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Summertime Florida Fishing Report (Late July)

Written by Captain Jason "JP" Peters on Wednesday, 30 July 2014. Posted in Fishing Reports

Summertime fishing in Florida is here!


The water is hot and the levels are rising. This is great for Peacock Bass and Snakeheads. Early morning and evening is best. The panfish are showing signs of getting ready to spawn. The large bass are moving up out of the canals and into the flats with an awesome bite just before sundown. The frogs are not too thick yet but plenty for gigging.


Bonefish and Tarpon are appearing every morning just after sunrise on the beautiful flats of Biscayne. Fishing diminishes as the heat of the day builds. Not a problem, the sharks are plentiful all times of day and the Sea Trout will bite as well.


The offshore bite has been consistant with catches of nice schoolie Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, and occassional Wahoo. Deep dropping has produced some nice Tile fish and Rosy Rockfish. Sailfish and Kingfish can be found if targeted.

So book a trip with VIP Fishing charters and feel free to ask to speak with me personally!

- Capt. JP

Rules and Regulations for Spearfishing in Florida

Written by Capt. Noah on Wednesday, 28 August 2013. Posted in Fishing Advice

Using a spear gun, or throwing any form of sharp object to spear fish, is a disaster waiting to happen; unless you are responsible and follow the Rules and Regulations for Spearing (as stipulated by the Florida Fishing and Wildlife Conservation Commission). The sport of spearfishing is growing in popularity because of the primitive method it offers anglers. You need to swim underwater to get close to a fish without spooking it - if you are going to have any chance of catching it with a spear. So what are the rules and regulations regarding spearfishing in Florida?

  • You may not catch any freshwater fish with a spear. In fact, you are not allowed to possess any spear equipment near a body of fresh water.
  • It is prohibited to spear fish in any waters that are protected by Environmental Protection, Recreation and Parks. All spearing equipment must be safely stored away and remain unloaded at all times when in these areas.
  • Spearing fish is strictly illegal within 100yrds of any public place. This includes public beaches, commercial and recreational fishing piers or anywhere where public fishing and swimming is allowed; such as certain areas of bridges.
  • If any part of a jetty lies above sea level, you are banned from spearfishing within 100yrds of it. The only exception to this rule is if the jetty stretches over 1 500yrds from the shoreline. If this is the case, then you may spear fish near the last 500yrds of it.
  • You may not spear fish in Monroe County; from the north of Long Key all the way to the Dade County line.

When it comes to harvesting or selling fish that have been caught by spearing; anglers need to comply with the same rules that other anglers follow regarding bag limits, size limits, closed seasons and all Recreational Saltwater Fishing Regulations. In addition to this, there are specific species of fish that may not be hunted with a spear. Ever. If you are caught catching these fish with spears, be prepared for the consequences:

  • Blue Marlin
  • White Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Spearfish
  • Spotted Eagle Ray
  • Sturgeon
  • Manta Ray
  • Sharks
  • Bonefish
  • Nassau Grouper
  • Goliath Grouper
  • Tarpon
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Blue Crab
  • Stone Crab
  • Red Drum
  • Weakfish
  • African Pompano
  • Pompano
  • Lobster
  • Tripletail
  • Permit
  • Ornamental Reef Fish and their Families
    • Trumpetfish
    • Surgeonfish
    • Butterflyfish
    • Angelfish
    • Cornetfish
    • Porcupinefish
    • Trunkfish
    • Squirrelfish
    • Parrotfish
    • Damselfish
    • Seahorse
    • Pipefish
    • Puffers
    • Triggerfish (you may only catch Ocean Triggerfish and Gray Triggerfish)

Anglers who adhere to the rules and regulations set out by the Florida Fishing and Wildlife Conservation Commission are not likely to ever spear anyone accidentally. They are the future of the sport and ensure it will be allowed in the future. Those that do not comply will ruin the sport for everybody else; do not be among them.

Saltwater Fishing Rules and Regulations in Florida

Written by Capt. Noah on Wednesday, 28 August 2013. Posted in Fishing Advice

There are set rules and regulations in place to govern fish stocks in Florida’s saltwater. The goal is to ensure healthy populations continue to thrive into the future and sustain our need for fish consumption. There are closed seasons for certain fish, bag and size limits, catch and release encouragement, equipment requirements, license free fishing days, angler recognition programs and even plans in place to remove debris from Florida’s state waters. In the Atlantic Ocean, state waters extend to three nautical miles; while in the Gulf of Mexico they encompass nine miles. Further than that, the ocean falls under Federal waters.

  • Some species do not have set bag limits; but you will require a saltwater products license and a registered commercial vessel if catching over 100lbs daily per person. You may not harvest more than the bag limit and recreationally harvested fish may not be sold without a commercial license. The Recreational Saltwater Fishing Regulations involve complying with bag limits, size limits and available seasons. It is advisable to carry a copy of these regulations to ensure you adhere to them.
  • There are rules regarding the equipment used to catch reef fish. It is essential to use circle hooks that are not stainless steel in conjunction with dehooking devices (which must be blunt and smooth-edged). This is to increase the probability of survival after being caught and released. In addition to this, venting tools are required in the Atlantic Ocean. These are used to deflate swimbladders that are full of gas. The tool must be small, sharp and hollow (such as a 16-gauge hypodermic needle). Signs of an inflated swimbladder include bulging eyes, swollen bellies, stomach protruding from the mouth and intestines coming out of the anus.
  • Most of the fish species inhabiting Florida’s coastal waters are regulated, although some are not. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have implemented standard rules for specific fish. It is advisable that you know exactly what is permitted before you head out to sea.
  • It is compulsory to obtain a Recreational Saltwater Fishing License, unless you are fishing from a charter boat. These are available online, at tax collector’s offices or at registered license facilities throughout Florida. There are non-resident licenses for your holiday, resident licenses if you dwell in Florida, lifetime permits, yearly licenses and permits for vessels and shoreline fishing.

While it is impossible for us to individually list all the regulations pertaining to every species swimming off the coast, it is advisable that you ensure you remain informed about all the rules involved with saltwater fishing. You can download the eRegulations from the Florida Fishing and Wildlife Conservation Commission or visit their website directly.


