Florida Fishing By Month

Earl Hamilton
• Monday, 23 November, 2020
• 7 min read

Once hooked, these fish take immediately to the air, make long runs, and fight all the way to the stern. But it’s also hard to beat Miami Beach and the Keys for epic sailfish action.

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Florida -strain large mount bass will try to spawn all year round on the new and full moon phases. You can fish out of Belle Glade, Lewiston, Moore Haven, Lakeport, or Okeechobee with about equally good odds of landing a 10-pounder.

I like to be a homebody the first month of spring, and stick to my home waters of the Indian River Lagoon. The world record spotted sea trout, which weighed in over 17 pounds, was caught near Fort Pierce.

But the Indian River Lagoon is about 130 miles long, and you can catch bunker trout from Titusville to Jupiter. Most of the shook action takes place from Sebastian southward, although plenty of fish are caught in the northern end of the lagoon in years when we don’t get any freezes.

Give Jodie Lynn Charters a call, and they’ll put you on fish for sure. I would not feel like I’d lived that year if I had not pursued tarpon with a fly rod from the vantage of a flats' skiff in the shallows.

But there are plenty of other ways to target the Silver King that accommodate all skill levels. People also ask about what kind of fish they can catch on full and half days and what the difference is.

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We have a fleet of boats that go nearly every day that is fishable, so we have a wonderful set of data that has proven to be fairly reliable. By clicking on the regional headings you will be taken to the region's fishing sites/forecast page which has more specific fishing information for the current quarter, local weather links, and links to where you can learn more about what is happening in a particular area.

Note: Peacock Bass fishing is only successful during daylight hours. In the Northwest region April-November is the prime time for big Flathead and blue catfish.

Check out our Photo Gallery to see what we catch on Florida's gulf coast... See More. Fish in style and comfort aboard a 35' Triton fully loaded with Bruno electronics and powered by triple 300 HP Yamaha four strokes..... Read More.

You'll venture beyond the safety of shore to triumph in the age-old battle of human vs. sea creature. In addition, schools of Barracuda, Permit, Cobra, Tarpon, Giant Jack Crevasse and Sharks also make a presence.

Florida Light Tackle Near-shore Fishing is NOT five or six anglers trolling or drifting, patiently waiting for one of the lines to begin screaming, but instead, it's two or three anglers, casting top water plugs or flies at schools of Tuna & Barracuda; or casting crabs 75' at pods of Giant Tarpon or schooled Permit; or free lining live herring over one of our many near-shore wrecks, with the hopes of latching on to a 50lb Smoker King fish or Cobra. Our light tackle near shore boats are small, versatile & fast.

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Please leave the sightseers, sun tanners, book readers and children at home. Deep water wrecks and reefs in search of tasty Grouper and Snapper; trolling or drifting live baits or lures for Sailfish, Tuna & Dolphin; or drifting or trolling over deep water ledges and sea mounts with the hopes of raising a record class Blue Marlin or even a Giant Make Shark; or even as simple as drifting live sardines over near-shore wrecks in search of King fish, Tunny and Cobra.

Important Note: This type of Charter is extremely weather dependent. When the wind is blowing, let's either reschedule or save the day by catching a boat load of fish in calm protected water.

For more information on Calm Water Fishing, please click on Backcountry / Flats Charters. POLK COUNTY, Fla. (TCD) -- Authorities announced Wednesday the arrests of three suspects in the triple murder of three fishermen at a remote lake in Florida over the weekend.

Investigators recovered security video from the store that showed Damion Tillman buying items. The clerk told investigators that the three suspects overheard Tillman talking about his fishing trip plans.

On Monday, detectives served a search warrant at a trailer in Lake Wales, Florida, about 50 miles south of Orlando. Detectives found two Asks rifles, two Moss berg shotguns, and ammunition for both in a gun safe belonging to Tony Wiggins, a convicted felon.

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William told detectives he watched as Tony shot all three victims; then the two brothers put Tillman into the back of one of the trucks. Tony “TJ” Wiggins is charged with first-degree murder; tampering with evidence; and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

William “Robert” Wiggins is charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact of capital felony. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Damion Tillman, 23, Brandon Rollins, 27, and Keven Springfield, 30, were all found dead in Frost proof, where the best friends had met to go on a fishing trip.

During a news conference Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd shared that Tony “TJ” Wiggins, 26, William “Robert” Wiggins, 21, and Mary Whitmore, 27, were all arrested after investigators pieced together evidence from the killing that occurred Friday night. When deputies went to the Dollar General, they found store video footage that showed Damion Tillman making some purchases.

Detectives received tips that one of the suspects might be Tony Wiggins, who was positively identified as a person seen in the video at the Dollar General. “Everybody knows that Tony Wiggins is the prime suspect for anything that goes wrong, and that’s easy to assume when at 26 years of age, he’s got 230 felony charges.

On Sunday, detectives served a search warrant at a parcel of land on Server Avenue in Lake Wales, where a travel trailer was parked. “The travel trailer is occupied by 26-year-old Tony “TJ” Wiggins and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Mary Whitmore.

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Tony’s brother, 21-year-old William “Robert” Wiggins, lives in another trailer on the same plot,” investigators said. Authorities said that during their search, detectives found two Asks rifles, two Moss berg shotguns and ammunition for both in a gun safe belonging to TJ Wiggins.

“When they left the store, TJ directed Robert (who was driving) to turn onto a particular road, instead of going home,” deputies said. Frost proof Triple HomicideAccording to PCs, Robert told detectives that he watched as TJ shot all three victims.

“After the brutal killings, the three suspects drove to McDonald’s, where they ordered 10 double cheeseburgers and two Chicken sandwiches,” Judd said. Both Robert Wiggins and Whitmore have been charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact of a capital felony.

During the news conference, Sheriff Grady Judd said the families of the victims are poor and that donations to help them bury their loved ones would help a lot.

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