Florida Fishing

by | Oct 29, 2011 | Entertainment

Florida fishing is a must! They call Florida the “Fishing Capital of the World’ and for good reason. With superb weather year round; 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline; and more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams & waterways; you can be sure you’re always within reach of a place to drop your line. In Flagler County, Florida a diversity of sport fishes await you with plenty of coastline for surf fishing and a variety of rivers, lakes and estuaries available for brackish and fresh water fishing.

Surf fishing is a local favorite and many fisher-folk can be found casting out in their neighborhood waterhole, the Atlantic. Many fishermen and women have pulled in some big ones right off our breathtaking Northern Florida coastline. Noteworthy regulars found off the coast in Flagler County includes: Whiting, Flounder, Sharks and Rays; however we have some seasonal residents as well: Blues (fall & winter), Pompano (early summer) and Tarpon (mid-late summer).

If you’re not into the ocean variety, there are plenty of other fabulous Florida fishing spots with your name on it. Boating through the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) is a local treat that can be enjoyed by visitors from all over. Towing your own boat? Flagler has a myriad of boat launches to choose from. Boat-less? Like most coastal communities in Florida, charters are available for groups of all sizes and if you’re looking to paddle while you fish kayaking rentals & tours are offered as well. While you’re out on the ICW you’ll want to prepare your line for Red Fish, Snook and Sea Trout. Want to hit some freshwater fishing spots? Look no further! Flagler County has an assortment of lakes and fresh water estuaries. Popular places to try your luck are Dead Lake, Silver Lake and the Pellicer Creek where you’ll find bass, crappie, perch and the occasional alligator swimming in the calm backwaters.

In order to fish in the State of Florida you have to purchase a permit to fish in fresh and/or saltwater. You can buy them at the Tax Collectors office, online or at most bait shops; however, additional charges may apply if the permits are purchased outside of the Tax Collectors office.

Here in Flagler County, Florida fishing is an extra added bonus to being in this diverse ecosystem full of fish of every variety. Don’t forget to check us out for all of the local hotspots, information on bait shops and local charters. Now get out there and rip some lip!


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Florida FishingGo for fishing with your family on the quite beaches of Flagler County in Florida. For additional information and up-to-date fishing regulations please visit www.visitflagler.org.

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