Florida Fly Fishing

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ST. MARYS RIVER NEAR MACCLENNY, FL: 30.358847, -82.081501
NASSAU RIVER NEAR TISONIA, FL: 30.550793, -81.589818
FT DRUM CREEK AT SUNSHINE ST PKY NEAR FT DRUM, FL: 27.568647, -80.796171
BLUE CYPRESS CREEK NEAR FELLSMERE, FL: 27.728085, -80.805059
SIXMILE CREEK NEAR KENANSVILLE, FL: 27.866667, -80.805000
JANE GREEN CREEK NEAR DEER PARK, FL: 28.074462, -80.888116
ST. JOHNS RIVER NEAR MELBOURNE, FL: 28.084739, -80.752001
PENNYWASH CREEK NEAR DEER PARK, FL: 28.181958, -80.895337
WOLF CREEK NEAR DEER PARK, FL: 28.213068, -80.910893
ST. JOHNS RIVER NEAR COCOA, FL: 28.369728, -80.872558
ST. JOHNS RIVER NEAR CHRISTMAS, FL: 28.543055, -80.943392
LITTLE ECONLOCKHATCHEE RIVER NEAR UNION PARK, FL: 28.525002, -81.243956
LT ECONLOCKHATCHEE R AT STATE HWY434 NR OVIEDO, FL: 28.619999, -81.207843
ECONLOCKHATCHEE RIVER NEAR OVIEDO, FL: 28.655553, -81.169786
ECONLOCKHATCHEE RIVER NEAR CHULUOTA, FL: 28.677778, -81.114167
ST. JOHNS RIVER ABOVE LAKE HARNEY NEAR GENEVA, FL: 28.714161, -81.035337
HOWELL CREEK NEAR ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL: 28.632499, -81.323123
HOWELL CREEK NEAR SLAVIA, FL: 28.647776, -81.264511
HOWELL CREEK AT STATE HWY 434 NEAR OVIEDO, FL: 28.689997, -81.247566
SOLDIER CREEK NEAR LONGWOOD, FL: 28.718885, -81.308678
GEE CREEK NEAR LONGWOOD, FL: 28.704163, -81.290622
LAKE JESUP OUTLET NEAR SANFORD, FL: 28.784160, -81.181174
ST. JOHNS RIVER NEAR SANFORD, FL: 28.838047, -81.324232
LITTLE WEKIVA RIVER NEAR ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL: 28.687219, -81.397014
WEKIVA RIVER NEAR SANFORD, FL: 28.815270, -81.419235
BLACKWATER CREEK NEAR CASSIA, FL: 28.874444, -81.489722
ST. JOHNS RIVER NEAR DE LAND, FL: 29.008318, -81.382565
ST. JOHNS RIVER AT ASTOR, FL: 29.166924, -81.522016
GREEN SWAMP RUN NEAR EVA, FL: 28.311121, -81.685353
BIG CREEK NEAR CLERMONT, FL: 28.447782, -81.740076
LITTLE CREEK AT GREEN SWAMP ROAD NEAR CLERMONT, FL: 28.448615, -81.781466
PALATLAKAHA R AT CHERRY LK OUT NEAR GROVELAND, FL: 28.592776, -81.822300
PALATLAKAHA R BL SPWY AT CH LK OUT NR GROVELAND,FL: 28.592498, -81.822577
PALATLAKAHA RIVER NEAR MASCOTTE, FL: 28.615830, -81.864523
PALATLAKAHA RIVER BELOW SPWY, NEAR MASCOTTE, FL: 28.616108, -81.865912
PALATLAKAHA R AT STRUCTURE M-6 NR MASCOTTE, FL: 28.643329, -81.872301
PALATLAKAHA R BELOW STRUCTURE M-6 NR MASCOTTE, FL: 28.644162, -81.872301
PALATLAKAHA RIVER AT S M-5 NEAR OKAHUMPKA, FL: 28.678883, -81.884524
PALATLAKAHA R BELOW STRUCTURE M-5 NR OKAHUMPKA, FL: 28.679439, -81.884524
PALATLAKAHA R AT STRUCTURE M-4 NR OKAHUMPKA, FL: 28.714993, -81.884246
