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When it comes to fish­ing laws gov­ern­ing sea­sons, lim­its and lengths, life used to be pretty sim­ple for an­glers and cap­tains. But these days, there are strict reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing fish­eries for a great many species pop­u­lar around and off Panama City — in­clud­ing (but not lim­ited to) red snap­per, red grouper, gag grouper, am­ber­jack, gray trig­ger­fish, cobia and king­fish.

Bot­tom line, if you hope to keep some fish for the ta­ble or freezer, know the lat­est reg­u­la­tions. If fish­ing with a pro­fes­sional cap­tain, ask him be­fore you go so you’ll know what’s in sea­son and what’s not — and to avoid any un­pleas­ant sur­prises when you land that big one.

Or look up the regs your­self; they’re eas­ily found by vis­it­ing myfwc.com.

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