The refuge is composed of approximately 30,500 acres of coastal wetlands,and open Gulf of Mexico. Fishing season is year-round, with closed harvest seasons for certain species. Freshwater species include largemouth bass and sunfish. Saltwater species include red drum, cobia, tarpon, spotted seatrout, Spanish mackerel and snapper. Slow boat-speed restrictions apply during manatee seasons and vary according to river depth and season. Airboats are prohibited in Citrus County. Refuge is accessible only by boat.
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