• 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).


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

Florida Redfish Fishing Seasons

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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

"6hr nearshore/offshore"

Mike David fished with Strickly Fishing Charters on September 11, 2018

We caught fish from the beginning to the end of the trip. Captain Zach was very knowledgeable and able to get us our limit plus more that we released. We finished the day on some 20-25lbs redfish (we each caught 4). Awesome day. I highly recommend Captain Zach and Strictly Fishing Charters, its money well spent.

"The best captain !"

Benjamin Marini fished with Tug Of War Charters - Mosquito Lagoon 18' on September 7, 2018

Captain Randy Kraft was great, he put me on my first redfish catch too along with other fish, he is entertaining and definitely knows what he’s doing, has a amazing day fishing , will definitely be back.

"Half Day Great w Captain Jonathan Destin"

Richard Dunstan fished with East Pass Inshore Charters on September 2, 2018

Jonathan communicated well with us. Nice boat, equipment. He knows how to put you on fish and provided the live bait you need. Clean cut, great Coach would be great with families or anyone. We had on over 15 Redfish landed 9, they put up nice fight pull hard even bend hooks. Highly recommend him. Size 9 to 13 pounds, released due to Slot.
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