Tarpon

Shape

Synonyms

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Edibility

Poor

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 1

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

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size limit.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 85 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Hook and line only.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 68 in Fork Length

  • Additional Notes
    No Sale

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 77 in Fork Length

  • Additional Notes
    May only be taken by rod and reel.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 60 in Total Length

  • License Required
    Tarpon Tag required to kill, possess, or harvest a tarpon.

  • Additional Notes
    No person may have in possession a tarpon taken from Alabama waters smaller than sixty (60") inches in total length.
    No person shall kill, possess, or harvest from the public waters of this state any tarpon, unless that person has purchased a tarpon tag.
    The tarpon tag must be attached through the lower jaw of the tarpon immediately upon the kill or harvest of the tarpon.
    Within five days after the landing a tarpon you must complete and submit the accompanying questionnaire for that tarpon tag to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division.
    Any person, including a taxidermist, who possesses a tarpon which does not have a tag securely attached through the lower jaw of the fish may be subject to penalties. A taxidermist may remove the tag during the mounting process, but the tag shall remain with the fish during the subsequent storage and shipment.

  • Additional Notes
    RELEASE ONLY

    Release Citation 36 inches

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Additional Notes
    Tarpon are an extremely important fish for the sportsfishing industry. We encourage anglers to handle tarpon appropriately and release them to fight another day.

  • Additional Notes
    Hunting, trapping, netting, capture, or removal of any fish, turtle, crawfish, conch, whelk, or any marine and/or fisheries resource is prohibited. You are within a National Park managed by the Bahamas National Trust. Please contact 242-393-11317 for more information.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Vessel Limit 1

  • License Required
    Tarpon Tag required to posess or harvest

  • Additional Notes
    Tarpon is a catch-and-release only fishery. Hook and line only. Snagging, snatch hooking, spearing and the use of a multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait is prohibited.

    One tarpon tag per person per year may be purchased when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) record. Vessel, transport and shipment limited to one fish.

    Anglers are allowed to temporarily possess a Tarpon for photography, measurement of length and girth and scientific sampling. Tarpon more than 40 inches long MUST REMAIN IN THE WATER.

    Florida tarpon regulations extend into federal waters.

    For more info, see MyFWC Tarpon FAQs

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Vessel Limit 1

  • License Required
    Tarpon Tag required to posess or harvest

  • Additional Notes
    Tarpon is a catch-and-release only fishery. Hook and line only. Snagging, snatch hooking, spearing and the use of a multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait is prohibited.

    One tarpon tag per person per year may be purchased when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) record. Vessel, transport and shipment limited to one fish.

    Anglers are allowed to temporarily possess a Tarpon for photography, measurement of length and girth and scientific sampling. Tarpon more than 40 inches long MUST REMAIN IN THE WATER.

    Florida tarpon regulations extend into federal waters.

    For more info, see MyFWC Tarpon FAQs

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Vessel Limit 1

  • License Required
    Tarpon Tag required to posess or harvest

  • Additional Notes
    Tarpon is a catch-and-release only fishery. Hook and line only. Snagging, snatch hooking, spearing and the use of a multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait is prohibited.

    One tarpon tag per person per year may be purchased when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) record. Vessel, transport and shipment limited to one fish.

    Anglers are allowed to temporarily possess a Tarpon for photography, measurement of length and girth and scientific sampling. Tarpon more than 40 inches long MUST REMAIN IN THE WATER.

    Florida tarpon regulations extend into federal waters.

    For more info, see MyFWC Tarpon FAQs

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Vessel Limit 1

  • License Required
    Tarpon Tag required to posess or harvest

  • Additional Notes
    Tarpon is a catch-and-release only fishery. Hook and line only. Snagging, snatch hooking, spearing and the use of a multiple hook in conjunction with live or dead natural bait is prohibited.

    One tarpon tag per person per year may be purchased when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) record. Vessel, transport and shipment limited to one fish.

    Anglers are allowed to temporarily possess a Tarpon for photography, measurement of length and girth and scientific sampling. Tarpon more than 40 inches long MUST REMAIN IN THE WATER.

    Florida tarpon regulations extend into federal waters.

    For more info, see MyFWC Tarpon FAQs

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Vessel Limit 1

  • License Required
    Tarpon Tag required to posess or harvest

  • Additional Notes
    Tarpon is a catch-and-release only fishery. Hook and line only.

    One tarpon tag per person per year may be purchased when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) record. Vessel, transport and shipment limited to one fish.

    Fishing with gear that has a weight attached to a hook, artificial fly or lure in such a way that the weight hangs lower than the hook when the line or leader is suspended vertically from the rod is PROHIBITED. This applies all year to all fishing within Boca Grande Pass. If this gear is on board a fishing vessel while inside Boca Grande Pass, it cannot be attached to any rod, line or leader and must be stowed. Natural bait is not considered to be a weight. If the jig fishes in an illegal manner it is prohibited. Any jig that allows the attached weight to slip down the shank so that it hangs lower than the hook while the line or leader is suspended vertically from the rod is prohibited, and must be stowed so it is not readily accessible.

    During the months of April, May and June, no more than three fishing lines may be deployed from a vessel at any one time. During the months of April, May and June, no person shall use, fish with, or place in the water any breakaway gear.

    Anglers are allowed to temporarily possess a Tarpon for photography, measurement of length and girth and scientific sampling. Tarpon more than 40 inches long MUST REMAIN IN THE WATER.

    Florida tarpon regulations extend into federal waters.

    For more info, see MyFWC Tarpon FAQs

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here