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What Fish You Can Expect to Catch in Florida Waters

With deep water just off the coast and hundreds of miles of river that is home to a thriving ecosystem,
Florida is a fisherman’s dream come true.

Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway encompasses some of the state’s most productive waterways.
Abundant with mangroves and weed lines, it attracts bait species such as menhaden, shrimp and
crabs…and great fishing opportunities for jack crevalle, sea trout, redfish, tarpon, snook and pompano.

Florida deep sea fishing is best known for its grouper, sailfish, tuna, king mackerel and Mahi, which are
all caught regularly here.

River fishing is also a favorite pastime in Florida. It’s known as “The Bass Capital of the World” so go
ahead and search for that record bass in Florida waters. Want to catch a hard-fighting monster bull
redfish? Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon are famous for them, and they can reach more than 40
pounds! The two most popular species in the northern end of the river are spotted sea trout and red
drum. A typical redfish here will run you about three to eight pounds and they run in schools of several
hundred in less than two feet of water!

Florida’s waterways are as diverse as its fish species, and the fish are as plentiful as the fishing hot spots.
If you would love to catch the fish of a lifetime or simply spend pleasurable days on the water, you need
to visit Gerry’s Marina. Voted Central Florida’s Best Boat Dealer in 2015 by Daytona Beach News Journal
readers and rated one of the best full-service marinas along the Florida shoreline, Gerry’s Marina offers
a huge selection of new and preowned boats, as well as a complete line of parts and accessories and
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