PALATLAKAHA R BELOW STRUCTURE M-4 NR OKAHUMPKA, FL: 28.715826, -81.883969
PALATLAKAHA R AT STRUCTURE M-1, NR OKAHUMPKA, FL: 28.744436, -81.872580
APOPKA FLOW-WAY FEEDER CANAL NEAR ASTATULA, FL: 28.666385, -81.705909
APOPKA-BEAUCLAIR CANAL NEAR ASTATULA, FL: 28.722494, -81.684798
APOPKA-BEAUCLAIR CANAL BL DAM NEAR ASTATULA, FL: 28.723050, -81.684798
WOLF BRANCH AT FCRR NEAR MOUNT DORA, FL: 28.796659, -81.607851
HAYNES CREEK AT LISBON, FL: 28.870822, -81.783689
HAYNES CREEK BELOW BURRELL DAM AT LISBON, FL: 28.871111, -81.784444
OCKLAWAHA R AB MOSS BLUFF DAM AT MOSS BLUFF,FL: 29.081111, -81.880833
OCKLAWAHA RIVER AT MOSS BLUFF, FL: 29.081111, -81.880833
OCKLAWAHA RIVER NR OCALA,FLA.: 29.183311, -81.992309
SILVER RIVER NEAR OCALA, FL: 29.214976, -82.041200
TRIBUTARY TO SILVER RIVER AT SH 40 NEAR OCALA FL: 29.219421, -82.042589
OCKLAWAHA RIVER NEAR CONNER, FL: 29.214699, -81.985920
OCKLAWAHA RIVER AT EUREKA, FL: 29.371667, -81.901944
ORANGE CREEK AT ORANGE SPRINGS, FL: 29.509693, -81.946200
OCKLAWAHA R AB RODMAN DAM NR ORANGE SPRINGS,FLA.: 29.508581, -81.804807
OCKLAWAHA R AT RODMAN DAM NEAR ORANGE SPRINGS, FL: 29.508333, -81.804167
ST. JOHNS R AT BUFFALO BLUFF NEAR SATSUMA, FL: 29.596358, -81.683138
HAW CREEK AB RUSSELLS LANDING NR ST JOHNS PARK FL: 29.394698, -81.371179
DUNNS CREEK NEAR SATSUMA, FL: 29.577748, -81.626191
DEEP CREEK AT SPUDS, FL: 29.729691, -81.486744
SOUTH FORK BLACK CREEK NEAR PENNEY FARMS, FL: 29.979408, -81.852043
NORTH FORK BLACK CREEK NEAR MIDDLEBURG, FL: 30.113295, -81.906492
NORTH FORK BLACK CREEK AT MIDDLEBURG, FL: 30.076073, -81.863711
JULINGTON CRK AT OLD ST AUGUST RD NR BAYNARD, FL: 30.143331, -81.555900
DURBIN CREEK NR DURBIN, FLA.: 30.099409, -81.525919
ORTEGA RIVER AT KIRWIN ROAD NEAR JACKSONVILLE,FL: 30.196351, -81.768432
CEDAR RIVER AT SAN JUAN AVENUE AT JACKSONVILLE, FL: 30.282184, -81.740376
ST. JOHNS RIVER AT JACKSONVILLE, FL: 30.322462, -81.665374
POTTSBURG CREEK NR SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, FLA.: 30.264129, -81.590092
POTTSBURG CRK AT US90 NR S. JACKSONVILLE, FL: 30.286969, -81.570000
TROUT R NR JACKSONVILLE FLA: 30.417461, -81.696488
BROWARD RIVER BL BISCAYNE BLVD NR JACKSONVILLE, FL: 30.443339, -81.668200
DUNN CREEK AT DUNN CREEK RD NR EASTPORT, FL: 30.454942, -81.596889
CLAPBOARD CREEK NR JACKSONVILLE, FL: 30.448381, -81.518261
TOMOKA RIVER NEAR HOLLY HILL, FL: 29.217481, -81.108669
SPRUCE CREEK NEAR SAMSULA, FL: 29.050818, -81.046446
TURNBULL CREEK NR OAK HILL, FL: 28.821068, -80.859790
BIG FLOUNDER CREEK NEAR SCOTTSMOOR, FL: 28.755361, -80.846111
HAULOVER CANAL NEAR MIMS,FL: 28.736381, -80.754773
