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Registered: ‎10-08-2019

Question about Regulations

So, I live in SouthEast GA, and we share a river with Florida. In fact most of our fishing we do tends to be on the Florida side unless we venture into the Atlantic. Lately the Reds have been biting more so I'm curious whose regulations I need to follow more. Florida regs for Reds are 18-27" 2 per harvester, 8 per vessel. Georgia regulations are 14-23" 5 per harvester.

If I'm in Florida fishing and have say 2 at 26" would I have trouble dealing with DNR when I'm bringing my boat back to the dock. I've only seen 'em at the dock once. I'm just curious if my FL fishing license paired with knowledge that FL is only 10mins away will be enough for DNR.. I ask bc now we are starting to see bigger red's caught 3 over 30" on Saturday, starting to get more difficult to get some even under 27 let alone under 23".

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Re: Question about Regulations



We cannot and do not give legal advice. Your quesitons are best answered by the respective state agencies.




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Registered: ‎07-10-2017

Re: Question about Regulations

There are maps that show the dividing line (just like a salt/fresh water dividing line).  I would become familiar with said maps and not chance it, because yes, you will have trouble with DNR if you have an illegal fish in state waters regardless of where you caught it.

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