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Additional weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish fall state season due to Hurricane Irma

Post By: hawghawler      Posted: 10/6/2017 11:20:25 AM     Points: 66666    
Here is a couple more chances to catch grey triggerfish.
The gray triggerfish recreational season in Gulf state waters will be open an additional weekend this October to provide anglers with fishing opportunities that were missed due to Hurricane Irma impacts earlier in the season. Gray triggerfish will open in Gulf of Mexico state waters for recreational harvest Oct. 21 and 22, in addition to previously scheduled dates of Oct. 7 and 8, and Oct. 14 and 15.
Several changes to gray triggerfish management are pending for Gulf state and federal waters, and could affect harvest starting in 2018. These pending management changes include:

Creating a January through February annual recreational closure in addition to the current June through July annual spawning closure.
Decreasing the recreational daily bag limit from two to one fish per person.
Increasing the recreational size limit from 14 to 15 inches fork length.