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 Front Cover
 Introduction
 Table of Contents
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 Area 6
 Area 7
 Area 8
 Area 9
 Florida rigs
 Hooks
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Title: Florida's charted saltwater fishin' holes
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Title: Florida's charted saltwater fishin' holes Researched
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Creator: Puetz, C. J.
Publisher: Thomas Publication distributed by Bureau of Maps
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Publication Date: [1974]
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Introduction
        Page 1
    Table of Contents
        Page 2-3
    Area 1
        Page 4-5
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    Area 2
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    Area 3
        Page 22-23
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    Area 4
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    Area 5
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        Page 103
        Page 104
        Page 105
        Page 106
        Page 107
    Florida rigs
        Page 108
        Page 109
        Page 110
    Hooks
        Page 111
        Page 112
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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FISHING LAWS
AND REGULATIONS
The Florida Department of Natural
Resources regulates all marine fishing.
There is no saltwater fishing license
required in Florida.
When fishing for bonefish, bluefish,
flounder, mackerel, pompano, striped
RED SNAPPER bass, redfish, sailfish, snook, spotted
trout, tarpon, and permit, be sure you
have a copy of the current Florida
Saltwater Fish regulations so you'll
know exactly which are the "keepers"
and how many you can catch.
The saltwater laws and regulations
may be obtained from regional offices
of the Marine Patrol in Pensacola, Pan-
ama City, Carrabelle, Crystal River,
St. Petersburg, Ft. Myers, Marathon,
Miami, West Palm Beach, Titusville
and Jacksonville, or from the head-
SCHOOLMASTER SNAPPER quarters office in the Larson Building,
Tallahassee.
A license is required for freshwater
fishing within the state. Non-resident
licenses are issued for several time per-
iods to coincide with fishermen's time
schedules. The Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission is the
regulatory agency. These regulations
are available from any of the agents
selling freshwater fishing licenses
throughout the state.
MUTTON SNAPPER




INSHORE

FISH


TORO FISH ("BIG EYE")


SILK SNAPPER


YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER


LADY FISH JACK CREVALLE


SEA TROUT


AFRICAN POMPANO


REDFISH


BLUEFISH


BONEFISH













SALTWATER


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publ i c a t i o n

Copies of this book may be
ordered by mail from:
BUREAU OF MAPS
P.O. Box 5317
Tailahassee, Florida 32301


RESEARCHED, COMPILED and DESIGNED by
C.J. PUETZ, Box 308, 54130
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 73-92873
Copyright 1974 all rights reserved
"FLORIDA'S CHARTED SALTWATER FISHING HOLES"
is a registered trademark


INTRODUCTION


FLORIDA! 8,426 miles of saltwater coastline! Saltwater
sportfish in every mile of it! Where else is there such a
paradise for the saltwater sport fisherman?
Add Florida's semi-tropical year-round climate, and all
you'll need to know is wherethefishare biting at any given
time of the year, how to get there, and what specific baits
to use.
That is exactly why this book is written so you can put
your fishing skills to work (andfun)wherethe fish are known
to be.
The coastline of Florida is divided into nineareas for your
convenience and ease in finding the fishing holes. You will
note that the offshore fishing holesaredesignated by letters,
and the inshore ones are numbered.
The fishing holes shown are the known ones. They are the
proven spots where certain species of saltwater fish can al-
ways be caught the season of the year indicated. No doubt
there are many more spots than the over-five hundred
shown, but until research proves their continuous availa-
bility, they will not be shown.
The weather, tides, and temperature of the water are
always important, and can hardly be predicted. The ex-
perienced angler knows to take these factors into con-
sideration before selecting one of these numerous salt-
water fishing holes. Specific data on thesefishing conditions
can almost always be obtained in any localarea. Your best
bet is to get latest reports from the radio and TV stations,
local newspapers, or the closest fishing camp.
In the charts that follow the coastline maps, you can choose
your fishing hole by the type of fish you want to catch, by
the time of the year, or by location.
In designating the seasons, the following months were
used:
WINTER: December, January and February
SPRING: March, April and May
SUMMER: June, July and August
FALL: September, October and November


The term "offshore" has different connotations in the var-
ious areas of Florida. Looking at your area maps, you will
see that some of the offshore fishing holes are almost in-
shore. This is due to the extreme depth of the water and
other factors, with some "offshore" spots well within sight
of land. Normally, the majority of the offshore fishing
grounds are contained within the 100 fathom line and their
nature is determined by the slope of the continental shelf,
bottom composition and typography, currents, and popula-
tion of the adjacent coastal areas. Naturally, the fishing
holes most intensively fished are the ones closest to shore.
The area maps used were specially prepared to show the
approximate locations and the area of the saltwater fishing
holes. These maps are not designed to be used for navi-
gation. It is suggested that you obtain navigational charts
published by the National Ocean Survey (formerly Coast
and Geodetic Survey) from local marine supply dealers
in Florida or direct from the National Ocean Survey's Dis-
tribution Center, Washington, D. C. 20235. Appropriate
charts pertaining to the coastline of Florida are listed in the
N.O.S. National Chart Catalog 1 and are numbered 1243
through 1265. They sell for $1.50 each.
There are several of the offshore fishing holes bearing
the same name. These are local names only. To be sure
you fish the one chosen, it is important to rely on the co-
ordinates given in the chart.
No attempt has been made to include all of the artificial
reefs, only the major ones. Each year many small ones
are added with the deposit of old auto bodies, tires, dis-
carded appliances and other debris.

Current information on where the saltwater game fish are
biting, and other specific fishing data, may be obtained by
writing the Florida Department of Natural Resources, Bureau
of Education and Information, Larson Building, Tallahassee,
Florida 32304.










TABLE OF CONTENTS

AREA 1 MAP ........... .. ............... 4-5
Area 1 Inshore............. ................ 6-11
Area 1 Offshore .......................... 12-14 '
AREA 2 MAP ......... .................. 16-17
Area 2 Inshore ......................... 18-21 AREA 19 AREA9
Area 2 Offshore .................... 21 AREA 2 A
AREA 3 MAP ............................ 22-23 _______
Area 3 Inshore ..... ................... 24-28
Area 3 Offshore ........................... 29 ::
AREA 4 MAP ............ .. .. ......... 30-31 0
Area 4 Inshore ..................... ..... 32-38
Area 4 Offshore .. ............. .......... 39-42 c
AREA 5 MAP . ...................... 44-45 AREA 3
Area 5 Inshore ........................... 46-51
Area 5 Offshore ......................... 52-53
AREA 6 MAP ................ ..... ..... .. 54-55
Area 6 Inshore ................... ... ....... 56-60 ',
Area 6 Offshore +........................ 60-62
AREA 7 MAP ....................... ........ 64-65 o REA
Area 7 Inshore ...... .... ... ............ 66-76
Area 7 Offshore ........................ 77-79
AREA 8 MAP ................. ........... 80-81 AREA4
Area 8 Inshore .......................... 82-90 ,
Area 8 Offshore ....... .... ........ ....... 91-93
AREA 9 MAP .. .......... ................ 94-95
Area Inshore ........ ................96-104 ___
Area9Offshore ................ ..........104-107 ,
Artificial Baits ................ ......... ... 63 ;-
Boating Tips for more Pleasurable Florida Fishing ... 43
Edibility of the Fish You Catch ..... ..... .5 AREA 15
First Aid ............................... 110 AREA 7
Florida Rigs ............. .......... ........ 108-110
Hooks ................?......... ....... I.. 1ll -
Ladies Clothing .... ....................... 43
Leaders .............................. 96
Natural Baits ....... .... ................... 63
Release of Fish and Certificates . . . . 15
Rods and Reels ..................... 63 AREA6
Tackle for Saltwater Fishing . . . . .. 63
Tides .... ..... .. .. ......... .. 100
W weather ................. ............... 98-99 s..





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AMBERJACK
(Seriola dumerili)
Purple-gray back shading to white belly, golden sheen on cious fighter. The strike is always heavy and fast, with a
sides. Dark stripe runs from snout across eye to first dorsal sounding action immediately following. Makes a savage
fin. Fins are tinged with dusky yellow. Average weight 15 final run after apparently giving up.
to 20 pounds. A favorite with many anglers. It is a tena-

AREA 1

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
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1
Perdido Bay flats










2
Santa Rosa Pass












3
Beach Pier













4
Escambia Bay flats


7-10 Ft.











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0-12 Ft.














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Speckled Trout
Tarpon
White Trout
Croaker
Flounder
Bluefish
Drum
Sheepshead
Redfish


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
White Trout
Croaker
Flounder
Gafftop Catfish
Pompano
Bluefish
Drum
Redfish
Silver Trout


Whiting
Pompano
Cobia
Bluefish
Spade fish
Croaker
White Trout
Flounder
Gafftop Catfish
Dolphin
Bonito
Redfish


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
White Trout
Croaker
Flounder
Pompano
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum
Silver Trout


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Shrimp, cut bait
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Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddlers, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs, trout-tout


Shrimp, jigs, plugs
Plugs, live bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Sandfleas, jigs, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp
Shrimp, jigs, plugs
Shrimp


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Cut bait, plugs
Shrimp -
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
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Live bail
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Cut bait, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, plugs
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BARRACUDA
(Sphyraena barracuda)
Silvery, shading from dark greenish back to off-white belly, racuda's strike is fast and slashing, giving plenty of sport
Black spots on sides. Body is long, pike-shaped with a pro- plus a thrilling fight. Don't underestimate its magnificent
truding lower jaw. Large mouth with sharp, jagged teeth, fighting ability.
Average weight 5 to 10 pounds, up to 70 pounds. The Bar-
AREA 1

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCTHEM TO USE
SP S F W
5
East Bay flats 4-6 Ft. Speckled Trout 0 0 0 Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Tarpon 0 Live bait, plugs
White Trout 0 0 Shrimp
Croaker 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp
Flounder 0 Shrimp
Gafftop Catfish 0 0 0 Cut bait
Pompano Sandfleas, jigs
Bluefish Cut bait, plugs
Redfish S Shrimp, cut bait, plugs
Drum Shrimp
Silver Trout Shrimp

6
Beaches 0-6 Ft. Whiting 0 S Shrimp, cut bait
Pompano Sandfleas, jigs
Cobia *0 Cut bait, jigs
Bluefish Cut bait, plugs
Spadefish 0 Shrimp
Bonito 0 0 Cut and live bait
Tarpon Live bait, plugs
Dolphin Cut and live bait
Redfish 0 Cut bait, shrimp, jigs

7
Beach Pier 0-10 Ft. Whiting 0 0 9 Shrimp, cut bait
Pompano 0 0 0 0 Sandfleas, jigs
Cobia 0 0 Cut and live bait, jigs
Bluefish 0 Cut bait, plugs
Spadefish 0 Shrimp
Bonito 0 Cut and live bait
Tarpon 0 Live bait, plugs
Dolphin 0 Cut and live bait
Redfish 9 Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Flounder 0 0 0 Shrimp
Croaker 0 0 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp
Gafftop Catfish 0 0 Cut bait
White Trout 0* Shrimp

8
Shalimar flats 4-6 Ft. Speckled Trout 0 0 Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Tarpon 0 0 Live bait, plugs
Flounder 0 Shrimp
Croaker 0* 0 Cut bait
White Trout 0* *0 Shrimp
Pompano 0 Sandfleas, jigs
Redfish 0* Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Bluefish 0 Cut bait, plugs
Drum 0 Shrimp
Silver Trout 0 Shrimp
Sturgeon 0 Cut bait






BLUEFISH
(Pomatomus saltatrix)
Bright greenish-blue back shading to bluish silver on sides No fish has a sharper strike for its size and weight than the
and off-white belly. Large pectoral fin is blackish at base. Bluefish. Its hit-and-run characteristic makes instantaneous
Hard scrappers and good eating. Sharp teeth demand wire hooking a necessity.
leaders. Average weight 1 to 3 pounds, up to 20 pounders.

AREA 1


SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W T U


9
Rocky Bayou












10
Destin Pass











11
Beach Pier











12
Choctawhatchee Bay
Alaqua Creek




13
La Grange Bayou


6-10 Ft.













4-12 Ft.












0-10 Ft.












6-10 Ft.







6-8 Ft.


0

0
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Speckled Trout -
Tarpon
Croaker
Flounder
White Trout
Striped Bass
Pompano
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum
Silver Trout


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Croaker
Flounder
Gafftop Catfish
White Trout
Pompano
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Flounder
Spadefish
Croaker
White Trout
Pompano
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Striped Bass
Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Black Snapper
Red fish


Striped Bass
Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Black Snapper
Redfish


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Shrimp
Shrimp


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Shrimp
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Shrimp, plugs, jigs
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Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Live bait, spoons, plugs
Shrimp, jigs, plugs
Live bait, plugs
Cut bait
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


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AREA 1

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
_SP S F W


14
Gulf Beach Pier











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Lafayette Creek





16
Black Creek





17
.Gulf Beach









18
Inlet Beach







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West Bay Flats








20
Intracoastal Waterway West Bay


0-12 Ft.













6-8 Ft.






6-8 Ft.






0-8 Ft.










0-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.









8-10 Ft.


Whiting
Pompano
Cobia
Bluefish
Spadefish
Black Snapper
Bonito
Tarpon
Dolphin
Redfish


Striped Bass
Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Redfish


Striped Bass
Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Redfish


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Black Snapper
Pompano
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum
Silver Trout


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Pompano
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Pompano
Drum
Redfish
Bluefish
Silver Trout


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Pompano
Redfish
Bluefish


0
0
0







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0
0


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Live bait, spoons
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Live bait, spoons, plugs
Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs


Live bait, spoons, plugs
Shrimp, jigs, plugs
Live bait, plugs
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Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp.
Shrimp


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
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Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
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Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
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Shrimp


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Cut bait, spoons, plugs


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AREA 1

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W TO


21
Burnt Mill Creek







22
North Bay flats







23
Grand Lagoon





24
Panama City Beach Pier








25
St. Andrews Bay flats










26
East Bay flast







27
Jetties


6-8 Ft.








