Tarpon, bonefish become catch-and-release-only Sept. 1

Published: Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 23:30 PM.

•Gear is limited to hook-and-line only.

•Multiple hooks along with live or dead natural bait may not be used to target or harvest tarpon, or to target bonefish.

•People may temporarily possess a tarpon for photography, measuring length and girth, and scientific sampling, but tarpon more than 40 inches long must remain in the water.

•The bonefish tournament exemption permit — which allowed tournament anglers with the proper permit to temporarily possess bonefish for transport to a tournament scale — is eliminated.

Learn more about tarpon and bonefish.



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