water will not be accepted).
  • The weight of any sling, platform, or rope used (if one is used to secure the fish on the scale) must be determined and deducted from the total weight.
  • Only weights indicated by the graduations on the scale will be accepted. Visual fractionalizing of these graduations is not allowed. Any weights that fall between two graduations on the scale must be rounded to the lower of the two.

Minimum Weight Requirements:

  • In order to qualify for a record, a catch must weigh a minimum of 1 pound (.453 kg).
  • To replace a record for a fish weighing less than 25 pounds (11.33 kg), the replacement must weigh at least 2 ounces (56.69 gm) more than the existing record.
  • To replace a record fish weighing 25 pounds (11.33 kg) or more, the replacement must weigh at least one half of 1 percent more than the existing record.
    • Examples: If the current record is 100 pounds (45.35 kg), the additional weight required would be 8 ounces (226.7 gm); if the current record is 200 pounds (90.71 kg), the additional weight required would be 1 pound (.453 kg).

Species Identification:

  • Submitted photographs should clearly show various views of the fish for identification purposes (see below for details).
  • Species that are difficult to identify must be confirmed by a qualified fisheries biologist.
  • A fisheries biologist does not need to identify the fish in-person unless there is a question of species identity (photographs will suffice in most cases).

Photograph Requirements:

Photographs must accompany all record applications. Applications without photographs will not be accepted. To qualify for a record, photographs must be submitted clearly showing the following:

  • Scale used to weigh the fish (showing certification)
  • Weight displayed on the scale
  • Rod and reel used to make the catch
  • Angler with their catch
  • Fish in various views for identification purposes
    • Full-length side-view of the entire fish (the fins must be fully extended and not obscured with the hands)
    • Side-view close-up of the head of the fish, from the tip of the mouth to the end of the pectoral fin (the jaw or bill must be clearly shown)
    • Any other photos needed to accurately identify the species of the fish

Submitted photographs may be used in FWC materials and should show anglers using proper fish handling techniques and wearing personal floatation devices when aboard vessels.

 

Prizes for Florida Saltwater Fishing Records

Saltwater record-holders receive a certificate of accomplishment signed by the Director of FWC Marine Fisheries Management, a prize pack, recognition in various publications and a custom ink fish print to memorialize their catch courtesy of Fish Print Shop.

 

81 Species Included in the Florida Saltwater Fishing Records Program

  • Amberjack, greater
  • Barracuda, great
  • Bass, black sea
  • Bass, striped (saltwater)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonefish
  • Bonito, Atlantic
  • Catfish, gafftopsail
  • Catfish, hardhead
  • Cobia
  • Croaker, Atlantic
  • Dolphinfish
  • Drum, black
  • Drum, red
  • Flounder
  • Grouper, black
  • Grouper, gag
  • Grouper, goliath
  • Grouper, Nassau
  • Grouper, red
  • Grouper, Warsaw
  • Grouper, yellowfin
  • Grunt, white
  • Hind, speckled
  • Hogfish
  • Jack, almaco
  • Jack, bar
  • Jack, crevalle
  • Jack, horse‑eye
  • Jack, yellow
  • Kingfish (whiting)
  • Ladyfish
  • Mackerel, cero
  • Mackerel, king
  • Mackerel, Spanish
  • Margate, white
  • Marlin, blue
  • Marlin, white
  • Permit
  • Pompano, African
  • Pompano, Florida
  • Porgy, red
  • Runner, blue
  • Runner, rainbow
  • Sailfish, Atlantic
  • Scamp
  • Seatrout, spotted
  • Shark, blacktip
  • Shark, bull
  • Shark, dusky
  • Shark, hammerhead
  • Shark lemon
  • Shark, mako
  • Shark, spinner
  • Shark, thresher
  • Shark, tiger
  • Shark, white
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper, cubera
  • Snapper, gray
  • Snapper, lane
  • Snapper, mutton
  • Snapper, red
  • Snapper, schoolmaster
  • Snapper, vermilion
  • Snapper, yellowtail
  • Snook
  • Spearfish, longbill
  • Swordfish
  • Tarpon
  • Tilefish, blueline
  • Triggerfish, grey
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna, bigeye
  • Tuna, blackfin
  • Tuna, bluefin
  • Tuna, skipjack
  • Tuna, yellowfin
  • Tunny, little
  • Wahoo
  • Weakfish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) maintains state records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida state waters or in federal waters extending directly outward of Florida state waters in conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories. Catches must follow Florida's fishing regulations, General Angling Rules and Florida Saltwater Fishing Records Program Rules.

For some species, current regulations in Florida state waters, federal Gulf of Mexico waters and/or federal South Atlantic waters do not allow for the harvest, possession or landing of a record-sized fish due to maximum size limits or harvest prohibitions. Therefore, new records for some species may not be attainable at this time.

