Freshwater Sport Fishes
The most popular freshwater sport fishes in Florida include largemouth bass (just one of many black basses), redear and bluegill sunfish, and black crappie.
Only found dwelling west of the Apalachicola River, alligator gar are one of the most mysterious fish in Florida. Learn more about this species and ongoing alligator gar research throughout Florida's Panhandle.
Here you can find research articles dedicated to Florida's favorite freshwater sportfish, the largemouth bass.
Black crappie is one of the most popular sport fish in Florida's fresh waters. Learn more about this species and ongoing black crappie research throughout the state.
Many different species of sunfish are found in Florida's inland waters such as bluegill, redear sunfish (shellcracker), redbreast sunfish, spotted sunfish (stumpknocker), and warmouth. This section is devoted to the research of these species.
Although not usually thought of as a sport fish, American shad are still a popular catch amongst anglers.
There are five species of black bass inhabiting Florida's fresh waters. Here, you can find information on the lesser known spotted, shoal, Suwannee and Choctaw basses.