Florida

Fishing

Florida is called The Fishing Capital of the World for good reason. Why? Because the fishing is excellent with water everywhere! Florida has over 8,000 miles of shoreline if you count inlets, bays, and capes. The western Florida on the Gulf of Mexico has 770 miles of shoreline and the eastern Atlantic side has 580 miles. Add all the islands, freshwater lakes, the Everglades, and you can see how Florida boasts the most miles of shoreline in the United States. And due to the temperate climate, you can fish year 'round.

The Florida Keys are a popular destination for fishermen everywhere. In fact, Islamorada, known as The Sportfishing Capital of the World , is where backcountry sport fishing and saltwater fly fishing were pioneered. Perhaps the world's highest density of professional offshore charter boats with tournament-grade captains can be found in Islamorada.

Fish Species In Florida

Amberjack
Amberjack

The species is very strongly associated with wrecks and artificial reefs in waters that exceed 60 feet in depth. Amberjack swim in schools and feed on...

Barracuda
Barracuda

Barracuda are snake-like in appearance, with prominent, sharp-edged, fang-like teeth, much like piranhas, all of different sizes, set in sockets of th...

Bluefish
Bluefish

Anglers target bluefish near inlets, shoals, and rips that often hold large schools of bait attracting bluefish into a feeding frenzy. The excitement...

Bonefish
Bonefish

Bonefish have deeply forked tails that provide power for chasing prey in lush grass beds. Keen eyesight and a skittish nature make these fish a prized...

Bonito
Bonito

Bonitos are a tribe of medium-sized, ray-finned predatory fish in the family Scombridae – a family it shares with the mackerel, tuna, and Spanish mack...

Dolphin Fish
Dolphin Fish

Not related to the mammal, Dolphin have vibrant yellows and metalic blues and greens, especially when first caught.

Greater Amberjack
Greater Amberjack

Amberjack swim in schools and feed on baitfish, squid and crabs. Anglers typically use 50 to 100 pound tackle, but lighter tackle can also be used in...

Grouper
Grouper

Red grouper are a bottom dwelling fish associated with hard bottoms. Juveniles are found offshore along with adults greater than 6 years old. Fish f...

Hogfish
Hogfish

Hogfish are a reef species that inhabit rocky bottoms, ledges and reefs throughout Florida’s off-shore waters. They are easily identified by their lon...

Jack/Pompano
Jack/Pompano

It has a compressed body and short snout; coloration varies from blue-greenish silver on the dorsal areas and silver to yellow on the body and fins. I...

King Mackerel
King Mackerel

Like many of the pelagic species, kings prefer water temperatures above 68 degrees, so they migrate to warmer waters in the fall of the year. Kings fe...

Mackerel
Mackerel

The king mackerel or kingfish is a migratory species of mackerel of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. It is an important species to both...

Amberjack
Amberjack

The species is very strongly associated with wrecks and artificial reefs in waters that exceed 60 feet in depth. Amberjack swim in schools and feed on...

Barracuda
Barracuda

Barracuda are snake-like in appearance, with prominent, sharp-edged, fang-like teeth, much like piranhas, all of different sizes, set in sockets of th...

Bluefish
Bluefish

Anglers target bluefish near inlets, shoals, and rips that often hold large schools of bait attracting bluefish into a feeding frenzy. The excitement...

Bonefish
Bonefish

Bonefish have deeply forked tails that provide power for chasing prey in lush grass beds. Keen eyesight and a skittish nature make these fish a prized...

Bonito
Bonito

Bonitos are a tribe of medium-sized, ray-finned predatory fish in the family Scombridae – a family it shares with the mackerel, tuna, and Spanish mack...

Dolphin Fish
Dolphin Fish

Not related to the mammal, Dolphin have vibrant yellows and metalic blues and greens, especially when first caught.

Greater Amberjack
Greater Amberjack

Amberjack swim in schools and feed on baitfish, squid and crabs. Anglers typically use 50 to 100 pound tackle, but lighter tackle can also be used in...

Grouper
Grouper

Red grouper are a bottom dwelling fish associated with hard bottoms. Juveniles are found offshore along with adults greater than 6 years old. Fish f...

Hogfish
Hogfish

Hogfish are a reef species that inhabit rocky bottoms, ledges and reefs throughout Florida’s off-shore waters. They are easily identified by their lon...

Jack/Pompano
Jack/Pompano

It has a compressed body and short snout; coloration varies from blue-greenish silver on the dorsal areas and silver to yellow on the body and fins. I...

King Mackerel
King Mackerel

Like many of the pelagic species, kings prefer water temperatures above 68 degrees, so they migrate to warmer waters in the fall of the year. Kings fe...

Mackerel
Mackerel

The king mackerel or kingfish is a migratory species of mackerel of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. It is an important species to both...


Fishing Guides In Florida