Freshwater Fishing Rules and Regulations in Florida

Written by Capt. Noah on Wednesday, 28 August 2013. Posted in Fishing Advice

In order to keep our freshwater fish populations healthy and thriving, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are authorized to implement rules and regulations as the need arises. You will need to be continually aware of them to ensure that our freshwater fish species survive into the future; and there are Angler Recognition Programs to reward you for your efforts. Any breach of these stipulations will result in a hefty fine, or worse. Before you head off on a fishing trip to any of Florida’s freshwater dams, rivers and lakes; make sure that you are knowledgeable about the latest fishing regulations for the water area you are going to be fishing in. In fact, it is advisable that you carry a printed version with you, along with the required fishing licenses. While some regulations may change yearly, there are set rules that may not be broken.

Some fishing methods are illegal to use for catching game fish, yet they may be legal for non-game fish. We describe them below for you; but under no circumstances may any angler use any of the following methods to catch fish in Florida’s freshwaters. There will be severe consequences if you even attempt to use unauthorized methods such as these to take fish:

  • Unattached devices that float freely
  • Firearms
  • Explosives
  • Electricity
  • Spear guns
  • Poison
  • Chemicals
  • While diving or swimming underwater

Game Fish

There are specific bag and length limits on all freshwater game fish. These fish may only be caught on rods and reels, or poles and line; but an angler may use an unlimited number of fishing rods. Bowfishing, cast nets, trotlines, setlines or any other methods are strictly prohibited. Game fish include the following fish:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Spotted Bass
  • Shoal Bass
  • Suwanee Bass
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Flier
  • Redbreast Sunfish
  • Warmouth
  • Spotted Sunfish
  • Striped Bass
  • White Bass
  • Sunshine Bass
  • Butterfly Peacock Bass

Native Non-Game Fish

While permits are required to catch non-game fish, there are more methods that anglers are allowed to use. These fish can also be caught with bows and arrows, cast nets, trotlines, bush hooks and setlines. However, any method you may wish to use must be legal in the area that you are fishing and comply with their rules. In addition to this, game fish may never be used as bait. These are the non-game fish that are native to Florida:

  • Channel Catfish
  • White Catfish
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Yellow Bullhead
  • American Shad
  • Longnose Gar
  • Bowfin
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Florida or Spotted Gar
  • Alligator Gar (may only be taken by those with a Scientific Collector’s Permit)

All Sturgeons are protected by Federal Laws and in the State of Florida. If you catch one inadvertently, immediately release it back into the water alive and unharmed.

Non-Native Non-Game Fish

Besides Peacock Bass (game fish) and Triploid Grass Carp (stocked for vegetation control); all other non-native fish must be either consumed or disposed of. There are no bag or size limits and they can be caught using any legal method. However, game fish may not be used as bait. These fish wreak havoc on Florida’s freshwater systems and must never be released back into the water. This is a list of them:

  • Flathead Catfish
  • Blue Catfish
  • Jaguar Guapote
  • Mayan Cichlid
  • Oscar
  • Common Carp
  • Yellow Perch
  • Blue Tilapia

These are the Rules and Regulations for Freshwater Fishing in Florida that will never change. Please visit the website of the Florida Fishing and Wildlife Conservation Commission for the latest information.

Miami Speedboat Charters

Written by Capt. Noah on Saturday, 29 June 2013. Posted in Tourist Info

We do not only offer fishing charters in Miami, we have other exhilarating activities as well. Our Miami Go Fast boats are up for hire and they are perfect for speed enthusiasts looking for the ultimate thrill. Extreme velocities ensure jaw wobbling, cheek smearing and tear duct draining adventure. Our luxurious speedboats in Miami offer all this and more.

Our top of the line go fast boats include well known brands such as:

  • Fountain
  • Cigarette
  • Rough Rider
  • Sonic
  • Outer Limits

Snook Fishing in Florida

Written by Capt. Noah on Friday, 28 June 2013. Posted in Fish Info

Centropomus is the only genus in the order Perciformes of the family Centropomidae and it consists of all twelve species of Snook. Besides being exceptionally tasty, these fish are incredibly popular game fish. In Florida, many anglers focus exclusively on catching these big creatures. Found in subtropical and tropical waters throughout the world; Snook are primarily saltwater fish but they will travel quite far inshore as well. These fish are tough fighters and are challenging to hook and catch. Snook enthusiasts will regale you with tales about these magnificent fish and we strongly recommend experiencing the thrill firsthand.

Snook are an ancient species. Fossils have been dated as far back as the upper Cretaceous period which is as long as fifty five million years ago. They have a typical percoid shape and are distinguished by a lateral line that extends into the tail, two-part dorsal fins and a concave head shape. Their upper bodies are usually dark silver or brown and they have light bellies and yellowish fins. Enormous mouths are capable of swallowing small fish whole. They range in size from 14in to 47in and can weigh as much as 40lbs, if not more.

Usually found around structures such as docks, pilings, bridges, piers and floating debris; large Snook are known for roaming Florida’s beaches during the summer. They will also target baitfish such as bay anchovies on the nearby flats. On hot days, these fish will actively hunt but when it is colder they become sluggish and require less food. Their common diet consists of smaller fish such as mullets, pilchards, menhaden, anchovies, sardines and even shrimp.

Fishing for Snook in Florida is incredibly popular. Unfortunately, there are restrictions on catching them from 15th of December to 31st of January every year. This is because when it gets really cold during winter, these fish become amazingly lethargic. They literally list on their sides and can be picked up with bare hands. Their numbers have been severely decimated when this happens, wreaking havoc with their populations. In the height of summer, there are restrictions as well because anglers catch such large numbers of them. Here are some tips to help you catch Snook in Florida:

Tackle for Snook

Using the right tackle is critically important when catching Snook. They are famous for diving around structure and breaking you off. If fishing from the beach, you can use lighter tackle because there are no obstructions there. Size your hooks to the bait you are using so that they are not obvious to the fish. Use sturdier rods and reels with 17lbs monofilament test line if fishing in places where there are many obstructions. Wire leaders will also help prevent your line being snapped near the fish.

Bait for Snook

These fish will devour almost any bait they come across. We advise taking a variety of baits along with you. Live sardines, pilchards, mullets, grunts, ladyfish, pinfish, pigfish and shrimp work well. You can also cut fresh bait and try them all. Big Snook like big baits and they have big mouths to accommodate them.

Techniques for Snook

As if hooking a Snook were not difficult enough, actually getting them into the boat is an even bigger challenge. These fighters regularly snap line. These steps will help you to be a successful Snook angler in Florida:

  • When fishing for big Snook; heat, water temperature and boat traffic play important roles. At night time, there is less traffic and it is not as hot as during the day. The best time to catch these fish is early morning, late evening and during darkness.
  • Snook respond differently to the tides. In one area they may be biting during the outgoing tide but in another the tide may be coming in. Spend as much time on the water as you can to determine the feeding pattern of the Snook in a particular area. Then remember what you have learnt.
  • Snook regularly break free once hooked. The technique you use once you have the fish on your line is of paramount importance. Keep the line tight at all times. If the fish goes left, pull down right. If it is going right, pull down left. These fish are also jumpers and keeping downward pressure will stop them from landing on your line. If you pull straight up, you put too much pressure on both your leader and the Snook’s mouth; which leads to a sudden break off. Rather keep your rod at a low side angle.

Call today to book your Snook Fishing Charter in Florida and delight in their awesome strength.

Catfish Fishing in Florida

Written by Capt. Noah on Friday, 28 June 2013. Posted in Fish Info

There are many Catfish species in the order Siluriformes occupying freshwater in every continent except Antarctica. There are massive ones and smaller ones. There are long ones, short ones, fat ones and thin ones. Most of them have prominent barbels that resemble a cat’s whiskers and are responsible for their name; but there are a few that do not have whiskers. Found in freshwater lakes, rivers, streams and ponds, Catfish are a prized catch for many anglers. Not only are they tasty, they can grow into extraordinarily enormous fish. The bodies of fresh water in Florida teem with Catfish varieties; the most popular of which are the channel catfish, blue catfish and flathead catfish. These monsters are among the biggest freshwater fish on earth and they are exhilarating to catch.

Catfish live inland or in coastal freshwaters of every country. They are most diverse in tropical waters around the Americas, Africa and Asia. Most of them prefer shallow, running water but some are known to live underground and some even in underwater caves. Although these fish prefer freshwater environments, there are a small number of species that live in saltwater. They have many nicknames in Florida, but these names may refer to another type of Catfish elsewhere.

Catfish have heavy, bony heads and reduced gas bladders that cause them to sink instead of float. Their body shapes vary according to the species but most of them have cylindrical bodies with a flattened head and mouth. This allows them to dig along the bottom for food. They have very large mouths that contain no teeth. They rely on gulping their prey into their mouths instead of cutting or biting into them. Some rarer species have suction mouths that allow them to fasten themselves onto objects. They have a reduced maxilla that supports their barbels, making them unable to protrude their mouths.

Catfish may have up to four pairs of barbels. One can be found by their nasal cavity, another by their mouth and two appear on the chin. These unique characteristics are there for a reason. Along with their chemoreceptors (found along their bodies), their barbels help them to “taste” and “smell” anything they touch; including chemicals in the water. This is how they detect and locate their food. They do not rely on their eyesight for hunting and their eyes are therefore small. Catfish also appear to have advanced hearing.

Scales are lacking in Catfish. Their bodies are naked although some species wear armor plates that vary among them. This is because these fish breathe through their skin and it is why there is a mucus layer over them. Catfish have a powerful, hollow and bony spine on their dorsal and pectoral fins. These can be locked into place as a defensive mechanism; and they can cause severe injury. Some species produce a protein that can be injected via their spine, acting as venom. In certain species, hospitalization may be required if you are stung. In others, fatalities have been recorded. In most catfish though, these stings are not venomous.

Catfish range in size. Some only grow up to 12in while others can measure over two metres. Thailand is home to the largest catfish species, called the giant Mekong Catfish. The largest Flathead Catfish on record weighed 123lbs. Catfish are nocturnal bottom feeders, but they will take bait on the surface too. These awesome fish are highly successful predators and will eat almost anything. Here are some tips to help you catch Catfish in Florida:

Tackle for Catfish

Virtually any type of rod and reel setup will work for catching Catfish. If you are fishing from the banks then a longer rod will allow you to cast further and have better manoeuvrability around cover. If fishing from a boat, you can use a shorter rod. The lighter your tackle and rod, the more you will feel the exhilaration of these strong fish as they fight you. Keep your tackle simple. Use small hooks that are sharp. These fish have thick mouths that blunt hooks will not penetrate. We recommend using 17lbs braided line and medium heavy spinning outfits for the larger Catfish. Attach a light weight about ten inches from your hook to keep your bait near the bottom.

Bait for Catfish

These hungry fish have no problem gulping baits of all varieties. Fresh shrimps, crawdads, chicken livers, bread dough and cut baits such as minnows, bluegills, crappies, shad, herring or anything will be devoured by them. Cheese, hotdogs, bologna, stink baits, night crawlers, worms, grasshoppers, you name it and they will eat it. Live bait works well but cut bait works better because their body fluids can be smelt from vast distances.

Techniques for Catfish

There are so many ways to catch these monster fish. These techniques have been proven successful for catching Catfish; but remember that seasons and where you are fishing are the main considerations. Here are some tips to help you catch Catfish in Florida:

  • Catfish are hungry at dusk and dawn. The best time to go fishing for them is in the morning, as soon as you can see what you are doing. By fishing early, you will increase your chances of catching them tenfold.
  • Use chum to attract them. You can use anything with a strong odor, as well as sour grain. Throw some balls of chum where you plan to fish and you are sure to catch many.
  • Keep your line tight with your weight just at the bottom. Be ready to set the hook the minute a fish bites because they will steal your bait and nibble it right off if you do not do this. We recommend holding your rod and keeping a finger on the line to feel when a fish is biting. You can use alarms and other alerter products but often you are unable to react fast enough.
  • If fishing from the bank, cast as far as you can and let it settle. Reel in a few metres every five minutes or so. This will cover a larger area for locating the fish and will cause the mud to rise and settle again – attracting any Catfish in the area.
  • Look for water that moves at different speeds. Where these two speeds meet is a fantastic place to find these fish. They will not expend unnecessary energy fighting the current. Look for breaks in the current such as rocks, trees or other bottom structure. The current moving over it erodes deep pools. Catfish will often lurk there and dart out to ambush prey swimming past.

