Welcome to Florida's Saltwater Fishing!
Fish of the Week - Atlantic Thread Herring
Back dark blue/gray
Other Names: Gizzard Shad
Size: Up to 16”
Habitat: In salt water from Cape Cod to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico.
Notes: Has scales on ridge of back before dorsal fin.
Art by Diane Rome Peebles
From mangroves to salt marshes, Florida is the "Fishing Capital of the World." We hope you'll find the information below handy for planning your next Florida fishing trip, be it commercial or recreational.
Visit FishingCapital.com for more on Florida saltwater fishing including fishing hotspots and reports, or click on one of the links below.
Gone Coastal: A column on marine fisheries
Other Marine Fisheries Information