Saltwater Fishing

 Welcome to Florida's Saltwater Fishing! 

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Hemiramphus brasiliensis

Features:

  • Pectoral fin short
  • Tip of pelvic fin extends past beginning of dorsal fin
  • Tip of lower jaw and upper lobe of caudal fin orange-red
  • Dorsal and anal fins un-scaled

Size: To 16 inches.

Habitat: Young are pelagic; adults abundant in bays and nearshore waters, near reefs.

Art © 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.


Going Fishing? 

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
Apply for a license
Commercial data

 

Other Marine Fisheries Information

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