Call today to book your Catfish Fishing Charter in Florida and discover the monsters of freshwater.

Bluegill Fishing in Florida

Written by Capt. Noah on Friday, 28 June 2013. Posted in Fish Info

Otherwise known as Bream, Brim or Copper Nose; Bluegill is the freshwater species Lepomis Macrochirus of the Sunfish family Centrarchidae. They are natives of the United States and have been introduced into Europe, South Africa, South America, Oceania and Asia; as well as all over the world. A highly invasive species, they have caused havoc to the environments where they have been introduced and are largely considered pests. These aggressive fish can be caught with a variety of methods and are the perfect introductory fish for youngsters and beginners, as well as fantastic bait for big game fish. In Florida, they can be found in all freshwater habitats and are thrilling to catch. They bite easily, are abundant and put up an immense fight for their size.

On their gill rakers, bright blue edging is clearly visible. This is the defining characteristic of the Bluegill and the reason for their name. In addition to this, there is a dark spot on the base of the dorsal fin and also on the posterior edge of the gills. A dark shade of blue appears on the side of their head and chin and their breast and abdomen is yellow in color (except in breeding males when the breast is bright orange instead).Their deep flattened bodies are laterally compressed and they have ctenoid scales, terminal mouths and their lateral line arches upward in their anterior. Although not always visible, there are between five and nine vertical bars on the side of the body. There are three anal spines on the Bluegill, with between ten and twelve anal fin rays. There are between six and thirteen dorsal fin spines and eleven or twelve dorsal rays. There are also twelve or thirteen pectoral rays. The biggest Bluegill on record weighed 4lbs and 12oz and measured over 16in. They usually range in size from 4in to 12in.

In the shallow waters of Florida’s lakes and ponds, you can find Bluegill in abundance. They also congregate in the slow-moving water of streams and rivers. These fish are prey for many larger species and they prefer to hide where there is an in water plants, weed beds, fallen logs or other protective structures. To avoid fighting for food, adults will move into deeper water during the summer months. Although Bluegills enjoy warmth, they will move deeper if the sun gets too hot. As with other prey fish, schools provide safety in numbers. They prefer swimming in large groups and these schools often consist of other panfish such as crappie and smallmouth bass.

Adult Bluegills feed on aquatic insects and larvae such as those belonging to mayflies, dragonflies and caddisflies; but they will also prey on snails, leeches, smaller fish and even freshwater crayfish and crabs. They will eat practically anything. Night crawlers and wax worms are devoured, as is vegetation when food is scarce. If they can find nothing to eat, they will even dine on their own eggs and juveniles.

These fish are fast and can change direction speedily. Highly adapted to sense changes in water pressure and vibrations, they are tricky to sneak up on. They rely heavily on their sight for foraging food, which is why it is best to catch them in daylight. Their mouths are small, which means they have to take a huge gulp to suck in their prey. Here are some tips to help you catch Bluegills in Florida:

Tackle for Bluegill

Bluegills are small and a 2lb test line will work perfectly unless you are fishing in heavy cover. If that is the case then a 4lb or 6lb line will be better. Use extremely small hooks as their mouths are tiny. An ultra light spinning rod and reel is ideal.

Bait for Bluegill

These aggressive fish will bite on anything. Live bait works best but lures and flies can be used easily as well. Even bare shiny hooks can work because they use their sight for hunting and are attracted to shiny visible objects.

Techniques for Bluegill

These curious fish will put anything in their mouths. Here are some tips on the various ways to catch Bluegill in Florida:

  • Bait such as a small worm on a hook is by far the easiest way to catch these fish. Crickets and mealworms work too. Simply put them on a tiny hook and fish them under a bobber. The bobber will tell you when you have a bite but if the water is clear you should be able to see the fish coming quite clearly.
  • Flies that resemble the insects in the area are highly effective. Drift them above or ahead of the fish and they will likely take it. Slow-moving currents are ideal for fly fishing Bluegills.
  • Lures work fantastically as well. A plastic mini-jig of any color should catch these fish. Fish jigs extremely slowly at the depth the fish are at. Twitch them occasionally to detect any nibbles. Plastic worms and plastic drop shots are known to target the bigger fish, but you will unlikely catch as many.

Call today to book your Bluegill Fishing Charter in Florida and be introduced to the world of fishing.

Saltwater Fishing in Florida

Written by Capt. Noah on Thursday, 20 June 2013. Posted in Tourist Info

It is well known that Florida has among the most fantastic saltwater fishing in the world. Almost every thrilling game fish on the planet can be found and caught in these waters. There are a number of reasons why the fishing is so extraordinary phenomenal off the coast of Florida. Currents, tropical oceans and protective shelter for large numbers of prey fish ensure that big fish thrive here. This is why saltwater fishing in Florida is so thrillingly extreme:

The Atlantic Ocean

Florida has the Atlantic Ocean on its eastern coast, southern coast and western coast. The Florida Keys are surrounding by these waters; which are warm and perfectly ideal for some truly big game fish. Most of the main currents flow into the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea where many of these fish go to spawn. They migrate along the Gulf Stream current and pass close to the coast of Florida.

The Gulf Stream Current

On the eastern coast of Florida, the Gulf Stream current is used as a migratory route for millions of fish every year. It passes within a few miles of the shore and huge fish can frequently be caught extremely close to land. Their food sources travel in this current and they follow them hungrily, happily devouring our bait in the process. This is one of the best locations in the world to catch truly awe-inspiring fish.

The Gulf of Mexico

The western coast of Florida faces the Gulf of Mexico. This is a nursery for millions of fish species that spend their primary years developing here before being big enough for migration. They float on the current from the Caribbean Sea before being pushed into the bay. These fish attract extremely large fish which prey on them.

The Everglades

This enormous wilderness consists mostly of water. Not all of it is saltwater but the tides extend far inland from the Gulf of Mexico, and many saltwater fish swim inshore with them. Tarpon, great barracuda, snook and other saltwater fish survive happily in these waters. There are also a number of convenient waterways that will quickly get you into the Gulf of Mexico for delightful fishing action.

