The recreational harvest of greater amberjack will open in Gulf state and federal waters from May 1-31. Following a June-July closure, recreational harvest is scheduled to reopen again from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31.
If you plan to fish for greater amberjack or certain other reef fish species in Gulf or Atlantic 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. It is a no-cost designation that must be renewed annually. Sign up at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com and visit MyFWC.com/SRFS to learn more.