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Sheepshead minnows?

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#1 Betta132

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:33 PM

If I want to go and collect some sheepshead minnows from a brackish water marsh down by the coast, what would I need to do that legally? Do they fall under the category (and therefore regulation) of saltwater fish if they're in brackish areas? 

#2 swampfish

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 12:23 PM

It depends on the regulations for that state. Florida used to only require a freshwater license for brackish and saltwater fishing if your feet were on the ground. Apparently, those regulations changed and I bought both freshwater and saltwater licenses the last time I went on a Tate's Hell trip to Florida. I let saltwater bank fishing regulations be my guide on which license is needed as generally brackish environments are not addressed. I assume that if the salt content is high enough to exclude freshwater aquatic plants, that the area is brackish or marine.

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