In a fun-to-fish program designed for young and old, the Florida Saltwater Fish Life List consists of 70 species of saltwater fish. To participate, an angler must abide by the general FWC Saltwater Angler Recognition Program rules (see “General Angling Rules”). The fish pictures shown here include photo’s of Allison Stattner, a lady angler known locally in Florida as “Reel Love,” the only member of the “50-FIsh Club” in Florida, quite an accomplishment!
All Life List catches are eligible as long as they can be documented and have been caught in accordance with FWC rules. Anglers do not have to harvest their fish to be eligible and are encouraged to release catches alive.
All harvest of fish must comply with current regulations, available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing or by calling 850-487-0554. The Florida Saltwater Fish Life List publication lists the 70 species included in the program and allows anglers to record the species, date, size, and location of Life List fish caught.
70 Species Included in the Saltwater Fish Life List Program
|African pompano||Bonefish||Great barracuda||Queen snapper||Spanish mackerel|
|Almaco jack||Bonnethead shark||Greater amberjack||Red drum||Spinner shark|
|Atlantic sharpnose||Bull shark||Gulf flounder||Red grouper||Spotted seatrout|
|Banded rudderfish||Cero||Gulf kingfish (whiting)||Red porgy||Swordfish|
|Black drum||Cobia||Hardhead catfish||Red snapper||Tarpon|
|Black grouper||Crevalle jack||Hogfish||Sailfish||Tripletail|
|Black sea bass||Cubera snapper||Horse-eye jack||Scamp||Vermilion snapper|
|Blackfin snapper||Dog snapper||King mackerel||Schoolmaster||Wahoo|
|Blackfin tuna||Dolphinfish||Ladyfish||Sheepshead||Warsaw grouper|
|Blacknose shark||Florida pompano||Lane snapper||Shortfin mako||Weakfish|
|Blacktip shark||Gafftopsail catfish||Lesser amberjack||Silk snapper||White grunt|
|Blue marlin||Gag||Little tunny||Snook||White marlin|
|Blue runner||Gray (mangrove) snapper||Mutton snapper||Southern flounder||Yellowfin tuna|
|Bluefish||Gray triggerfish||Permit||Southern kingfish (whiting)||Yellowtail snapper|
Saltwater Fish Life List Club Categories
- 10 Fish Club: 10 total different Life List species caught to date
- 30 Fish Club: 30 total different Life List species caught to date
- 50 Fish Club: 50 total different Life List species caught to date
- 70 Fish Club – Life List Master Angler: All 70 total Life List species caught to date
Submission Requirements for Life List Clubs
- Photographs of the angler with each fish are required and may be used in various FWC publications as well as on MyFWC.com. Fish photographed should be supported horizontally using wet hands with no fingers in the fish’s gils or eyes. If not held, fish should be photographed in a rubber-coated, knotless landing net rather than lying on a dock, cooler or boat deck. Large fish should not be removed from the water or boated, as this can injure the fish.
- Submissions that are incomplete or fail to provide full documentation of species required will result in disqualification.
Prizes for Saltwater Fish Life List Club Anglers
- Each time an angler submits a valid application for a Saltwater Life List Fish Club, they will receive a certificate of accomplishment, various prizes, FWC saltwater publications and will become a member of the corresponding Life List Fish Club. Successful participants will also receive one raffle entry for each verified submission to the program.
- To be eligible for prizes, anglers must comply with all rules for Saltwater Angler Recognition Programs and the Saltwater Fish Life List Program. Prizes typically arrive 4 to 8 weeks after approval (not submittal). All prizes are awarded pending availability. FWC reserves the right to deny any application for the Saltwater Fish Life List Program and to change recognition prizes at any time without notice.