Last Updated on August 3, 2021 by Eric Bonneman
Florida is considered “The Fishing Capital Of The World” due to its diversity in both fresh and saltwater fishing. Everything from Bluegill to Marlin can be targeted here, and in most places, the fishing is good all year long. Let’s look at some of the most popular fishing trips in Florida.
Types Of Florida Fishing Trips
There are numerous styles of fishing available in Florida. From ponds to offshore fisheries, the options are nearly endless. We’ll take a look at some of the most common in our area.
Inshore fishing takes place along Florida’s coastlines, estuaries, and backcountry ecosystems. This is where some of the most targeted species in the state dwell. Some of these include snook, tarpon, redfish, seatrout, bonefish, barracuda, permit, sharks, snapper, and much more.
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Tarpon fishing takes place a couple of ways in Florida. There are numerous coastal fisheries along the southern half of the state that have year-round access to tarpon. But the big show for tarpon takes place every summer through fall as the species migrate, by the thousands, up along both of Florida’s coastlines. This is a time of year where boats line up looking for their shot at The Silver King.
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Florida is home to some of the most sought-after grouper species anywhere. From offshore, to reefs, wrecks, and even shallow water – Florida can easily be considered “The Grouper Capital Of The World” by many.
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Fly fishing enthusiasts from around the globe come to Florida for its unique fishing opportunities on the long rod. Many resident inshore fishermen switch to fly fishing to make fishing a bit more challenging and organic.
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Florida has a healthy population of sharks up and down each of its coastlines. Between a never-ending menu of baitfish and pristine habitat, for those looking to tackle the big fights these toothy critters put on, few places beat Florida.
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Kayak fishing is an ever-growing sport here in Florida. Whether hitting the backwaters for bass, the backcountry for snook, or even those who venture offshore – kayak fishing in this state is one of the most popular and accessible was to fish.
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Florida’s coastlines are filled with many tasty crustaceans and shellfish – very few beat the taste and availability of the bay scallops that are found in a few pristine areas of Florida’s coastline. Though seasonal, this is one of the types of fishing that should be considered when thinking about fishing in Florida.
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Sight fishing is one of the ways to fish Florida’s shallow water flats that is considered most like hunting. As the name implies, anglers set out in shallow drafting boats to hunt down and target fish movement spotted in the shallow flats.
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Fishing & Lodging
If planning to visit Florida or visit an area far away from your home in the state, finding fishing and lodging packages may be the way to go. Each area in the state tends to have someone providing these types of vacation packages, and the decision will come down to where you want to fish and when.