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.
Florida is home to several species of bass, including largemouth bass, Choctaw bass, Suwannee bass, shoal bass and spotted 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.
FWC provides the public with information on issues related to
freshwater fisheries management, including current fishing
regulations, reports and publications, and fishing guides for
popular freshwater fishing locations.
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 traditionally considered game fish, species such as American shad often draw the attention of anglers.