Redfish

  • Size 3 to 12lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

Redfish are the most highly sought after inshore catch in the waters of Florida. Look for them in the bays and passes on the Gulf side, where they'll mostly be younger and easier to catch, or on the Atlantic side in rivers, estuaries and flats, if you're looking for a real fight.

They range anywhere from 15 and 34'' and from grunts weighing a couple of lbs to bulls exceeding the 20lbs mark. Anglers are allowed to keep one or two per person, depending on the zone caught (see Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission directory for detailed zoning info).

Redfish

  • Size 3 to 12lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

Florida Redfish Fishing Seasons

Seasonality

Redfish fishing in Florida varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to July. Low season is January and November to December. There is no closed season.

Fish Species Similar to Redfish in Florida

Black Drum

What People Are Saying About Redfish Fishing in Florida

"A Great Day on the Water With Capt Garrison Rosie"

Joseph Morgan fished with Reel Rosie Charters on July 18, 2018

Storms were rolling in off the coast making conditions less than ideal, but this did nothing to keep Capt Garrison from finding big fish. We had the reels screaming from the beginning catching redfish (which currently smell delicious in my oven) snapper and a freezer full of king mackerel. The next time we are down we will no doubt have him take us back out again!

"Day trip w/Capt. Tommy"

fished with Huntin&Hookin Adventures - Inshore on July 17, 2018

Awesome day with family and Capt. Tommy spent the day fishing caught trout and redfish and even had time to take a cat nap on the boat while the guys kept fishing! Cant wait we are going out again in a week!

"July fishing trip"

fished with Huntin&Hookin Adventures - Inshore on July 17, 2018

I have learned a lot from going out with Capt. Tommy. He has directed me to places where I can get my limit on redfish and scallops. Great experience!
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