Fishing

Striped Mullet

Size Limit: 

none

Bag and Posession Limit: 

100 lbs. daily

Spanish Mackerel

Size Limit: 

12” min fork length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

15 daily per person

Two day limit allowed in possession only on charter vessels and headboats on multi day trips, if the vessels have two licensed operators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard for trips more than 12 hours, and if each angler has in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel verifying the length of the trip.

King Mackerel

Size Limit: 

24” min fork length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

2 daily per person

Two day limit allowed in possession only on charter vessels and headboats on multi day trips, if the vessels have two licensed operators as required by the U.S. Coast Guard for trips more than 12 hours, and if each angler has in possession a receipt issued on behalf of the vessel verifying the length of the trip.

King Mackerel

Size Limit: 

24” min fork length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

2 daily per person

Southern Flounder

Size Limit: 

none

Bag and Posession Limit: 

10 daily per person (for each consecutive day on
the water)

Red Drum (Redfish)

Size Limit: 

16” min total length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

5 daily per person - bag 2
No more than one over 27” max total length

Recreational saltwater anglers may possess a two day’s bag limit on land; however, no person shall be in possession of over the daily bag limit in any one day or while fishing or while on the water, unless that recreational saltwater angler is aboard a trawler engaged in commercial fishing for a consecutive period of longer than 25 hours. Take or Possession of red drum in federal waters is prohibited.

Two days’ bag limit allowed in possession off of the water, not while fishing or in a boat.

Sturgeon

Size Limit: 

n/a

Bag and Posession Limit: 

No legal harvest or possession

Shad

Size Limit: 

none

Bag and Posession Limit: 

50 pounds daily

Paddlefish

Size Limit: 

30” max lower jaw fork length

Bag and Posession Limit: 

Two per person

The incidental take and possession of paddlefish is allowed under the following conditions: The taking or possession of paddlefish is closed in all saltwater areas of the state and in border waters shared with Texas. All possessed paddlefish must be dead. The possession or transportation of live paddlefish is prohibited. All paddlefish possessed on the waters of the state shall be maintained intact. No person shall possess paddlefish eggs on the waters of the state which are not fully attached to the fish. The daily take and possession limit of paddlefish is two per person. All paddlefish greater than 30 inches lower jaw fork length must be returned to the water immediately. (See section on “Measuring Fish” for an illustration).

Turtles

Size Limit: 

none

Bag and Posession Limit: 

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