Seatrout, Spotted

Shape

Synonyms

Cynoscion nebulosus,Speckled Trout

Edibility

Excellent

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes

  • Bag Limit 4

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Bag Limit 6

  • Measurements Max Size: 22 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    On August 1, speckled trout (spotted seatrout) moved to a slot limit. Anglers may now keep trout that measure between 15 and 22 inches total length with an allowance for one fish over 22 inches total length. The bag limit was reduced to six speckled trout per person per day.

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No bag limit.

  • Bag Limit 4

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • License Required
    Eligible for NC Saltwater Fishing Tournament managed by Division of Marine Fisheries.

  • Additional Notes
    For more information, see NCDENR Proclamation FF-23-2018.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    May only be taken by rod and reel and gig.
    Cannot be harvested by gig in January, February, or December.

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Max Size: 25 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Hook and line only.
    No more than one spotted seatrout over the stated maximum length may be retained per person per day and counts as part of the daily bag and possession limit.
    Effective Sept. 1, 2019, the daily bag limit for spotted seatrout is five fish per day, coastwide.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Additional regulations apply in portions of Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes (SW Louisiana).

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Max Size: 24 in Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Anglers may harvest only 1 greater than 24 inches Citation 5 lbs or 24 inches

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Max Size: 25 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Hook and line only. No more than 1 fish over the stated maximum length may be retained per person per day and counts as part of the daily bag and possession limit. Daily bag limit of 5 applies to all waters south of FM 457.

  • Bag Limit 2

  • Measurements Max Size: 19 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from November 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020
    from November 1st, 2021 to December 31st, 2021

  • Additional Notes
    Anglers may possess one spotted seatrout over 19 inches per vessel included in bag limit. Zero captain and crew bag limit when on a for-hire trip. Spotted seatrout regulations recently changed. For additional information, see MyFWC.com/Spotted-seatrout

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Measurements Max Size: 19 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Anglers may possess one spotted seatrout over 19 inches per vessel included in bag limit. Zero captain and crew bag limit when on a for-hire trip. May 11, 2019 through May 31, 2020: all spotted seatrout catch-and-release ONLY from the Pasco-Hernando county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County. Spotted seatrout regulations recently changed. For additional information, see MyFWC.com/Spotted-seatrout

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Max Size: 19 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Anglers may possess one spotted seatrout over 19 inches per vessel included in bag limit. May 11, 2019 through May 31, 2020: all spotted seatrout catch-and-release ONLY from the Pasco-Hernando county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County. Zero captain and crew bag limit when on a for-hire trip. Spotted seatrout regulations recently changed. For additional information, see MyFWC.com/Spotted-seatrout

  • Bag Limit 3

  • Measurements Max Size: 19 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from February 1st, 2020 to February 29th, 2020
    from February 1st, 2021 to February 28th, 2021

  • Additional Notes
    Anglers may possess one spotted seatrout over 19 inches per vessel included in bag limit. Zero captain and crew bag limit when on a for-hire trip. Spotted seatrout regulations recently changed. For additional information, see MyFWC.com/Spotted-seatrout

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Max Size: 25 in Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No more than 2 fish over 25 inches total length may be retained per person per day and counts as part of the daily bag and possession limit.

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Max Size: 19 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Anglers may possess one spotted seatrout over 19 inches per vessel included in bag limit. Zero captain and crew bag limit when on a for-hire trip. Spotted seatrout regulations recently changed. For additional information, see MyFWC.com/Spotted-seatrout

  • Closed Seasons from May 11th, 2019 to May 31st, 2020

  • Additional Notes
    Spotted seatrout will be catch-and-release only, including no commercial harvest through May 31, 2020.
    Beginning May 11, 2019 through May 31, 2020 spotted seatrout are catch-and-release only in all state waters from the Pasco/Hernando county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County, including all waters in Hillsborough County.
    For more information, see MyFWC Spotted Seatrout.

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