Seatrout, Spotted

Shape

Synonyms

Speckled Trout

Edibility

Excellent

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 4

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from January 5th, 2017 to June 14th, 2018

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

  • Additional Notes
    Effective 3:00 P.M. Friday, January 5, 2018, it is unlawful to possess, transport, buy, sell or offer for sale spotted seatrout taken from coastal and joint fishing waters of North Carolina. For more information, see NCDENR Proclamation FF-01-2018.

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Bag Limit 10

  • 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.
    Bag limit reduced to 5 fish per person south of FM 457.

  • 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.

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    No bag limit.

  • 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 4

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Georgia DNR is requesting you voluntarily release trout over 18 inches in length during the period from January 10th through September 2018. Operation ROE (Release Over Eighteen) is a precautionary effort that should protect larger more prolific spawners and result in increased egg production during the 2018 spawning season. This cooperative, angler driven effort, along with favorable environmental conditions should lead to a strong year class of juvenile trout going into the winter of 2018/2019.

  • 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: 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 4

  • Measurements Max Size: 20 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    State regulations apply in federal waters.
    Trophy fish included in bag limit.

  • Bag Limit 4

  • Measurements Max Size: 20 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    State regulations apply in federal waters.
    Trophy fish included in bag limit.

  • Bag Limit 5

  • Measurements Max Size: 20 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    State regulations apply in federal waters.
    Trophy fish included in bag limit.

  • 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 6

  • Measurements Max Size: 20 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    State regulations apply in federal waters.
    Trophy fish included in bag limit.

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