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There's Great Fishing in Florida
The Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and
hundreds of bays, sounds and inlets provide bountiful waters that
Florida's marine fish call home. No other state in the union and few
countries can boast of a more varied
environment. In fact, for many, fishing in Florida is not so much a
sport as a way of life. And there are many places to enjoy this life,
both inland and all along the coast.
Budget-minded anglers will find numerous
piers and parks to cast from as well as thousands of lakes, rivers and
guides are located at the state's more popular fishing areas, such
as the St. Johns river and Lake Okeechobee.
Kingfish are popular in both the Atlantic and Gulf Coast waters. This catch is from a drift fishing boat in Jupiter.
Florida is also known for it's many exciting fishing tournaments, from junior rodeos to high-end events with hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes. If you plan to enter one these official events, you'll need to follow the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules.