Fishing in Florida

You can enjoy more
outdoor recreational
opportunities than
ever before, thanks to
75 years of the
Wildlife & Sport Fish
Restoration programs

Freshwater Fishing - freshwater fishing rules, fish identification, fishing sites and forecasts, a fishing calendar, maps, tips, Big Catch/TrophyCatch/Record angler recognition programs, pond management information and more.

Florida's long-term Black Bass Management Plan - learn more

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TrophyCatch trophy bass recognition program


FWC Facts:
Otoliths, commonly known as "ear stones," are hard, bone-like structures located directly behind the brain of bony fishes. These structures aid fish in balance and hearing.

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