FWC: Hogfish Recreational Season Set to Close in East Florida State Waters Starting Nov. 1
By Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission // October 22, 2021
hogfish season is open from May 1 through Oct. 31
(FWC) – Hogfish recreational harvest will close in state and federal waters off the east coast of Florida and the Florida Keys on Nov. 1.
This closure includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The Keys/east Florida hogfish season is open from May 1 through Oct. 31.
Recreational harvest remains open in state and federal waters north of Cape Sable in the Gulf.
If you plan to fish for hogfish anywhere in Florida state or federal waters from a private recreational vessel, you must sign up as a State Reef Fish Angler (annual renewal is required).
Visit MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Recreational Regulations” and “Hogfish” for more or download the Fish Rules App at Instagram.com/FishRulesApp or Facebook.com/FishRulesApp.
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