Regional Fishing Contacts

Fishing Contacts

In addition to FWC's freshwater Quarterly Fishing Forecasts, local resources such as bait and tackle shops and marinas can also provide helpful information about local fishing conditions. This is not a complete list, but includes local contacts that our Regional personnel have found helpful. Note that these shops sometimes change location or close, so call before you go.

If you still have questions, please call the appropriate Regional Office number listed in the blue header for each Region below.

 

Northwest Region     850-265-3676
 Counties  Water Body  Contact  Phone

Jackson, Gadsden, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, and Franklin counties

Lower Apalachicola River

Riverview Bait & Tackle

850-663-2462

Jackson, Gadsden, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, and Franklin counties

Lower Apalachicola River

Bay City Marina

850-653-9294

Jackson, Gadsden, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, and Franklin counties

Lower Apalachicola River

Scipio Creek Marina

850-653-8030

Jackson, Gadsden, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, and Franklin counties

Lower Apalachicola River

Fisherman's Choice

850-670-8808

Calhoun and Gulf counties

Dead Lake

Dead Lake Sportsman Lodge

850-639-5051

Calhoun and Gulf counties

Dead Lake

Magnolia Lodge

850-639-6760

Bay County

Deer Point Lake

Cherokee Landing

850-722-4902

Bay County

Deer Point Lake

Tharp's Camp

850-265-2330

Santa Rosa and Escambia counties

Escambia River

Jim's Fish Camp

850-994-7500

Santa Rosa and Escambia counties

Escambia River

Swamp House Marina and Landing

850-478-9906

Santa Rosa and Escambia counties

Escambia River

Becks Fish Camp

850-375-0383

Leon County

Lake Jackson

Red and Sam's Fish Camp

850-562-3083

Jackson County

Merritt's Mill Pond

Arrowhead Campground

850-482-5583

Leon, Gadsden and Liberty counties

Ochlockonee River

Ed and Bernice's Fish Camp

850-379-8146

Jackson and Gadsden counties

Lake Seminole

Seminole Lodge

850-593-6886

Gadsden and Leon counties

Lake Talquin

Whipporwill Sportman's Lodge

850-875-2605

Holmes County

Lake Victor

Lake Victor RV Park

850-956-4526

       
North Central Region     386-758-0525
 Counties Water Body  Contact  Phone

Columbia County

Alligator Lake

Greens Marine and Sporting Goods

386-755-5390

Columbia County

Alligator Lake

Rooster's Outfitters

386-397-2724

Clay County

Doctors Inlet, St. Johns River, and Black Creek

Whitey's Fish Camp

904-269-4198

Hamilton County

Hamilton County Phosphate Pits (Eagle and Lang Lakes)

Rooster's Outfitters

386-397-2724

Alachua County

Orange Lake

South Shore Fish Camp

352-595-4241

Alachua County

Orange Lake

Sportsman Cove Fish Camp

352-591-1435

Alachua County

Lochloosa Lake

Lochloosa Harbor Fish Camp

352-481-2114

Alachua County

Lochloosa Lake

Gary's Tackle Box

352-372-1791

Alachua County

Newnans Lake

Gary's Tackle Box

352-372-1791

Citrus, Marion and Levy counties

Lake Rousseau

Big Bass Village

352-447-3474

Citrus, Marion and Levy counties

Lake Rousseau

Lake Rousseau RV Park/Fishing Resort

352-795-6336

Citrus, Marion and Levy counties

Lake Rousseau

Dunnellon Bait and Tackle

352-465-2755

Nassau County

St. Mary's and Nassau Rivers

Charlie's Fish Camp

904-225-0102

Nassau County

St. Mary's and Nassau Rivers

St. Mary's River Fish Camp

904-845-4440

Bradford County

Lake Sampson and Lake Rowell

The Slab

904-964-9374

Alachua County

Lake Santa Fe

Chappini's Bait & Tackle

352-475-9496

Alachua County

Lake Santa Fe

Bald Eagle Bait and Tackle

352-473-6060

Suwannee County

Suwannee Lake

Greens Marine

386-755-5390

Suwannee County

Suwannee Lake

Rooster's Outfitters

386-397-2724

Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Lafayette, Gilchrist, Alachua, Suwannee, Levy and Dixie counties

Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers

Upper Suwannee: Suwannee River State Park

386-362-2746

Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Lafayette, Gilchrist, Alachua, Suwannee, Levy and Dixie counties

Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers

Upper Suwannee: Canoe Outpost

1-800-428-4147

Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Lafayette, Gilchrist, Alachua, Suwannee, Levy and Dixie counties

Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers

Upper Suwannee: Spirit of Suwannee Park

386-364-1683

Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Lafayette, Gilchrist, Alachua, Suwannee, Levy and Dixie counties

Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers

Middle Suwannee and Santa Fe: Sandy Point Marina

386-935-0615

Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Lafayette, Gilchrist, Alachua, Suwannee, Levy and Dixie counties

Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers

Lower Suwannee: Sid's Treasure Camp

352-493-2950

Citrus County

Tsala Apopka Chain

River Land Bait and Tackle

352-465-2755

Citrus, Marion, Sumter, Levy, Hernando counties

Withlacoochee River

Anglers Resort Dunnellon

352-489-2397

       
Northeast Region     352-732-1225
 Counties  Water Body  Contact  Phone

Indian River County

Ansin Garcia - Miami Lakes

Stick Marsh Bait and Tackle Shop

772-571-9855

Indian River County

Ansin Garcia - Miami Lakes

Bait Bucket

772-571-5217

Indian River County

Lake Blue Cypress

Middleton's Fish Camp

772-778-0150

Indian River County

Farm 13/Stick Marsh

Stick Marsh Bait & Tackle Shop

772-571-9855

Indian River County

Farm 13/Stick Marsh

Bait Bucket

772-571-5217

Putnam & Volusia counties

Lake George

Pine Island fish Camp

386-749-2818

Putnam & Volusia counties

Lake George

Georgetown Marina & Lodge

386-467-2002

Lake County

Lake Harris

Lake Harris Lodge

352-343-4111

Seminole & Volusia counties

Lake Monroe

Lake Monroe Inn Bait & Tackle

407-322-3108

Seminole & Volusia counties

Lake Monroe

Highbanks Marina and Camp Resort

386-668-4491

Seminole & Volusia counties

Lake Monroe

Best Western Marina

407-323-1910

Sumter County

Lake Panasoffkee

Pana Vista Lodge

352-793-2061

Putnam County

Rodman Reservoir

Gary's Tackle Box

352-372-1791

       
Southwest Region     863-648-3200
 Counties  Water Body  Contact  Phone

Highlands County

Lake Istokpoga

Henderson's Fish Camp

863-465-2101

Highlands County

Lake Istokpoga

Cypress Isle RV Park & Marina

863-465-5241

Polk County

Lake Parker

Phillips Bait and Tackle

863-666-2248

Polk County

Saddle Creek Park

Phillips Bait and Tackle

863-666-2248

       
South Region     561-625-5122
 Counties  Water Body  Contact  Phone

Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties

Everglades Water Conservation Areas

Sawgrass Recreation Area

954-389-0202

Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties

Everglades Water Conservation Areas

Holiday Park Recreation Area

954-434-8111

Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties

Everglades Water Conservation Areas

Mack's Fish Camp

305-822-5033

Palm Beach, Martin, Glades, Okeechobee, and Hendry counties

Lake Okeechobee

Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters

800-284-2446

Palm Beach, Martin, Glades, Okeechobee, and Hendry counties

Lake Okeechobee

Garrard Tackle Shop

800-600-3474

Collier County

Lake Trafford

Lake Trafford Marina

239-657-2401

Palm Beach County

(County-wide)

Perk's Bait & Tackle

561-582-3133

Palm Beach County

(County-wide)

X Generation Custom Rods & Tackle

561-296-7637

Palm Beach County

(County-wide)

Boynton Fisherman Supply

561-736-0568

Broward County

(County-wide)

Everglades Pro-Bass Center

954-434-4495

Broward County

(County-wide)

Lloyd's Bait and Tackle

954-401-5681

Miami-Dade County

(County-wide)

Kendall Bait & Tackle Inc

305-670-3474

Miami-Dade County

(County-wide)

The Fishing Line

305-598-2444

 



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In the past, snook were known as "soapfish" when some sections of the "soapy" tasting skin were left on the fillets due to poor cleaning practices.

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