Freshwater Fishing in Florida

On April 25, 2012 by Kevin Forde

Florida Fishing

In Florida there’s so many things to do
From a walk in a park, to a day at the zoo
There’s beaches and theme parks, museums and art,
And all sorts of sordid soirees after dark,
There’s so many sights you’ll keep in your heart
And that’s just the beginning, that’s just the start.
For Floridian fishing is now all the rage,
Whatever the gender, whatever the age,
People seem so happy to sit and relax,
With a boat and some bait and the sun on their back.
Florida’s the place, today is the day,
So what are you waiting for, book a  FloridaHoliday today.


If you’re after some fish, then you’ll need a number of things: water, bait (unless you’re one of them fabled trout ticklers) and, well, some fish. Kissimmee has all these things and more, probably. The Kissimmee area is full of lakes and underwater creatures. Lake Toho holds the record for a one-day catch in a professional bass fishing tournament which stands at a healthy 45lbs. 2oz. In fact, you’ve got some 200 to 44,000 acres of water in the region which attract some of the finest bass fishermen from all corners of the circular globe.

The Florida Keys

With a host of a variety of marine life, including such delectable delights as marlin, sailfish, and tuna, fishing in Florida Keys is a must for any angling fan. Islamorada in the Upper Keys is one of the most popular sport-fishing destinations in the world while the Seven-Mile Bridge is known as the “longest fishing bridge in the world”.


This panhandle town likes to style itself as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” and fisher folk who have cast their line here have landed some prized championship catches including amberjack, snapper, cobia, tuna and sailfish. It is also home to Florida’s largest charter boat fleet standing at more than 140 vessels.

Boca Grande

Sitting between Gasprilla and Cayo Costa islands just off Fort Myers, the deep murky mysterious waters of Boca Grande is home to the tarpon, the “silver king of the seas”. People have been coming here for decades to throw their hat – or whatever bait people use today – at the tarpon as they compete in the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament.