Hogfish recreational season closes Nov. 1 in Keys/east Florida state waters

This nice hogfish was caught aboard one of the party boat trips out of Hubbard’s Marina at John’s Pass.

Hogfish recreational harvest will close in state and federal waters off the east coast of Florida and Florida Keys Nov. 1. This closure includes all state waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The Keys/east Florida hogfish season runs from May 1 through Oct. 31.

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Recreational harvest remains open in state and federal waters north of Cape Sable in the Gulf.

Visit MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Recreational Regulations” and “Hogfish” for more.

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