New This Year: Fishing

Effective September 1, 2023

Freshwater Fishing

  • modified fishing regulations for community fishing lakes and applied these regulations to additional waterbodies
  • modified blue and channel catfish harvest regulations for five lakes
  • returned to statewide limits for largemouth bass on Lake Nasworthy
  • implemented catch-and-release only for largemouth bass on Lake Forest Park
  • established boundaries for Choke Canyon and O.H. Ivie reservoirs

Saltwater Fishing

  • shortfin mako shark is now a prohibited species
  • anglers must use descending devices on reef fish with barotrauma
  • the bag limit for cobia is 1

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