Saltwater Habitats

The reasons why fish thrive in these parts is varied. Warm water, warm currents, huge selections of food sources and shelter are necessary for their survival. The underwater geological formation around Florida provides many places for fish to hide from predators. There are always big fish looking for prey in places where they seek shelter. Here are some underwater habitats where you can find saltwater game fish in Florida:

  • Mud Flats
  • Grass Flats
  • Rocks
  • Coral Reefs
  • Wrecks
  • Deep Waters
  • Canyons
  • Ledges
  • Floating Objects
  • Fixed Structures
  • Caves

Popular Saltwater Fish

You will be able to catch some of the world’s most sought-after sports fish in the world off the coast of Florida. Here is a list of the most popular fish swimming in these salty waters:

  • Blue Marlin
  • White Marlin
  • Swordfish
  • Sailfish
  • Grouper
  • Snapper
  • Tuna
  • Tarpon
  • Shark
  • Mahi-Mahi (Dorado)
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Golden Tilefish
  • Jacks
  • Kingfish
  • Pompano
  • Sea Basses
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Wahoo
  • Barracuda
  • Longbill Spearfish

There are so many exciting fish to catch in Florida’s saltwater. There are also numerous techniques you can use and places to go to find the most exhilarating fish of them all. Our fishing charters in Florida have expert guides and beautiful boats that are outfitted with quality tournament grade equipment. We will give you
the best opportunity possible to catch the biggest fish of your career.

Call now to book your Saltwater Fishing Charter in Florida and delight in the opportunities.

Your Florida Fishing Vacation - How We Can Arrange it for You

Written by Capt. Noah on Thursday, 20 June 2013. Posted in Tourist Info

We offer explosive fishing adventures that are popular among anglers seeking the ultimate thrill. Departing from various locations in Florida, we can personalize your fishing trip and even arrange the necessities of your fishing vacation. We will work with you to customize your trip and then organize all the arrangements for you. Here are some of the additional things that we can offer our fishing trips in Florida:

  • Travel

We can ensure that you have transportation. We can organize a car for you to drive around in. We can arrange for a taxi (even a limousine) to deliver you to and from our docks. Wherever you come from, wherever you are going; we will make sure that you are not stranded when enjoying a fishing vacation in Florida.

  • Catering

Being out on the ocean (or even inshore) will make you hungry and thirsty. You are welcome to bring your own food and refreshments onboard with you. We have several catering options available and will be happy to provide you with them. There is a cooler onboard all of our fishing boats that will keep drinks cold and food fresh. Usually our clients opt for sandwiches, drinks and beer; but we can cater to your specific tastes as well.

  • Sight-Seeing

Most of the fish that we catch are found very close to shore. The Gulf Stream current is a few short miles away and takes us minutes to get there. This allows us to take you on a short sight-seeing detour that will allow you to explore the vast waterways. You can enjoy the beauty of the city from the safety of our luxury fishing boats.

  • Accommodation

We can help you find the perfect vacation rental, lodge, resort, hotel, holiday cottage or beach house for your stay in Florida. You give us your budget for accommodation and we will find the best deal for you, regardless of where you wish to stay in Florida.

  • Multiple Days

There are so many varieties of big game sports fish swimming off the coast that is it sometimes hard to decide which ones you want to catch most. Instead of agonizing over this, why not catch them all? We can arrange for you to catch different fish over the course of several days, and you can experience it from our various fishing boats. Your fishing vacation must be spent the way you want to; so we can focus on catching a specific fish on one day and another next – and so on. We can exhilarate in so many types of fishing if we have the time to do it, and many more options become available to you.

Some of the best fishing in the world occurs in Florida; but the best fishing grounds are near Islamorada, Key West, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Stuart and Palm Beach. These are the most popular destinations for fishing and these are the cities where most of our clients prefer us to arrange their fishing trips. We recommend visiting these cities if you are coming to catch fish, but we will be happy to make arrangements for you if you are anywhere else in Florida, the Bahamas, Panama, the Dominican Republic and even in Costa Rica.

Contact us today and let us arrange your Fishing Trip in Florida for the ultimate adventure.

Fishing Vacations

Written by Capt. Noah on Thursday, 20 June 2013. Posted in Tourist Info

If you want to catch the most sought-after big game fish in the world; then know that you will be sure to catch them if you come to Florida, the Caribbean islands, Costa Rica or Panama. You will be able to specifically target monsters such as swordfish, shark, sailfish, tuna, mahi-mahi, grouper, snapper, wahoo, marlin, barracuda and others. You can even catch them all if you so desire. There are numerous inshore fish such as cobia, tarpon, redfish, bonefish and snook. Let us not forget the spectacular abundance of freshwater game fish on offer as well. If this excites you, then our fishing vacations are designed for you.

We will gladly take you to catch any or all of the fish swimming in these waters. We have a fleet of luxury fishing boats that are outfitted with tournament grade equipment. They are safe, fast, reliable and supremely comfortable. We have a multitude of fishing captains and guides that have been fishing the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea throughout their lives. They know all the techniques required for catching any fish you wish to target, and they are experts at using every piece of equipment and method known to man. Their knowledge is shared with every angler onboard, and you will be sure to catch some phenomenal big game fish when you climb aboard our luxury fishing boats.

Our fishing charters are private. This means that we can exclusively customize them to your needs and preferences. If you want to focus on offshore fishing then we can do that; or if you wish to catch prized freshwater fish such as largemouth bass, then we know exactly where to find them inshore. Perhaps you would like to fish on the mud flats, in deep waters, on coral reefs and wrecks, in lakes, in rivers or anywhere else where there is water. Whatever you want, we will ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime.

We offer a myriad of options for your fishing vacation. We can go out on multiple trips and target different fish. We can focus on a specific one. We can try fly fishing, deep drop fishing, bow fishing or whatever excites you. Usually our clients spend a day or two out on the ocean before moving inshore for another day. We offer multiple days of fishing. What we catch, which techniques we use and where we go are entirely up to you.

Here are some of the most popular places for our fishing vacations:

  • Islamorada
  • Florida Keys
  • Destin
  • Palm Beach
  • Marathon
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Boca Raton
  • Miami
  • Stuart
  • St. Petersburg
  • The Dominican Republic
  • The Bahamas
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama

Our packages are tailor-made for you. We do not like to limit our clients by giving them specific options to choose from. Our prices will depend on your requirements and we can include catering, transportation, sight-seeing and whatever else inspires you. We can even organize accommodation that suits your budget and your holiday ideas.

