Seatrout, Spotted

Shape

Synonyms

Speckled Trout

Edibility

Excellent

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes

  • 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.

  • Bag Limit 25

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Additional regulations apply in portions of Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes (SW Louisiana).

  • 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 4

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

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

  • Additional Notes
    For more information, see NCDENR Proclamation FF-23-2018.

  • Bag Limit 6

  • Measurements Max Size: 22 in Min Size: 15 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    On August 1, speckled trout (spotted seatrout) moved to a slot limit. Anglers may now keep trout that measure between 15 and 22 inches total length with an allowance for one fish over 22 inches total length. The bag limit was reduced to six speckled trout per person per day.

  • Bag Limit 15

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes

  • 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.
    Effective September 1, 2019: bag limit redufced to 5 fish per person in all waters north of FM 457 in Matagorda County.

  • 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 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.

  • Bag Limit 5

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

  • Additional Notes
    Feb. 22-May 10, 2019: spotted seatrout over 20 inches total length must remain catch-and-release only from the Pasco-Hernando county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County.
    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
    Feb. 22-May 10, 2019: spotted seatrout over 20 inches total length must remain catch-and-release only from the Pasco-Hernando county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County.
    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
    Feb. 22-May 10, 2019: spotted seatrout over 20 inches total length must remain catch-and-release only from the Pasco-Hernando county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County.
    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.

  • Additional Notes
    Spotted seatrout will be catch-and-release only, including no commercial harvest through May 31, 2020.
    Beginning May 11, 2019 through May 31, 2020 spotted seatrout are catch-and-release only in all state waters from the Pasco/Hernando county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County, including all waters in Hillsborough County.
    For more information, see MyFWC Spotted Seatrout.

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