Classes of Eligible Fish

Minimum Weight Requirements Shown in Pounds


See Tackle Divisions for Line Test Limits in Each Division.
Records are in pounds and ounces.
e = eligible
n/e = not eligible


Saltwater Inshore Division

                                      TACKLE DIVISION     TOURNAMENT
Species Fly Rod Ultra Light Light General Fly Rod Ultra Light Light General State All
*Bluefish 2 2 6 10 3.5 16.6 19.4 19.8 21.0
Croaker n/e 1/2 1/2 1/2 2.13 3.12 2.4 4.9 4.9
*Flounder (Southern) 3 3 4 6 6.1 12.4 11.6 11.0 17.6
Jack Crevalle 15 15 20 30 39.5 33.0 40.1 36.14 40.1
Ladyfish 2 2 2 n/e 3.12 5.0 5.3
5.14
Pompano, Florida 2 2 2 3
5.8 5.0 3.9 8.12
Sheepshead 3 3 5 7 9.12 14.9 15.6 16.4 16.6
Tarpon 50 50 75 100

151.8 109.4 154.10
Tripletail 1 1 1 1 4.10 7.11 12.15 14.5 33.8
*Trout 2 2 3 n/e 5.11 9.0 11.8
11.13
Whiting n/e 1 1 n/e
2.3 3.8 - 2.10

Saltwater Offshore Division


Species Fly Rod Ultra Light Light General Fly Rod Ultra Light Light General State All
*Amberjack 15 15 35 50 36.3 27.8 74.0 123.0 123.0
Barracuda 10 10 15 25 - 26.8 45.0 55.4 65.0
*Blackfish (Black Sea Bass) n/e 2 2 3 - 5.11 7.12 6.1 8.3
*Cobia 15 15 25 35 18.2 57.0 69.5 88.6 92.10
Dolphin 6 6 12 20 43.1 42.8 66.4 73.3 77.5
*Grouper (Warsaw) n/e n/e 15 20 - 22.8 303 310.0 310.0
*Mackerel, King 10 10 15 20 - 42.0 66.0 62.0 62.0
*Mackerel, Spanish 2 2 3 4 5.11 11.0 10.5 9.4 11.0
*Marlin, Blue e e e e - 256.0 752.6 881.13 881.13
*Marlin, White e e e e - 52.0 108.0 108.0 108.0
*Sailfish e e e e
55.0 64.12 75.0 75.0
*Shark, Black Tip n/e n/e 40 40 24.8 124.0 214.3 133.0 163.14
Hammerhead n/e n/e 75 199
275.0 588.3 588.3 588.3
Lemon n/e n/e n/e 100
128.9 370.6 370.0 380.0
Tiger n/e n/e n/e 100
139.3 1045.0 1780.0 1780.0
Mako n/e n/e 50 100 134.8

391.9 391.15
All Others e e 50 100 31.7 290.3 499.0 477.12
*Snapper n/e 2 4 10
13.4 31.5 118.0 118.0
Spadefish 4 4 6 7 9.3 10.15 11.9 10.13 14.2
*Swordfish n/e e e e

481.0 500.0 500.0
Triggerfish n/e n/e 4 6

9.1 11.1 13.9
Tuna 6 6 15 20
32.0 29.11 38.0 40.6
Wahoo 10 10 20 30
60.0 108.8 113.6 130.5

Freshwater Division


Species Fly Rod Ultra Light Light General Fly Rod Ultra Light Light General State All
Largemouth Bass 3 3 5 7 7.2 11.9 12.2 11.4 16.2
*Striped Bass 4 4 8 12
27.1 27.1 25.3 63.0
White Bass 3/4 3/4 1 2
2.1 2.8 1.9 5.5
Bowfin (Mudfish) n/e 4 7 10
16.3 15.75 14 21.8
Red Breast Bream 1/2 1/2 1/2 3/4 1.12 1.15 1.7 1.10 2.0
Redear Bream (Shellcracker) 3/4 3/4 1 2 1.15 5.1 4.6 1.14 5.8
Bream, All Others 1/2 1/2 3/4 1 1.15 2.8 2.10 1.12
Catfish n/e 5 10 20
47.8 82.0 109.4 109.4
Crappie 1 1/2 1 1 1/2 2 2.15 3.9 3.2 3.0 5.1
Chain Pickerel 1 1/2 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 1.12 3.15 3.9 2.14 6.4
American Shad 3 3 4 5 5.0 6.11 6.2 5.1 7.0
Warmouth 1/2 1/2 3/4 1 .13 1.14 2.0 1.6 2.3
*Length of fish and catch limits must meet Federal & State Laws.


e = eligible
n/e = not eligible
Bold Weights indicate new CTFT record set in 2015-2016.