Fishing in the Everglades

The Everglades national Park is probably one of the best places you can fish in the entire world.  It has many great fighting species of fish and year-round light tackle fishing like Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and Redfish that can be caught by all skill levels.

The Everglades National Park is one of the country’s most extraordinary natural formations set ideal for fishing. Thousands of kinds of fish and land forms unlike anywhere else in the United States can be found almost everywhere in the Everglades. These surroundings also provide some of the best largemouth bass waters in the country; however, anyone who spends time bass fishing in the Everglades will discover more than just an angling adventure.

At the Everglades you can expect to see many different kinds of birds, plants, crocodiles, alligators, apart from the exotic abundance of many different species of fish.  You can experience this amazing wild life found in an endless maze of creeks leading to ponds throughout the South Western coast of Florida.

What are the best fishing destinations in Everglades

The Everglades boasts as a destination where the world’s largest bass swim. If you want to catch bluegill or crappie visit Lake Okeechobee. If you enjoy fly-fishing, you may also want to scan the areas around Kissimmee Chain, where many of Florida’s largest bass hide beneath the rocky reefs and weed beds.

Over at the Stick Marsh near Florida Everglades you will enjoy the latest productions of bass fishing. In fact, bass swim high and low in these waters, often in schools.

Another popular area to fish is along US 41, east of US 29 and west of Krome Ave; there is a canal on the north side where you can catch all fresh water fish and also several exotic species! The cichlids and Oscars are pretty easy to catch.

The saltwater fish migrate into the Everglades via the Tamiami Canal that parallels US 41. If you do end up fishing along US 41, remember not to feed the alligators, you will find them in abundance during your fishing trip! It’s against the law to feed the Alligators as it causes them to lose their fear of people.

Here is a list of the most famous fishing areas in and around Everglades National Park and a list of fish you might be able to catch there!

Everglades Fishing – you might catch Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Grouper, Snapper, Triple Tail, Jacks, Lady Fish, and Sharks. In the freshwater parts of the Everglades you can catch Peacock Bass, Large Mouth Bass, and Alligator Garr.

Flamingo Fishing – most targeted saltwater species are Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Grouper, Snapper, Triple Tail, Jacks, Lady Fish, and Sharks.  Flamingo can be accessed by car from the Miami and Homestead area or by boat from Key Largo and Islamorada.

Biscayne Bay Fishing – The most sought out species caught here would be Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon.  However, there are times when Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Trout, Grouper, Jacks, Lady Fish and Sharks are also caught.

Florida Keys Fishing – Here the most prized game fish hunted on the flats would be Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon.

In many areas of the Everglades it will be difficult to fish without a boat. You may consider hiring a guide as local knowledge can be the key to a fisherman’s success.

Anglers must also remember that Florida has fresh and salt water fishing licenses. You are required to have a license if fishing from a bridge or pier but are part of the fee if hiring a boat. Stop at Wal-Mart and check on fishing license requirements in the sporting goods department.

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