 

Submission Requirements for Florida Saltwater Fishing Records

Application Requirements:

  • The angler is responsible for submitting a complete application form.
  • Information for witnesses to the catch and weighing must be recorded on the application form.
  • The angler's signature on a completed application form must be witnessed by a notary.

Weighing Requirements:

  • The catch must be weighed using a certified scale on land. A certified scale is one that has been checked and certified for accuracy by government agencies or other qualified and accredited organizations. A valid scale certification number must be included on the application form.
  • A witness must view the weighing and have their information recorded on the application form.
  • Photographs clearly showing the weight on the scale must be submitted.
  • No estimated weights will be accepted. Fish must be weighed on land (fish weighed only at sea or on other bodies of water will not be accepted).
  • The weight of any sling, platform, or rope used (if one is used to secure the fish on the scale) must be determined and deducted from the total weight.
  • Only weights indicated by the graduations on the scale will be accepted. Visual fractionalizing of these graduations is not allowed. Any weights that fall between two graduations on the scale must be rounded to the lower of the two.

Minimum Weight Requirements:

  • In order to qualify for a record, a catch must weigh a minimum of 1 pound (.453 kg).
  • To replace a record for a fish weighing less than 25 pounds (11.33 kg), the replacement must weigh at least 2 ounces (56.69 gm) more than the existing record.
  • To replace a record fish weighing 25 pounds (11.33 kg) or more, the replacement must weigh at least one half of 1 percent more than the existing record.
    • Examples: If the current record is 100 pounds (45.35 kg), the additional weight required would be 8 ounces (226.7 gm); if the current record is 200 pounds (90.71 kg), the additional weight required would be 1 pound (.453 kg).

Species Identification:

  • Submitted photographs should clearly show various views of the fish for identification purposes (see below for details).
  • Species that are difficult to identify must be confirmed by a qualified fisheries biologist.
  • A fisheries biologist does not need to identify the fish in-person unless there is a question of species identity (photographs will suffice in most cases).

Photograph Requirements:

Photographs must accompany all record applications. Applications without photographs will not be accepted. To qualify for a record, photographs must be submitted clearly showing the following:

  • Scale used to weigh the fish (showing certification)
  • Weight displayed on the scale
  • Rod and reel used to make the catch
  • Angler with their catch
  • Fish in various views for identification purposes
    • Full-length side-view of the entire fish (the fins must be fully extended and not obscured with the hands)
    • Side-view close-up of the head of the fish, from the tip of the mouth to the end of the pectoral fin (the jaw or bill must be clearly shown)
    • Any other photos needed to accurately identify the species of the fish

Submitted photographs may be used in FWC materials and should show anglers using proper fish handling techniques and wearing personal floatation devices when aboard vessels.

 

Prizes for Florida Saltwater Fishing Records

Saltwater record-holders receive a certificate of accomplishment signed by the Director of FWC Marine Fisheries Management, a prize pack, recognition in various publications and a custom ink fish print to memorialize their catch courtesy of Fish Print Shop.

 

81 Species Included in the Florida Saltwater Fishing Records Program

Amberjack, greater

Barracuda, great

Bass, black sea

Bass, striped (saltwater)

Bluefish

Bonefish

Bonito, Atlantic

Catfish, gafftopsail

Catfish, hardhead

Cobia

Croaker, Atlantic

Dolphinfish

Drum, black

Drum, red

Flounder

Grouper, black

Grouper, gag

Grouper, goliath

Grouper, Nassau

Grouper, red

Grouper, Warsaw

Grouper, yellowfin

Grunt, white

Hind, speckled

Hogfish

Jack, almaco

Jack, bar

Jack, crevalle

Jack, horse‑eye

Jack, yellow                         

Kingfish (whiting)

Ladyfish

Mackerel, cero

Mackerel, king

Mackerel, Spanish

Margate, white

Marlin, blue

Marlin, white

Permit

Pompano, African

Pompano, Florida

Porgy, red

Runner, blue

Runner, rainbow

Sailfish, Atlantic

Scamp

Seatrout, spotted

Shark, blacktip

Shark, bull

Shark, dusky

Shark, hammerhead

Shark lemon

Shark, mako

Shark, spinner

Shark, thresher

Shark, tiger

Shark, white

Sheepshead

Snapper, cubera

Snapper, gray

Snapper, lane

Snapper, mutton

Snapper, red

Snapper, schoolmaster

Snapper, vermilion

Snapper, yellowtail

Snook

Spearfish, longbill

Swordfish

Tarpon

Tilefish, blueline

Triggerfish, grey

Tripletail

Tuna, bigeye

Tuna, blackfin

Tuna, bluefin

Tuna, skipjack

Tuna, yellowfin

Tunny, little

Wahoo

Weakfish

 

Adding New Eligible Records Species to the Program:

  • When an additional fish species is made eligible for the Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program by FWC, an effective date will be announced.
  • Only fish caught on or after the effective date will be eligible for records.