Saltwater Fishing Limits
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Bag and Length Limits For Texas Fishing
|Statewide Bag and Length Limits for Saltwater Fish|
|Species||Daily Bag||Length in Inches
|Amberjack, Greater||1||34 — No limit|
|Bass: striped, its hybrids and subspecies||5 (in any combination)||18 — No limit|
|Catfish: channel and blue catfish, their hybrids and subspecies||25 (in any combination)||12 — No limit|
|Catfish, flathead||5||18 — No limit|
|Catfish, gafftopsail||No limit||14 — No limit|
|Cobia||2||37 — No limit|
|Drum, black a||5||14 — 30 a|
|Drum, red b||3||20 — 28 b|
|Flounder: all species, their hybrids and subspecies||5/2 c (in any combination)||14 — No limit c
Daily bag is 5 fish except from Nov. 1-30, when the daily bag limit is 2 fish and flounder may be taken only by pole-and-line; and December 1-14, when the daily bag limit is 2 fish and flounder may be taken by any legal means, including gigging. Possession limit is equal to the daily bag.
|Gar, alligator||1||No limit — No limit|
|Grouper, gag||2||22 — No limit|
|Grouper, goliath (formerly called Jewfish)||0||Catch and release only|
|Mackerel, king||2||27 — No limit|
|Mackerel, Spanish||15||14 — No limit|
|Marlin, blue||No limit||131 — No limit|
|Marlin, white||No limit||86 — No limit|
|Mullet: all species, their hybrids
and subspecies d
|No limit||No limit — 12
May not take from public waters, or possesses on board a boat, mullet over 12 inches during October, November, December, and January. No limits apply during other months.
|Sailfish||No limit||84 — No limit|
|Seatrout, spotted||5 and 10 (depending on location)||15 — 25|
|Sharks||1 (allowable species)||24- No Limit (Other Allowable Species must be 64-No Limit)
See Texas Parks and Wildlife for Prohibited Species and special regulations
For Other Allowable Species see Shark Limits and Identification for Texas Parks and Wildlife.
|Sheepshead||5||15 —No limit|
|Snapper, lane||No limit||8 — No limit|
|Snapper, red i||4||15 — No limit
Special regulations may exist in a given year for Red Snapper. This may include a closed season. See Texas Parks and Wildlife Red Snapper for updates.
|Snapper, vermilion||No limit||10 — No limit|
|Snook||1||24 — 28|
|Tarpon||1||85 — no limit|
|Triggerfish, gray||20||16— No limit|
|Tripletail||3||17 — no limit|
Deep Sea, Gulf Coast, and our Fishing Charter
Texas Blue water Fishing Charters and Fishing Guide service is committed to making your charter fishing trip enjoyable and full of fishing memories.
Come fish the Gulf Coast out of Port O’Connor, Texas for one of these big game fishing species with Texas Blue Water Fishing and ask the Master Captain what is in season:
Blue Marlin, Cobia, Kingfish, Goliath Grouper, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Tarpon, Sharks, and Sailfish
Texas Parks and Wildlife can update limits at any time. For the current limits with any updates, please refer to Texas Parks and Wildlife Saltwater Bag Limits.