Contact us to book your Fishing Vacation and we will send you a customized quote.


Fishing Resorts in Florida and the Caribbean

Written by Capt. Noah on Thursday, 20 June 2013. Posted in Tourist Info

Hordes of resorts and lodges are available for accommodation in Florida and we offer fishing charters from almost all of them. Our services extend into the Caribbean and we can take you on a deep sea fishing trip from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Panama and any of the islands around the Bahamas.

Many of you will be coming to these locations specifically to catch some of the most spectacular big game fish found anywhere in the world. The Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf Stream current, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea all offer a myriad of exhilarating sports fish to challenge you. The entire mid-western Atlantic is a migratory route and spawning ground for fish of all shapes and sizes. We regularly take clients to catch the fish of their careers; and these include such monsters as swordfish, sailfish, mahi-mahi, grouper, wahoo, barracuda, blue marlin, snapper, sharks, tuna and a variety of other thrilling and exciting fish.

Here are some of the most popular resorts that you can use when travelling for these game fish. They all have fantastic ratings and you can climb aboard our luxury fishing boats at the nearest marina:

Fishing Resorts in Florida

Florida is famous for the affluent outdoors lifestyle that people enjoy. There is so much water that activities such as surfing, parasailing, diving, snorkelling, sailing and fishing are part of everyday life. The weather is warm throughout the year and the environment is vibrant with plants, animals and numerous unique ecosystems. Hikers, bird watchers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts delight in the Everglades. Golfing, shopping, spas, salons, restaurants, bars, festivals, museums, galleries and theatres are abundant and there are many attractions to enjoy. There are amusements parks, water parks, animal sanctuaries, racing tracks, casinos and anything else you can think of. You will be able to experience all of this from any of these resorts and more:

  • Guy Harvey Outpost (a TradeWinds Beach Resort) – Saint Petersburg
  • Ebb Tide Waterfront Resort - Clearwater
  • Hontoon Landing Resort and Marina – DeLand
  • Plaza Beach Hotel – Saint Petersburg
  • Hawks Cay Resort – Duck Key
  • South Seas Island Resort – Captive Island
  • Bilmar Beach Resort – Treasure Island
  • Pelican Cove Resort and Marina - Islamorada
  • Cheeca Lodge and Spa - Islamorada
  • Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina – Fort Myers
  • Bahia Mar (a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel) – Fort Lauderdale
  • Hilton Key Largo Resort – Key Largo
  • Marina Del Mar Resort and Marina – Key Largo
  • Sanibel Harbor Marriott Resort and Spa - Fort Myers
  • The Reach (a Waldorf Astoria Resort) – Key West
  • Gasparilla Inn and Club – Boca Grande
  • Madeira Bay Resort – Madeira Bay
  • Innisbrook (a Salamander Golf and Spa Resort) – Palm Harbor
  • Mariner’s Resort Villas and Marina – Key Largo
  • Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina – Islamorada
  • Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove – Saint Petersburg
  • Chesapeake Beach Resort – Islamorada
  • Caribbean Shores Hotel and Cottages – Jensen Beach
  • Islander Resort – Islamorada
  • Native Sun Resort – Pompano Beach
  • The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club – Naples
  • Beachview Cottages – Sanibel Island

Fishing Resorts in Panama

Panama is breathtakingly beautiful. Sweeping forests, rolling hills and majestic mountains make up most of the country. There are modern cities but the majority of the landscape is primitive and natural. There are island chains in both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. You can enjoy activities such as hiking, bird watching, zip lining, horse riding, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, coffee tasting, kayaking, white water rafting, rock climbing, shopping, golfing, body pampering, dining and there are several hot springs tumbling out of an inactive volcano. There is always some festival or other and the country has a rich cultural heritage that is well worth exploring. The Canal Zone is home to the Panama Canal and is a thriving metropolis. Panama is one of the best places to catch big game fish in the world, and we can take you for this experience if you are anywhere near the Caribbean Sea. Here are some of the best fishing resorts on the Caribbean side of Panama:

  • Hotel Oasis – Carenero Island
  • Garden of Eden Inn – Isla Solarte
  • Tropical Suites – Bocas Town
  • Popa Paradise Beach Resort – Isla Popa
  • Hotelito Del Mar – Bocas Town
  • Coco Resort – Isla Colon
  • Hotel Palma Royale – Bocas Town
  • Hotel Bocas del Toro – Bocas Town
  • Punta Caracol Acquas Lodge – Isla Colon
  • Hotel Caribbean View – Isla Bastimentos
  • Buccaneers Resort – Carenero Island
  • Bahia Hotel – Bocas Town
  • Hotel Olas – Bocas Town
  • El Limbo on the Sea Hotel – Isla Colon
  • Playa Tortuga Hotel and Beach Resort – Isla Colon
  • Hotel Los Delfines – Isla Colon
  • Hotel Angela – Bocas Town
  • Hotel La Rumba – Isla Colon
  • Hotel Laguna – Bocas Town
  • Blue Marlin Resort – Isla Colon
  • Bocas Paradise Hotel – Bocas Town
  • Swans Cay Hotel – Bocas Town
  • Playa Mango Beach Club and Hotel Resort – Bocas Town
  • Hotel Cristina – Bocas Town
  • Hotel MaccaBite – Isla Bastimentos
  • Suite Hotel Costes – Isla Colon
  • Hotel Hipocampo – Bocas Town
  • Solarte Inn – Isla Solarte
  • Punta Manglar – Isla Colon
  • Hotel Alhambra – Changuinola