EAU GALLIE RIV AT HEATHER GLEN CIR AT MELBOURNE FL: 28.126959, -80.646721
CRANE CREEK AT MELBOURNE, FL: 28.079461, -80.629498
TURKEY CREEK AT PALM BAY, FL: 28.017241, -80.595887
SOUTH PRONG ST SEBASTIAN RIVER NEAR SEBASTIAN,FL: 27.769473, -80.505887
NORTH PRONG SAINT SEBASTIAN RIVER NEAR MICCO, FL: 27.856136, -80.524220
FELLSMERE CANAL NEAR MICCO, FL: 27.830581, -80.534220
INDIAN RIVER AT WABASSO, FL: 27.754473, -80.427552
NORTH CANAL NEAR VERO BEACH, FL: 27.693364, -80.429219
MAIN CANAL AT VERO BEACH, FL: 27.647810, -80.405607
SOUTH CANAL NEAR VERO BEACH, FL: 27.603367, -80.389774
FISHEATING CREEK NEAR LAKE PLACID,FL: 27.209215, -81.461464
FISHEATING CREEK AT PALMDALE, FL: 26.932559, -81.314795
FISHEATING CREEK AT LAKEPORT, FL: 26.962557, -81.117846
BOGGY CREEK NEAR TAFT, FL: 28.371397, -81.310625
SHINGLE CREEK AT AIRPORT NEAR KISSIMMEE, FL: 28.304178, -81.450905
SOUTH LAKE OUTLET AT S-15, NEAR VINELAND, FL: 28.412785, -81.537851
SOUTH LAKE OUTLET BELOW S-15 NEAR VINELAND, FLA.: 28.412785, -81.537851
CYPRESS CREEK AT VINELAND, FL: 28.390563, -81.519517
CYPRESS CREEK CANAL AT S-103A NEAR VINELAND, FL: 28.389452, -81.525073
LATERAL 103 BELOW S-103A NR VINELAND: 28.389174, -81.525351
LK BUENA VIS TR AT HOTEL PL BLVD AT LK BUENA VISTA: 28.380500, -81.506972
BLACK LK OUTLET AT S-101A, AT LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL: 28.374444, -81.515000
LATERAL 101 AT S-101, NEAR LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL: 28.371119, -81.528962
LATERAL 101 BELOW S-101 NR BUENA VISTA,FL: 28.370842, -81.528962
BONNET CREEK NEAR VINELAND, FL: 28.325288, -81.520628
BONNET CREEK NEAR KISSIMMEE, FL: 28.308066, -81.524517
BONNET CREEK BELOW CULVERTS NEAR KISSIMMEE, FL: 28.308066, -81.524517
SHINGLE CREEK AT CAMPBELL, FL: 28.267234, -81.447850
REEDY CREEK AT S-46 NEAR VINELAND, FL: 28.405285, -81.611463
10B REEDY CREEK BELOW S-46 NR VINELAND FLA: 28.404173, -81.611463
WHITTENHORSE CREEK NEAR VINELAND, FL: 28.385007, -81.616463
WHITTENHORSE CREEK AT S-411, NEAR VINELAND, FL: 28.393063, -81.610908
WHITTENHORSE BELOW S-411 NR VINELAND,FL: 28.393063, -81.610630
LATERAL 405 AT S-405A, NEAR DOCTOR PHILLIPS, FL: 28.426944, -81.605278
LATERAL 405 BL S405A NR DR PHILLIPS, FL: 28.426395, -81.608685
10B LATERAL 405 AB S-405 NEAR VINELAND, FLA: 28.394729, -81.584435
10B LATERAL 405 BL S-405 NEAR VINELAND FLA: 28.394563, -81.584379
LATERAL 410 AT S-410 NEAR VINELAND, FL: 28.366397, -81.598407
LATERAL 410 BL S-410 NR VINELAND, FL: 28.366397, -81.598685
REEDY CREEK NEAR VINELAND, FL: 28.332787, -81.579796
DAVENPORT CREEK NEAR LOUGHMAN, FL: 28.271123, -81.590907
