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Florida NE RegionEast Lake Tohopekaliga, Osceola County: open to fishing.

  • No bag limit for channel catfish.
  • Minnow lift nets and trotlines may be used.

Lake Jackson, Osceola County: open to fishing.

  • Cast nets, minnow lift nets and minnow seines are prohibited.
  • Black bass must be released immediately.
  • Crappie less than 12 inches in total length must be released immediately.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.

Lake Marian, Osceola County: open to fishing.

  • No bag limit for channel catfish.
  • Minnow lift nets, fish traps and trotlines may be used.

Lakes Tohopekaliga (West Lake Tohopekaliga), Cypress, Hatchineha, and Kissimmee, Osceola and Polk counties: open to fishing.

  • No bag limit for channel catfish.
  • Minnow lift nets, fish traps and trotlines may be used.

Chain of Lakes, Lake County (Cook, Winona, Palatlakaha, Crescent, Louisa, Minnehaha, Hiawatha, Minneola, Wilson, Susan and Cherry): open to fishing.

  • Trotlines may be used from sunset until 9 a.m.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.

Lake Griffin, Lake County: open to fishing.

  • Trotlines are prohibited from 9 a.m. Friday until one hour before sunset on Sunday.
  • Trotlines are also prohibited from 9 a.m. until one hour before sunset Monday through Thursday from May 1 through October 31.
  • No trotline may be secured to or fished within 50 yards of a private pier or dock.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.
  • Black crappie less than 10 inches in total length must be released immediately.

Pellicer Pond, Flagler County: open to fishing.

  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Lake Dias, Volusia County: open to fishing.

  • No bag limit for channel catfish.

Fox Lake, Brevard County: open to fishing.

  • No airboats for fishing or frogging.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.

South Lake, Brevard County: open to fishing.

  • No airboats for fishing or frogging.
  • Trotlines may be used.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.

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Lake Ivanhoe, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Cast nets are prohibited.

Lake Santiago in Demetree Park, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Boats are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • Cast nets are prohibited.

Hal-Scott Lake, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Gasoline motors may not be used on boats.
  • Cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • Black bass must be released immediately.

Bear Creek Park, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6 Shadow

Shadow Bay Park, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Cast nets are prohibited.
  • Bluegill bag limit: 5
  • Bluegill less than 12 inches in total length must be released immediately.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 1
  • Channel catfish less than 30 inches in total length must be released immediately.
  • Black bass must be released immediately.

Clear Lake, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Cast nets are prohibited.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Lake Lawne, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Cast nets are prohibited.
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6

Starke Lake, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Cast nets and minnow seines are prohibited.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.

Turkey Lake, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • Black bass must be released immediately.
  • Except for sanctioned events, gasoline motors may not be used on boats.

Lake Underhill, Orange County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Channel catfish bag limit: 6
  • Black bass must be released immediately.

Secret Lake, Seminole County: open to fishing.

  • Swimming, and taking of fish or wildlife with firearms or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Personal watercraft are prohibited.
  • Cast nets are prohibited.
  • Panfish bag limit: 20
  • Black bass must be released immediately.

Lake Blue Cypress, Indian River County: open to fishing.

  • Trotlines may be used.
  • No bag limit for channel catfish.


FWC Facts:
It is common for closely related species such as bluegill (bream) and redear sunfish (shellcracker) to hybridize or spawn with each other.

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