I'm sure this has been asked, but I didn't see it.

Federal season for amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida opens for most of the month of January 2018. Florida law states that amberjack can not be taken in state waters until later in 2018.

If I catch an Amberjack in Federal water off of the Florida coast, can I legally return to the dock with my Amberjack, assuming that I did not stop and fish anywhere in state waters on the ride back to the dock?

I expect this is printed in a law book some place, but I haven't been able to find it. I want to educate myself and stay legal.

Thanks!