I used to fish the whole state. The big bend area though, never that far west. They had a two week closure and that was about it. There were no drop in catches or increases in productivity per hour fished. The state puts out statistics every commercial fisherman must report on landings. You can find it at "Florida fish and wildlife research institute landings data" on google. We lucked out. Louisiana swamps though are worth visiting again though. I was there last year in the way back from Texas. Nice place. Come see John pennekamp park. When a grouper the size of a car swims up to you a few times you will get an appreciation for how the state is run.