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March 06, 2009

Current Redfish Regs

2009 regs from Virginia to Texas

2009 Redfish Regulations
The following are current regulations for redfish from the Carolinas to Texas. Be sure to check these sites often, as regulations do change frequently.

Virginia
www.mrc.state.va.us/Regulations/swrecfishingrules.shtm
Three per person per day daily bag limit; 18- to 26-inch slot limit.

North Carolina 
www.ncfisheries.net/recreational/recguide.htm
One per person per daily bag limit; 18- to 27-inch total length slot limit.

South Carolina 
www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/pdf/saltfishing.pdf
Three per person daily bag limit; 15- to 23-inch total length slot limit. May not be sold. May be taken only by rod and reel year round or by gigging from March to November.

Georgia
www.georgiawildlife.dnr.state.ga.us/Assets/Documents/fisheries/GAFishing_0708_web.pdf
Five fish per person daily bag limit; 14- to 23-inch total length slot limit.

Florida
www.myfwc.com/marine/Docs/2009_SaltwaterRegsChart.pdf
One fish per person daily bag limit; 18- to 27-inch slot limit. Gigging, spearing or snatching prohibited.

Alabama
http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/saltwater/regulations/
Three per person daily bag limit; 16- to 26-inch slot limit, one over slot fish per day.

Mississippi
www.dmr.state.ms.us/Regulations/baglimits_recreational.htm
Three fish per person daily bag limit; 18- to 30-inch total length slot limit. Recreational fisherman may retain only one Red Drum over 30 inches TL.

Louisiana
www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/recreational/saltwater/regulations/
Five fish per person daily bag limit, 16 inches minimum total length; not more than one exceeding 27 inches. For Red Drum (Redfish), and Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout): Recreational saltwater anglers may possess a two day's baglimit on land; however,no person shall be in possession of over the daily bag limit in any one day or while fishing or while on thewater, unless that recreational saltwater angler is aboard a trawler engaged in commercial fishing for a consecutive period of longer than 25 hours.  Take or possession of red drum in federal waters is prohibited.

Texas
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/annual/fish/limits_saltwater/index.phtml#**
Three fish per day, 20 to 28 inch slot limit. Red drum special regulation: During a license year, one red drum over the stated maximum length limit may be retained when affixed with a properly completed Red Drum Tag and one red drum over the stated maximum length limit may be retained when affixed with a properly completed Bonus Red Drum Tag. Any fish retained under authority of a Red Drum Tag or a Bonus Red Drum Tag may be retained in addition to the daily bag and possession limit as stated in this section.