Copyright 1999 - 2020 State of Florida. By Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Staff (FWC) Help protect one of Florida's vital resources -- follow these simple rules and regulations. State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record. Spawn offshore in spring, summer and fall. © 2020 Florida Sport Fishing. Gear: Hook and line, cast net and beach or haul seine. No scutes. Slot Limit: Not less than 11" or more than 22" fork length; may possess 1 over 22" included in the per person bag limit, Vessel Limit: No more than 2 over 22" per vessel. 620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL • (850) 488-4676 Similar Species: Florida pompano, T. carolinus; and permit, T. falcatus (both lack elongated dorsal and anal fins and lack dark bars on sides) Size: Usually less than 20 inches (1 pound) Habitat State waters extend to 3 nautical miles on the Atlantic and 9 nautical miles on the Gulf. Palometa is very, very easy to recognize. Habitat: Palometa are most common in clear water along sandy beaches and bays, and occasionally found over reefs. Palometa have shown rapid growth in mariculture experiments. Then there is Palometa. Dusky or black with bluish edges. Fishing is like everything else in life – it is full of rules and regulations. Behavior: This fish is thought to spawn offshore in during the spring, summer, and fall. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) strives to ensure information in this booklet is accurate, but assumes no liability for any errors that occur in this publication. You can cook palometa the same way you cook pompano. Palometa have shown rapid growth in mariculture experiments. Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park. This publication is provided as a guide to Florida fishing laws and regulations. Bright silvery sides. The Florida Admin - istrative Code is the final authority on fishing laws. Elongated dorsal and anal fins. The Pompano Endorsement Zone (PEZ) pictured on the map above is a zone created that allows commercial fishermen who hold a pompano endorsement (PE) to use gill nets legally for pompano in federal waters off Florida. All rights reserved. Pursuant to section 120.74, Florida Statutes, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published its 2019 Agency Regulatory Plan. Special Permit Zone (SPZ) (South of Cape Florida and Cape Sable) The Special Permit Zone includes state and federal waters south of Cape Florida in the Atlantic and south of Cape Sable in the Gulf. Report fish kills, wildlife emergencies, sightings, etc. Similar Fish: Pompano, T. carolinus; permit, T. falcatus. Report fish kills, wildlife emergencies, sightings, etc. License & permit information, season dates, size & creel limits and more. Federal rules apply beyond state waters. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building The Special Permit Zone includes state and federal waters south of Cape Florida in the Atlantic and south of Cape Sable in the Gulf. Fishing Tips and Facts: Palometa readily strikes small artificial lures. Appearance: Grayish-blue-green on top of head and along the back. It is the smallest of the 3 and has 4 narrow bars on the side that Permit and Florida Pompano do not have. Habitat: Palometa are most common in clear water along sandy beaches and bays, and occasionally found over reefs. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building Pursuit Unveils the Flagship of its Sport Line and the Largest Pursuit Ever Bui... Atollas Performance Floating Eyewear Keepers. Similar Fish: Pompano, T. carolinus; permit, T. falcatus. Even though you hear that name a lot among fishermen here in Mexico, this fish is very, very uncommon in our area. Fishing Tips and Facts: Palometa readily strikes small artificial lures. You are here: FSC Tournament » Rules and Regulations … will be allowed to weigh-in only 2 fish: ... How-To Catch Articles and Videos, Where's the Bite, Regulations, and more! State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record. Clear water along sandy beaches and bays, and occasionally found over reefs. Deep body, with four narrow bars high on the sides, and traces of a fifth fin nearer the tail. They are most common in south Florida. Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, Permit, all other state and federal waters, See a full list of our Social Media accounts, Permit, Florida pompano and African pompano. I would suggest the whole-fish method since most palometa are much smaller than an average size pomp and don't yield enough filet meat for a meal unless you put in a stew or chowder. Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, See a full list of our Social Media accounts, Gray to blue-green on top of head and along the back, Very elongated dorsal and anal fins, dusky or black with bluish edges, Deep body; four narrow bars on the sides, traces of a fifth near the tail. Florida Sport Fishing is owned and operated by South Florida Sport Fishing Inc, a Florida Corporation headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida — in the heart of The Fishing Capital of the World. Copyright 1999 - 2020 State of Florida. Official 2020 Florida Saltwater Fishing rules & regulations. Pursuant to section 120.74, Florida Statutes, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published its 2019 Agency Regulatory Plan. Similar Species: Florida pompano, T. carolinus; and permit, T. falcatus (both lack elongated dorsal and anal fins and lack dark bars on sides), Size: Usually less than 20 inches (1 pound). Yellow on breast. Behavior: This fish is thought to spawn offshore in during the spring, summer, and fall. Federal waters: Hook and line and spearing. Most common in south Florida. 620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL • (850) 488-4676 They are most common in south Florida. Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park.