Fish Rules

An innovative way to understand complex fishing regulations.

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Fish regulations made easy

Fish Rules App simplifies saltwater and freshwater fishing regulations into an easy to understand format. With a glance, know if a fish is in season, how many you can keep, how big they have to be, and more.

All the fishing hotspots

Fish Rules App includes saltwater fishing regulations for Federal and State waters from Maine to Texas to Hawaii, and now includes freshwater for Florida.

Contact your local wildlife agency to partner with Fish Rules.

GPS Controlled

Fish Rules App uses your phone's GPS and calendar to show only the regulations you need. Out to sea with no signal? Manually select your fishing location to see relevant regulations.

Fast fish ID

Crisp illustrations and great photos help you identify your catch. Swipe an image to see identification clues and additional photos.

Easily decipher complex saltwater fishing regulations

"Success! I finally found a way to keep track of all the salt water fishing regulations while on the water. Fish Rules gives me the confidence to fish without fear. Don't get caught on the water without it. Ignorance isn't an excuse."

- Rob Arrington, Deer Meat for Dinner

Opt-In to citizen science with Fish Rules and help ensure we have healthy fisheries for all.
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Log and Report Fish

You can use Fish Rules to log fish on your trip

Manage Your Fishing Trips

Go back in time and see how a fishing trip went, what you caught and where, when you started/stopped, how long the trip was, and more.

Participate in Citizen Science

Enroll in our partners' citizen science programs

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Tagging Studies and Programs

You can use Fish Rules to tag fish for any tagging study or program. Simply download the app and start logging fish.

Interested in being part of the protected species efforts or using Fish Rules for your tagging program?

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Are you a local fishing business?

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