Greater amberjack reopens to recreational harvest in Gulf waters August 1

Posted on July 28, 2020 by Staff reports

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack will reopen in Gulf state and federal waters August 1. This season is scheduled to remain open through October 31 in Gulf state and federal waters.

If you plan to fish for greater amberjack in state or federal waters from a private recreational vessel (includes anglers over 65 years of age), you must sign up as a State Reef Fish Angler prior to your fishing trip. If you are already a Gulf Reef Fish Angler, your Gulf designation meets the new statewide requirement until it expires. To learn more about the no-cost designation, visit Sign up today at Annual renewal is required.

To learn more about regulations for greater amberjack, visit and click on “Recreational Regulations” and “Greater Amberjack,” which is under the “Reef Fish” tab.