|Amberjack Good or Great all year||Amberjack is Good in January||Amberjack is Great in February||Amberjack is Great in March||Amberjack is Great in April||Amberjack is Good in May||Amberjack is Good in June||Amberjack is Good in July||Amberjack is Good in August||Amberjack is Good in September||Amberjack is Good in October||Amberjack is Great in November||Amberjack is Great in Decemeber|
|Barracuda Good or Great all year||Barracuda is Great in January||Barracuda is Great in February||Barracuda is Great in March||Barracuda is Great in April||Barracuda is Great in May||Barracuda is Great in June||Barracuda is Great in July||Barracuda is Great in August||Barracuda is Great in September||Barracuda is Great in October||Barracuda is Great in November||Barracuda is Great in Decemeber|
|Bass, Largemouth Good or Great most of the year||Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in January||Bass, Largemouth is Good in February||Bass, Largemouth is Great in March||Bass, Largemouth is Great in April||Bass, Largemouth is Great in May||Bass, Largemouth is Good in June||Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in July||Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in August||Bass, Largemouth is Good in September||Bass, Largemouth is Good in October||Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in November||Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in Decemeber|
|Bass, Striped Good or Great all year||Bass, Striped is Good in January||Bass, Striped is Great in February||Bass, Striped is Good in March||Bass, Striped is Good in April||Bass, Striped is Good in May||Bass, Striped is Good in June||Bass, Striped is Good in July||Bass, Striped is Good in August||Bass, Striped is Good in September||Bass, Striped is Good in October||Bass, Striped is Good in November||Bass, Striped is Great in Decemeber|
|Bass, Sunshine Good or Great all year||Bass, Sunshine is Good in January||Bass, Sunshine is Good in February||Bass, Sunshine is Good in March||Bass, Sunshine is Good in April||Bass, Sunshine is Good in May||Bass, Sunshine is Good in June||Bass, Sunshine is Good in July||Bass, Sunshine is Good in August||Bass, Sunshine is Good in September||Bass, Sunshine is Good in October||Bass, Sunshine is Good in November||Bass, Sunshine is Good in Decemeber|
|Bluegill Good or Great most of the year||Bluegill is Not Good in January||Bluegill is Not Good in February||Bluegill is Good in March||Bluegill is Great in April||Bluegill is Great in May||Bluegill is Great in June||Bluegill is Great in July||Bluegill is Good in August||Bluegill is Good in September||Bluegill is Great in October||Bluegill is Good in November||Bluegill is Good in Decemeber|
|Bonito Good or Great all year||Bonito is Great in January||Bonito is Great in February||Bonito is Great in March||Bonito is Good in April||Bonito is Good in May||Bonito is Good in June||Bonito is Good in July||Bonito is Good in August||Bonito is Great in September||Bonito is Great in October||Bonito is Great in November||Bonito is Great in Decemeber|
|Catfish, Channel Good or Great all year||Catfish, Channel is Good in January||Catfish, Channel is Good in February||Catfish, Channel is Good in March||Catfish, Channel is Good in April||Catfish, Channel is Good in May||Catfish, Channel is Good in June||Catfish, Channel is Good in July||Catfish, Channel is Good in August||Catfish, Channel is Good in September||Catfish, Channel is Good in October||Catfish, Channel is Good in November||Catfish, Channel is Good in Decemeber|
|Cobia Good or Great all year||Cobia is Great in January||Cobia is Great in February||Cobia is Great in March||Cobia is Great in April||Cobia is Good in May||Cobia is Good in June||Cobia is Good in July||Cobia is Good in August||Cobia is Good in September||Cobia is Good in October||Cobia is Great in November||Cobia is Great in Decemeber|
|Crappie, Black Good or Great all year||Crappie, Black is Great in January||Crappie, Black is Great in February||Crappie, Black is Good in March||Crappie, Black is Good in April||Crappie, Black is Good in May||Crappie, Black is Good in June||Crappie, Black is Good in July||Crappie, Black is Good in August||Crappie, Black is Good in September||Crappie, Black is Good in October||Crappie, Black is Good in November||Crappie, Black is Good in Decemeber|
|Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Good or Great all year||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in January||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in February||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in March||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in April||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in May||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in June||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in July||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in August||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in September||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in October||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in November||Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in Decemeber|
|Mackerel Good or Great all year||Mackerel is Good in January||Mackerel is Good in February||Mackerel is Good in March||Mackerel is Great in April||Mackerel is Great in May||Mackerel is Good in June||Mackerel is Good in July||Mackerel is Good in August||Mackerel is Good in September||Mackerel is Great in October||Mackerel is Great in November||Mackerel is Great in Decemeber|
|Marlin Good or Great most of the year||Marlin is Not Good in January||Marlin is Not Good in February||Marlin is Good in March||Marlin is Great in April||Marlin is Great in May||Marlin is Great in June||Marlin is Great in July||Marlin is Great in August||Marlin is Good in September||Marlin is Good in October||Marlin is Not Good in November||Marlin is Not Good in Decemeber|
|Shark Good or Great most of the year||Shark is Not Good in January||Shark is Good in February||Shark is Good in March||Shark is Not Good in April||Shark is Not Good in May||Shark is Good in June||Shark is Great in July||Shark is Great in August||Shark is Great in September||Shark is Good in October||Shark is Not Good in November||Shark is Not Good in Decemeber|
