Hogﬁsh recreational harvest will close in state and federal waters off the east coast of Florida and the Florida Keys on Nov. 1.
This closure includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf of Mexico side of Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. The Keys/east Florida hogﬁsh season is open from May 1 through Oct. 31.
Recreational harvest remains open in state and federal waters north of Cape Sable in the Gulf. If an angler plans to ﬁsh for hogﬁsh anywhere in Florida state or federal waters from a private recreational vessel, he or she must sign up as a State Reef Fish Angler.