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Fishing Spots in Florida

June 13, 2021

Fishing Spots in Florida

Florida fishing is an entirely different experience; Florida is popular among the anglers because it offers Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing.

Fishing in Florida is awesome, but you need a permit and license to fish in Florida. You have a wide range to enjoy fishing like fly–fishing, pier fishing, beach fishing.

Some of beautiful Florida's locations are 

  • Dog Island Reef

  • Apalachicola River

  • Blackwater River

  • Disney World

  • Sanibel Island

  • Marco Island

  • Mangrove Islands

  • Mosquito Lagoon

  • Lake Okeechobee

  • Lake Tohopekaliga

  • Shadow Bay Park

Dog Island Reef:

The island reef is renowned for its sharks. The white beaches of the Dog Island Reef are the favorite destination for many anglers. 

 

The species here are

  • Pompano

  • Spanish mackerel

  • Tarpon

  • Cobia

Apalachicola River:

This river is often referred to as Florida’s  “forgotten coast.”  It is the largest river in Florida.

The species common here are

  • Largemouth bass

  • Striped bass

  • Hybrid bass

  • White bass

  • Black bass

  • Spotted bass

  • Shoal bass

  • Redear sunfish

  • Panfish

  • Bluegill

  • Sunshine bass

  • Speckled sea trout

Blackwater River:

The Blackwater has white beaches and a sandy bottom; the Blackwater flows on through Santa Rosa County to Blackwater Bay. 

Fish species that are common in these waters include

  • Largemouth bass

  • Striped bass

  • Sunshine bass

  • Spotted bass

  • Bluegill

  • Redear sunfish

  • Channel catfish

  • Spotted sea trout

Disney World:

Disney World is undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions in Florida; only a few people know it for fishing. Disney World is a  bass fisherman’s paradise.

Bay Lake, where large trophy-size largemouth bass thrives.

Sanibel Island:

The island offers inshore and offshore fishing, fly-fishing.

Inshore Fishing:

Inshore fishing provides 

  • Snook

  • Sea trout

  • Redfish

  • Tarpon

Offshore Fishing: 

In offshore fishing, you may find

  • Grouper

  • Snapper

  • African pompano

  • Hogfish

  • Amberjack

  • Cobia

  • Shark

  • Goliath grouper

  • King mackerel

Fly-Fishing:

The species you may find during fly fishing are

  • Spanish mackerel

  • Snappers

  • Pompano

  • Shark

  • Flounder

  • Ladyfish

  • Permit

  • Kingfish

  • Jack Crevalle

  • Cobia

  • Barracuda

Marco Island:

The island is perfect for day fishing; the island has the widest southernmost beach in the country. The crystal clear water is also an attraction for the anglers. 

Species found in the waters off Marco Island’s beaches include

  • Jack Crevalle

  • Cobia

  • Kingfish

  • Snapper

  • Ladyfish

  • Pompano

  • Permit

  • Flounder

You can also catch sea trout, Spanish mackerel, snook, and sharks are occasionally found here.

Mangrove Islands:

The island is best known for its beach fishing.

The fish species you may find here are 

  • Snook 

  • Mangrove 

  • Snapper

You mostly find the snook in the surf during the sunset and the sunrise. Snappers are mostly found in large shoals.

Mosquito Lagoon:

Mosquito lagoon is the  "redfish capital of the world."  It is the angler's delight for inshore fishing. This lagoon is the spot that provides a round-year fishing facility. 

Here you can find

  • Spotted trout 

  • Jack Crevalle

  • Ladyfish

  • Bluefish

  • Snook

  • Sheepshead

  • Flounder

  • Black drum

  • Tarpon

Black drum and trout are caught seasonally.

Lake Okeechobee:

Lake Okeechobee is Florida's largest Lake and is the Lake where most of the North American Bass fishing tournaments like  Bassmaster Elite and FLW Tour  are held. The Lake is known as the premier bass fishing lake in Florida. 

The fish species that are common here are

  • Largemouth bass

  • Black crappie

  • Bluegill

  • Redear sunfish

Lake Tohopekaliga:

The Lake has two parts, West and East Lake Toho. Toho is the best spot to enjoy family vacations. The Lake has several boat ramps.

 The fish species present here are

  • Trophy-size bass

  • Black crappie 

Use live minnow for the black crappie while lake bass is well attracted to spinnerbaits. 

Shadow Bay Park:

The park is known for its catfish. Bass fish are also present, but you can fish on a catch and release basis. The Florida fishing regulations are to protect Florida fish and wildlife. 

The fish species you may found here are 

  • Catfish

  • Bass 

  • Bluegill 

Catfish are commonly present in Lupine pond, while bass and bluegill are present in shadow and hidden ponds.

So plan your trip to the Florida to enjoy fishing.


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