|Snapper Good or Great all year||Snapper is Great in January||Snapper is Great in February||Snapper is Great in March||Snapper is Great in April||Snapper is Good in May||Snapper is Good in June||Snapper is Good in July||Snapper is Good in August||Snapper is Good in September||Snapper is Good in October||Snapper is Great in November||Snapper is Great in Decemeber|
|Snook Good or Great most of the year||Snook is Great in January||Snook is Great in February||Snook is Great in March||Snook is Good in April||Snook is Good in May||Snook is Not Good in June||Snook is Not Good in July||Snook is Not Good in August||Snook is Not Good in September||Snook is Not Good in October||Snook is Good in November||Snook is Great in Decemeber|
|Sunfish, Redear Good or Great most of the year||Sunfish, Redear is Not Good in January||Sunfish, Redear is Not Good in February||Sunfish, Redear is Good in March||Sunfish, Redear is Great in April||Sunfish, Redear is Great in May||Sunfish, Redear is Great in June||Sunfish, Redear is Great in July||Sunfish, Redear is Good in August||Sunfish, Redear is Good in September||Sunfish, Redear is Great in October||Sunfish, Redear is Good in November||Sunfish, Redear is Good in Decemeber|
|Tuna, Yellowfin Good or Great most of the year||Tuna, Yellowfin is Not Good in January||Tuna, Yellowfin is Not Good in February||Tuna, Yellowfin is Good in March||Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in April||Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in May||Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in June||Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in July||Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in August||Tuna, Yellowfin is Good in September||Tuna, Yellowfin is Good in October||Tuna, Yellowfin is Not Good in November||Tuna, Yellowfin is Not Good in Decemeber|
|Wahoo Good or Great most of the year||Wahoo is Great in January||Wahoo is Good in February||Wahoo is Not Good in March||Wahoo is Good in April||Wahoo is Great in May||Wahoo is Great in June||Wahoo is Good in July||Wahoo is Not Good in August||Wahoo is Not Good in September||Wahoo is Good in October||Wahoo is Great in November||Wahoo is Great in Decemeber|
Fishing in the state of Florida is, overall, pretty phenomenal year-round compared to most areas in the United States. Because of Florida’s climate, combined with the sheer number of fish species that live and breed in their waters, you can be sure that you’ll be able to have a fruitful fishing expedition no matter which month you decide to try your luck. For the sake of this post, we are going to be focusing specifically on Central Florida fishing, along the eastern coast of the state, ranging from roughly Daytona Beach through Port St. Lucie.
Based on the provided chart, you will notice that regardless of which month it is, there are at least several fish species which will be ripe for catching (based on the chart, September is the month with the smallest number of fish species in high concentrations with three (Barracuda, Bonito, and Shark) vs. April, the month featuring the most species of fish in high concentration with eleven ( Amberjack, Barracuda, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, Marlin, Snapper, Sunfish, and Yellowfin Tuna). Don’t let September’s numbers disappoint you though, just because only a few species exist in huge numbers during the month, there are still MANY fish existing in good fishing numbers during the month, the only fish that are really out of season in September are Snook and Wahoos, everything else is still fair game!
These fluctuations in terms of volume and selection of species during any given season in Florida is due to a combination of factors, including seasonal water temperature variations, differing spawning seasons for different fish species (which cause fish migrations in and out of Florida waters), as well as weather changes.
In Winter months (November-February), you might expect the chillier temperatures to hinder your fishing experience, but believe it or not, there are only a few species that decrease in numbers during these colder months, including: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Marlin, Shark, Sunfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. Winter happens to be an excellent time to fish in Florida for Amberjack, Barracuda, Bonito, Cobia, Black Crappie, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Snook, and Wahoos!
In Florida’s warmer Summer months (May-August), you will be greeted with fantastic fishing opportunities with most fish species thriving in high to very high concentrations-- an absolutely prime opportunity to bring home Bluegill, Mackerel, Marlin, Sunfish and Yellowfin Tuna. The only couple fish species that suffer a bit of a lull during parts of Summer are Largemouth Bass and Snook.
During Florida’s relatively short Spring season (March-April), you will find a great bounty of fish of near countless varieties, with only Shark and Wahoo being harder to find during this time of year. Combined with the gorgeous weather that Florida offers during these months, the Spring is truly a picture perfect time of year for a fishing expedition!
Florida also does not receive much of an Autumn season (September-October), with the temperatures in these months still almost as hot as the Summer months that preceded them. While this may disappoint some people who like cooler temperatures, the fish of Florida love the warm waters, and you will find that Fall fishing in Florida is just as exciting as Summer. Species that are most likely to be found in large numbers would be Bluegill, Bonito, Mackerel, and Sunfish, while the only fish which might decrease in numbers would be Snook and Wahoo.
The bottom line is this-- no matter when you decide to try your hand at fishing along Central Florida’s Eastern coastal waters, you are bound to encounter species diversity and sheer numbers of fish unlike anywhere else you have ever fished! If that sounds right up your alley, then check out Daytona Beach fishing charter Back to Blue!
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