4-8 Ft.








2-6 Ft.







0-12 Ft.









6-8 Ft.











6-8 Ft.








4-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Pompano
Redfish
Bluefish
Silver Trout


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Pompano
Redfish
Bluefish
Silver Trout


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Pompano
Bluefish
Redfish


Whiting
Pompano
Cobia
Bluefish
Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
White Trout
Grunts
Sheepshead
Tripletail
Drum
Bluefish
Redfish


Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Pompano
Bluefish
Redfish
Sheepshead


Whiting
Pompano
Cobia
Bluefish
Spadefish
Bonito
Redfish
Sheepshead


0
0
0
0
0
0



0
0
0
0
0
0


0
0
0
0
0



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0
0


0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0


0
0
0
0
0
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Live bait, plugs
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Cut bait, shrimp, plugs
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Shrimp


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
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Sandfleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sandfleas, jigs
Cut bait, plugs, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Shrimp
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Cut bait, plugs, spoons
Shrimp
Cigar minnows, jigs
Cigar minnows, jigs


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sandfleas, jigs
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp
Sand fleas
Live bait, jigs
Cut bait, plugs, spoons
Shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, fiddler crabs




AREA 1

I OCAT SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
_SP F I ToU


Crooked Island flats






29
Mexico Beach Fishing Pier









30
Deer Point Dam




31
Intracoastal Waterway

32
St. Joseph Bay potholes



33
St. Joseph State Park beach





34
St. Joseph Bay potholes



35
St. Joseph Bay potholes



36
Lake Wimico

37
St. Vincent Island and Indian Pass


6-8 Ft.








0-12 Ft.










6-8 Ft.





10-12 Ft.


2-8 Ft.




0-10 Ft.






2-8 Ft.




2-8 Ft.




4-10 Ft.


6-10 Ft.


Whiting
Pompano
Cobia
Bluefish
Redfish
Tarpon


Whiting
Speckled Trout
Cobia
Spadefish
Croaker
Bluefish
Spanish Mackerel
Pompano


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Drum


Striped Bass


Speckled Trout
Flounder
Redfish


Bluefish
Cobia
Redfish
Flounder
Whiting


Speckled Trout
Flounder
Redfish


Speckled Trout
Flounder
Redfish


Striped Bass


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Flounder
Bluefish
Cobia
Sheepshead


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0

S



0
0
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* 5


* S

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Shrimp
Sanfleas, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp
Shrimp, plugs
Live bait, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, spoons
Cigar minnows, jigs
Sandfleas, jigs


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Shrimp


Live bait, spoons, plugs


Shrimp, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs


Cut bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs


Shrimp, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs


Live bait, spoons, plugs


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Live bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


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AREA 1

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
E7I____________________SP -I S I F W ToUS


A
The Sea buoy
300 14' to 300 17' N.
87 14' to 870 23' W.


B
Sunken Ship Massachusetts
300 16' N.
870 19' W.


C
Wreck of Russian Freighter
300 12' N.
870 13' W.



D
Trisler Grounds
29 51' to 290 56' N.
870 22' to 87 29' W.


E
50 Fathom Edge, The Edges
290 26' to 300 00' N.
870 00' to 870 30' W.

F
The Timber Holes
30 05' to 300 12' N.
86 40' to 87 05' W.




G
29 Edge
27 Edge
300 04' to 300 07' N.
860 44' to 870 00' W.



H
The Sea Buoy
300 19' to 30 23' N.
860 24' to 86 33' W.


I
Southeast Grounds
300 04' to 300 11' N.
860 14' to 860 34' W.


18-60 Ft.





Partially
exposed




78-84 Ft.







102-120 Ft.





180480 Ft.




90-126 Ft.








144-180 Ft.








24-78 Ft.





90-126 Ft.


Bluefish
Cobia
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Bluefish
Cobia
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
Bonito
Cobia
King Mackerel
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp
Vermillion Snapper


Black Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp


Black Grouper
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp
Vermillion Snapper


Black Grouper
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp
Vermillion Snapper


Black Grouper
Cobia
King Mackerel
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Cut bait, feathers, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Cut bait, feathers, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live Bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


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AREA 1

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I I II___SP S F W I F_


J
27 Fathom Area
Southeast Grounds
290 57' to 300 04' N.
860 12' to 86 33' W.

K
290 51' to 29 57' N.
86 13' to 86* 30' W.



L
Mingo Ridge
29 47' N.
860 33' W.


M
Trolling Grounds
300 02' to 300 16' N.
85 39' to 860 04' W.




N
The Rock Pile
30 07' N.
85 49' W.



O
Tarpon Wreck
30 06' N.
850 56' W.


P
290 58' to 300 11' N.
850 56' to 860 11' W.




Q.
Warsaw Hole
30 02' N.
850 50'W.




R
Offshore Platform
30001' N.
850 54' W.


132-192 Ft.





198 246 Ft.





366-378 Ft.





18-72 Ft.








70-80 Ft.







96 Ft.





78-108 Ft.







80-85 Ft.








90 Ft.


Black Grouper
Porgy
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper ,


Black Grouper
Porgy
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper
Warsaw Grouper


Bonito
Black Grouper
Dolphin
King Mackerel
Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
.Bonito
Cobia
King Mackerel
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Bonito
King Mackerel
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Black Grouper
Bonito
King Mackerel
Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel
Warsaw Grouper


Black Grouper
Cobia
King Mackerel
Red Snapper


I~I


Squid, Cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait


Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Squid, cut bait
Feathers, spoons, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait


Squid, cut bait
Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid
Live bait, spoons, lures
Live bait, cut bait


Squid, cut bait
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid






BLUE RUNNER
(Caranx crysos)
Greenish-blue back and upper sides shading to a yellowish silver belly. Fins colorless. Weight 1 pound, up to 5 pounds.


BONEFISH
(Albula vulpes)
Burnished silver body with olive tinge on back. Horizontal This is a prized game fish. Reel with 250 yards of filament
stripes along back and sides. Nose rounded and extends line is necessary in handling the long searing run when the
over small mouth. Tail widely forked. A shallow water Bonefish is first hooked, because the initial run is often as
game fish. Extremely fast. Average weight 5 pounds, up much as 400 feet beforeitslows down or turns. Landing
to the 19 pound record catch. A real thriller. Not edible. one is a real thrill.

AREA 1

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION. DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
________SP S F TOUSE


3 to 5's
29 46' to 300 04' N.
85 50'to 86* 12'W.




T
Tugboat "Leroy"
29 50' N.
85 55' W.



U
290 39' to 290 52' N.
86' 04' to 86 18' W.




V
Spawning Grounds
29 45' N.
850 35' W.

W
29 27' to 29 41' N.
85 49' to 85 59' W.




X
Spawning Grounds
29 27' N.
85 40' W.

Y
The Mud Banks
29 19'to 29 22' N.
85 45' to 85 55' W.


102-138 Ft.







114 Ft.






138-270 Ft.






78-84 Ft.




102-150 Ft.






96 Ft.




186-204 Ft.


Black Grouper
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp
Vermillion Snapper


Black Grouper
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp
Vermillion Snapper


Red Snapper




Black Grouper
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Red Snapper




Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp
Vermillion Snapper


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Cut bait, squid




Squid, cut bait
.Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Cut bait, squid




Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


11 1 1h1






RELEASE OF FISH AND CERTIFICATES


Fishermen are encouraged to release certain fish unless
they are wanted as trophies. Tarpon are one of these fish.
They are not good eating and are great fighters. Most
fishing tournaments in Florida operate ona pointsystem and
encourage release of all but the largest of these fine fish.
For many years the Stuart and Palm Beach fishing clubs
have encouraged the release of Atlantic sailfish. Tagging
programs have proven that the majority of released fish
live to fight again as long as reasonable care is taken in
the release. Both of these tournaments, alopg with the old-


est in the United States, the Miami Metro, give certificates
of release to the angler. Many other tournaments have
adopted this program so that your catch is recognized and
the fish is not killed.
The Florida Conservation News, published by the Florida
Department of Natural Resources, has had a release certifi-
cate program for several years. Further information on
this program may be obtained by writing the Florida Con-
servation News, Florida Department of Natural Resources,
Larson Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304.


EDIBILITY OF THE FISH

YOU CATCH
To eat or not to eat the fish you catch depends, of course,
on a person's taste. Naturally, theexceptionare the species
S that are definitely poisonous or even harmful to touch.
r Some fish are better textured and flavored than others.
And too, how a person prepares the fish to eat has a lot to
do with their desirability. Some contend that most all are
good to eat, if you know how to cook them. Freshness too,
is an important factor.
So, assuming that you are a fisherman with an average
taste, here's how you will rate their edibility:

S EXCELLENT: Striped bass, redfish, bluefish, cobia, dolphin,
S flounder, Nassau and red grouper, grunts, cero, king and
spanish mackerel, mullet, permit, pompano, snook, porgies,
spotted seatrout, shad, mangrove, lane, red, vermillion, and
yellowtail snapper, trippletail, wahoo.

GOOD: Black grouper, croaker, jack crevalle, black and
spotted jewfish, blue marlin, round pompano, sheepshead,
S tuna, southern whiting.

POOR: Amberjack, bonefish, bonito, black drum, yellow
Jack, ladyfish, blue runner, sailfish, silver whiting.

FISH TO BE THROWN BACK: (This classification includes
quite a number of non-game fish and others not included
elsewhere in this book, but which may be caught by you in
Florida waters. Also included are those that are poisonous,
vicious to touch, etc.) batfish, boxfish, saltwater catfish, file-
fish, horse-eye jack, needlefish, rainbow parrotfish, puffer,
porcupine, sand diver, scorpionfish, sergeant major, ham-
S' merhead shark, snakefish, dog snapper, tarpon.

There are three characteristics of fish that may be unsafe
S to eat, as follows: 1. Poisonous fish usually have rough or
spiny scales, thorn-like spines, long plates or skin covering
* of bristles which may look like hair. 2. Jaws of most poi-
.. sonous fish have a hard, white covering without distinct
teeth. 3. Few poisonous fish look likefish. They are groles-
que creatures with strange shapes.


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AREA 2

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP I s F TO


1
East Bay






2
Apalachicola Bay flats






3
Sikes Pass









4
East Bay





5
Carrabelle River




6
St. George Sound






7
East Pass


6-8 Ft.








6-10 Ft.








4-12 Ft.










4-6 Ft.







7-9 Ft.





8-10 Ft.








9-12 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Red fish
Flounder
Bluefish
Cobia
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Flounder
Bluefish
Cobia
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Flounder
Bluefish
Cobia
Whiting
Pompano
Jack Crevalle


Speckled Trout
Red fish
Flounder
Grunt
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Flounder
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Flounder
Bluefish
Cobia
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Bluefish
Flounder
Cobia
Sheepshead
Grunt


0
0
0
0




S

0
0




0
S
0
0



0


0

0
0



0
0
0



0
0
0
0
0



0
0

0
0

S


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Cut bait, plugs, spoons
Live bait, plugs, spoons
Shrimp, fiddler crabs


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Cut bait, plugs, spoons
Live bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Live bait, jigs
Shrimp
Sandfleas, jigs
Shrimp, jigs, plugs


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Crabs, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Crabs, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Cut bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, plugs, jigs
Crabs, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Shrimp
Live bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Shrimp


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S*







AREA 2


SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
S__SP S F W U


8
Dog Island Reefs




9
Gulf Beach





10
St. Teresa flats





11
Panacea
Bridge




12
Ochlockonee Bay flats





13
Mud Cove






14
Spring Creek






15
Live Oak Island


6-8 Ft.





0-8 Ft.






6-8 Ft.






6-8 Ft.






4-6 Ft.







6-10 Ft.







4-6 Ft.







4-6 Ft.


Spanish Mackerel
Cobia
Bluefish
Speckled Trout


Speckled Trout
Red fish
Flounder
Cobia
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Flounder
Grunt
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Jack Crevalle
Redfish
Whiting
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Flounder
Cobia
Sheepshead


Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish
Speckled Trout
Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish
Grunt


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish
Grunt


Speckled Trout
Flounder
Grunt
Redfish
Sheepshead


S
S
0
S


______ I-I-i-I


Spoons, live bait, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Cut bait, spoons, jigs
Shrimp, plugs, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Live bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Jigs, plugs, cut bait
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Live bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Spoons, live bait, jigs
Cut bait, spoons, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


m .






AREA 2

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP I S I F t W TO US


16
St. Marks River






17
East River





18
Aucilla River






19
Econfina River





20
Spring Warrior Creek





21
Dekle Beach flats





22
Long Grass Point





23
Rock Point


4-12 Ft.







4-8 Ft.






4-8 Ft.







4-8 Ft.






4-6 Ft.






6-8 Ft.






6-8 Ft.






6-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Spanish Mackerel
Sheepshead
Cobia
Redfish
Grunt


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Flounder
Grunt
Bluefish


Speckled Trout
Spanish Mackerel
Sheepshead
Redfish
Grunt
Cobia


Speckled Trout
Sheepshead
Redfish
Grunt
Cobia


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Grunt
Cobia


Speckled Trout
Spanish Mackerel
Cobia
Redfish
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Spanish Mackerel
Redfish
Sheepshead
Grunt


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheephead
Mangrove Snapper
Grunt


* Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
* 0 Live bait, spoons, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
* Live bait, jigs
0 Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
* 0* Cut bait, shrimp


* 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
* Shrimp
* Shrimp, cut bait
* 0 Cut bait, spoons, jigs


* Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
* Live bait, spoons, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, jigs


0 Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp
Live bait, jigs


0 Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
0 Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
0 Fiddler crabs, shrimp
*0 Shrimp
0 Live bait, jigs


0 0 0 Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
0 Live bait, jigs
0 Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
0 Shrimp


0 Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait
0* Shrimp


20







AREA 2

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO US
___ SP S F WTOUSE

24
Deadman's Bay 6-10 Ft. Speckled Trout 0 0 0 Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Redfish S Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cobia 0 Live bait, jigs
Grass Grouper 0 0 Cut bait
Grunt Shrimp

25
Steinhatchee River 5-10 Ft. Redfish 0 Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0 0 Shrimp
Sheepshead Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Speckled Trout 0 Shrimp, pork rind, jigs

26
Drum Point 8-10 Ft. Speckled Trout 0 .* Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Redfish 0 Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Cobia 0 Live bait, jigs




BONITO
(Sarda sarda)
Deep blue back shading to silver on sides and white on value not considered good. Extremely speedy. Its first run
belly. Black wavy lines run obliquely down and forward after being hooked is long and determined. The strike is
from back to lateral line. Large spike teeth in lower jaw. so heavy that many anglers think they are playing with a
Average weight 4 to 5 pounds, up to 15 pounds. Food much larger fish than they actually are.

