Lobster Mini-Sport Season

When: July 24 - July 25, 2024

Where: Monroe County

Experience the Thrill of the 2024 Florida Lobster Mini-Season in Key West!

Calling all Florida residents! Get ready for an unforgettable adventure with the 2024 spiny lobster mini-season in Key West. Governor Ron DeSantis has added an exclusive bonus day on Sunday, July 14, 2024, just for you. This is your chance to enjoy an extra day of lobster sport fishing in one of the most beautiful locations in Florida!

Key Dates:

  • Bonus Day: Sunday, July 14, 2024 (12:01 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.)
  • Mini-Season: July 24-25, 2024 (12:01 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. each day)

Monroe County Rules & Regulations:

  • Daily Limit: 6 lobsters per person
  • Size Requirements: Carapace must be greater than 3 inches, measured in the water
  • No Egg-Bearing Lobsters: Harvesting egg-bearing lobsters is prohibited
  • Gear Restrictions: Bully nets and hoop nets are allowed; no spearing or devices that puncture the shell

Licensing Requirements:

Why Key West?

Key West offers a vibrant mix of attractions, accommodations, and local seafood cuisine. Whether you're an avid lobsterman or a first-timer, this destination provides the perfect backdrop for your spiny lobster mini-season adventure.

Plan Your Trip:

  • Book your stay: Find the best accommodations in Key West.
  • Gear up: Get your lobstering gear ready.
  • Secure your permits: Ensure you have the necessary licenses and permits in advance.

Boosting Local Economy:

By participating in this exciting event, you're not only enjoying a unique experience but also supporting local businesses and contributing to the sustainability of Florida's marine resources.

Join Us!

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to make the most of the 2024 spiny lobster mini-season in Key West. Mark your calendars, follow the rules, and get ready for an exhilarating experience on Florida's stunning coastal waters.

Get Your Permits Now: FWC Licensing Portal

Adventure Awaits in Key West!