Fishing Seasons in Florida

Florida Fishing Seasons Calendar

Jan Best for Barracuda, Bonito, Cobia, Crappie, Black, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Snapper, Snook, and Wahoo Feb Best for Amberjack, Barracuda, Bass, Striped, Bonito, Cobia, Crappie, Black, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Snapper, and Snook Mar Best for Amberjack, Barracuda, Bass, Largemouth, Bonito, Cobia, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Snapper, and Snook Apr Best for Amberjack, Barracuda, Bass, Largemouth, Bluegill, Cobia, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Mackerel, Marlin, Snapper, Sunfish, Redear, and Tuna, Yellowfin May Best for Barracuda, Bass, Largemouth, Bluegill, Mackerel, Marlin, Sunfish, Redear, Tuna, Yellowfin, and Wahoo Jun Best for Barracuda, Bluegill, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Marlin, Sunfish, Redear, Tuna, Yellowfin, and Wahoo Jul Best for Barracuda, Bluegill, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Marlin, Shark, Sunfish, Redear, and Tuna, Yellowfin Aug Best for Barracuda, Marlin, Shark, and Tuna, Yellowfin Sep Best for Barracuda, Bonito, and Shark Oct Best for Barracuda, Bluegill, Bonito, Mackerel, and Sunfish, Redear Nov Best for Amberjack, Barracuda, Bonito, Cobia, Mackerel, Snapper, and Wahoo Dec Best for Amberjack, Barracuda, Bass, Striped, Bonito, Cobia, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Mackerel, Snapper, Snook, and Wahoo
Amberjack Good or Great all year Amberjack is Good in January Click to book now Amberjack is Great in February Click to book now Amberjack is Great in March Click to book now Amberjack is Great in April Click to book now Amberjack is Good in May Click to book now Amberjack is Good in June Click to book now Amberjack is Good in July Click to book now Amberjack is Good in August Click to book now Amberjack is Good in September Click to book now Amberjack is Good in October Click to book now Amberjack is Great in November Click to book now Amberjack is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
Barracuda Good or Great all year Barracuda is Great in January Click to book now Barracuda is Great in February Click to book now Barracuda is Great in March Click to book now Barracuda is Great in April Click to book now Barracuda is Great in May Click to book now Barracuda is Great in June Click to book now Barracuda is Great in July Click to book now Barracuda is Great in August Click to book now Barracuda is Great in September Click to book now Barracuda is Great in October Click to book now Barracuda is Great in November Click to book now Barracuda is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
Bass, Largemouth Good or Great most of the year Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in January Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Good in February Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Great in March Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Great in April Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Great in May Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Good in June Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in July Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in August Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Good in September Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Good in October Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in November Click to book now Bass, Largemouth is Not Good in Decemeber Click to book now
Bass, Striped Good or Great all year Bass, Striped is Good in January Click to book now Bass, Striped is Great in February Click to book now Bass, Striped is Good in March Click to book now Bass, Striped is Good in April Click to book now Bass, Striped is Good in May Click to book now Bass, Striped is Good in June Click to book now Bass, Striped is Good in July Click to book now Bass, Striped is Good in August Click to book now Bass, Striped is Good in September Click to book now Bass, Striped is Good in October Click to book now Bass, Striped is Good in November Click to book now Bass, Striped is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
Bass, Sunshine Good or Great all year Bass, Sunshine is Good in January Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in February Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in March Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in April Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in May Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in June Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in July Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in August Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in September Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in October Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in November Click to book now Bass, Sunshine is Good in Decemeber Click to book now
Bluegill Good or Great most of the year Bluegill is Not Good in January Click to book now Bluegill is Not Good in February Click to book now Bluegill is Good in March Click to book now Bluegill is Great in April Click to book now Bluegill is Great in May Click to book now Bluegill is Great in June Click to book now Bluegill is Great in July Click to book now Bluegill is Good in August Click to book now Bluegill is Good in September Click to book now Bluegill is Great in October Click to book now Bluegill is Good in November Click to book now Bluegill is Good in Decemeber Click to book now
Bonito Good or Great all year Bonito is Great in January Click to book now Bonito is Great in February Click to book now Bonito is Great in March Click to book now Bonito is Good in April Click to book now Bonito is Good in May Click to book now Bonito is Good in June Click to book now Bonito is Good in July Click to book now Bonito is Good in August Click to book now Bonito is Great in September Click to book now Bonito is Great in October Click to book now Bonito is Great in November Click to book now Bonito is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
Catfish, Channel Good or Great all year Catfish, Channel is Good in January Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in February Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in March Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in April Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in May Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in June Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in July Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in August Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in September Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in October Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in November Click to book now Catfish, Channel is Good in Decemeber Click to book now
Cobia Good or Great all year Cobia is Great in January Click to book now Cobia is Great in February Click to book now Cobia is Great in March Click to book now Cobia is Great in April Click to book now Cobia is Good in May Click to book now Cobia is Good in June Click to book now Cobia is Good in July Click to book now Cobia is Good in August Click to book now Cobia is Good in September Click to book now Cobia is Good in October Click to book now Cobia is Great in November Click to book now Cobia is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
