Monthly Temperature Averages from Weather Underground

Compare these to freshwater fishes preferred temperatures (See Below)

Tallahassee

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

High Temp (F)

63

66

74

80

86

91

91

91

89

82

73

66

Low Temp (F)

38

40

47

52

61

69

71

71

68

56

46

40

Jacksonville

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

High Temp (F)

64

67

73

79

85

89

91

91

87

80

74

67

Low Temp (F)

40

43

49

55

62

69

72

72

69

59

50

43

Orlando

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

High Temp (F)

71

73

78

83

88

91

92

92

90

85

78

73

Low Temp (F)

49

50

55

59

66

72

73

73

72

66

58

51

Tampa

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

High Temp (F)

70

71

77

82

87

89

90

90

89

84

78

72

Low Temp (F)

50

52

56

61

67

73

74

74

73

65

57

52

Miami

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

High Temp (F)

75

76

79

82

85

88

89

89

88

85

80

77

Low Temp (F)

59

60

64

68

72

75

76

77

76

72

67

62

Freshwater Fishes Preferred Temperatures

In order of ascending initial spawning temperature, for more detail see our Fish Biology pages. You can also see a calendar showing when freshwater fishing in Florida for these species is typically best. Please note that feeding temperatures only refer to preferred ranges and are subject to wide variations.

Species

Feeding

Spawning

American Shad

45-70

50-65

Striped Bass

55-75

55-71

Spotted Bass

65-80

60-70

Redbreast

70-85

60-82

Black Crappie

70-75

62-65

Flier

70-80

62-68

Redeye Bass

65-80

62-69

Largemouth Bass

65-80

62-75

Shoal Bass

65-80

64-73

Suwannee Bass

65-80

65-68

Blue Tilapia

65-85

68-72

Redear Sunfish

65-80

70-80

Flathead Catfish

65-80

70-80

Channel Catfish

70-85

72-82

Bluegill

70-85

75-85

Oscar

70-90

82-91

Temperature ranges are from the USFWS Fish Culture Guidelines or from the subjective recommendations of FWC biologists.



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