REEDY CREEK AT S-40, NEAR LOUGHMAN, FL: 28.275845, -81.543962
REEDY CREEK BELOW S-40, NEAR LOUGHMAN, FL: 28.275845, -81.543684
REEDY CREEK NEAR LOUGHMAN, FL: 28.263623, -81.536462
REEDY CREEK AT STATE HWY 531 NEAR POINSIANNA, FL: 28.150016, -81.440906
KISSIMMEE RIVER NEAR LORIDA, FL: 27.521979, -81.210902
CARTER CREEK NEAR SEBRING FL: 27.532257, -81.387572
ARBUCKLE CREEK NEAR DE SOTO CITY, FL: 27.442538, -81.297293
JOSEPHINE CREEK NEAR DE SOTO CITY FL: 27.374208, -81.393406
FISH SLOUGH NEAR BASINGER, FL: 27.465317, -80.922007
CYPRESS SLOUGH NEAR BASINGER, FL: 27.380319, -80.975897
C-41 CANAL NEAR BRIGHTON, FL: 27.213936, -81.201458
POPASH SLOUGH NEAR OKEECHOBEE, FL: 27.243935, -80.896451
OTTER CREEK NEAR OKEECHOBEE, FL: 27.377542, -80.845339
TAYLOR CREEK NEAR OKEECHOBEE, FL: 27.365320, -80.872562
TAYLOR CREEK AT GRASSY ISLAND NR OKEECHOBEE, FL: 27.316389, -80.838333
WILLIAMSON DITCH NEAR OKEECHOBEE, FL: 27.304767, -80.818949
WOLFF CREEK NR OKEECHOBEE,FL: 27.280878, -80.823949
MOSQUITO CREEK NEAR OKEECHOBEE, FL: 27.237269, -80.780615
ST LUCIE RIVER AT SPEEDY POINT, STUART FL: 27.202270, -80.258659
LOXAHATCHEE RIVER NEAR JUPITER,FL: 26.939224, -80.175044
LOXAHATCHEE RIVER DWS LAINHART DAM NR JUPITER FL: 26.939278, -80.174889
BLACK CREEK CANAL WEST OF U.S. 1 NR GOULDS, FL: 25.570917, -80.378750
LEVEE 31 NORTH EXTENSION 1 MILE NR WEST MIAMI FL: 25.746333, -80.497639
LEVEE 31 NORTH EXTENSION AT 3 MILE NR WEST MIAMI F: 25.717583, -80.496556
LEVEE 31 NORTH EXTENSION AT 4 MILE NR WEST MIAMI F: 25.702167, -80.495972
LEVEE 31 NORTH EXTENSION AT 5 MILE NR WEST MIAMI F: 25.686214, -80.497001
LEVEE 31 NORTH EXTENSION AT 7 MILE NR WEST MIAMI F: 25.663389, -80.498167
NORTH RIVER UPSTREAM OF CUTOFF NEAR FLAMINGO, FL: 25.339007, -80.913126
BOTTLE CREEK AT ROOKERY BRANCH NEAR HOMESTEAD, FL: 25.467978, -80.854528
BROAD RIVER NEAR THE CUTOFF, FL: 25.501389, -81.076944
CHATHAM RIVER NEAR THE WATSON PLACE, FL: 25.709167, -81.249722
LOSTMANS RIVER BELOW SECOND BAY, FL: 25.555556, -81.164722
BARRON RIVER AT EVERGLADES CITY, FL: 25.869722, -81.382500
TURNER RIVER NR CHOKOLOSKEE ISLAND, FL: 25.828611, -81.341667
IMPERIAL RIVER NEAR BONITA SPRINGS, FL: 26.335639, -81.749530
SPRING CREEK HEADWATER NEAR BONITA SPRINGS, FL: 26.362028, -81.790642
NORTH BRANCH ESTERO RIVER AT ESTERO, FL: 26.442025, -81.795641
SOUTH BRANCH ESTERO RIVER AT ESTERO, FL: 26.428969, -81.693139
SIXMILE CYPRESS CREEK NEAR FORT MYERS, FL: 26.522022, -81.852308
CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER AT S-79, NR.OLGA, FLA: 26.723957, -81.698415
WHISKEY CREEK AT FT. MYERS, FL: 26.574520, -81.891198
