Our fishing is excellent and is one of the primary reasons the FishyBizness fishes this area. There are exceptionally large numbers of species of fish, which regularly stalk our waters. Some are seasonal in their presence, but there are always many available and biting. The following is a list of fish regularly caught in the Gulf and Florida Keys (Atlantic). Although seasonal and weather variations can occur, this is a “reel” good starting point for scheduling your trip.

Fish Availability (Use only as a guide)

(Ex) Excellent (G) Good

(O) Offshore Fishing

(B) Backwater Fishing (I) Inshore Fishing

Species

Amberjack: All year long, April thru October (Ex)(O)

Barracuda: All year long, March thru October (Ex)(I)(O)

Black Drum: December thru March (Ex)(B)(I)

Black Grouper: All year long, November thru March (Ex)(I)(O)

Blackfin Tuna: December thru February (Ex)(O) in the keys
December thru April (G)(O) in the Gulf on extended trips

Cobia: April, September thru November (Ex)(I)(O)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi): April thru July (Ex)(0) in the Keys
April thru July occasional in the Gulf on extended trips

Flounder: No peek season, September thru April (G)(I)

Gag Grouper: All year long, April thru October (Ex)(I)(O)

Marlin: April thru July (Ex)(O) in the Keys

King Mackerel: October thru April (Ex)(I)(O)

Lady Fish: All year long (B)

Lane Snapper: All year long, September thru April (Ex)(I)(O)

Mangrove Snapper: All year long, April thru December (Ex)(B)(I)(O)

Red Grouper: All year long, January thru September (Ex)(I)(O)

Sailfish: November thru February (Ex)(O) in the Keys
November thru February may be caught in the Gulf on extended trips

Shark: April thru September (Ex)(I)(O)

Sheepshead: November thru March (Ex)(B)(I)

Snook: All year long, March thru October (Ex)(B)(I)

Spotted Sea Trout: All year long, April thru June (Ex)(B)(I)

Tarpon: April thru July (Ex)(B)(I)

Trippletail: March, July, December (G), April thru June (Ex)(B)(I)

Wahoo: April, May, October (Ex)(O) in the Keys

Yellowtail Snapper: All year long, April thru October (Ex)(I)(O)