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Can you fish in the canals in Florida?

Tamiami Canal offers some of the most exciting and varied canal fishing in southeast Florida. Most anglers have report canal ‘trifecta,’ or ‘grand slam’ catches of butterfly peacock and largemouth bass topped-off with a snook or even a tarpon.

Do you need a fishing license to fish in a canal in Florida?

You can fish from a pier for recreational purposes, but you still need a valid pier saltwater fishing license.

Can I fish in a canal?

No. Fishing rights on canals are owned from water’s edge to water’s edge, so you’ll need to get permission from the managing angling club or buy one of our Waterway Wanderers permits. Some rivers are different and the landowners may well have riparian rights, including fishing rights.

How many Poles can you use in FL?

Game fish may only be taken with pole and line or rod and reel. There is no limit on the number of rods an angler may use.

A treble hook considered a “multiple hook” and is illegal on regulated and catch-and-release saltwater species in Florida when used in conjunction with live or dead natural bait. Many anglers choose not to use treble hooks with bait at all because you cannot be sure which species of fish will bite.

Are circle hooks mandatory in Florida?

In Florida, it is required to use non-offset circle hooks when fishing with natural bait for reef fish in Gulf waters. Non-offset circle hooks are those in which the end of the hook is inline with the shank of the hook – rather than being angled sideways, away from the shank.

Can you keep a shark if you catch it in Florida?

Shore-based fishing includes beaches, fishing piers, jetties and bridges. In Florida, it’s illegal to land and possess protected sharks like lemon, tiger, white, hammerheads and 22 other species.

All public beaches allow fishing from the shore and it is quite common to see people with their poles and cast nets working the calm surf. You can catch most inshore fish from the beach such as snook, pompano, shark, snapper, and redfish.

How long do baby sharks stay with Mom?

Their gestation periods vary from five months to three years, though most sharks gestate for about 12 months.