Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

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Boca Grande Pass tarpon-fishing rules set to take effect

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
reminds anglers that rules limiting the use of certain types of
fishing gear in Boca Grande Pass take effect April 1.

These rules prohibit the use of more than three fishing lines
per vessel to harvest any species of fish and prohibit the use of
breakaway gear to harvest any fish in the pass during April, May
and June.  Breakaway gear is “any bob, float, weight, lure or spoon
that is affixed to a fishing line or hook with wire, line, rubber
bands, plastic ties or other fasteners designed to break off when a
fish is caught.”

The FWC encourages anglers to use and develop rigging techniques
that reduce the likelihood of debris on the bottom of the pass, to
respect others fishing in the pass and to operate their boats

For more information regarding tarpon fishing regulations, use
of appropriate tackle and proper fishing and boating behavior in
this world-renowned fishery, see the FWC’s free brochure “Tarpon
Fishing in Boca Grande Pass.”  The brochure is available at many
locations in the Charlotte Harbor/Boca Grande area and online at

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