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The Central Florida fishing scene is like the Sunshine state in general – a mix of everything. Stretching from Tampa Bay on the west, across the Orlando metropolitan area to Cape Canaveral on the east, the region offers lots of fishing possibilities. Whether you’re fishing with your kids for the first time or with a group of hard-core anglers, you’ll find a trip that suits everyone.
 
Red Snapper is the top priority for most anglers fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The legendary season is open in June and July. The area also attracts anglers looking to hook Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Kingfish, and all kinds of Snapper and Grouper. Inshore trips are the most popular, which is perfect for novices or families with kids. 
 
The central area around Orlando is famous for its numerous lakes and ponds. You can find some of the best Largemouth Bass fishing in the US, which is the reason so many tournaments are being held here annually. If we had to pick one spot, it would be Lake Toho, as several Bass records were broken here.
 
The east coast of Central Florida is known for Daytona Beach, Port Canaveral, Vero Beach, and others. If you take an inshore trip, you’ll target similar species than the ones in the Gulf. The advantage of the east coast is its proximity to deep water, so you’ll reach offshore fishing grounds in less time. If you’re hoping to catch Sailfish, this is the place to be!
 
Fishing with a guide means your license and equipment are covered, so you’re all set. The greatest advantage of fishing in Central Florida is that it never stops. Join this year-round adventure! 
 
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January
Start the year by catching some huge Largemouth Bass in Lake Toho! There’s lots of Crappie and Smallmouth Bass as well, to make the trip even more interesting.
 
February
Inshore fishing is great in February, especially if you go after Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder. These are all great targets for beginners.
 
March
In March, nearshore trips get increasingly better. Target Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia on the east coast.
 
April
If you’re in the Gulf, take a full day trip and head out offshore for Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Wahoo. An extended trip could also bring you Tuna!
 
May
Visit the flats for the Silver King – Tarpon! This magnificent fish puts up a great fight and it’s not easy to catch one.
 
June
Red Snapper season is on, so make sure to book your spot on time! Or take this opportunity to go after Marlin and Mahi Mahi while everyone’s after Snapper.
 
July
The season for Red Snapper is almost over, so better hurry up! If you’re up for something more relaxing, stay inshore for Redfish and Flounder.
 
August
August is the perfect time to go far offshore and target Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, and other big game species.
 
September
Have you ever tried fly fishing? Catch Permit in the shallow water using this technique. You need to be patient and precise.
 
October
Catfish, Crappie, and Largemouth Bass are great targets if you want to take a freshwater trip. Visit one of the lakes around Orlando and you can’t go wrong.
 
November
Go after Grouper and Snapper if you enjoy bottom fishing. For some adrenaline-pumping action, target fast Wahoo in the offshore waters.
 
December
End the year by catching great nearshore fish such as Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and Barracuda.
 

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BIG BASS WITH BRENT
Glenn M. fished with A Horizon Fishing Charters – Lake Toho on July 25, 2021
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Go out very early! Bring cash for bait. Keep your cameras handy!
4hr AM trip
Jeff B. fished with AJ’s Bass Guides on July 22, 2021
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Fish with AJ’S guide service they want to catch fish.
Half day with Captain Eric
Mike C. fished with Captain Erik's Trophy Bass – Toho/Orlando on July 16, 2021
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Trust your Captain to make the right choice of lakes to fish.
Satisfied customer
Mark B. fished with Captain Erik's Trophy Bass – Toho/Orlando on July 1, 2021
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You really need a knowledgeable guide to find the correct bait for the location
Boys had a great time
Joe W. fished with AJ’s Bass Guides on June 28, 2021
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Do your homework get an experienced captain that’s been around they know where the fish are.
Took my 8 & 9 year old fishing
Joseph M. fished with Lake Toho Guides on June 28, 2021
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Beautiful weather and it's obvious that the boat launch was well taken care of
June fishing trip
Dwight Y. fished with AJ’s Bass Guides on June 4, 2021
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Try getting a morning trip fish bite better in the morning
Half day with Capt. Allen
Karl R. fished with Family Style Fishing on May 28, 2021
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Get with Capt. Allen of Family Fishing he knows his stuff and will put you on the fish!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Central Florida

According to customer reviews, Family Style Fishing, A Horizon Fishing Charters – Lake Toho, and Captain Erik's Trophy Bass – Toho/Orlando are some of the most popular fishing charters in Central Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Central Florida.

Family Style Fishing, A Horizon Fishing Charters – Lake Toho, and Captain Erik's Trophy Bass – Toho/Orlando all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Central Florida.

The best way to experience fishing in Central Florida is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Central Florida.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Central Florida are:

The season for Red Snapper is almost over, so better hurry up! If you’re up for something more relaxing, stay inshore for Redfish and Flounder.   Check availability for local fishing charters in Central Florida.