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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
To view the new guide, please download the pdf. Check back in the coming days as we work to put up the new 2014 website.

Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Grand Slams and State Records

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The Florida Saltwater Grand Slam program is managed by the FWC in partnership with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). Grand Slams challenge anglers to catch three specific fish species in a single day and were created to increase the variety of species targeted by anglers. There are currently four Grand Slam challenges: Panhandle, West Coast, South Florida and East Coast. Successful applicants receive a certificate signed by both the President of the IGFA and the Executive Director of the FWC to recognize their achievement.

Another challenge hosted by the FWC is the Florida State Records program. There are currently 76 species eligible for state records in both conventional tackle and fly fishing categories. Almaco jack and vermilion snapper were both recently added to the list of eligibility and several other species are now being considered.

In addition to the programs mentioned, there are several exciting new programs currently being developed by the FWC. The intention of the new programs is to cultivate a saltwater fishing interest in new anglers as well as expand the activities of those already “hooked” on fishing. Send us your feedback on new grand slams and state records by taking a short survey on our website. Your opinions could lead to the development of an exciting new fishing challenge!

Take the survey at MyFWC.com/Surveys.

West Coast Grand Slam

Daniel Atkinson

Kevin Muench

David Atkinson
Stanley McJunkin

Mark R. King

Cathy Fox

Rodney L. Fletcher

East Coast Grand Slam

Kevin Muench

State Record

Rebecca Bursten caught a
2 lb. 2 oz. vermilion snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens)
on 7/2/11 near Panama City.

Grand slam certificate recipients

North Florida

red drum, cobia, spotted seatrout

East Coast

red drum, tarpon, spotted seatrout

South Florida

bonefish, tarpon, permit

West Coast

red drum, snook, tarpon

Grand Slams

Grand slam certificates are awarded based on the species caught, not the catch location. For more information or to apply for a state record or grand slam, contact the FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management by calling 850-487-0554, or visit our website at MyFWC.com. Click on “Fishing.” Entries are free!

Regulations in red are new this year.

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