Florida has 1,350 miles of saltwater coastline sports diverse fish habitats that support more well-managed fish species than you could probably catch in a lifetime. It’s no wonder that more world-record fish are caught in Florida waters than anywhere else in the world.
Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World.
This amazing state has least 7,700 freshwater lakes and 10,550 miles of rivers also serve up world-class freshwater fishing. And don’t forget the spectacular saltwater fishing!
Saltwater Fishing in Florida
With easy access to the Gulf Stream, reefs, wrecks, estuaries, bays, inlets and rivers, in Florida you can catch anything from bonefish to billfish – all in the same day.
- Gulf Stream – blue marlin, wahoo, sailfish, dolphin, kingfish, swordfish, tuna, sharks…
- Saltwater Flats – snook, redfish, bonefish, permit…
- Bays – tons of species of gamefish.
- Jetties – tarpon, snook, redfish, jacks, mackerel…
- Bridges – snook, tarpon… (night fishing is best)
- Piers – Spanish mackerel, snook, tarpon, sheepshead, redfish, trout…
- Shoreline – snook, redfish…
- Mangrove Rivers – you never know what you’ll catch here.
Freshwater Fishing in Florida
In Florida’s freshwater you can catch Largemouth bass, crappy, bluegill, the beautiful and hard fighting Peacock bass, and even sturgeon!
- Lake Okeechobee
- Tamiami Canal
- South Florida Canals
- Lake Trafford
- Lake Istokpoga
- Lake Alfred
- Disney World
- Lake Talquin
- Bienville Plantation
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