AREA 2


A
290 33' to 290 48' N.
840 24' to 840 35' W.


B
290 46' to 290 54' N.
840 07' to 840 25' W.


C
29 37' to 290 57' N.
83 50' to 840 14' W.



D
29 27' to 290 36' N.
840 00' to 860 23' W.


E
290 14' to 290 26' N.
830 50' to 840 00' W.


36-66 Ft.




9-42 Ft.




12-42 Ft.





54-78 Ft.




60-66 Ft.


Black Grouper
Grunt
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
Grunt
Sea Bass
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
Grunt
Sea Bass


Grouper
Grunt
Flounder
Sea Bass


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp. cut bait, jigs
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


r






AREA 3


84030'


290


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ANCLOTE

TARPON SPRINGS


54






COBIA
(Rachycentron canadum)
Dark brown back shading to off-white belly with finlets jolting. Then entire fight to land one is a rough-and-tumble
ahead of dorsal fin. Head short and flat with protruding experience. It makes charging runs with sharpyankings and
lower jaw. Dark stripe from snout to tail. Average weight sudden changes of direction.
9 to 15 pounds, up to 75 pounds. The strike of a Cobia is
AREA 3

T -. SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I L __SP Sj F W W


Suwannee River Pass





2
Suwannee River
Channel



3
Suwannee Sand Flats






4
Suwannee Sand Flats






5
Cedar Keys










6
Cedar Key Flats


8-12 Ft.






10-12 Ft.





4-8 Ft.







4-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.











4-6 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Redfish
Sheepshead
Cobia


Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Cobia


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Mangrove Snapper
Cobia
Spanish Mackerel
Grunt


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Mangrove Snapper
Cobia
Spanish Mackerel
Grunt


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Spanish Mackerel
Sheepshead
Redfish
Black fish
Mangrove Snapper
Sand Trout
Cobia
Ladyfish


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Sheepshead
Redfish
Cobia
Blackfish
Mangrove Snapper
Ladyfish
Sand Trout


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, jigs


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, jigs


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Shrimp


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Shrimp


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Cut bait, jigs


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, jigs, plugs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Livebait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, jigs


24






DRUM
(Pogonias crom is)
Body grayish silver with dark metallic sheen. Fins black, to 50 pounds. The strike is slow and casual, but once the
Wide, dark vertical bars band thebody. Tiny barbels ex- Drum is hooked, it puts up a strong fight.
tend from lower jaw. Average weight, 4 to 8 pounds, up


AREA 3

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W


Waccassa Bay Flats











8
Otter Creek








9
North Withlacoochee Flats











10
Withlacoochee River Flats







11
Withlacoochee River Mouth


4-6 Ft.












4-6 Ft.









4-6 Ft.












8-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Redfish
Blackfish
Cobia
Mangrove Snapper
Ladyfish
Sand Trout


Speckled Trout
Sheepshead
Redfish
Blackfish
Cobia
Mangrove Snapper
Ladyfish
Sand Trout


Speckled Trout
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish
Sheepshead
Redfish
Blackfish
Cobia
Mangrove Snapper
Ladyfish
Sand Trout


Speckled Trout
Sheepshead
Redfish
Blackfish
Ladyfish
Mangrove Snapper
Sand Trout


Speckled Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Blackfish
Redfish
Sand Trout


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, jigs


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, jigs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


25








AREA 3

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TOUSE
_____ _SP IF WI W


12
Black Point Flats









13
Crystal River






14
Mangrove Point Flats






15
Long Point







16
Homosassa River Mouth








17
Hell's Gate




18
Chassahowitza Bay Flats


4-6 Ft.










6-8 Ft.


























6-8 Ft.









4-6 Ft.





6-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Sheepshead
Redfish
Rock Bass
Bluefish
Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish
Mangrove Snapper


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Tarpon
Ladyfish
Mangrove Snapper


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Grass Grouper
Tarpon
Rock Bass
Ladyfish


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Grass Grouper
Tarpon
Rock Bass
Ladyfish


Speckled Trout
Sheepshead
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Rock Bass
Ladyfish
Redfish


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Grass Grouper
Tarpon
Rock Bass
Ladyfish


* I


I *


* I


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, jigs, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, plugs
Cut bait, jigs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, spoons
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Plugs, live bait
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, jigs, shrimp


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, jigs, shrimp


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, spoons, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, jigs, shrimp


__ __ _ _________ _______










AREA 3

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W _


19
Raccoon Point







20
Pine Island







21
Bayport-Mid River






22
Coon Key Flats







23
Aripeka







24
Flats







25
Hudson Flats


6-8 Ft.








6-8 Ft.
















6-8 Ft.








8-10 Ft.








4-6 Ft.








4-6 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Grass Grouper
Tarpon
Rock Bass
Ladyfish


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Grass Grouper
Tarpon
Rock Bass
Ladyfish


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Ladyfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Grass Grouper
Tarpon
Rock Bass
Ladyfish


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Mangrove Snapper
Bluefish
Tarpon
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Mangrove Snapper
Bluefish
Tarpon
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Mangrove Snapper
Bluefish
Tarpon
Sheepshead


I I


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0


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0
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0
0
0


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0
0
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S
S
S
S
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S
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S
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S
S
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Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, jigs, shrimp


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, jigs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, shiner tails, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, jigs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Live bait, plugs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Live bait, plugs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jins
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, spoons, plugs
Live bait, plugs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp






DOLPHIN
(Coryphaena hippurus)
Iridescent blue-green back shading to yellow and silver be- all fish. Average weight 5 to 8 pounds, up to 50 pounds.
low with red tinges on fins and gill-covers. Long blue dorsal Known for its speed and stamina, the Dolphin is one of the
fin extends length of body. Small purple dots cover back most colorful saltwater gamefish. Itstrikessavagelyand per-
and sides. Head of male squared-off with forehead rising forms like a real acrobat with its leaps, diving and splash-
straight from the mouth. Head of female more rounded, ing of water. High aerial flips as well as straight runs to-
and body greenish-gold. One of the fastest swimmers of ward the boat can be expected.





FLOUNDER
(Paralichthys spp.)
Easily distinguishable with both eyes on the upper side of four dark spots. Underside off-white. Average weight 1 to
the flat body. Upper side light olive-brown with three or 2-1/2 pounds, up to 10 pounds.


AREA 3

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W
26
Bayonet Point 6-8 Ft. Speckled Trout 0 0 0 Shrimp, jigs, cut bait
Redfish Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Tarpon 0 Live bait, plugs
Sheepshead 0 Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Mangrove Snapper 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Ladyfish Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Silver Trout 0 0 Shrimp, jigs

27
Pithlachascotee River Flats 6-8 Ft. Speckled Trout 0 Shrimp, jigs, cut bait
Redfish 0 0 Cut bait; shrimp, jigs
Tarpon Live bait, plugs
Sheepshead 0 Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Mangrove Snapper 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Ladyfish 0 Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Silver Trout 0* Shrimp, jigs

28
Anclote Keys 8-10 Ft. Speckled Trout 0* Shrimp, jigs, cut bait
Redfish 0* Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Tarpon 0* Live bait, plugs
Sheepshead 0 Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Mangrove Snapper Shrimp, cut bait
Ladyfish Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Silver Trout 0* Shrimp, jigs

29
Anclote River 8-10 Ft. Speckled Trout Shrimp, jigs, cut bait
Redfish 0* Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Tarpon 0 Live bait, plugs
Sheepshead 0 Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Mangrove Snapper 0* Shrimp, cut bait
Ladyfish S Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Silver Trout 0* Shrimp, jigs


28






GROUPER (Black)
(Mycteroperca microlepis)
Brownish-gray color with all fins edged in black except dor- lunges towards rocks and crevices. The angler must check
sal fin. Dark oblong blotches form both lateral lines and this or fear the losing of tackle in the rocks or cut lines. It
vertical bars. Average weight 4 to 8 pounds, up to 50 is the "fightingest" of all in the Grouper family.
pounds. The fight after being hooked employs its downward



GROUPER (Nassau)
(Epinephelus striatus)
Pale olive-gray becoming fainter on lower sides. Broad squared and mottled. Average weight 5 to 10 pounds, up
spotted bars of darker olive-brown band the body. Tail to 45 pounds.





AREA 3

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I II___SP I F W F


A
29 11' to 290 20' N.
840 39' to 840 56' W.


B
28 47' to 290 04' N.
83 16' to 830 29' W.


C
Yullee Rock
280 53' N.
830 10' W.

D
Florida Middle Grounds
28 11' to 280 45' N.
840 00' to 840 25' W.


E
28 28' to 28 48' N.
820 57' to 830 17' W.


F
280 23' N.
83 22' W.

G
Off North Pass
28 23' N.
830 06' W.

H
West of South Pass
280 11' N.
830 02' W.


72-114 Ft.




180-324 Ft.




120-180 Ft.




78-150 Ft.





2842 Ft.




65-70 Ft.



36 Ft.




30-35 Ft.


Grunt
Red Grouper
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Grunt
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Grunt
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp


Black Grouper
Grunt
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Red Grouper


Black Grouper
Grunt



Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Sea Bass


Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid



Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


20




AREA 4


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AREA 4


SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W


1
Caladesi Island







2
Dunedin







3
Clearwater Beach







4
Largo Flats






5
Belleair Beach







6
Indian Rocks Beach






7
Indian Rocks Beach Pier


6-8 Ft.








6-8 Ft.








4-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.







4-8 Ft.








6-10 Ft.







6-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Pompano
Redfish
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Snook


*
0
*



*

0
0
*



*

0
*
*
*


*

*
*



*

*
*
*
. *




















*

*
*
0
0


S


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0
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S


S


0

0

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0

0






0

S
0


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0

0
0


0



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*
*


*


*
*
*


0




*
*




*
*
*

*




*
*




*
*
*
*



*
*


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Jigs, sand fleas
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Jigs, sand fleas
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs


MEO = I I






GROUPER (Red)
(Epinephelus morio)
Reddish brown and mottled over entire body including fins. age weight 4 to 8 pounds, up to 30 pounds.
Mouth large and bright orange inside. Tail square. Aver-



AREA 4

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
1___________________SP S F W T


Madeira Beach







9
Boca Ceiga Bay Flats








10
Treasure Island Beach






11
Boca Ceiga Bay Channel








12
Pass-a-Grille Beach






13
Gulfport Flats


4-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.









4-8 Ft.








8-10 Ft.









4-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


I I III I I I I Ir ~ ~t k --~ ~-~ II







AREA 4


T P SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I I, SP S I TO USE


14
Pine Key







15
Skyway Bridge







16
Tierra Verda






17
Bird Key






18
Desoto Park Pier






19
Mullet Key






20
Skyway Bridge


4-6 Ft.








4-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.







4-6 Ft.







4-8 Ft.







4-8 Ft.







4-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Drum


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Drum


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Drum


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Drum


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp


34






GROUPER (Rock Hind)
(Ephinephelus adscenionis)
Uneven dark green with red spots over entire body, fins to 10 pounds. All groupers are prized table fare.
and portion of tail. Average weight 1-1/2 to 3 pounds, up


AREA 4


FI SEASONTO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH, FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM
_______________ _______SP S F W TUSE


21
Egmont Channel





22
Anna Maria Island






23
Tera Ceiga








24
Tampa Bay





25
Tampa Bay





26
Tampa Bay Channel





27
Tampa Bay


10-20 Ft.






6-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.









6-10 Ft.






6-10 Ft.






10-15 Ft.






6-10 Ft.


Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Cobia
Grouper
Snook


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Cobia
Grouper
Snook


Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Cobia
Grouper
Snook


Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Cobia
Grouper
Snook


Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Cobia
Grouper
Snook


Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, plugs, jigs


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, plugs, jigs


Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, plugs, jigs


Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, plugs, jigs


Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, cut bait
Live bait, plugs, jigs


- I I I~I -s I I







GROUPER (Southern Black)
(Mycteroperca bonaci)
Over-all grayish. Dark oblong markings form vertical bars and lateral lines. Average weight 8 pounds, up to 65 pounds.


AREA 4


SEASON TO' BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I___ ISP S F W W


28
Holmes Beach






29
Tampa Bay







30
Bradenton Beach






31
Longboat Key






32
Sarasota Bay







33
Sarasota Bay


6-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.








8-10 Ft.







8-10 Ft.







6-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


36


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp






GROUPER (Warsaw)
(Epinephelus nigritus)
Black in color with dark, patchy gray markings. Turns brown weight 25 to 35 pounds, up to 500 pounds.
when dead. Enormous mouth. Tail rounded. Average


AREA 4

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
_____________ S_ _P S- F TOUSE


34
Sarasota Bay








35
Sarasota Bay








36
Longboat Key






37
Sarasota Bay








38
Midnight Pass








39
Siesta Key


4-6 Ft.









4-6 Ft.









6-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.









8-10 Ft.









8-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


SpeckledTrout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Snook
Tarpon
Drum


Silver Trout
Whiting
Spanish Mackerel
King Mackerel
Tarpon
Pompano


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


Shrimp, cutbait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs


I II






GROUPER (Yellowfin)
(Mycteroperca venenosa)
Greenish-black over gray-green on back and upper sides spots over entire body andfins. Fins edged with yellow.
shading to white belly. Heavily dotted with orange-brown Average weight 6 pounds, up to 50 pounds.




