Can I use a Keeper Trout for Bait?
They are not in season right now in Dunedin area but when they are, am I allowed to do this? There are many times I see big lunker snook eating seatrout and I have had them eat the fish while it was on the hook. I thought I read somewhere that if you catch it, this is legal it but it counts for one my 4 fish limit. I have ran into this same issue with Mangrove snapper before as well. Can I use it for bait if it does not have gamefish status and is legal size?
Catch 'em and Release 'em!