Non-residents of Florida older than fifteen years of age are required to possess a fishing license if fishing to keep or catch and release any nonnative or native fish or marine organism in freshwater or saltwater in the state of Florida. Read further to learn more about exceptions to the rule, costs of non-resident fishing licenses, and free fishing days.
The spotted sea trout catch limit for the state of Florida varies by region ranging from two to five fish per person, if fishing from shore, or per vessel if fishing from a boat. All caught trout must be at least fifteen inches and no more than nineteen inches in length. The type of gear used to catch spotted sea trout includes cast nets and hook and line.