GRUNT
(Haemulon plumieri)
There are many species found in Florida waters. All are brownish cast. A number of light blue stripes on head.
good to eat. Average weight 1/2 to 2-1/2 pounds. The H. Mouth bright reddish-orange inside. It makes a grunting
plumieri is the most common. Body bluish-gray with light sound when caught.




AREA 4


SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W TOUSE


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Jigs, sand fleas
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Jigs, sand fleas
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Jigs, sand fleas
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Jigs, sand fleas
Live bait, plugs
Shrimp, cut bait


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Casey Pass








41
Manasota Key






42,
Manasota Key






43
Stump Pass






44
Bacillia Pass


6-8 Ft.










6-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.


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AREA 4

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SPI S IF W USE


A
280 05' N.
830 27' W.

B
280 08' N.
830 13' W.

C
Hotel Range
28 03' N.
830 04' W.


D
Dunedin Wreckage Drop
28 03' N.
820 55'W.


E
Steamboat Lumps
270 55' N.
84 30' W.


F
The Elbow
270 37' to 270 53' N.
840 04' to 840 14' W.


G
27 48' N.
830 40'W.


H
270 58' N.
83 16' to 830 28' W.



I
270 58' to 280 01' N.
83o 02' W.



J
The Wreck
270 57' N.
83 08 W


80-85 Ft.



57-70 Ft.



40-45 Ft.





28-32 Ft.





258-294 Ft.





150-204 Ft.





120-138 Ft.




80-100 Ft.





3642 Ft.





30-60 Ft.


Black Grouper



Black Grouper
Grunt


Black Grouper
King Mackerel
Red Grouper
Spanish Mackerel


Bonito
Cobia
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
King Mackerel
Red Grouper
Spanish Mackerel


Barracuda
Bonito
Cobia
King Mackerel
Jacks


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Squid, cut bait



Squid, cut bait, squid
Shrimp, cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Feathers, jigs, strip mullet

Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Live bait, cut bait, lures









AREA 4

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
__________ _____ SP S F W. U


K
270 56' N.
82 57' W.



L
27 42' to 270 53' N.
830 16' to 830 27' W.



M
270 47' N.
820 58' to 830 04' W.



N.
270 24' to 270 35' N.
830 15' to 830 23' W.




O
Ten Fathom Wreck
270 29' N.
83 21'W.


P
270 40' N.
820 59' W.



Q
Times Square
27041' N.
820 55' W.



R
Egmont Channel
270 36' N.
820 56' W.


S
27 34' N.
820 50' W.


25-30 Ft.





54-100 Ft.





50-54 Ft.





90-126 Ft.






60 Ft.





36-45 Ft.





35 Ft.






6-90 Ft.





20-25 Ft.


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Grunt
King Mackerel
Red Grouper


Cobia
Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper


Black Grouper
Dolphin
Grunt
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Amberjack
Barracuda
Bonito
King Mackerel


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Sea Bass


Barracuda
Black Grouper
King Mackerel
Red Grouper
Spanish Mackerel


Bluefish
Jacks
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Bluefish
Cobia
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp
Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait


Live bait, jigs
Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait


Squid, cut bait
Feathers, spoons, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, cut bait, lures
Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live bait, lures


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Cut bait, feathers, jigs
Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, lures
,Live bait, spoons, jigs


Cut bait, feathers, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


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AREA 4

I SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
S___________ _SP | S F | W


Southwest Pass
270 30' to 270 38' N.
82 40' to 820 55' W.


U
270 28' N.
830 07' W.


V.
27 27' N.
83 05' W.


W
2450 from Longboat Pass
27 21' N.
820 56' W.

X
27 17' to 270 22' N.
82 53' W.



Y
9-Fathom Gully, Barracuda Hole
270 19' N.
820 49'W.


Z
270 12' N.
82041' W.



AA
Barracuda Hole The Ice Box
270 10' to 270 16' N.
820 41' to 820 47' W.



AB
270 08' N.
820 44' W.



AC
270 05' N.
820 41' W.


25-30 Ft.





96-106 Ft.




72-92 Ft.




68-74 Ft.




50 Ft.





54 Ft.





30 Ft.





50 Ft.







60 Ft.





60 Ft.


Bluefish
Cobia
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Grunt
King Mackerel
Red Grouper


Bluefish
Blue Runners
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Barracuda
Black Grouper
Cobia
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Sea Bass


Barracuda
Black Grouper
Cobia
King Makerel
Red Grouper


U i I I _i~. i IL I


Cut bait, feathers, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait


Cut bait, feathers, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Live bait
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid






JACK (Blue Runner)
(Caranx crysos)


Greenish blue-black shading to silver sides and creamy yel-
low belly. Bony scutes along lateral line to tail. Average


weight 1 to 2 pounds, up to 5 pounds. It is fast and hard
striking.


JACK CREVALLE
(Caranx hippos)
Light green back shading to yellow belly with large black pounds. Makes a jolting strike. If it misses the first time,
spot on gill-covers and pectoral fins. Bony scutes form line expect another. Its strike is savagely sudden. Expect a
to wide-forked tail. Average weight 2 to 5 pounds, up to 30 strong and vicious first run.




JEWFISH
(Epinephelus itaiara)
A giant sea bass. Grouper family. Body brownish-black on setting the hook. The fish is sluggish but determined. You'll
top shading to yellow on belly. Small black dots on head have to endure the dogged pull and its terrific weight in
and back. Average weight 50 pounds, up to 700 pounds. landing this giant of Florida waters.
This fish slowly gulps its bait, and it is wise to wait before




LADYFISH
(Elops saurus)
Light olive-green back shading to silver sides and white fighter often with whipping, slashing movements to free it-
belly. Slender, with pointed head and large mouth. Aver- self. Probably no other saltwater fish spends as much time
age weight 1 to 3 pounds, up to 8 pounds. Takes to the air out of the water being brought in as does the Ladyfish.
immediately on being hooked. It is an active, running


AREA 4

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W
AD
17-Fathom Hole 96-102 Ft. Black Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
270 06' N. Dolphin 0 0 Feathers, spoons, jigs
82 54' W. Grunt 0 0 Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Red Grouper 0 0 Squid, cut bait

AE
270 02' N. 102 Ft. Black Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
820 58'W. Grunt 0 0 Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Red Grouper 0* Squid, cut bait

AF
2100 from New Pass 90-100 Ft. Barracuda 0 Live bait, cut bait, lures
26 58' N. Black Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
820 50' W. Dolphin 0 Feathers, spoons, jigs
Sailfish 0 Trolling lures, live bait

AG
The 27's 60-300 Ft. Black Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
26 40' to 270 20' N. Red Grouper 0 0 Squid, cut bait
830 10' to 840 00' W. Red Snapper 0* Cut bait, squid
Scamp 0* Cut bait, squid



42






BOATING TIPS FOR MORE
PLEASURABLE FLORIDA FISHING


One of the important factors in having a pleasant fishing
trip is safe boating. And, by far the majority of Florida's
saltwater fishing is by boat. Operators of charter and party
boats, which handle boats much larger than you will per-
sonally use, use extreme care.
First, if you are using your own boat, be sure it is in top
condition. Screws and nuts often loosen up as it runs over
the waves. A careful check of these, all hardware, seat at-
tachments, and steering controls before you leave shore may
save you a lot of headaches. If, by chance, you might be
late returning, check now tomakesureallof your navigation
lights are working properly. Above all, don't forget to see
that your battery is well charged. It'll be wise to clean its
top and remove corrosion deposits from the terminals. Oh,
here's a safe boating tip include a tool box in your carry-
ing gear. If you are an out-of-stater and bring your own
boat, Florida recognizes valid registration certificates and
numbers issued by other states for a period of 90 days.
Of course, there are many other things a fishermen thinks
about, and does something about, when using his own boat.
He should be very careful in selecting the correct horse-
power outboard motor for his boat, see that it is tuned up
properly, especially when taking offshore fishing trips. Re-
member, the hotter the weather, at less horsepower your
motor will operate. Also, his hull should be cleaned of drag-
producing marine growth that might have collected, and a
proper size propeller with no ragged nicks.
Never venture out for offshore fishing without the boat-
ing safety devices required. Most saltwater sportfisher-
men make sure they make shore by including many that


are not actually required. They know that often times, Flor-
ida's unpredictable weather makes this good common sense.
Before you leave, file a "float plan" at the dock.
Be sure too, that you have all the necessary Coast Guard
approved personal flotation devices. Arriving home safely
after a pleasurable offshore Florida fishing trip should be
a certainty, not an accident.
Visitors planning to bring their ownfishing boatsto Florida
may obtain a free copy of "Florida Boating Safety" from
the Education and Information Bureau, Department of Na-
tural Resources. Larson Building. Tallahassee, Florida 32304.
The booklet contains information on watersafely regulations.
has area maps, and lists both marinas and ramps through-
out the state.
All along Florida's 8,426 mile coastline, you'll find not
only ramps to launch your own boat, but many marinas
and fishing camps where you may rent a boat and motor
by the hour, by the day or by the week and obtain your
fresh bait. Many of these places have expert guides to
safely take you to nearby Florida's Saltwater Fishin' Holes
and help you select the rig and bait that might be peculiar
to that locality.
If your choice is to charter a boat for deep-sea fishing
or to go out aboard a head or party boat, you may write
Sfor the free booklet "Head and Party Boats, Charter Boats,
Piers" from the Florida Department of Natural Resources,
Larson Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. It is crammed
full of this information, even phone numbers to call for
reservations.


LADIES' CLOTHING


A true yachtsman wouldn't be seen aboard even a dinghy
without his whites, and his cap and blazer, both insignia-
trimmed and preferably monogrammed. Tennis players
can't concentrate on their games unless they know they are
sartorially correct in white shorts, white sneakers and a ten-
nis shirt trimmed in blue and red. Golfers have to look like
Arnie or the Golden Bear before they dare leave the safety
of the clubhouse for the tee. Right? So, too, do fishermen
bedeck themselves in splendid raiment before leaving the
dock. Right? WRONG, wrong, wrong A fishermen's
greatest delight is to attire himself in his oldest, rattiest
garments, already twice rejected by the trashman. He can
go forth serene in the knowledge that everyone knows that
IS how fishermen dress.
Heaven help the fisherman's poor wife, though, if she
decides to wear her old rags. Just as sure as a lady shows
up at the marina wearing her teen-age son's baggy jeans
and leftover Dudley Dooright sweatshirt, she'll meet her
husband's secretary with the boss's wife, about to board
Mr. Boss's yacht. Each of them will be modeling the latest
in double-knit slacks and a satiny body suit, topped by a
cashmere sweater set.


Somewhere in between the styles described is the one
we girls choose for fishing. Jeans or slacks are fine, if
they're your own and fit well which means not too tight
to sit in comfortably, nor so loose they have to be tugged
up after every cast. Shorts,'ofcourse, suit some gals better.
Just remember that jeans can be rolled up to tan your legs,
while shorts won't keep you from burning whenthe sun gets
high.
A long-sleeved shirt or sweater is necessary, too. Even
on the hottest days, you will find their protection from the
sun makes sleeves acceptable.
To preserve your hairdo and provide shade for your face,
a hat is another requisite to the fisherwoman. The hat
needn't be stylish, but there are lots of Island types avail-
able which look good and keep thesunoff your nose. Don't
worry about your tan. Reflected rays will see to that, es-
pecially if you're fishing salt water.
Finally, wear shoes with composition soles that won't mar
HIS deck. They will also give you sure footing on slippery
surfaces, which comes in mighty handy if you do mar his
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AREA 5


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MACKEREL (Cero)
(Scomberomorus regalis)
Light blue back with sides silvery to silvery-white. Solid gold lines formed by succession of narrow gold markings. Aver-
line runs length of body with three or four broken parallel age weight 2 to 3 pounds, up to 20 pounds.

AREA 5

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W


1
Gasparilla Pass








2
Boca Grande Pass








3
Myakka River Mouth






4
Gasparilla Island








5
Charlotte Harbor






6
Charlotte Harbor


8-10 Ft.










8-10 Ft.









4-6 Ft.







8-10 Ft.









7-10 Ft.







7-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon,


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
SShrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


46






AREA 5

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
_SP S F W


7
Hog Island









8
Peace River Mouth









9
Charlotte Harbor









10
Charlotte Harbor








11
Lacosta Island









12
Pine Island Sound


8-10 Ft.










8-10 Ft.










8-10 Ft.










8-10 Ft.









8-10 Ft.










4-6 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Irn iiiIaIi


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs,
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs










AREA 5

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W


13
Pine Island Sound





14
Captain Pass









15
Pine Island Sound






16
Matlacha Pass









17
Captiva Island








18
Matlacha Pass


4-6 Ft.






6-8 Ft.










4-6 Ft.








8-10 Ft.










4-6 Ft.









6-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


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Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Live bait, spoons, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs









AREA 5

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
---ISP I S I F W I __


19
Sanibel Island









20
Caloosahatchee River Mouth






21
San Carlos Bay






22
Sanibel Island









23
Estero Island









24
Estero Bay


4-6 Ft.










8-10 Ft.







6-8 Ft.







4-6 Ft.










4-6 Ft.










4-6 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Silver Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


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AREA 5

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
__________SP I S I F W


25
Carlos Pass






26
Hickory Pass






27
Wiggins Pass






28
Naples Beach Pier








29
Gordon Pass






30
Marco Pass






31
Caximba Pass


8-10 Ft.







8-10 Ft.







6-10 Ft.







8-12 Ft.









8-10 Ft.







8-10 Ft.







8-10 Ft.


