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Freshwater Fishing

Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World

Florida's freshwater fisheries comprise 3 million acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs, and approximately 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals-with no closed seasons. The recreational fishery resources alone in these waters provide entertainment for more than 1.2 million anglers annually, who enjoyed 25.7 million days fishing recreationally in Florida's fresh waters (National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation-2011).

Black Crappie

Black Crappie Management Plan

Tell us what you think! The FWC invites you to an open house in your area to provide comments about the draft Black Crappie Management Plan. You can also submit comments online. Details are available at the Black Crappie Management Plan website.

Largemouth Bass

Black Bass Tournament Exemption

Exemptions provide bass clubs holding tournaments a temporary exemption to bass size limits.