GATOR SLOUGH WEST OF US-41 NEAR FT. MYERS FL: 26.741944, -81.920833
PEACE CREEK NEAR BARTOW FL: 27.924444, -81.795556
SADDLE CREEK AT ST.HWY 542 NEAR LAKELAND FL: 28.044187, -81.876192
SADDLE CREEK AT STATE HWY 570 NEAR EATON PARK FL: 28.004467, -81.852025
LAKE LENA RUN NEAR AUBURNDALE FL: 28.000022, -81.812025
PEACE RIVER AT BARTOW FL: 27.902248, -81.817304
PEACE RIVER AT FORT MEADE FL: 27.751419, -81.782027
WHIDDEN CREEK NEAR FORT MEADE FL: 27.707254, -81.807583
PEACE RIVER AT BOWLING GREEN FL: 27.646145, -81.802305
PAYNE CREEK NEAR BOWLING GREEN FL: 27.620590, -81.825638
LITTLE CHARLIE CREEK NEAR BOWLING GREEN FL: 27.627083, -81.727750
LITTLE CHARLIE CREEK NEAR MOUTH NEAR WAUCHULA FL: 27.579056, -81.796833
PEACE RIVER AT ZOLFO SPRINGS FL: 27.504483, -81.800916
CHARLIE CREEK NEAR CREWSVILLE FL: 27.459484, -81.678413
CHARLIE CREEK NEAR GARDNER FL: 27.375043, -81.796471
PEACE RIVER AT ARCADIA FL: 27.220882, -81.876195
JOSHUA CREEK AT NOCATEE FL: 27.166718, -81.879528
PEACE RIVER AT NOCATEE FL: 27.162500, -81.901944
HORSE CREEK NEAR MYAKKA HEAD FL: 27.487261, -82.023420
HORSE CREEK NEAR ARCADIA FL: 27.199495, -81.988419
PEACE RIVER AT PLATT FL: 27.086667, -81.999444
PEACE RIVER NR PEACE RIVER HEIGHTS NR FT. OGDEN FL: 27.077555, -82.007309
SHELL CREEK AT CIRCLE K GROVES NEAR FT OGDEN FL: 26.967344, -81.826636
SHELL CREEK ON CR 764 NEAR PUNTA GORDA FL: 26.975000, -81.887500
PRAIRIE CREEK UPSTREAM OF SR 31 NEAR FT OGDEN FL: 27.041556, -81.743167
PRAIRIE CREEK NEAR FORT OGDEN FL: 27.052000, -81.784527
PRAIRIE CREEK ON CR 764 NEAR PUNTA GORDA FL: 26.990278, -81.894722
SHELL CREEK NEAR PUNTA GORDA FL: 26.984781, -81.935641
MYAKKA RIVER UPST FROM YOUNGS CK NR MYAKKA CITY FL: 27.429208, -82.138700
LONG CREEK NEAR MYAKKA CITY FL: 27.409487, -82.126477
MAPLE CREEK NEAR MYAKKA CITY FL: 27.384488, -82.129811
OGLEBY CK DNSTR FROM BOGGY CK NEAR MYAKKA CITY FL: 27.403654, -82.181756
COKER CREEK NEAR MYAKKA CITY FL: 27.409765, -82.175089
MYAKKA RIVER NEAR MYAKKA CITY FL: 27.366155, -82.149256
MYAKKA RIVER AT MYAKKA CITY FL: 27.343656, -82.156756
HOWARD CREEK NEAR SARASOTA FL: 27.288381, -82.340093
MYAKKA RIVER NEAR SARASOTA FL: 27.240605, -82.313704
MYAKKA RIVER AT CONTROL NEAR LAUREL FL: 27.185607, -82.355649
MYAKKA RIVER AT NORTH PORT CHARLOTTE FL: 27.045196, -82.293066
BIG SLOUGH AT TROPICAIRE BLVD NEAR NORTH PORT FL: 27.121165, -82.193424
BIG SLOUGH AT WEST PRICE BLVD NEAR NORTH PORT FL: 27.069333, -82.220333
COCOPLUM WATERWAY AT NORTH PORT FL: 27.045611, -82.235333
BIG SLOUGH AT WCS-101 AT NORTH PORT FL: 27.047002, -82.237870
COW PEN SLOUGH AT CONTROL NEAR BEE RIDGE FL: 27.234722, -82.396119