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Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


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Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs






MACKEREL (King)
(Scomberomorus cavella)
Often called Kingfish. Blue-gray on back shading to silver hooked it often goes into an aerial action with jumps up to
sides with over-all iridescent silvery sheen. Spots show as much as ten feet, interspersed with long surface runs.
only on the young. Average weight 5 to 8 pounds, up to Wire leaders of 5 or more feet will prevent this determined
70 pounds. The King comes tearing in at the lure. When fish from cutting the line with its sharp teeth.


MACKEREL (Spanish)
(Scomberomorus maculatus)
Greenish-blue back with silver sides and belly. Large gold pounds. Makes a pouncing, snapping strike, followed by
dots on sides. Mouth large with sharp teeth. Front dorsal short but powerful runs. It's a hard-fighting fish in compar-
fin high and black. Average weight 2to 3 pounds, up to 18 ison to its weight.


AREA 5


SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F | W


32
Cape Romano








33
Gullivan Bay







34
Ten Thousand Islands






35
Ten Thousand Islands






36
Ten Thousand Islands


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Whiting
Silver Trout
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Redfish
Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Sheepshead
Tarpon


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, plugs


iL 11 111


8-10 Ft.









4-6 Ft.








3-6 Ft.







3-6 Ft.







3-6 Ft.







1 Early Spring 2 Late Fall


SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SSP F W I


A
The Wreck
26 46' N.
82 51' W.


B
2450 from Stump Pass
26 45' N.
82 36' W.


C
Off Little Gasparilla Pass
260 50' N.
82 21' W.


D
Boca Grande Pass
26 42' N.
820 16' W.


E
260 36' N.
820 46' W.


F
West of Redfish Pass
260 33' N.
82 31' W.


G
260 23' to 260 29' N.
820 16' to 820 25' W.



H
Off Sanibel Beach
26 25' N.
82* 00' to 820 10' W.

I
26 20' N.
82 17' W.


J
Christmas Ridge
26 00' to 26 35' N.
830 33' to 830 50' W.


60 Ft.





72 Ft.





22-55 Ft.





40-80 Ft.





84 Ft.




40-45 Ft.






30-54 Ft.





10-25 Ft.




40 Ft.




204-300 Ft.


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Sea Bass


Bonito
Black Grouper
King Mackerel
Red Grouper


Cobia
King Mackerel
Snook
Tarpon


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper


Bluefish
Black Grouper
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
King Mackerel
Grunt
Red Grouper


Bluefish
Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon


Black Grouper
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait


Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Live bait, lures
Live bait, lures


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait


Cut bait, feathers, jigs
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait


Cut bait, feathers, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, lures


Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


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AREA 5





MARLIN (Blue)
(Makaira nigricans)
Deep blue back and dorsal fin shading to silver sides and run. This is quickly followed by a number of aerial jumps,
belly. Blue-lavender vertical stripes on back and sides. Bill unexpected dives, and actual tail-walking on the water's sur-
is short and stubby. Average weight 200 pounds up to 750 face. The angler must display endurance as the Blue Mar-
pounds. The Blue Marlin is fiercely aggressive when lin seems to have inexhaustible strength to free itself.
hooked. It makes a line-ripping charge seaward on its first




MARLIN (White)
(Makaira albida)
Deep blue back and dorsal fin shading from silver to off- to 150 pounds. The White Marlin offers the angler a land-
white on sides and belly. Light vertical stripes on upper ing contest with frenzied leaps, long runs, quick reversal of
portion. Front of dorsal fin rounded. Tail forked. Bill sim- direction, and sudden dives. An exciting experience.
ilar to that of Blue Marlin. Average weight 50 pounds, up





PERMIT
(Trachinotus falcatus)
Greenish-blue back shading to silver on sides. Belly tinged of its similarity of action when first hooked. The runs are
with yellow. Fins are dark. Deep forked tail. Average fierce and long. The Permit will rush to shear off lines
weight 10 to 20 pounds, up to 40 pounds. Known in some against pilings and abutments without much control on the
fishing circles as the "big brother" of the Bonefish because part of the angler.


1 Early Spring 2 Late Fall


SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE ACH THEM TO USE
SSP S F W
K
260 00' to 260 17' N. 120-180 Ft. Black Grouper Squid, cut bait
82 49' to 830 15' W. Red Grouper Squid, cut bait
Red Snapper Cut bait, squid

L
26 05' to 260 17' N. 40-60 Ft. Black Grouper Squid, cut bait
820 08' to 8217' W. Grunt Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Red Grouper Squid, cut bait

M
The Mud Hole 60 Ft. Black Grouper 4 0 Squid, cut bait
260 11' N. (Freshwater Cobia Live bait, jigs
820 01' W. Spring and Jew Fish 0* Live bait, cut bait
Boil) Red Grouper Squid, cut bait

N
Sand Ridges 210-240 Ft. Black Grouper 0 *0 Squid, cut bait
250 34' to 26 00' N. Red Grouper Squid, cut bait
839 28' to 83 39' W. Red Snapper 01 .2 Cut bait, squid
Scamp 1 02 Cut bait, squid

0
250 29' to 250 58' N. 132-162 Ft. Black Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
82 47' to 82 58' W. Red Grouper Squid, cut bait
Red Snapper Cut bait, squid



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AREA 6

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO'USE
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1
Cannon Bay







2
Latham River







3
Lostmans River






4
Lostmans River






5
Lostmans River






6
Rogers River






7
Rogers River


6-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.








6-8 Ft.








6-8 Ft.








6-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.








4-6 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


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Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
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Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Live bait, jigs, shrimp
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Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
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Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
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AREA 6

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W


8
River Mouth







9
River Mouth







10
Ponce de Leon Bay







11
Shark River



12
Whitewater Bay



13
North West Cape







14
Joe River







15
Middle Cape


4-6 Ft.








4-6 Ft.








6-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.




4-6 Ft.




8-10 Ft.








6-8 Ft.








8-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Tarpon
Snook
Redfish


Tarpon
Snook
Redfish


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


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Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
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Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
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Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Live bait, jigs, plugs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, plugs








AREA 6

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
______SP S F W


16
East Cape







17
Marqueses Keys



18
Marqueses Keys



19
Marqueses Keys



20
Boca Grande Key






21
Cottrell Key






22
Barracouta Keys






23
Intercoastal Channel






24
Saddler Bunch Keys


8-10 Ft.








4-8 Ft.




4-8 Ft.




4-8 Ft.




8-10 Ft.







8-10 Ft.







8-10 Ft.







8-10 Ft.







8-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Snook
Redfish
Sheepshead
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon


Permit
Mangrove Snapper
Barracuda


Permit
Mangrove Snapper
Barracuda


Permit
Mangrove Snapper
Barracuda


Barracuda
Grouper
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Tarpon


Barracuda
Grouper
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Tarpon


Barracuda
Grouper
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Tarpon


Barracuda
Grouper
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Tarpon


Bonefish
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Tarpon


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Jigs, shrimp, crabs
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Cut bait, jigs, spoons
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Jigs, shrimp, crabs
Live bait, plugs


Cut bait, jigs, spoons
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Cut bait, jigs, spoons
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Live bait, plugs


Cut bait, jigs, spoons
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, shrimp
Jigs, shrimp, crabs
Live bait, plugs


Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, crabs
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POMPANO
(Trachinatus carolinus)
Body with gray-blue back shading to yellowish belly. Sides to 6 pounds. The strike is comparable to that of the Spotted
silver sheen. Upper fins dark. Lower fins yellowish. Tail Seatrout, followed by a series of hard, jolting runs.
deeply forked. Average weight 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 pounds, up



PORGY
(Calamus arctifrons)
Sides are dark barred, gray-green. Yellow patch on snout. Fins show bluish cast. Average weight 1/2 to 1-1/2 pounds.



REDFISH (red Drum)
(Sciaenops ocellata)
Copperish-red back shading to grayish, iridescent sides hook should be delayed. After it has been hooked, it will
when young. As fish grows older red all over. Large black head for the bottom. Long runs are not usual but it fights
spot at base of tail. Average weight 8 pounds, up to 25 steadily.
pounds. A comparatively slow striker and setting of the


AREA 6

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
_________________________________SP S F W ___
25
Cudjoe Key 2-6 Ft. Bonefish Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0* 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit 0 Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon 0 Live bait, plugs

26
Flats 2-6 Ft. Bonefish 0 Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper *0 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit 0* Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon 0 0 0 0 Live bait, plugs

27
Torch Key 2-6 Ft. Bonefish 0 0 0 Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon 0 Live bait, plugs

28
Sugarloaf Shores 2-6 Ft. Bonefish 0 Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper Shrimp, cut bait
Permit 0* Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon Live bait, plugs

29
Sugarloaf Key 2-6 Ft. Bonefish 0 0 0 0 Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit 0* Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon 0* Live bait, plugs

30
Summerland Key 2-6 Ft. Bonefish 0 Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper *0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit 0* Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon 0 Live bail, plugs


59






AREA 6

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
____ SP S F W

31
Big Pine Key 2-6 Ft. Bonefish 0* Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon 0* Live bait, plugs

32
No Name Key 2-6 Ft. Bonefish 0 0 Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit 9 0 0 Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon 0 0 Live bait, plugs

33
Flats 2-4 Ft. Bonefish 0 Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0 0 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit 0 S Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon 0 0* Live bait, plugs

34
Flats 2-4 Ft. Bonefish 0 0 Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit 0 Shrimp, crabs.
Tarpon 0* Live bait, plugs

35
Flats 2-4 Ft. Bonefish 0 *0 Shrimp, jigs
Mangrove Snapper 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Permit 0 Shrimp, crabs
Tarpon Live bait, plugs




AREA 6


A
Sombrero Key 18-110 Ft. Black Grouper 0 S Squid, cut bait
240 37' N. Mangrove Snapper Cut bait, squid
81 02' to 810 12' W. Mutton Snapper 0 0 Cut bait, squid
Red Grouper Squid, cut bait
Yellowtail Snapper Cut bait, squid

B
The Humps (No. 1) 360-690 Ft. Red Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
24 22' to 24 30' N. Red Snapper Cut bait, squid
81 02' to 810 23' W. Tilefish Shrimp, cut bait
Vermillion Snapper 0 Cut bait, squid
Warsaw Grouper S Squid, cut bait
Yellow Eye Snapper Cut bait, squid

C
240 32' N. 18-300 Ft. Groupers 0* Squid, cut bait
81 14' to 810 21' W. Grunt 0* Shrimp, cut bait, squid
King Mackerel Live bait
Mutton Snapper 0 Cut bait, squid
Yellowtail Snapper 0* Cut bait, squid



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AREA 6

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I___SP I S F W __W


D
240 30' N.
810 32'W.




E
240 28' N.
810 36'W.




F
240 27' N.
810 'W.




G
Eyeglass Bar
240 26' N.
810 45'W.



H
24 25' N.
810 53' W.





Vestal Shoals
240 26' N.
810 58' W.


J
24 25' N.
820 03' W.




K
Snapper Bar
24 26' N.
820 07' to 820 13' W.


54-120 Ft.






54-120 Ft.






54-120 Ft.






60 Ft.






54-120 Ft.






19-120 Ft.





54-120 Ft.






60-360 Ft.


i_


Groupers
Grunt
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


Groupers
Grunt
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


Groupers
Grunt
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


Groupers
Grunt
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


Groupers
Grunt
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


Groupers
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


Groupers
Grunt
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


Groupers
Mutton Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper
Red Snapper


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Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bcit, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid






AREA 6

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I____ _____SP IS F W TO USE


L
Boca Grande Channel
24 30' to 240 38' N.
820 04' W.



M
Smith Shoals to the Wreck Buoy
24 40' to 24 47' N.
81 52' to 820 03' W.


N
No Man's Land
24 40' to 250 00' N.
81 55' to 820 41' W.

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25* 29' to 25* 58' N.
82 47' to 82 58' W.


P
25 05' to 250 27' N.
83 05' to 830 23' W.




Q
25* 00' to 25 26' N.
82 46' to 83 03' W.



R
R. W. Flats
25 00' to 25 06' N.
830 05'to 83* 26' W.


S
24 47' N.
820 44' W.


T
Winter Grounds
240 18' to 240 35' N.
820 31' to 830 02' W.


U
Tortugas Banks
24 35' to 240 44' N.
82* 59' to 83* 07' W.


72-144 Ft.






15-60 Ft.





54-120 Ft.




132-162 Ft.




192-210 Ft.






144-174 Ft.





174-204 Ft.





108 Ft.




42-600 Ft.





36-120 Ft.


Bluefish
Cero Mackerel
Cobia
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel


Cero Mackerel
Cobia
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel


Cero Mackerel
King Mackerel



Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Scamp


Black Grouper
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Cero Mackerel
King Mackerel
Mangrove Snapper


Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper (small)
Yellowtail Snapper


Cut bait, feathers, jigs
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, lures


Live bait spoons, jigs
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, lures


Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, lures



Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, spoons, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid


Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


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TACKLE FOR FLORIDA'S
SALTWATER FISHING


For the average visitor or resident wishing to try his luck
in the salt waters of Florida, standard bass fishing tackle
will do the trick for most inshore species. If he goes after


some of the deep sea species, hewillprobably have to have
more specialized equipment.


