In an attempt to rebuild gag populations in the Gulf of Mexico, harvest of gag grouper has been prohibited. A temporary open season on gag will run from July 1 through December 3, with a bag limit of two gag within the four grouper aggregate during open season and a 22-inch total length limit. For offshore fishing, gag is arguably the top fish; October through the middle of November is peak season for gag. They’re really in close; you can catch them in the passes. Once they come into the harbor the keeper size gags can be found off the reef in Alligator Creek and Cape Haze. Their flat tail will help you id them. The gag grouper is a “good eatin'” fish!!
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