Central East Florida Fishing Resources

Great Fishing Awaits In Central East Florida


COUNTIES: Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Volusia

POPULAR CITIES: Daytona Beach, DeLand, Port Canaveral, Palm Bay, Sebastian, Cocoa Beach

All things aquatic come together in this stretch of Florida's east coast. The active area is a hotbed fo rpaddling, surfing, and reeling in just about anything that swims.



CENTRAL EAST FLORIDA GENERAL LINKS

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Fishing is the draw and the fishing is fantastic! Pack a bag and grab your gear because it’s time to cast a line in Florida.

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CENTRAL EAST FLORIDA FRESHWATER LINKS

Seasonal Forecasts

Florida's freshwater fisheries comprise more than 7,500 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.

For general information on what lakes are available in an area by ZIP code or city, check out TakeMeFishing.org's fishing site finder.

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Wildlife Management Areas

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) oversees more than 6 million acres of land established as wildlife management areas or wildlife and environmental areas. These lands, managed for both conservation and recreation, are more rugged than parks and have fewer developed amenities. You can find out more about the stewardship of these lands and the wide range of recreation they offer through our alphabetical listing or our map.

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Fish Management Areas

A Fish Management Area (FMA) is a pond, lake or other body of water established for the management of freshwater fish as a partnership effort with a local cooperator. The FWC's Division of Freshwater Fisheries manages about 80 water bodies throughout the state that are designated as Fish Management Areas. In many cases, these lakes are stocked with channel catfish, largemouth bass or sunshine bass. Automatic fish feeders and fish attractors concentrate sportfish for bank anglers.

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State Parks

The first four-time winner of the Gold Medal honoring the nation's best state park system, the Florida Park Service is one of the largest in the country with 175 state parks, trails and historic sites spanning nearly 800,000 acres and 100 miles of sandy white beach.

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Fish Species

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. Learn more about what you might catch!

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CENTRAL EAST FLORIDA SALTWATER FISHING LINKS

Seasonal Forecasts

In Florida, there are a wide range of places to fish and we could not possibly list them all. Fish move and behave differently based on various factors such as weather, temperature, tide, moon phase, salinity, time of year and more. In addition to using the resources on this page, we encourage anglers to contact people with local expertise in areas they want to fish (such as bait and tackle shops, marinas, charter fishing businesses, fishing clubs and online fishing groups). View the regional guides for seasons.

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Local Forecasts & Reports

At Fish Florida Alliance, we provide you with the best local times to go fishing. Its our primary goal to make your next fishing adventure more rewarding by sharing local information!

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Fishing Piers

There’s no better place to fish than Florida. Every year, millions of people head to sea in search of huge hookups and delicious seafood. But what if you don’t like boats? Simple: Fish from one of the many fishing piers in Florida. Almost every town has one, and most cities have a handful to choose from.

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Fish Species

Florida's saltwater fisheries include more that 136 species! Learn more about what you might catch!

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