This section describes some of Florida's most popular freshwater fishes and offers angling tips and identification information. Keep in mind, the freshwater fish you're looking for may be a Nonnative species. If you catch a big one, check out our Big Catch angler recognition program. Most illustrations are by Duane Raver, Jr., (see link for a CD of his artwork).
Want a catalogue of Florida's freshwater fishes including imperiled species, so called 'minnows' and sport fishes, with photos of each and distribution maps? Check out the free E-book by Gray Bass and Ted Hoehn (FWC biologists): Florida Freshwater Fishes.