RODS AND REELS


If you are planning to go after sailfish, marlin, or any
of the other offshore species, you will need a trolling rod.
A good general purpose rod for trolling should be 6 to 6'/2
feet in length fitted with a 2/0 to 4/0 reel filled with from
30 to 50 Ib. test line. Monofillament is popular, but other
types will also work well. Fiberglass, either hollow or solid,
are the most popular inthistypeofrod. Consult your tackle
shop for recommendations about the area of the state which
you are going to fish, as the people that run these shops
know what is the best combination for their particular area.
Trolling rods are usually used for bottom fishing. How-
ever, bottom rods should be stiffer and shorter. A roller
top is desirable, the reel seat should be strong and heavy,
and a rubber butt cap used. Most bottom rods are solid
glass. Use a reel large enough to hold 50 to 80 Ib. line to
reach the bottom with some to spare. You don't need as
much line on these reels as with a trolling rig, as you don't
have to play your fish as far from the boat.
The conventional bait casting rod, equipped with a service
or closed face spinning reel is a good choice for inshore
waters. If you are using a close face spinning reel, be sure


that you take the front off and wash the reel thoroughly in
fresh water after each use. The line can be from 10 to 30
lb. weight depending on the size fish you are after and the
length of the cast you wish to make. These rigs are used
in many areas as plug casting outfits.
Spinning rods have become very popular with Florida fish-
ermen who are after inshore species. Spinning rods come
in many sizes and take a number of size reels. Unless you
are planning on using spinning tackle to get 100 Ib. tarpon
or other deep sea fish,a medium size outfit will be adequate
for most of the fish found in the rivers, bays, and inlets of
the sunshine state. Lines 10 Ibs. and under will fill the bill
when you are after snook, trout, redfish, mackerel or any
of the other smaller salt water species found in Florida wa-
ters. It is a good idea to have several spools filled with dif-
ferent test line so that you can change them to fit the type
of fish you are after. A good rule of the thumb is to have
at least 200 yards of line on your reel as Florida fish some-
times make long runswhen hooked. Wash all rods and reels
in fresh water after use.


NATURAL BAITS
The most popular bait used in Florida waters is shrimp, are sandfleas, blue and fiddler crabs, pilchard and squid.
either dead or alive. Next would be cut mullet either in In some areas, shiner tails are very good, especially for
chunks for bottom fishing or in strips for trolling. Also used trout.


f DEAD
SHRIMP


BLUE CRAB



l SQUID


LIVE SHRIMP


PILCHARD


EEL


ARTIFICIAL BAITS


All types of plugs are used in these waters. Spoons are
favorite for trolling, especially in king and Spanish Mackerel
fishing. Jigs are good all-round baitsformost of the waters,


and are sometimes used with a piece of shrimp on the tip
of the hook.





AREA 7


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SNAPPER (Red)
(Lutjanus aya)
Complete red body with no dark bars or markings on the Caught in deep water by hand-line with heavy weights.
back. Average weight 5 to 10 pounds, up to 25 pounds. Not highly regarded as a fighting gamefish.


AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
_'_____ SP S F W U


1
Intracoastal Waterway












2
South Lake Worth Inlet












3
Intracoastal Waterway












4
Boca Raton Inlet


6-10 Ft.













8-10 Ft.













6-10 Ft.













8-10 Ft.


Snook
Pompano,
Speckled Trout
Moonfish
Drum
Croaker
Tarpon
Sand Perch
Sheepshead
Bluefish
Red fish


Snook
Pompano
Speckled Trout
Moonfish
Drum
Croaker
Tarpon
Sand Perch
Sheepshead
Bluefish
Redfish .


Snook
Pompano
Speckled Trout
Moonfish
Drum
Croaker
Tarpon
Sand Perch
Sheepshead
Bluefish
Redfish


Snook
Pompano
- Speckled Trout
Moonfish
Drum
Croaker'
Tarpon
Sand Perch'
Sheepshead
Bluefish
Redfish


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Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Jigs, sandfleas
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Jigs, sandfleas
Cut bait, shrimp jigs
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Jigs, sandfleas
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Jigs, sandfleas
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Cut Shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs





AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCHTHEM TO USE
SS____P I S I F W T UE


5
Intracoasta I Waterway












6
-New Canal












7
Indian Creek





8
Causeway 79th Street





9
195 Causeway





10
Virginia Key


6-10 Ft.













6-10 Ft.













8-10 Ft.






6-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.






8-10 Ft.


Snook
Pompano
Speckled Trout
Moonfish
Drum
Croaker
Tarpon
Sand Perch
Sheepshead
Bluefish
Redfish


Snook
Pompano
Speckled Trout
Moonfish
Drum
Croaker
Tarpon
Sand Perch
Sheepshead
Bluefish
Redfish


Snook
Moonfish
Croaker
Sand Perch
Drum


Snook
Moonfish
Croaker
Sand Perch
Drum


Snook
Moonfish
Croaker
Sand Perch
Drum


Snook
Pompano
Speckled Trout
Moonfish
Drum
Croaker
Tarpon
Sand Perch
Sheepshead
Bluefish
Redfish


Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Jigs, sandfleas
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, Fiddler crabs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Jigs, sandfleas
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Live bait, shrimp, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait


Live bait, shrimp, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait


Live bait, shrimp, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait


Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Jigs, sandfleas
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


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SAILF
(Istiophorus
Purple-blue back shading to greenish-white sides and belly.
Dark spots scattered over body including dorsal fin. Long
rapier-like bill. Purple-blue dorsal fin or "sail". Average
weight 30 to 60 pounds, up to 120 pounds. This fish is un-
doubtedly the prettiest, smartest and the most popular of


Florida's gamefish. When hooked, it's a real thrill to "hang
on" during its acrobatic leaps, dives and runs. You have
landed a prize when you have "outwitted" his sudden move-
ments to gain freedom.


AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I I I___ SP S I F W ___


11
Crandon Park












12
Tahite Beach












13
Biscayne Bay Flats











14
Biscayne Bay


7-9 Ft.













4-8 Ft.













4-6 Ft.












4-6 Ft.


Snook
Pompano
Speckled Trout
Moonfish
Drum
Croaker
Tarpon
Sand Perch
Sheepshead
Bluefish
Redfish


Snook
Pompano
Speckled Trout
Moonfish
Drum
Croaker
Tarpon
Sand Perch
Sheepshead
Bluefish
Redfish


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Jigs, sandfleas
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Jigs, sandfleas
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Cut shrimp
Shrimp, fiddler crabs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs


Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures


Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoon, jigs
Cut bait, lures


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AREA 7

SEASON TO. BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM BETO UTS
S______SP S F WI T


15
Biscayne Bay











16
Ragged Keys











17
Sands Key











18
Old RhodesKey











19
Mangrove Point


4-6 Ft.












4-8 Ft.












4-8 Ft.












4-10 Ft.












4-6 Ft.


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


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Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures


Live bait, lures
-Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures


Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures


Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures


Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures


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SPOTTED SEATROUT (Spotted Weakfish)
(Cynoscion nebulosus)
Olive-green back shading to silver sides and belly. Black traced by noise, and when a strike is made the angler
spots on back, upper sides, second dorsal fin and tail. should not be too hasty in setting the hook. Once hooked,
Mouth soft and often yellowish inside. Average weight 2 to it will make a strong run and spend a lot of time surface-
4 pounds, up to 12 pounds. It is freely striking. It is at- fighting. However, it will not leap into the air to free itself.



AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM USE
SP S F IW T U


20
Card Sound












21
Islandia Pass












22
Card Sound











23
Card Sound


6-10 Ft.













6-10 Ft.













6-10 Ft.












6-10 Ft.


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish



Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish



Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures



Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures



Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures


Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures


II I momma JI-






AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
-LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
__SPS F W USE


24
Barnes Sound











25
Barnes Sound










26
Shell Key








27
Blackwater Sound








28
Joe Bay








29
Joe Bay


6-10 Ft.












6-10 Ft.











6-10 Ft.









6-8 Ft.









4-8 Ft.









4-8 Ft.


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Speckled Trout
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Snook
Pompano
Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonelish
Permit
Jack Crevalle
Spanish Mackerel
Bluefish


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redlish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


i -' rII


Live bait, lures
Sandfleas, jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs
Cut bait, lures


Live bait, lures
Sandileas. jigs
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs
Cut bait, lures
Live bail, spoons, jigs
Cut bait. lures


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bail, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs












AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W


30
Eagle Key








31
Florida Bay Flats








32
Florida Bay Flats








33
Florida Bay Flats







34
Long Point








35
Florida Bay Flats


4-8 Ft.









2-4 Ft.








2-4 Ft.









2-4 Ft.









3-6 Ft.









24 Ft.


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


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*
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Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


I 1d I








AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W


36
Plantation Key








37
Whitewater Bay







38
Whitewater Bay







39
Whitewater Bay







40
Whitewater Bay







41
Goat Bay







42
Snake Bight


6-8 Ft.









4-8 Ft.








4-8 Ft.








4-8 Ft.








4-8 Ft.








4-8 Ft.








6-8 Ft.


p~e~' IbLII- ~


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


*
*
*
*
*
*




0
0
*
*
0



*
*
*
*
*



*
*
*
*
*



*
*
*
*
*



*
*
*
*
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*
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*
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*
*
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*
0
*
*





*
*
*
*





*
*
*
*





*
*
*
*





*
*
*
*


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs






AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
____SP SI F 7W TO


43
Flamingo






44
Florida Bay Flats







45
Florida Bay Flats






46
Florida Bay Flats






47
Florida Bay Flats






48
Plantation Key








49
Florida Bay Flats


6-8 Ft.








2-6 Ft.








2-6 Ft.








2-6 Ft.








2-6 Ft.








2-6 Ft.









2-6 Ft.


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


*
*
*
*
*



*
*
*
*
*



*




0
*
*
*



*
*




*
*,





*



*
*
*
*
*

0
0


*
*


0
*0
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S
S
S

S



S
S
S

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S
S
S

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S
S
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S

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*
*
*
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*

*
*




*

*
*




*
*
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*
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Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


III a -- I I I I I








AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP I S F W U


50
Bridge




51
Florida Bay Flats








52
Bridge




53
Flats




54
Flats




55
Flats




56
Flats




57
Bridge




58
Flats


10-15 Ft.






2-6 Ft.









10-15 Ft.





2-4 Ft.





2-4 Ft.





2-4 Ft.





2-4 Ft.





10-15 Ft.





2-4 Ft.


J~i


Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon
Permit


Tarpon
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon
Permit


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon
Permit


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bail, lures
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs







SHAD
(Alosa sapidissima)
Blue-green back shading to silvery white sides and belly, pounds, up to 10 pounds. This fish offers a fine, water-
Black dot on gill-covers. Spawns in the St. Johns River frothing surface battle when hooked.
during winter and early spring. Average weight 3 to 4






SHEEPHEAD (Convict Fish)
(Archosargus phebatocephalus)
Chunky body with a number of black and white vertical pounds. Takes a suspicious approach to the bait, and deli-
stripes from back of head totail. Powerful jaws. Strong, cately nips at it. Angler must react to this first nibble and
sharp teeth. Average weight 1-1/2 to 2 pounds, up to 15 set hook immediately.






AREA 7

S D SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION .DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
____ SP S F W


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Snook
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon
Permit


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Tarpon
Mangrove Snapper
Bonefish
Permit


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Shrimp, crabs


76


59
Flats




60
Bridge




61
Flats




62
Flats




63
Flats




64
Flats


24 Ft.





10-15 Ft.





2-4 Ft.





2-4 Ft.





24 Ft.





2-4 Ft.





AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
S___ ___ SP S F W


A
Off Lake Worth Pier
260 37' N.
800 01' W.



B
The Kingfish Hole, The Cuda Hole
260 28' N.
80 02' W.




C
North East Hole
260 20' 6" N.
80o 03' 3" W.



D
Snapper Hole
260 18' N.
800 03' W.

E
Off Atlantic Boulevard
260 14' N.
800 03' W.



F
Two-Tank Range
260 07' N.
800 05' W.



G
Off Hollywood Beach Hotel
26001' N.
800 05' W.



H
The Grouper Hole
260 05' N.
800 04' W.


Sailfish Alley
260 05' to 260 15' N.
80 05' W.


70-200 Ft.






50-100 Ft.








120 Ft.






75 Ft.




100-150 Ft.






80 Ft.






110 Ft.






320 Ft.




25-112 Ft.


Grunt
King Mackerel
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Vermillion Snapper


Barracuda
Grunt
King Mackerel
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Vermillion Snapper


Amberjack
Barracuda
Black Grouper
King Mackerel
Red Grouper


King Mackerel
Groupers
Snappers


King Mackerel
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Vermillion Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


King Mackerel
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Vermillion Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


King Mackerel
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Vermillion Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper


Amberjack
Warsaw Grouper



Amberjack
Bonito
Dolphin
King Mackerel
Sailfish


Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, cut bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait


Live bait, luresh
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Squid, cut bait



Live bait, cut bait, lures
Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Feathers, spoons, jigs
Live bait, lures
Trolling lures, live bait


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SNAPPER (Mangrove)
(Lutjanus griseus)
Bronze-green back shading to reddish sides and light gray up to 20 pounds. Its strike is fast, and with the first indica-
belly. Dark bands on back and dark streak from snout tion of a nibble, the hook must be set instantaneously, or
across eyes to dorsal fin. Dorsal andtail fins hard, pectoral the Mangrove Snapper is off with the bait. Once hooked, it
and anal fins pink-tinged. Average weight 1 to 3 pounds, lashes its body furiously to free itself.






SNAPPER (Mutton)
(Lutjanus analis)
Reddish-green back shading to pinkish belly. Dark bars on weight 4 to 8 pounds, up to 25 pounds. Its strike is strong
back and blue streak under eyes. Upper fins yellow, lower and a tough fight beneath the surface ensues.
fins red. Dark spot under second dorsal fin. Average






AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
-_ _SP S -F W
J
Buoy No. 4 45-60 Ft. Dolphin Feathers, spoons, jigs
25 56' N. King Mackerel 0 0 Live bait, lures
800 05'W. Mutton Snapper 0 Cut bait, squid
Red Grouper Squid, cut bait
Southern Black Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
Yellowtail Snapper 00 Cut bait, squid

K
The Amberjack Hole 65-70 Ft. Amberjack Live bait, cut bait, lures
250 52' N. Barracuda Live bait, cut bait,.lures
800 05' W.

