The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds anglers that the recreational season for gulf gag grouper in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico will reopen April 1. Anglers may keep 2 gags per person within the five-grouper aggregate.
A pending amendment to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan, when implemented, will reduce the aggregate grouper bag limit from five to four and increase the red grouper bag from one to two. Implementation is expected sometime this summer.
The minimum recreational size limit for gag is 22" total length, 20" total length for red grouper.