Destination: Southwest Florida

Great Fishing Awaits In Southwest Florida

COUNTIES: Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Glades, Hendry, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee

POPULAR CITIES: Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Boca Grande, Naples, Marco Island, Sarasota, Bradenton, Fort Myers

This section of the state offers many small islands for exploring and is home to one of the country's last remaining, undisturbed extuarites nestled between Naples and Marco Island.


Southwest Florida Freshwater Fishing Lakes & Rivers

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.


Southwest Florida Saltwater Fishing

When it comes to designing the ultimate saltwater fishing destination, Florida serves as the ultimate blueprint. Why so? Because its geography offers access to the Gulf Stream, reefs, wrecks, estuaries, bays, inlets and rivers. Added together they afford the chance to fish for everything from bonefish to billfish - all in the same day if desired.


Southwest Florida Fishing Resources

All the Florida fishing resources you need in one place to learn, plan, and equip for a day on the water. Check our listings for great fishing & stay packages, marinas and piers and the best local guides and charters!