L
Buoy No. 2 30-100 Ft. Dolphin Feathers, spoons, jigs
250 46' N. King Mackerel 0 0 Live bait, lures
80 05' W. Mutton Snapper 0 0 Cut bait, squid
Red Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
Southern Black Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
Yellowtail Snapper 0 Cut bait, squid

M
Pacific Reef 25-200 Ft. Barracuda 0 Live bait, cut bait, lures
Carysfort Reef Bonito 0 Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
The Elbow Dolphin 0 0 Feathers, spoons, jigs
250 07' to 25 24' N. King Mackerel Live bait, lures
80 07' to 800 06' W. Sailfish 0 0 Trolling, lures, live bait

N
Pickles Reef 30-70 Ft. Groupers Squid, cut bait
240 59' N. Mangrove Snapper S Cut bait, squid
80 24' W. Mutton Snapper Cut bait, squid
Yellowtail Snapper 0 Cut bait, squid







SNAPPER (Yellowtail)
(Ocyurus chrysurus)
Above lateral line, blue-gray with yellow spots. Below yel- up to 5 pounds. Makes a strong strike, and for the most
low lateral line a rosy tinge with vertical yellow stripes. All part fights stronger than the other Snappers.
fins and wide forked tail yellow. Average weight 1 pound,






SNOOK
(Centropomus undecimalis)
Long body with dark greenish-brown back shading to silver It puts on an explosive exhibition of aerial acrobatics. It will
white belly. Upper part of snout depressed and lower jaw take to the air for three or four successive jumps and make
protrudes. Distinctive black line from top of gill-covers to short, ferocious runs. It has the smartnessand the power to
center of forked tail. Average weight 5 to 7 pounds, up to twist and thrash itself to freedom.
40 pounds. You're in for a treat when you hook a Snook.







AREA 7

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S IF W WUS-
0
Conch Reefs 30-70 Ft. Groupers 0 Squid, cut bait
240 57' N. Mangrove Snapper Cut bait, squid
800 27' W. Mutton Snapper 0 0 Cut bait, squid
Yellowtail Snapper 0 0 Cut bait, squid

P
Alligator Reef 25-65 Ft. Groupers Squid, cut bait
240 50' N. Mutton Snapper 0 S Cut bait, squid
800 37' W. Yellowtail Snapper Cut bait, squid

Q
The Humps (No. 2) 276-960 Ft. Red Grouper Squid, cut bait
240 33' to 24 51' N. Red Snapper Cut bait, squid
800 21' to 800 38' W. Tilefish Shrimp, cut bait
Vermillion Snapper 0 Cut bait, squid
Warsaw Grouper Squid, cut bait
Yellow Eye Snapper Cut bait, squid

R
Coffins Patch 18-100 Ft. Barracuda Live bait, cut bait, lures
240 42' N. Bonito 0 Feathers,.jigs, strip mullet
800 53' W. Dolphin Feathers, spoons, jigs
King Mackerel Live bait, lures
Sailfish Trolling lures, live bait

S
Bamboo Banks 4-12 Ft. Cero Mackerel Live bait, spoons, jigs
240 50' N. Cobia Live bait, jigs
810 00' W. Kingfish 0 Live bait, lures
Tarpon Live bait, lures





AREA 8






















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AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
E 7L I SP I S IF I W T


1
Mosquito Lagoon












2
Beach





3
Banana River












4
Indian River












5
Indian River


3-6 Ft.













3-8 Ft.






4-8 Ft.













4-8 Ft.













4-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead,
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Bluefish
Redfish
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Spanish Mackerel


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


I *


* *


S I


* I *


* I


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Live bait, spoons


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


I












AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
F_7__SP I S I F I W I


6
Banana River












7
Beach





8
Cap Canaveral Harbor












9
Banana River












10
Beach


4-8 Ft.













3-8 Ft.






3-12 Ft.













4-6 Ft.













3-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Bluefish
Redfish
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Spanish Mackerel


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Live bait, spoons


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Sand fleas, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


- I










AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I I P____ SSP S F W __


11
Indian River












12
Beach






13
Indian River












14
Beach






15
Intracoastal Waterway


4-6 Ft.













3-8 Ft.








4-6 Ft.













3-8 Ft.








4-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


*
*
*


01 *


S
S
S
S


*
*


* *


* I


* *


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Sand fleas, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler Crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bail, shrimp
Shrimp


Sand fleas, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait; plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


84






AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I___ SP S F W TOUSE


Beach







17
Intracoastal Waterway












18
Intracoastal Waterway












19
Sebastian Inlet












20
Intracoastal Waterway


3-8 Ft.








4-8 Ft.













4-8 Ft.













8-10 Ft.













6-8 Ft.


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Speckled Trout
Blue fish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


* I 0


0 1 *


I *


*I


* I


1 *


* *


* I *


S
0
0
0

0


S



0


Is


Sand fleas, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp




AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
________________ __SP I S F W U


Beach






22
Intracoastal Waterways












23
Beach






24
Intracoastal Waterways












25
Beach






26
Intracoastal Waterways


3-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.













3-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.













3-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Dru~m


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


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0
S


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*
*
*


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*
*


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*
*
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*
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Sand fleas, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Sand fleus, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Sand fleas, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait,
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp:






TARPON (Silver King)
(Megalops atlantica)
Dark greenish-blue back shading to bright silver sides. Exciting to hook, and more exciting to land. It immediately
Large scales. Mouth large and bony with a protruding takes to the air after being hooked and smashes across the
lower jaw. A "feather" or filament streams from back of surface in leap after leap. It has an amazing ingenuity to
dorsal fin. Average weight 25 to 50 pounds, up to 200 throw a hook.
pounds. It is called the mightiest of Florida's coastal fishes.


AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
_SP I S I F I W T


27
Fort Pierce Inlet











28
Indian River











29
Indian River











30
Intracoastal Waterway


8-10 Ft.












4-6 Ft.












4-6 Ft.












6-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepsheud
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


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TRIGGERFISH
(Balistes capriscus)
Rounded fish. Three spines that erect at dorsal fin. Leathery skin. Small mouth. Average weight 1 pound, up to 12 pounds.



AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W


Intracoastal Waterway












32
Saint Lucie River












33
Saint Lucie River












34
Saint Lucie Inlet


6-10 Ft.













4-6 Ft.














4-6 Ft.














8-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Chobie
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Spots


Snook
Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Tarpon
Ladyfish


Snook
Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Tarpon
Ladyfish


Snook
Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Tarpon
Ladyfish


88


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0
0
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0


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0
C
C
0
C
C

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S


S
S
0
S
S
S
0
C
C


S


Shrimp, pigfish, lures
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, jigs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, jigs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, jigs




AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
______ SP S F W


35
Port Salerno












36
Intracoastal Waterway












37
Intracoastal Waterway













38
Beach






39
Loxahatchee River


4-6 Ft.













6-10 Ft.













6-10 Ft.














3-8 Ft.







4-8 Ft.


I i i


Snook
Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Tarpon
Ladyfish


Snook
Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Tarpon
Ladyfish


Snook
Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Tarpon
Ladyfish


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Snook
Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Tarpon
Ladyfish


* *


*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
0


0


*
0
*
0
0
0
0
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0


0


0
0

0
0



0
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0
0
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0
0
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0


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Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, jigs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, jigs


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, jigs


Sand fleas, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, jigs







TRIPLETAIL
(Lobotes surinamensis)
Dull brown back shading to lighter color on sides and belly, strike is fast and hard. Runs are short and offer a tug-of-
Large anal and second dorsal fins create an illusion of three war without jumping.
tails. Average weight 4 to 7 pounds, up to 30 pounds. Its



TILEFISH
(Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps)
Bluish to olive green back shading to yellow or rosy on weight 20 pounds, up to 50 pounds.
sides. Bright rose belly with white midline. Average



AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
S SP S F W


40
Jupiter Inlet


41
Beach







42
Intracoastal Waterway













43
Beach


Snook
Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Tarpon
Ladyfish


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


Snook
Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Croaker
Tarpon
Ladyfish


Pompano
Whiting
Flounder
Bluefish
Redfish
Drum


:1:


8-10 Ft.














3-8 Ft.








4-10 Ft.














3-8 Ft.


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0
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0
0
0

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Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, jigs


Sand fleas, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, plugs
Sand fleas, jigs
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, spoons
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, jigs


Sand fleas, jigs
Shrimp, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, plugs, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp


S
S
S





S
S
S

S
0

S


S
S


S
S
0


90








TUNA (Bluefin)
(Thunnus atlanticus)
Deep blue-black shading to silver belly. Fins are black. runs. Easily handled by the knowledgeable fisherman, even
Pectoral fins exceptionally long. Average weight 8 to 10 though the fish has much endurance.
pounds, up to 15 pounds. A vicious striker and makes long







AREA 8


SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCHTHEM TO USE
___ SP S F W


A
Kingfish Grounds
28 32' to 280 38' N.
800 17' to 800 24' W.


B
Party Grounds
280 27' N.
800 17'W.



C
Inshore Grounds,
Melbourne Grounds
27 50' to 280 27' N.
800 08' to 80 21' W.

D
The Wreck
280 33' N.
800 17' W.


E
280 00' to 280 33' N.
800 00' N.



F
First Ridge,
Pelican Grounds
280 13' to 280 19' N.
800 16' W.


G
Second Ridge
28 09' to 280 18' N.
80 11' W.


18-66 Ft.





96-102 Ft.







66-114 Ft.





42 Ft.





210-300 Ft.






72-78 Ft.






114-126 Ft.


Bonito
Dolphin
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper"
Grunt
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Triggerfish


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Amberjack
Cobia
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Triggerfish
Vermillion Snapper


Black Grouper
Grunt
King Mackerel
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Grunt
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Vermillion Snapper


Feathers, jigs, strip T.II.:I
Feathers, spoons, jigs
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Shrimp, cut bait


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, jigs
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Shrimp, cut bait. squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, squid


I IL I







WAHOO
(Acanthocybium solanderi)
Gray-blue back shading to lavender sides and silver belly. trifying of all game fish. First run is extremely fast and
Vertical stripes around body. Front dorsal fin long and wild. Has lightening changes of pace and direction, some-
regular. Teeth large and jagged. Average weight 15 to 25 times directly to the boat. When finally subdued, it is com-
pounds, up to 60 pounds. Its strike is one of the most elec- pletely exhausted.


AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TOUSE
S____________________P S F W ToU


H
Horseshoe Ridge
280 09' N.
800 16' to 800 19' W.



I
72-Foot Ridge
27 59'to 280 13' N.
800 12' to 800 15' W.



J
280 05' N.
80 04' W.



K
The Peaks
270 28' to 280 00' N.
790 57' to 800 00' W.


L
Horseshoe Bottom
27 43' N.
800 04' W.


M
Northeast Grounds
27 36' N.
800 07' W.


N
270 25' to 270 32' N.
800 10' W.


Grunt
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Triggerfish


Grunt
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Triggerfish
Vermillion Snapper


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Bonito
Cobia
Dolphin
King Mackerel


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Vermillion Snapper


Bonito
Dolphin
Groupers
King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel


Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, live bait


Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Shrimp, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait,'squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live bait, jigs
Feathers, spoons, jigs
Live bait, lures


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, squid


Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Feathers, spoons, jigs
Squid, cut bait
Live bait, lures
Live bait, spoons, jigs


92


72-78 Ft.






72-78 Ft.






174-180 Ft.





210-390 Ft.





126-138 Ft.





72-78 Ft.





48-60 Ft.







WHITING (silver)
(Menticirrhas littoralis)
Slender body with a tarnished silver back shading to bright 1/2 to 1 pound, up to 2-1/2 pounds.
silver sides and white belly. Small mouth. Average weight




WHITING (Southern)
(Menticirrhus americanus)
Grayish back with silvery sides marked by'dark lattice-like pound, up to 3 pounds.
bars. Whitish silver belly. Average weight 1/2 to 1


AREA 8

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W

0
Buoy No. 12 50 Ft. Barracuda 0 Live bait, cut bait, lures
270 23' N. Bonito 0 0 Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
80 08' W. Dolphin Feathers, spoons, jigs
King Mackerel Live bait, lures

P
Buoy No. 12-A 42 Ft. Barracuda Live bait, cut bait, lures
27 23' N. Bonito 0* Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
800 03' W. Dolphin 0 Feathers, spoons, jigs
King Mackerel 0* Live bait, lures

Q
Off Stuart 36-300 Ft. Bonito Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
270 02' to 270 22' N. Bottom Fishes 0* Cut bait, squid
790 57' to 800 08' W. Dolphin Feathers, spoons, jigs
King Mackerel 9 Live bait, lures
Sailfish 0 Trolling lures, live bait

R
Peanut Bottom 120-160 Ft. Bonito 0* Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
270 19' N. Dolphin 0 Feathers, spoons, jigs
80 01' W. King Mackerel 00 Live bait, lures
Spanish Mackerel 0 0 Live bait, spoons, jigs

S
Off Juno Beach, 75-240 Ft. King Mackerel Live bait, lures
Off Golf Ball Mutton Snapper Cut bait, squid
Water Tower Red Grouper Squid, cut bait
260 52' N. Vermillion Snapper Cut bait, squid
790 59' W.


Off the Inlet 75-200 Ft. King Mackerel S Livebait, lures
26 46' N. Mutton Snapper 0 S Cut bait, squid
800 01' W. Red Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
Vermillion Snapper 0 0 Cut bait, squid



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AREA 9


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LEADERS
Braided wire leaders are preferable over stainless steel the exception of those fish with sharp teeth. It is easier to
in as much as they aremoreflexible. Another thing, always work with and fish do not see it as well as they do wire.
buy dull or coffee colored leaders as the fish cannot see it A word of caution: Be sure and check your mono often for
under most conditions. any wear to the leader. When fishing for trout a leader is
Monofillament leader is bestfor mostfishing in Florida with not necessary.

AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
0 ( I S FSP S F W


Saint Mary's River

2
Saint Mary's River











3
Fernandina Beach
Fishing Pier and
Amelia Island









4
Nassau River











5
Beach


6-10 Ft.


6-10 Ft.












6-10 Ft.












8-10 Ft.












3-8 Ft.


Striped Bass


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Red fish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompamo
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead
Striped Bass

Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Live bait, lures


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, lures

Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


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HOOKS
Most hooks used in saltwater are steel, nickel or tinned, depend on the fish you are after.
All hooks should be sharpenedbeforebeing used. Buy good Once again consult a local tackle store or fish camp as
hooks, and if rusty, throw them away. The size hook should many baits used in Florida require a special type of hook.




AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SSP S F W __ _


6
Nassau River












7
Nassau River












8
Nassau River Beach












9
Saint John's River


8-10 Ft.













8-10 Ft.














4-6 Ft.













8-10 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead
Striped Bass


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead
Striped Bass


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead
Striped Bass


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


muLI L~


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, lures


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, lures


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp
Live bait, lures


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp






WEATHER
Florida is named the "Sunshine State" because the sun also the reflected rays from the water. Remember another
shines bright and hot. The rays are much more powerful thing too, especially if you are new to the state, is that you
than those in northern latitudes, and this famous Florida sun can become severely sunburned on an overcast day when
can become dangerous. you think you are safe. Be sure to cover yourself with a
Never expose yourself too long to ole sol's rays, especially long-sleeved shirt, use sun tan lotion, and wear a hat. A
when out on the water. You are not only getting direct but good pair of sunglasses is a necessity when fishing Florida



AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W

10
St. John's River 10-12 Ft. Speckled Trout *0 Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Jetties Bluefish 0 Cut bait, lures
Pompano 0 Sand fleas, jigs
Redfish 0 0 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Whiting 0 Shrimp
Drum 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp
Tarpon 0 Live bait, lures
Flounder 0 Cut bait, shrimp
Croaker 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Sheepshead 0 Fiddler crabs, shrimp

11
Intracostal 10-12 Ft. Speckled Trout *0 Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Waterway Bluefish 0 Cut bait, lures
Pompano 0 0 Sand fleas, jigs
Redfish *0 Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Whiting 0 0 Shrimp
Drum 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp
Tarpon 0 Live bait, lures
Flounder Cut bait, shrimp
Croaker 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Sheepshead 0* Fiddler crabs, shrimp

12
Jacksonville Beach 4-12 Ft. Speckled Trout *0 Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Fishing Pier Bluefish 0 Cut bait, lures
Pompano 0 0 Sand fleas, jigs
Redfish *0 Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Whiting. *0 Shrimp
Drum 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp
Tarpon 0 Live bait, lures
Flounder 0* Cut bait, shrimp
Croaker 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Sheepshead 0* Fiddler crabs, shrimp

13
Beach 3-8 Ft. Speckled Trout *0 Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Bluefish 0 Cut bait, lures
Pompano 0 0 Sand fleas, jigs
Redfish *0 Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Whiting *0 Shrimp
Drum 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp
Tarpon Live bait, lures
Flounder Cut bait, shrimp
Croaker Shrimp, cut bait
Sheepshead 0 0 Fiddler crabs, shrimp







waters to keep you from having severe headaches. If you
are especially sensitive to light, you might want to consider
the polarized type with baffled sides and an adjustable sun-
shade. They, too, could open up a new world of under-
water sight.
Before you leave shore,besuretocheckthe local weather.


In Florida, squalls can come up in a hurry and are danger-
ous when you are in a small boat. If you know there is a
chance for bad weather, do not venture too far from shore.
If small craft advisories (formerly calledsmallcraftwarnings)
predict adverse conditions, do not venture out. Remember,
the life you save may be your own.


AREA 9


LOCATION SEAS N TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
F, I SPS


14
Beach











15
Rolomata River











16
Tolomata River











17
Beach


3-8 Ft.












6-8 Ft.












6-8 Ft.












3-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
-Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


99


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp






TIDES


Much of the fishing in saltwater in the inland areas such
as bays, passes, and inlets is governed by the tides.
Fish in these waters feed more heavily when the water
is moving, and the best times for most locations is about
an hour before and after high tide. This isn't always the
case, but for the most part this is a pretty good timetable


to go by.
Offshore, the fish do not seem to be affected as much by
tidal flow; however, if you are fishing around artificial reefs,
wrecks or any other man-made cover, the tides do have an
influence on the fishing.


AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
E( III_______SP I S I F W ToU


18
Beach











19
Beach











20
Matanzas River











21
Beach


3-8 Ft.












6-8 Ft.












6-8 Ft.












3-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


100






AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
7ISP I S F W T__


22
Matanzas River











23
Beach





24
Matanzas Inlet





25
Beach





26
Beach





27
Beach





28
Intracoastal Waterway


6-8 Ft.












3-8 Ft.






4-10 Ft.






3-8 Ft.






3-8 Ft.






3-8 Ft.







6-8 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Bluefish
Pompano
Whiting
Redfish
Speckled Trout


Bluefish
Pompano
Whiting
Redfish
Speckled Trout


Bluefish
Pompano
Whiting
Redfish
Speckled Trout


Bluefish
Pompano
Whiting
Redfish
Speckled Trout


Bluefish
Pompano
Whiting
Redfish
Speckled Trout


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


1ni


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Cut bait, lures:
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, lures.
Shrimp, cut bait, lures


Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp, cut bait, lures


Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp, cut bait, lures


Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp, cut bait, lures


Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp, cut bait, lures


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp









AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I ___SP S F W


29
Beach






30
Beach






31
Intracoastal Waterway











32
Intracoastal Waterway










33
Intracoastal Waterway


34
Beach


3-8 Ft.







3-8 Ft.







6-10 Ft.












6-10 Ft.











6-10 Ft.












38 Ft.


Bluefish
Pompano
Whiting
Redfish
Speckled Trout


Bluefish
Pompano
Whiting
SRedfish
Speckled Trout


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead

Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Bluefish
Pompano
Whiting
Redfish
Speckled Trout


0;
S;





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S:



0.
0:










0

0


0*I 0


0


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0







0

0
0


0
0
0
0



0
0
0
0


0


0
0
0

0

0


0


0
0
0

0

0

0


0
0
0

0

0



0
0
0
0


102


Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp, cut bait, lures


Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bail. shrimp, lures
Shrimp, cut bait, lures


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp

Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp, cut bait, lures





AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP | S | W


Intracoastal Waterway











36
Intracoastal Waterway











37
Intracoasta I Waterway











38
Intracoastal Waterway











39
Mosquito Lagoon


6-10 Ft.












6-10 Ft.













6-10 Ft.












6-10 Ft.













4-6 Ft.


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


Speckled Trout
Bluefish
Pompano
Redfish
Whiting
Drum
Tarpon
Flounder
Croaker
Sheepshead


0
0
S
0
S







0
0
0
0
0








0
0
S
0
0








S

S
S
0








S

S

0


* I1 I


*
*
*


0

0
S
0

S






0

S
0
S


0



S
0
S


0


0



0
0
0


* S

0
* 0
S

S


*


1


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cub bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Cut bait, lures
Sand fleas, jigs
Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Shrimp
Cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait
Fiddler crabs, shrimp


103




AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W
40
Mosquito Lagoon 4-6 Ft. Speckled Trout *0 Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Bluefish Cut bait, lures
Pompano Sand fleas, jigs
Redfish *0 Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Whiting Shrimp
Drum 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp
Tarpon Live bait, lures
Flounder 0* Cut bait, shrimp
Croaker 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Sheepshead 0* Fiddler crabs, shrimp

41
Mosquito Lagoon 4-6 Ft. Speckled Trout 0 Shrimp, cut bait, lures
Bluefish 0 Cut bait, lures
Pompano *0 Sand fleas, jigs
Redfish 0 0 0 Cut bait, shrimp, lures
Whiting 0 Shrimp
Drum 0 Cut bait, shrimp
Tarpon 0 Live bait, lures
Flounder Cut bait, shrimp
Croaker 0 Shrimp, cut bait
Sheepshead 0 Fiddler crabs, shrimp




A
300 34' to 300 39' N. 54-72 Ft. Red Grouper 0 Squid, cut bait
800 59' to 8110' W. Red Snapper 0 Cut bait, squid
Sea Bass 0 0 Squid, cut bait, shrimp

B
Hammer Grounds 48-72 Ft. Red Grouper Squid, cut bait
30 29' to 300 34' N. Red Snapper Cut bait, squid
810 07' to 81 13' W. Sea Bass Squid, cut bait, shrimp

C
North East Grounds 78-90 Ft. Red Grouper S Squid, cut bait
300 31' to 300 34' N. Red Snapper 0 Cut bait, squid
810 00' to 810 06' W. Sea Bass Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Vermillion Snapper 0 0 Cut bait, squid

D
Big Grounds 78-102 Ft. Red Grouper 0 0 Squid, cut bait
300 26' to 300 31' N. Red Snapper 0 S Cut bait, squid
80 52' to 810 00' W. Sea Bass 0* Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Vermillion Snapper 0* Cut bait, squid

E
Off the Sea Buoy 4248 Ft. Bonito 0 Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
300 20' to 300 27' N. King Mackerel Live bait, lures
810 18'W. Spanish Mackerel Live bait, spoons, lures

F
Nine Mile Reef 48-66 Ft. Amberjack Live bait, cut bait, lures
300 21' to 300 25' N. Bonito S Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
810 09' to 810 12' W. King Mackerel 0 Live bait, lures
Spanish Mackerel Live bait, spoons, jigs



104










AREA 9

LOATON SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
____SPS F IW USE


15's and 16's
300 22' N.
800 58' W.

H
East Grounds
30 22' N.
800 47' to 80 54' W.


I
The Wreck
300 17' N.
810 13'W.


J
Main 14's and 15's
300 17' to 300 21' N.
81 05' to 81 10'W.

K
East South,
East Grounds
300 15' N.
81003' W.

L
Southeast Grounds
300 10' to 300 18' N.
800 56' to 810 02' W.

M
290 58' to 300 18' N.
80 33' W.

N
300 07' N.
800 27' W.


0
300 09' to 30 17' N.
800 16'W.



P
The Wreck
300 00' N.
810 07' W.


90-96 Ft.




102-108 Ft.





60 Ft.





84-90 Ft.




78-84 Ft.





60-96 Ft.




108-132 Ft.



150 Ft.




240-300 Ft.





60 Ft.


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Vermillion Snapper


Amberjack
Barracuda
Cobia
King Mackerel


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Vermillion Snapper


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper
Yellow Eye Snapper


Amberjack
Barracuda
Cobia
King Mackerel
Red Snapper


105


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid








AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
I I ___SP Sj I F WTO U


290 55' to 30 02' N.
800 36' to 80 43' W.



R
29 58' to 300 03' N.
800 24' W.


S
Nine Mile Reef
29 51' to 290 55' N.
810 08' W.


T
Airplane Wrecks
29 48' to 29 55' N.
80 56' to 800 59' W.



U
290 47' N.
800 55' W.




V
Spawning Grounds
29 40' to 290 45' N.
800 51' to 810 02' W.

W
29 44' N.
800 13'W.


X
Airplane Wrecks
29 37'to 29 42' N.
800 23' W.

Y
290 36' N.
800 23' W.


Z
Spawning Grounds
29 27' to 290 37' N.
800 52' to 81 00' W.


114-132 Fl.





138-156 Ft.




54-60 Ft.





72-78 Ft.






78 Fl.






54-72 Ft.




360 Ft.




126 Ft.




108 Ft.




54-72 Ft.


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Triggerfish


Amberjack
Barracuda
King Mackerel
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Amberjack
Barracuda
Bonito
Cobia
King Mackerel


Red Snapper




Red Snapper
Yellow Eye Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


Amberjack
Black Grouper
Red Snapper


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Red Snapper


106


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Shrimp, cut bait


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Live bait, cut bait, lures
Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live bait, jigs
Live bait, lures


Cut bait, squid




Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, cut bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Cut bait, squid









AREA 9

SEASON TO BEST BAITS
LOCATION DEPTH FISH AVAILABLE CATCH THEM TO USE
SP S F W


AA
28 50' to 290 35. N.
800 11' W.



AB ,
Long John
29 20' to 29 23' N;
800 34' W.

AC
15-Mile Bank
29 13' to 290 17' N.
800 44' W.


AD
7-Mile Reef, or 9-Mile Reef
29 08' N.
800'50' W.


AE
290 02' to 290 08' N.
800 37' to 800 44' W.




AF
Party Grounds
29* 07' to 29* 11' N.
80* 33' to 800 37' W.


AG
East Ridge
290 07' to 290 13' N.
80 31' W.


AH
Half North and East "II" Grounds
290 02' to 290 05' N.
80 29' to 80 33' W.


Al
Turtle Mound Grounds
280 57' to 290 01' N.
800 24' to 800 33' W.


138-204 Ft.





78-84 Ft.




72-78 Ft.





60 F.





54-72 Ft.







78-84 Ft.





78-84 Ft.





66-78 Ft.





48-84 Ft.


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Red Snapper


Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Vermillion Snapper


King Mackerel
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Bonito
King Mackerel
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Bonito
King Mackerel
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Spanish Mackerel


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Black Grouper
Grunt
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sea Bass


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid


Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Cut bait, squid


Live bait, lures
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Feathers, jigs, strip mullet
Live bait, lures
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp
Live bait, spoons, jigs


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


Squid, cut bait
Shrimp, cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait
Cut bait, squid
Squid, cut bait, shrimp


107





FLORIDA RIGS


Although rod, reel and line are the major fishing tackle
components, angling success depends to a great deal on
what you put at the end of that line! Shown here are some


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terminal rigs which have been found to be particularly suc-
cessful in Florida.


BOTTOM RIGS


The three illustrations show the varied ways for bottom rig-
ging. Rig one is used when fishing for 'near-bottom' fish.
The leader and hook can be moved up or down as desired.
The second illustration shows another favorite method of


rigging for bottom fish as does the third. This last method
has one serious drawback in that light nibbles from such
fish as sheepshead are seldom if ever felt.


FISH FINDER


Line is free to run through double eye swivel, passing
through the eye and attached to a leather thong. Leader is
attached to opposite side of the thong. Sinker drops from


BARRACUDA DOUBLE


the swivel eye, and slides freely as far as the thong.
Cautious fish are more apt totake this bait since there is
far less drag on the bait which causes reluctance.


FEATHER & STRIP


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