Gag Grouper Season Opens July 1st.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 4:58 pm | Updated: 5:06 pm, Tue Jun 25, 2013.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is opening recreational gag Grouper season July 1st.

Here are the details outlining the Counties which are still off limits.

  • The recreational open season for most state waters will start July 1 and end Dec. 3.
  • NEW: Federal waters will be open from July 1 to Dec. 3, the same as the state harvest season in most state waters.
  • State waters off of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties including all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County will have an open season of April 1 through June 30. This area of state waters will be closed to recreational gag grouper harvest during the July 1-Dec. 3 season.

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