South Region Fishing Forecast

October - December 2016

The following is a general description and quarterly forecastfor fishing conditions in major public water bodies in the South Region. For even more up-to-date information, we suggest you call or visit a local bait-and-tackle shop, fishing marina or guide service. We have provided information for some local contacts, who indicated they were willing to be listed herein. 

If you would like additional descriptions of these and other fishing sites listed by county, you can view or download the South Region Freshwater Fishing Guide PDF (2.2mb). Please note, however, that this document is not routinely updated to reflect current fishing conditions.


Everglades Conservation Areas Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Canals
Lake Okeechobee Lake Osborne
Lake Trafford Statewide Forecasts


Local Fishing Guides include:

  • Burke, John:  954-971-1915
  • Fettes, Clark:  954-426-2094
  • Harris, Doub:  954-435-0486
  • Norling, Gregg:  954-979-4933
  • Zaremba, Allen:  954-961-7512

Local Bait and Tackle Shops include:

  • Perk's Bait & Tackle:  561-582-3133
  • X Generation Custom Rods + Tackle: 561-296-7637
  • Boynton Fisherman Supply:  561-736-0568
  • Sandy Hook Bait & Tackle:  561-274-9300
  • Everglades Pro-Bass Center:  954-434-4495
  • Lloyd's Bait and Tackle:  954-401-5681
  • Kendall Bait & Tackle Inc.:  305-670-3474
  • The Fishing Line:  305-598-2444

Taxidermists include:

  • Marine Taxidermy of the Palm Beaches:  561-585-0830
  • Steve's Marine Designs:  954-752-4360
  • Don Winge:  941-353-9359


FWC Facts:
Groupers are very slow-growing fish, taking anywhere from 4-8 years to reach sexual maturity.

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