Fishing in Florida

A quick glance at the charter map above lighting up the Florida coastline, and you've already learned pretty much all you need to know about the Sunshine State's fishing potential: out here, there is simply no bad place to fish. With over 8000 miles of shoreline and hundreds of both salt and freshwater game fish to choose from, it should come as no surprise how Florida maintains its still virtually uncontested reputation of the unofficial 'Sport Fishing Capital of the World'. For saltwater enthusiasts, the choice is not only split between the prolific Gulf of Mexico and the grander pelagics of the Atlantic Ocean, but also the endless number of backwater bays, capes, flats, inlets, canals, as well as the notorious Florida Straits. Thousands of anglers visit the coast each year for the inshore fishing alone, with four of the state's most popular game species (Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and the Spotted Sea Trout) roaming the waters in more than respectable numbers. Drift further offshore, and you're welcomed by a deep sea variety rivaling any of the coveted Caribbean hotspots, with the likes of Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and many others putting your skills to the ultimate test on any single day of the year. Fishermen, welcome home.

Known For

Everglades National Park, Kennedy Space Center, Walt Disney World, South Beach, Castillo de San Marcos, 'Fishing Capital of the World', Daytona 500, Busch Gardens, Dry Tortugas National Park, The Keys, Miami Seaqarium, Universal Studios Orlando, Salvador Dali Museum, U.S. Highway 1

 

Rules & Regulations

No fishing licenses are required for anglers fishing aboard a charter boat equipped with mandatory captain and charter boat permits.

 

Florida Fishing Calendar