Freshwater Sport Fishes
The most popular freshwater sport fishes in Florida include
largemouth bass (just one of many black basses), redear and
bluegill sunfish, and black crappie.
Florida is home to several species of bass, including largemouth
bass, Suwannee bass, shoal bass, and spotted bass.
Black crappie is one of the most popular sport fish in Florida's
fresh waters. Learn more about this species and ongoing black
crappie research throughout the state.
FWC provides the public with information on issues related to
freshwater fisheries management, including current fishing
regulations, reports and publications, and fishing guides for
popular freshwater fishing locations.
Many different species of sunfish are found in Florida's inland
waters, such as bluegill, redear sunfish (shellcracker), redbreast
sunfish, spotted sunfish (stumpknocker), and warmouth. This section
is devoted to the research of these species.
Although not traditionally considered game fish, species such as
flathead catfish and American shad are targeted by anglers.