Saltwater Fishing

 Welcome to Florida's Saltwater Fishing! 

Fish of the Week - Almaco Jack   Almaco Jack          

Seriola rivoliana

Features:

  • Deep-bodied
  • Sometimes darker in coloration
  • Front of soft dorsal and of anal fins high and elongated.
  • Body more flattened than banded rudderfish or greater amberjack
  • No scutes

Similar Fish:  Greater Amberjack

Size:  Usually less than 20 pounds. 

Habitat: Wide-ranging in offshore waters.  Not a common catch.  Young are associated with sargassum.

Notes: Spawns offshore, apparently during spring, summer and fall.

 

Art by Diane Rome Peebles

From mangroves to salt marshes, Florida is the "Fishing Capital of the World." We hope you'll find the information below handy for planning your next Florida fishing trip, be it commercial or recreational.


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Visit FishingCapital.com External Website for more on Florida saltwater fishing including fishing hotspots and reports, or click on one of the links below. 

Gone Coastal: A column on marine fisheries

 

Recreational

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Recreational Regulations
Hot Topics/Latest News
 

Commercial

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Commercial Regulations Guide Adobe PDF
Trap Retrieval/Debris Removal
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Commercial data

 

Other Marine Fisheries Information

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FWC Facts:
Some snook can change sex from male to female. As a result, larger and older specimens are more likely to be female.

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