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Florida Fishing

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

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Capt John Dant


Licensed Park guide
Bonita to Everglades City, Florida
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Capt. Pete Rapps


Backcountry, Flats, Nearshore, Inshore, Live Bait, Light Tackle, Artificial lures
Everglades National Park, Florida
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Capt. Ron Presley


Inshore Fishing Adventures
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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