Fishing Resorts in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is among the world’s most environmentally conservative countries. Tropical rainforests, mountains, volcanoes, craters, lakes and every other geological formation gives it a rich heritage that is protected in many national reserves. The eastern coastline of the country has not seen much development. Nature enthusiasts flock to the area to experience the sheer beauty on offer and there are numerous unique birds and ecosystems thriving in these habitats. Zip lining, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, sailing, nature trails, bird watching, horse riding, surfing, golfing, cycling, rafting, beaching and aerial trams are only a few of the things you can do. There is such a wide array of activities to suit anybody’s interests. Resorts offer fantastic spas; there are cities and local shopping facilities and restaurants have an abundance of food varieties. There are cultural museums, bars, festivals, theatres and art flourishes among the locals. There is so much to see and experience. Fishing is easily among the most popular things to do because of the myriad of big game fish swimming off the coast. We can take you on the fishing adventure of a lifetime from anywhere along the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. There are not many resorts in this area, but there are beautiful lodges. These are some of the most popular eco-lodges that you can enjoy in the Coastal Caribbean province:

  • Pachira Lodge – Tortuegero National Park
  • Punta Cocles Jungle and Beach Hotel – Puerto Viejo
  • Suerre Caribbean – Gandoca-Manzanillo National Park
  • Selva Verde Lodge – Selva Verde National Park
  • Suerre Guapiles – Suerre Guapiles National Park
  • Laguna Lodge – Tortuegero National Park

Fishing Resorts in the Dominican Republic

Sharing a large island with Haiti, the Dominican Republic is situated in the Caribbean Sea where some of the best fishing in the world occurs. Rugged mountains and highlands have beautiful fertile valleys between them that attract tourists in large numbers. The tropical climate remains warm throughout the year; although from June to October the island is regularly battered by hurricanes. Tourists love the Playa Bonita beach strip which is secluded and has thriving bars, snorkelling, diving and other popular activities. Sailing, hiking, kayaking, surfing, golfing, shopping, dining, museums, theatres, casinos and anything else you can think of is offered to tourists in the Dominican Republic. Many of the most-sought after fish in the world spawn in these waters and fishing is a way of life for the locals. If you are looking for truly big game fish, then we can take you to catch them from anywhere along the coast; particularly from Punta Cana. Here are some of the top resorts in the Dominican Republic where you can stay during your fishing expeditions:

  • Melia Caribe Tropical Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Ocean Blue and Sand Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Secrets Royal Beach Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Dreams Palm Beach Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Barcelo Bavaro Beach Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Occidental Grand Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Grand Paradise Bavaro – Punta Cana
  • Be Live Grand Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Barcelo Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Natura Park Beach Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Cofresi Palm Beach and Spa Resort – Puerto Plata
  • IFA Villas Bavaro Resort and Spa – Punta Cana
  • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Hotel – Bayahibe
  • Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resort Casino and Spa – Punta Cana
  • VH Gran Ventana Beach Resort – Puerto Plata
  • Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort and Spa – Puerto Plata
  • Barcelo Dominican Beach Hotel – Punta Cana
  • Caribe Club Princess Beach Resort and Spa – Punta Cana
  • Grand Paradise Playa Dorado – Puerto Plata
  • Coral Costa Caribe Resort, Spa and Casino – Juan Dolio
  • Barcelo Capella Beach Resort – Juan Dolio
  • Tropical Princess Beach Resort and Spa – Punta Cana
  • Carabela Beach Resort and Casino – Punta Cana
  • Casa Colonial Beach and Spa – Puerto Plata
  • Casa Marina Beach Hotel – Sosua
  • Don Juan Beach Resort – Boca Chica
  • VIK Hotel Cayena Beach – Punta Cana
  • Valero Beach Resort- Cabarete

Fishing Resorts in the Bahamas

The Bahamas is a chain of stunning tropical islands. You can take boats, ferries or even kayak from one to another. Warm weather, shallow and clear waters and world-famous beaches are the biggest attractions for tourists. There are hiking trails, national parks, indigenous wildlife, museums, bars, restaurants, secluded cays, sailing, surfing, spas, shopping and flamboyant local fare. These islands are expensive and offer the perfect getaway. Diving, snorkelling, sight-seeing, spear fishing, kite surfing and all forms of adventure sports are on offer, as are more relaxing activities such as sipping cocktails on the beaches. Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf Stream passes extremely close by and with it come the most spectacular big game fish highly sought-after by anglers worldwide. The Bahamas are easily among the top destinations for sports fishing on the planet; and we can take you to experience the thrilling adventure from any of the islands. There are many resorts available for accommodation, but little in the way of cheaper backpackers or lodges. These are some of the most visited resorts in the Bahamas:

  • Kamalame Cay – Andros
  • Hawks Nest Resort and Marina – Cat Island
  • Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort and Villas – Long Island
  • Tiamo – Andros
  • Stella Maris Resort Club – Long Island
  • Bimini Bay Resort and Marina – Bimini
  • Atlantis Coral Towers – Paradise Island
  • Old Bahama Bay – West End
  • Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina – Alice Town
  • Walkers Cay Hotel and Marina – Walkers Cay
  • Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and Casino – Nassau
  • Sandals Emerald Bay – Great Exuma
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island – Nassau
  • Pelican Bay – Freeport
  • West Wind Club II – Nassau
  • Island Seas Resort – Freeport

The tropical regions of the western Atlantic Ocean are thriving with sports fish. They spawn here, they migrate here and they hunt near the surface of the sea or in vast underwater canyons. Fish such as swordfish, sailfish, mahi-mahi, tuna, marlin, grouper, snapper, wahoo, barracuda, sharks and hordes of others inhabit these waters and you can catch any or all of them. We offer fishing charters from all the locations listed above. You can climb aboard our luxury fishing boats at your nearest marina.

Call today to book your Big Game Fishing Charter and experience the phenomenal variety.

How We Choose Fishing Guides

Written by Capt. Noah on Thursday, 20 June 2013. Posted in Infographics & Resources

There are so many fishing captains and guides in Florida. They all scramble around offering their services. Fishing is incredibly popular in Florida and there is a big demand for fishing charters. Unfortunately, finding the best of them (or even marginally acceptable ones) is not easy unless you know some people that can advise you. Randomly selecting a guide to take you onto the ocean may prove to be an incredibly unpleasant experience and could even be potentially dangerous for you. We strongly recommend thorough research before choosing a guide and fishing boat. Alternatively, we have selected the best fishing guides in Florida and have done this work for you already.

How do we choose our fishing guides?

