Stone crab season reopens October 15, runs through May

Posted at 8:26 AM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 08:26:42-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- Stone crab season is almost here, it kicks off on Sunday, October 15.

Here are the rules: you're not allowed to use traps with round entrances.

You can use up to 5 stone crab traps per person. There's also a bag limit of 1 gallon of claws, per person or 2 gallons per boat; whichever is less.

Florida Fish and Wildlife is also asking you to take just 1 claw from each crab.

The season ends on May 15.