SHAKETT CREEK NEAR NOKOMIS FL: 27.143942, -82.430096
WALKER CREEK NEAR SARASOTA FL: 27.367822, -82.544264
MANATEE RIVER NEAR MYAKKA HEAD FL: 27.473651, -82.211201
MANATEE RIVER AT RYE FL: 27.513650, -82.367038
GAMBLE CREEK AT COUNTY ROAD 675 NEAR PARRISH FL: 27.575778, -82.397389
GAMBLE CREEK NEAR PARRISH FL: 27.553371, -82.389538
BRADEN RIV AT LAKEWOOD RANCH NR LORRAINE FL: 27.420556, -82.426111
FROG CREEK AT BUFFALO ROAD NEAR RUBONIA FL: 27.579917, -82.513389
FROG CREEK NEAR RUBONIA FL: 27.588056, -82.539722
LITTLE MANATEE RIVER NEAR FT. LONESOME FL: 27.704754, -82.197867
SOUTH FORK LITTLE MANATEE RIVER NEAR PARRISH FL: 27.601980, -82.211201
SOUTH FORK LITTLE MANATEE RIVER NEAR WIMAUMA FL: 27.649478, -82.294258
LITTLE MANATEE RIVER NEAR WIMAUMA FL: 27.671143, -82.352593
BULLFROG CREEK NEAR WIMAUMA FL: 27.791972, -82.352037
BULLFROG CREEK NEAR RIVERVIEW FL: 27.835026, -82.346204
NORTH PRONG ALAFIA RIVER NEAR NICHOLS FL: 27.890304, -82.011751
THIRTYMILE CREEK NEAR NICHOLS FL: 27.880026, -82.048697
NORTH PRONG ALAFIA RIVER AT KEYSVILLE FL: 27.883915, -82.100087
SOUTH PRONG ALAFIA RIVER NEAR FT LONESOME FL: 27.729306, -82.074278
SOUTH PRONG ALAFIA RIVER NEAR LITHIA FL: 27.796695, -82.117588
ALAFIA RIVER AT LITHIA FL: 27.872248, -82.211201
ALAFIA RIVER AT BELL SHOALS NEAR RIVERVIEW FL: 27.858915, -82.273702
ALAFIA RIVER AT RIVERVIEW FL: 27.867803, -82.319814
ALAFIA RIVER AT GIBSONTON FL: 27.859747, -82.384260
ARCHIE CREEK AT 78TH STREET NEAR TAMPA FL: 27.880025, -82.370648
NORTH ARCHIE CREEK AT PROGRESS BLVD. NEAR TAMPA FL: 27.896691, -82.349815
DELANEY CREEK POPOFF CANAL NEAR TAMPA FL: 27.902246, -82.377038
DELANEY CREEK NEAR TAMPA FL: 27.925856, -82.364260
EAST LAKE OUTFALL AT E. CHELSEA ST. NEAR TAMPA FL: 27.985021, -82.371760
FOX BRANCH NEAR SOCRUM, FL: 28.181944, -82.012500
HILLSBOROUGH R AB CRYSTAL SPR NEAR ZEPHYRHILLS FL: 28.185556, -82.184167
HILLSBOROUGH R BL CRYSTAL SPR NEAR ZEPHYRHILLS FL: 28.178611, -82.189167
BLACKWATER CREEK NEAR KNIGHTS FL: 28.139722, -82.150000
HILLSBOROUGH RIVER NEAR ZEPHYRHILLS FL: 28.150290, -82.231753
BAKER CREEK AT MCINTOSH ROAD NEAR ANTIOCH FL: 28.028353, -82.245368
HILLSBOROUGH R AT MORRIS BR NEAR THONOTOSASSA FL: 28.098611, -82.311389
TROUT CREEK AT WESLEY CHAPEL FL: 28.171333, -82.362222
TROUT CREEK NEAR SULPHUR SPRINGS FL: 28.134722, -82.361944
CYPRESS CREEK NEAR SAN ANTONIO FL: 28.323889, -82.383611
CYPRESS CREEK TRIBUTARY NR WESLEY CHAPEL FL: 28.259361, -82.386111
CYPRESS CREEK AT WORTHINGTON GARDENS FL: 28.187222, -82.402222
CYPRESS CR AT COUNTY LINE RD AT WESLEY CHAPEL FL: 28.171306, -82.388611
CYPRESS CREEK NEAR SULPHUR SPRINGS FL: 28.088889, -82.409167

