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Native Fish to Florida

There is simply no place like Florida when it comes to fishing. Its waterways are as diverse as its fish species, and the fish are as plentiful as the fishing hot spots. It’s even known as “The Bass Capital of the World”!

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.

New Smyrna Beach is most popular for redfish, tarpon, sea trout, flounder, mackerel, croaker and pompano. The closer the inlet you get, the more species variety you find. Flounder, snapper, tripletail, black drum, croaker, grouper, sharks and sheep head are all caught regularly there.

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! Indian River is a shallow, salt water estuary that is not landlocked, so it is similar to saltwater lake fishing. The two most popular species in the northern end are spotted sea trout and red drum, and they are caught on both live and artificial baits all year-round. The typical redfish runs about three to right pounds and they run in schools of several hundred in less than two feet of water.

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 is located in one of the most prolific fishing areas in the world! We offer a huge selection of new and preowned boats, as well as a complete line of parts and accessories and expertly trained service technicians right on site. Gerry’s Marina has served all of Central Florida’s boating needs for over 30 years, and it would be our pleasure to serve yours!