North Fla. spotted seatrout season closes Feb. 1
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) advises anglers that the recreational harvest
season for spotted seatrout in North Florida will close for one
month to help maintain spotted seatrout abundance.
State regulations prohibit the harvest and
possession of spotted seatrout from Feb. 1 until March 1 each year
in all Atlantic waters north of the Flagler-Volusia county line to
the Florida-Georgia border, and in Gulf of Mexico waters north of a
line running due west from the westernmost point of Fred Howard
Park Causeway (which is about 1.17 miles south of the
Pinellas-Pasco county line) to the Florida-Alabama border.
All other areas in Florida remain open to the
recreational harvest of spotted seatrout under current FWC
regulations, which are available at MyFWC.com/Rules, click on
"Fishing - Saltwater."