There are a variety of immensely important factors that we take into consideration when deciding whether a fishing guide is among the best. We know about many horror stories involving unscrupulous, inexperienced, belligerent fishing guides that do not know how to navigate and have extremely unhygienic fishing boats with the worst quality equipment. This will not happen to you when you book one of our fishing charters in Florida. This is how we determine who the best fishing guides in Florida are:

  • Local Knowledge

Fishing guides need to have extensive local knowledge such as where to find different fish, how to catch them, how to use the techniques certain fish require, how to use the equipment needed, which fish are edible and they need to know how to navigate their way through the Atlantic Ocean. Added local information is also essential; such as the best restaurants, accommodation, bars, tourist attractions and reputable companies to refer clients for other activities. They also need to know where the nearest medical facilities are in the case of someone being injured.

  • Experience

Fishing experience is of paramount importance in a fishing guide. You do not gain knowledge unless you have experience. Finding fish, catching them and knowing everything about their habits means practice. Ensuring that their clients have the best chance possible of catching the fish they are targeting requires years of acquired experience. Only practice will teach you how to deal with certain situations such as seasickness, injury or other unforeseen circumstances.

  • Customer Reviews

Customer satisfaction is the most important part of being a fishing guide and we use such information to choose the best guides for us. We interview customers and get valuable feedback from them. An unsatisfied client is quick to tell you why they had a bad or mediocre experience, and they are notoriously particular. Their opinions give us the insight we need to know whether a potential fishing guide has what it takes to be part of our team.

  • Equipment

We expect our fishing guides to provide our clients with the necessary equipment. They need to know exactly how to use every item and it must be of exceptional quality. Rods, reels, spinning reels, tackle, monofilament line, fluorocarbon line, circle hooks, treble hooks, dredges, kites, lures, buoys and even bait needs to be provided. Their fishing boats need to be outfitted with the latest tournament grade equipment so that our clients have the best chance of success. Many of the fish caught in Florida will easily overpower cheap rods and reels, which is unacceptable to us.

  • Fishing Boats

It is critically important that potential fishing guides have the best boats. They need to be exceptionally clean, be serviced regularly and be well maintained. Engines need to be in perfect working order, as do other essential parts. Boats need to be fast and supremely comfortable. Most importantly, they need to be safe. This means that they must comply fully with any and all United States Coast Guard Regulations.

  • Friendliness

Our fishing guides need to be friendly and easy conversationalists. Their knowledge needs to be shared with all anglers onboard in a way that makes them feel like they are doing really well. We do not want our clients to feel stupid when they are learning, or be shouted and screamed at when something needs to be shown again. Our guides need to uplift our clients and take their needs into consideration as a priority. A belligerent fishing guide will never be a member of our team.

Our standards are extremely high and potential fishing guides are scrutinized in every conceivable way. You are guaranteed a knowledgeable guide that will help you to catch a truly monster fish. Their expertise ensures you have the best possible chance of your trophy or lifetime career fish and an extraordinary adventure is assured. We have chosen the best fishing guides in Florida so that you do not have to.

Contact us to book your Fishing Charters in Florida and meet our phenomenal fishing guides.


How Much Do Fishermen Make

on Wednesday, 12 June 2013. Posted in Infographics & Resources

Top 10% earns $41,150 per year

Thinking about a career in fishing? Check out the first in our series of infographics for information on typical wages for a commercial fishermen in the United States. While it might not be the most lucrative career, it's certainly a lifestyle that many outdoorsmen dream of pursuing.

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Types of Fishing in the Florida Everglades

Written by Capt. Noah on Friday, 07 June 2013. Posted in Fishing Advice

There are over three hundred species of freshwater and saltwater fish in the Florida Everglades. Anglers come from all over the world to experience the thrill of catching them in such abundance. Excellent fishing opportunities exist because over a third of the Everglades are covered by water; and there are many unique ecosystems that thrive in thousands of acres of shallow flats, marshes, channels and mangroves in the rivers, dams and coastal inlets. There are myriads of world-renowned game fish swimming in these waters and sports anglers take full of advantage of this.

Snapper, sea trout, grouper, bass, bluegill, redfish, tarpon, snook, redear, great barracuda, catfish, sharks and many other prized fish inhabit the waterways of the Everglades. There are so many fish to catch and a variety of ways that you can catch them. You can fish from a skiff propelled quietly by poles so as not to scare fish away. You can use a light-motor boat for the same reason. You can use live bait, lures, flies, bows and arrows, spears or any other methods to catch fish. You can fish from the shore but access is limited in many places and we strongly recommend hiring a boat and guide.

The Everglades include Florida Bay and Ten Thousand Islands; and these places are all sought-after locations for big game fish. Flamingo Bay, Biscayne Bay, Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades National Park are the most famous of the many phenomenal fishing spots. The most popular fish to catch are the following:

  • Tarpon
  • Snapper
  • Jacks
  • Grouper
  • Permit
  • Bonefish
  • Sharks
  • Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Peacock Bass
  • Alligator Gar
  • Spotted Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Snook
  • Redfish
  • Redear Sunfish
  • Lady Fish
  • Triple Tail
  • Trout
  • Crappie
  • Striped Mullet
  • Great Barracuda
  • Florida Gar

There are many other types of fish to catch in the Florida Everglades besides the most popular. Here are some of the most populous fish species inhabiting in these waters:

  • Brown Bullhead
  • Bowfin
  • Tadpole Madtom
  • Diamond Killifish
  • Rainwater Killifish
  • Gulf Killifish
  • Bluefin Killifish
  • Least Killifish
  • Coastal Shiner
  • Taillight Shiner
  • Golden Shiner
  • Lake Chubsucker
  • Golden Topminnow
  • Sheepshead Minnow
  • Mosquito Fish
  • Flagfish
  • Brook Silverside
  • Sailfin Molly
  • Spotted Sunfish
  • Bluespotted Sunfish
  • Everglades Pygmy Sunfish
  • Swamp Darter
  • Gray Snapper
  • Crevalle Jack
  • Sheepshead

The Everglades consists of almost every geological formation for fish to thrive in. Gator holes, hidden coves, rocks, deep waters, swamps, shallow flats and mud holes are common. Fish seek protection in such places and congregate there in large numbers. There are miles of slow-flowing waters where fish prefer to hide; only darting into fast-flowing water to catch prey as it passes by. For any level of angler, fishing is a spectacular adventure in the Florida Everglades.

Call today to book your Everglades Fishing Charter and experience the best fishing in the world.

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