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Fishing in Florida, A brief look

Florida and the Florida Keys offer a wide range of fishing and travel options. Saltwater fishing off either of Florida's coasts and freshwater fishing among the thousands of Central Florida Lakes, offer unparalleled angling opportunities. Head south for some of the Florida Bay's best backcountry and flats fishing or go north to Lake Okeechobee and all of its tributaries for great bass fishing. Florida also offers a huge network of backwater canals for all types of bass fishing. Florida Fishing guides are plentiful, just use any of our fishing guide search options on our site. Also, be sure to check out our featured fishing guide!

At the very tip of Florida, anglers will find the beautiful Florida Keys, which provides the ulimate in backcountry and offshore fishing experiences. Tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys continues to be a popular option and some of the best in the country. Florida fishing guides can be found throughout the site, please use our various fishing guide search options.

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Florida Fishing Locations

Fishing in Florida is the most prevalent in the following areas: Islamorada, Florida Keys, Miami, Everglades National Park, Flamingo, Naples, Florida Gulf, Florida Bay, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Hallendale, Palm Beach, Jupiter, Panama City, Cedar Key, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Marquesas, Sarasota, Tampa Bay

Florida Fishing Species

Popular Florida fishing species include: Florida saltwater species: Alamaco Jack , American Shad , Atlantic Bumber , Atlantic Croaker , Atlantic sharpnose shark , Atlantic Spadefish , Atlantic Thread Herring , Ballyhoo , Banded Rudderfish , Banded Rudderfish-Juv , bank (rock) seabass , Bay Anchovie , Bigeye Scad , Black Drum , Blackfin Snapper , Blackfin Tuna , Black Grouper , Black Nose Shark , Black Sea Bass-female , Black Sea Bass-male , Blacktip Shark , Bluefish , Blue Marlin , Blue Runner , Bonefish , Bonnethead Shark , Cero Mackeral , Cobia , Common Snook , Crevalle Jack , Cubera Snapper , Barracuda , Dog Snapper , Dolphin-Male , Fantail Mullet , Fat Snook , Florida Pompano , Gafftopsail Catfsih , Gag Grouper , Grass Porgy , Gray Snapper , Gray Triggerfish , Greater Amberjack , Great Barracuda , Gulf Flounder , Gulf Kingfish , Gulf Menhaden , Hardtop Catfish , Hogfish , Horseeye Jack , Jewfish , Jolthead Porgy , King Mackeral , Knobbed Porgy , Ladyfish , Lane Snapper , Leatherjacket , Lesser Amberjack , Littlehead Porgy , Little Tunny , Lobster Species , Longbill Spearfish , Lookdown , Mahogany Snapper , Mutton Snapper , Nassau Grouper , Palometa , Permit , Pigfish , Pinfish , Queen Snapper , Red Drum (Redfish) , Red Grouper , Red Porgy , Red Snapper , Rock Seabass , Round Scad , Sailfish , Sandbar Shark , Sand Perch , Sand Seatrout , Scale Sardine , Scalloped H.H. Shark , Scamp , Schoolmaster , Sheephead , Shortfin Mako , Silk Snapper , Silver Seatrout , Silver Perch , Southern Stingray , Southern Kingfish , Spanish Mackeral , Spanish Sardine , Spot , Spottail Pinfish , Spotted Seatrout , Striped Anchovie , Striped Mojarra , Striped Mullet , Swordspine Snook , Swordfish , Tarpon , Tarpon Snook , Tomtate , Tripletail , Vermillion Snapper , Wahoo , Warsaw Grouper , Weakfish , White Marlin , White Mullet , White Grunt , Yellowfin Grouper , Yellowfin Mehaden , Yellowfin Tuna , Yellowmouth Groupe

Featured Cities in Florida

IslamoradaTampa BayNaples
Everglades CityMarco IslandChokoloskee
RuskinGoodlandBonita Springs
Lehigh AcresCooper CityRotonda West
Big Pine KeyMarathonCrystal River
ApalachicolaFort MyersCape Canaveral
EvergladesWinter SpringsHolmes Beach
HomosassaSt. AugustineKey West
Silver SpringsHollywoodStuart
Panama City BeachBonita to Everglades CityEverglades National Park
FlamingoCocoa BeachClearwater
Tarpon SpringsSarasotaBoca Grande
Estero BayNew Port RicheyBradenton
CarrabellePunta GordaJupiter
Biscayne BayLake OkeechobeeFort Lauderdale
New Smyrna BeachLake WorthSteinhatchee
Apalachee BayDestinPort Canaveral
Mosquito LagoonDaytona BeachTitusville
Amelia IslandJacksonvilleFlagler Beach
Fernandina BeachKey Largo