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Florida cannot be beat as a place to cast a line, pitch a lure, and land the infamous catch of the day. Also known as the “Fishing Capital of the World,” Florida holds the title thanks to its coastal habitat and awesome weather year-round. Expand your rotation of go-to spots with this list of Florida’s best fishing destinations.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is quite possibly the best area to fish shallow waters in Florida. Fish love traversing shallow waters, typically 2 feet or less in depth, among sea grasses. Try wading in these shallow waters or cast from the shoreline. Flats fishing is where it’s at in the Florida Keys.

Gulf Stream

Take your trolling to the waters of the Gulf Stream, where deep blue water allows large game fish to swim about. You’ll find swordfish, yellowfin and blackfin tuna, blue marlin, and wahoo, just to name a few. Not going by boat? Try your hand at offshore fly fishing.

Pensacola Bay

It’s no secret that Pensacola Bay is full of red snapper and gag grouper, in addition to much larger fish and predators. The bay offers deeper water than you will find anywhere else, bottoming out at 60 feet in the Pensacola Pass. Take a variety of rods and reels, and get ready for whatever may bite.

Bridges – The Keys

There’s something about fishing off bridges. Whether you do this at night, or midday, The Keys is a great spot to try casting over a bridge. Just make sure to keep an eye out for signage, as fishing may be prohibited in certain areas.

Whether you prefer fishing from a boat, pier, or by shore, there are plenty of spots to explore in the “Fishing Capital of the World.” For more Florida fun, check out Mirador & Stovall at River City blog.


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