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

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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.

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What People Are Saying About Redfish Fishing in Florida

"Redfishing with Barry"

Craig Mcmicken fished with Capt. Barry Cuda Backwater Charters on December 12, 2018

Nice redfish caught with Captain Barry in Estero bay

"A great day in the Gulf!"

Robert Theis fished with Reel Good Times on December 5, 2018

A knowledgeable skipper and an amazing fishing day made this trip worth every penny spent. My son and I enjoyed landing some hard fighting grouper and a couple huge redfish which although they had to be released were very worthy adversaries. I would highly recommend Reel to Reel charters to everyone.

"GREAT day fishing in the Glades with Captain ALEJO"

fished with A-Squared Charters on November 20, 2018

Patiently taught new fishing techniques, positioned us perfectly to easily cast for large schools of Redfish and Snook. Exceeded all expectations; great way to go fishing with a pro. Will definitely book again, Thanks again. Gabriel
Florida
4.49
Based on 8,840 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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