With a diverse wildlife and numerous state parks, Florida is the premier warm-weather destination for camping, hunting and wildlife viewing.

Well-known as the “boating capital of the world” and as one of the foremost fishing destinations, Florida is home to three million acres of freshwater lakes, expansive beaches, and waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico that  virtually surround this southern peninsula.  Florida offers anglers freshwater fish, the most abundant and popular being bass, crappie, catfish and stripers.

Before traveling to Florida to fish in the state’s fresh or salt waters, be sure to have the proper license. Florida has its own fishing license and registration requirements. It is strongly suggested that travelers consult Florida’s Fish & Wild life department before embarking on any type of fishing adventure.

The most popular destinations in Florida fishing include:

  • Florida Keys
  • Lake George
  • Lake Monroe
  • Lake Weohyakapka
  • Tarponm Rodman Reservoir
  • Lake Istokpoga
  • West Lake Tohopekaliga
  • Everglades
  • Suwannee River
  • Lake Seminole
  • Ochlockonee River
  • St. John’s River
  • Blackwater
  • Yellow Rivers
  • Eagle Lake
  • Apalachicola River
  • Choctawhatchee River
  • St. John’s River
  • Dunn’s Creek
  • Clermont Chain of Lakes
  • Upper Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
  • Southwest Florida Lakes

Fish commonly found in Florida’s freshwaters are:

  • Black Bass
  • Catfish
  • Gar
  • Panfish
  • Pickerels
  • Stripers
  • Suckers
  • American Eel
  • American Shad

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