Yes, Florida is known for its stunning beaches, theme parks, and family fun, but it's also the spot for some of the best fly fishing you'll find in the entire country. The state is often referred to as the "Fishing Capital of the World", which is a mighty impressive designation. The fact this state offers year-round fishing, a diverse variety of fish species, and incredible weather all help to make it nothing short of outstanding. It’s a true paradise for fly fishing.

As we look at the statistics, the state is home to over 10,000 miles of rivers, 7,700 lakes, and almost 2,300 miles of tidal shoreline. It doesn’t matter if this is your first crack at fly fishing or you are a seasoned pro, you can basically travel anywhere in the state and find a great place to fish.

So let’s get started with this guide and take a look at some of the most well-known spots. Along with the destinations, we will also break down the hatches, your equipment, and the best times of year to visit.

Where to Go?

Welcome to the “Fishing Capital of the World”. Florida is a state that offers endless fly fishing opportunities that are meant to be enjoyed year-round. You never have to worry about it being too cold, too icy, or too snow-covered to get out and enjoy the lakes, rivers, and streams. Sure, the winter sees cooler temperatures, but it is still perfectly comfortable for fly fishing.

As mentioned there are over 10,000 miles of rivers for you to test your skills on. If you like to fly fish on a lake, then you’ve got 7,700 to pick from. Let’s also point out that the state offers tidal shoreline, giving you the choice between freshwater or saltwater fishing. It’s pretty hard to come up with just a handful of destinations to highlight, so keep in mind there are many others that should be explored.

Naples

Of course, there are many locations in the state for fly fishing, but Naples just so happens to be one of the most popular. This is a big vacation destination, so you’ll have no trouble finding a wide variety of accommodation options. Just like the other areas of the state, Naples offers year-round fly fishing. The city is in southwestern Florida so you’re getting incredible temperatures for a good portion of the year.

Now it should be noted that Naples has a number of lakes that are private. You'll need to be well aware of where these are before you accidentally end up at one. The most common fish you'll find here are bass, as they are available all year-round. If it's bass you're after, then planning your trip for the fall or spring is the best bet.

The Everglades National Park

The Everglades National Park is a destination within Florida that feels like a whole other world. This area of Florida is home to 10,000 small islands. The Everglades border the Gulf of Mexico, and is often erroneously thought of a big swamp area. Instead, it is filled with all kinds of stunning scenery, forests, mangroves, and tons of wildlife. It is a sub-tropical climate, and just so happens to be the only one in the country. It’s not about back-country fishing; it’s about fishing in a jungle here! There are saltwater and freshwater opportunities in the park.