Crappie, Black Good or Great all year Crappie, Black is Great in January Click to book now Crappie, Black is Great in February Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in March Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in April Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in May Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in June Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in July Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in August Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in September Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in October Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in November Click to book now Crappie, Black is Good in Decemeber Click to book now
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Good or Great all year Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in January Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in February Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in March Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in April Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in May Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in June Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in July Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in August Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in September Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in October Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Good in November Click to book now Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
Mackerel Good or Great all year Mackerel is Good in January Click to book now Mackerel is Good in February Click to book now Mackerel is Good in March Click to book now Mackerel is Great in April Click to book now Mackerel is Great in May Click to book now Mackerel is Good in June Click to book now Mackerel is Good in July Click to book now Mackerel is Good in August Click to book now Mackerel is Good in September Click to book now Mackerel is Great in October Click to book now Mackerel is Great in November Click to book now Mackerel is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
Marlin Good or Great most of the year Marlin is Not Good in January Click to book now Marlin is Not Good in February Click to book now Marlin is Good in March Click to book now Marlin is Great in April Click to book now Marlin is Great in May Click to book now Marlin is Great in June Click to book now Marlin is Great in July Click to book now Marlin is Great in August Click to book now Marlin is Good in September Click to book now Marlin is Good in October Click to book now Marlin is Not Good in November Click to book now Marlin is Not Good in Decemeber Click to book now
Shark Good or Great most of the year Shark is Not Good in January Click to book now Shark is Good in February Click to book now Shark is Good in March Click to book now Shark is Not Good in April Click to book now Shark is Not Good in May Click to book now Shark is Good in June Click to book now Shark is Great in July Click to book now Shark is Great in August Click to book now Shark is Great in September Click to book now Shark is Good in October Click to book now Shark is Not Good in November Click to book now Shark is Not Good in Decemeber Click to book now
Snapper Good or Great all year Snapper is Great in January Click to book now Snapper is Great in February Click to book now Snapper is Great in March Click to book now Snapper is Great in April Click to book now Snapper is Good in May Click to book now Snapper is Good in June Click to book now Snapper is Good in July Click to book now Snapper is Good in August Click to book now Snapper is Good in September Click to book now Snapper is Good in October Click to book now Snapper is Great in November Click to book now Snapper is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
Snook Good or Great most of the year Snook is Great in January Click to book now Snook is Great in February Click to book now Snook is Great in March Click to book now Snook is Good in April Click to book now Snook is Good in May Click to book now Snook is Not Good in June Click to book now Snook is Not Good in July Click to book now Snook is Not Good in August Click to book now Snook is Not Good in September Click to book now Snook is Not Good in October Click to book now Snook is Good in November Click to book now Snook is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
Sunfish, Redear Good or Great most of the year Sunfish, Redear is Not Good in January Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Not Good in February Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Good in March Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Great in April Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Great in May Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Great in June Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Great in July Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Good in August Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Good in September Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Great in October Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Good in November Click to book now Sunfish, Redear is Good in Decemeber Click to book now
Tuna, Yellowfin Good or Great most of the year Tuna, Yellowfin is Not Good in January Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Not Good in February Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Good in March Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in April Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in May Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in June Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in July Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Great in August Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Good in September Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Good in October Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Not Good in November Click to book now Tuna, Yellowfin is Not Good in Decemeber Click to book now
Wahoo Good or Great most of the year Wahoo is Great in January Click to book now Wahoo is Good in February Click to book now Wahoo is Not Good in March Click to book now Wahoo is Good in April Click to book now Wahoo is Great in May Click to book now Wahoo is Great in June Click to book now Wahoo is Good in July Click to book now Wahoo is Not Good in August Click to book now Wahoo is Not Good in September Click to book now Wahoo is Good in October Click to book now Wahoo is Great in November Click to book now Wahoo is Great in Decemeber Click to book now
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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.

Florida Saltwater Fishing Seasons

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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