Sites & Forecasts

October - December 2018

Within each region you can check out our quarterly forecasts for major fishing areas, or you can get our 2015 recommendations for the top bass, bream, catfish, crappie or striper locales. Some information on fishing seasonality is provided showing regional temperatures ranges and at what temperature some fishes spawn and feed most actively, and a link explaining the solunar theory and providing access to calendars that predict peak fishing times.

For general information on what lakes are available in an area by ZIP code or city, check out's External Website fishing site finder.


TrophyCatchNew -- TrophyCatch Tracker!

TrophyCatch External Website is FWC's citizen-science program that rewards anglers for documenting and releasing trophy bass 8 pounds or larger. Check your local waters to see how many TrophyCatch bass have been submitted from your area -- or be the first to submit a trophy from that location!



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Fish Orlando! Top Spots Map Adobe PDF
Lakes and Rivers Top Spots for Black Bass
Boat Ramps Top Spots for Striper
ADA Compliant Access Top Spots for Black Crappie
Fish Management Areas Top Spots for Bream
Fish Attractors Top Spots for Catfish
FL Lake Atlas External Website Bathymetric Maps External Website
Hatchery Stocking Data TrophyCatch Gallery External Website


Fish Range Finder

 Not sure which fish species are in your area? Try FWC's Fish Range Finder External Website!

FWC Facts:
White and brown shrimp depend on estuaries as nursery habitats, leaving when they reach 4-5 inches in length. This “shrimp run” occurs in late summer or early fall.

Learn More at AskFWC