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Saltwater Fishing


Welcome to 2021-22 Florida Saltwater Fishing

By Chairman Rodney Barreto

As more and more Floridians venture outside to enjoy the Boating and Fishing Capital of the World, I realize just how lucky we are to live in a state that affords us the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors most months of the year.

As the recently elected Chairman of the Commission that oversees the waterways and protects fishing resources for this generation and the next, I am proud to lead the charge toward providing access and opportunities for all.

The summer and fall are some of the most exciting months of the year to be on the water. As seasons for bay scallops, red snapper, and spiny lobster open to harvest, anglers can try their hand at an abundance of saltwater fishing opportunities from inshore fishing for species like spotted seatrout and pompano to offshore fishing for species like amberjack and grouper.

Looking for inspiration? Visit CatchaFloridaMemory.com, where anglers can get recognized and rewarded for their fishing efforts.

We also offer tons of resources on MyFWC.com/Marine including information on current regulations, how to fish, saltwater fishing tips, where to fish, ethical angling techniques, boating etiquette and more.

Trying to figure out where to go? Check out our new Where to Fish page at MyFWC.com/Marine. Or use our website to search for an artificial reef, wildlife management area, boat ramp, or fishing pier near you.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t also send out a thank you to FWC’s Law Enforcement officers and our dedicated biologists who work to protect Florida’s natural resources and to serve the people of Florida.

As always, we welcome your feedback on ways to improve our process. Please let us hear from you. Take advantage of our Commission meeting public comment section and participate in our stakeholder workshops on key issues. For more information, please go to MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments.