Saltwater Fishing

 Welcome to Florida's Saltwater Fishing! 

Fish of the Week - Grass Porgy  grass porgy    

Calamus arctifrons


  • Pale tan to silvery
  • Dark olive above
  • Dark bar across nape extends through eye to corner of the mouth
  • Dark blotches on body, in about 5 vertical and 4 horizontal series suggesting interrupted bars   and stripes
  • Blotch near front of lateral line most prominent
  • Dark V at base of caudal fin
  • Lobes of caudal fin with dark bars

Size: To 10 inches

Habitat: Inshore seagrass beds

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 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




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Nearly one-fourth of all marine animals, including about 7,000 species of fish, depend upon coral reefs for some part of their life cycle.

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