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Barracuda Fishing Laws in Florida and Other States

Fishing laws in the USA for catching Barracuda. Bag limits, length limits, season.

Barracuda fishing laws are necessary to limit commercial and recreational anglers from taking too many in South Florida. They are plentiful but they do provide an essential role in the marine ecosystem of the state of Florida.

In some areas of the state of Florida there are regulations in place to limit the taking of these fish.

Please follow these laws and keep Florida’s fishery going strong. We’re in a fantastic place right now with some restrictions even being relaxed like with Goliath Grouper having an open season. I never thought I’d see that day!

Anyway, practice good conservation and think sustainability as you fish. Don’t keep what you won’t eat.

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Barracuda Fishing Laws in Florida

Great Barracuda Florida County regulations and laws map showing areas bag limit in place.
In the Florida counties in blue, there is a barracuda slot length and bag limit. All other counties have none. The diagonal lines represent international waters where the rule is also in effect.

Florida fishing limits are split by Florida State waters and Federal waters. It is your responsibility to check the latest laws on the Official Florida Game and Fish Commission here before you fish.

Legal Gear for Harvesting Barracuda

Fishing with spears, gigs, hook and line, seine, and cast net is permissible.


Barracuda Laws Covering Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties

  • Minimum Size Limit: Slot – fish must be between 15-36 inches to tail fork.
  • Daily Bag Limit: 2 per angler per day or 100 lb. Whichever is more.
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Laws Covering All Other Florida Counties

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Laws for Federal Waters

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Get the Fishing App

Fishing laws for any species can change at any time and often do. It’s a good idea to be ready for anything. Nothing quite like the law rolling up to you in their little speedboat asking to see your fishing license, driver’s license, catch, and rigs.

Information on our site is up-to-date the day we publish it, but that can change tomorrow. If fishing from anywhere in Florida, you can use this mobile fishing app to help you stay on the right side of the law. Good for Florida, Georgia, South or North Carolina, you can use this mobile application to stay up to date on the fishing rules on the Atlantic Coast.


Barracuda Fishing Laws in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas

Barracuda Laws Covering All Southern States West of Florida

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Laws for Federal Waters in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Fishing Laws in Georgia

Barracuda Laws Covering All Counties in Georgia State

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Laws for Federal Waters around Georgia

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Fishing Laws in Georgia

Barracuda Laws Covering All Counties in Georgia State

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Laws for Federal Waters around Georgia

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Fishing Laws in North and South Carolina

Barracuda Laws Covering All Counties in N. and S. Carolina State

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Laws for Federal Waters around N. and S. Carolina State

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Fishing Laws in Virginia

Barracuda Laws Covering All Counties in Virginia State

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Laws for Federal Waters around Virginia

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Fishing Laws in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York

Barracuda Laws Covering VA, MD, NJ, NY

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.

Barracuda Laws for Federal Waters around Northern States Mentioned

  • Minimum Size Limit: none
  • Daily Bag Limit: none
  • Season: Open all year.