Once you start to get into the deep jungle, you are suddenly surrounded by nothing but nature. You won't hear the sound of cars, other people, or civilization in general. For this reason, it's ideal if you want to truly escape your everyday life. This is the kind of area in which you’ll want to be sure you have a good map. If you prefer, you can go that extra mile and hire a guide. It’s very easy to get lost in this dense jungle.

If you stick to the outside areas of the Everglades, it won't be quite as thick in foliage. The inside area of the Everglades is a maze of rivers and bays. These are quite well protected from the wind, so you don't often have to worry about contending with it. The Everglades are great for wading and floating. The typical fish you'll catch are redfish, tarpon, trout, and bass.

The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are well-known among anglers pretty much everywhere. This is a standout location not just in Florida, but in the United States. First off, you’re treated to spectacular weather, gorgeous architecture, and natural beauty that is hard to rival. Throw in some amazing fly fishing conditions and you’ve got the perfect location. Just as you would expect, you can fish here all year-round. Those who have visited the Keys before tend to agree that spring and fall are a tad bit better for fishing.

As for the fish you'll be catching, there are bonefish and tarpon, which make for a thrilling adventure. We can break the season down by fish to make it a bit easier for visitors. Bonefish can be caught year-round, but can be tricky to actually catch. April through June is all about the tarpon. Redfish are found all year-round, giving you plenty of opportunities. Meanwhile the spotted sea trout is most common in the winter months.

Possibly the only downfall of the Florida Keys is that it can get quite busy, as this is a popular tourist destination.

When to Go?

With Florida, you can’t go wrong no matter when you visit. Even in the middle of winter the water is still brimming with fish. There’s also the fact you won’t have to deal with the cold air temperatures, making winter fishing all the more comfortable. However, there are a number of species that tend to be a bit better in fall and spring. You may want to investigate before booking your trip.

If you are planning to fish for trout while in Florida, the bug hatch obviously plays an important role. If you're ever feeling unsure of what is in season, you can do a quick little experiment. Grab a few rocks that are sitting on the bottom of the water surface. Take a look at the insects around it. You can also do this with low lying bushes to see what insects are around.

Now to do this, you’ll need to be able to identify what the insect looks like. It wouldn’t hurt to bring samples of each, or perhaps a guide/chart with pictures. The typical insects you’ll find are stone flies, caddis flies, mayflies, terrestrials, and midges. You can pretty much count on one or more being in season no matter what time of year you fish in Florida.

What You Will Need When You Get There?

One of the biggest draws of Florida is the fact it offers such diverse fly fishing opportunities. We are talking about freshwater and saltwater, coastal shorelines, landlocked lakes, streams, and rivers. This can make it a bit tricky to pick the right gear. You really need to base it on the type of fish you’re planning on catching, and where you plan to fish. In general, you’re probably safe with a fly rod that is between seven and 10 feet in length. The weight will depend on the fly rod.

Flies are another area that is going to vary greatly. It is heavily dependent on the type of fish you are looking to catch, the season, and where you are fishing. Because this is such an in-depth area, you’ll want to make a trip to a local fly fishing shop for more information. They can steer you in the right direction as to what’s in season, and what will yield you the highest catch rate. Locals are only too happy to help you and ensure you have the best experience possible.

You can fish from shore, by float, boat, or wading in the waters of Florida. It depends on the water depth, conditions, and just the location itself. Packing a high-quality set of chest-high waders is always a good idea. Florida can get brief periods of pretty heavy rain as well, so rain gear and a change of dry clothes is wise.

Even though you're probably very anxious to get out and start your fishing adventures, it's important to get your fishing license first. Anyone who is 16 years of age and older requires a valid license. The license is available to residents and non-residents through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Within the state of Florida, there are also limits, quotas, and permits that may be in place. It's important that you familiarize yourself with all of these regulations. As well, these can change on a yearly basis.

If you’re looking for a place filled with adventure, diversity, stunning scenery, and unbeatable weather, then Florida is the place to go. After just one visit to the waters you’ll likely agree that this truly is the “Fishing Capital of the World”. So get your sunscreen and sunglasses, and get out there to explore.