Florida offers a wide variety of fishing options. Saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing opportunities abound in this sportsman's paradise. Head south for some of the Florida Bay's best backcountry fishing then head north to Lake Okeechobee for excellent bass fishing. Florida also offers a huge network of backwater canal and creek fishing.
Florida Saltwater Fishing
The southwest region, which extends from Charlotte Harbor south to the famous Ten Thousand Islands in the Everglades, offers some of the best fishing in the state. South Florida and the Florida Keys has some of the best backcountry or backwater fishing around. South Florida fishing offers an extensive network of bays, Everglades National Park, mangrove islands, channels and creeks just to name a few. There are thousands of miles of shoreline, oyster bars and acres of seagrass beds that attract a plethora of salt water fish.
Off the gulf coast of Florida anglers can expect to catch some of the top gamefish including snook, redfish, bonefish, permit and tarpon.
Florida Freshwater Fishing
Lake Ockeechobee and the network of lakes and creeks in Central Florida provide great bass fishing options. Largemouth bass and peacock bass fishing are the most popular catches in the area.
Florida Fishing Guides
Capt. Sid Bryant
Captain Sid Bryant has been a Florida Keys fishing guide for 30 years, a resident of Islamorada for 35 years.
Captain Lonny Shaw
Captain Lonny Shaw has been fishing out of Bud n' Mary's Marina in Islamorada, FL for over 20 years!
Captain Dave Butler
Captain Dave Butler was born and raised in the Florida Keys, Marathon to be exact. He grew up fishing with his uncle who was a charter boat captain.
Capt John Dant
Licensed Park guide
Bonita to Everglades City, Florida
Capt. Pete Rapps
Backcountry, Flats, Nearshore, Inshore, Live Bait, Light Tackle, Artificial lures
Everglades National Park, Florida
Capt. Ron Presley
Inshore Fishing Adventures
Cocoa Beach, Florida