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  • Blue Cypress Lake, FL
  • Crescent Lake, FL
  • East Lake Tohopekaliga, FL
  • Lake Apopka, FL
  • Lake Eustis, FL
  • Lake George, FL
  • Lake Griffin, FL
  • Lake Harris, FL
  • Lake Istokpoga, FL
  • Lake Kissimmee, FL
  • Lake Monroe, FL
  • Lake Okeechobee, FL
  • Lake Santa Fe, FL
  • Lake Seminole, FL
  • Lake Talquin, FL
  • Lake Tohopekaliga, FL
  • Lake Weir, FL
  • Lochloosa Lake, FL
  • Newnans Lake, FL
  • Orange Lake, FL
  • Rodman Reservoir, FL
  • St Johns River, FL
  • Tsala Apopka Lake, FL

Fishing Boats For Rent In FL

The state is known as "The Fishing Capital of The World", and for good reason. It is virtually dotted with lakes, ponds, streams and rivers and it is surrounded almost entirely by ocean. Many of these lakes offer fishing boats for rent.

Here, you can fish for largemouth bass, spotted bass, shoal bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white catfish, black crappie, bluegill, flier sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, spotted sunfish, warmouth, white bass, stripers, alligator gar, bowfin, chain pickerel and longnose gar in local lakes, rivers, ponds and/or streams. Plenty of saltwater fishing is also available, however this website is focused on fresh water fishing.

Major Florida Lakes

Florida major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major angling destinations, cross referencing these waters with the major species to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments.

For a detailed list of primary fish species in FL, plus state fish records, see the list below.

Lakes, sizes and locations in the state.

Blue Cypress Lake is a 6,500-acre lake located in the eastern-central part of Florida, 20 miles east of Vero Beach.

Crescent Lake is a 16,000-acre lake located in the northeast part of the state at Crescent City.

Crooked Lake is a 5,500-acre lake located in the central part of the state, 15 miles southeast of Winter Haven.

Deer Point Lake is a 5,000-acre lake located in the northwest part of the state, 5 miles north of Panama City.

Doctors Lake is a 8,300-acre lake in northeast Florida, 10 miles south of Jacksonville.

East Lake Tohopekaliga is a 12,000-acre lake located in the central part of the state, 4 miles east of Kissimmee.

Lake Apopka is a 30,700-acre lake located in the central part of the state, at Winter Garden, FL - 10 miles west of Orlando.

Lake Conlin is a 6,300-acre lake located in the eastern-central part of the state, 10 miles east of St. Cloud.

Lake Eustis is a 7,800-acre lake located in central Florida, 5 miles east of Leesburg.

Lake George is a 46,000-acre lake located in the central part of the state, 8 miles west of Crescent City.

Lake Griffin is a 16,500-acre lake located in the central part of the state, immediately north of Leesburg.

Lake Harris is a 13,800-acre lake located in the central part of the state, immediately south of Leesburg.

Lake Harney is a 6,000-acre lake located in the north-central part of the state, 5 miles east of Geneva.

Lake Hatchineha is a 6,600-acre lake located in the central part of the state, 15 miles south of Kissimmee.

Lake Istokpoga is a 27,700-acre lake located in the central-southern part of the state, 5 miles east of Lake Placid.

Lake Jackson is a 9,200-acre lake in central Florida, at Sebring.

Lake Jessup is a 10,000-acre lake located in the north central part of the state, at Winter Springs.

Lake Kissimmee is a 34,900-acre lake located in the central part of the state, 25 miles south of Kissimmee.

Lake Marian is a 5,700-acre lake located in the central part of the state, 15 miles southwest of Kissimmee.

Lake Miccosukee is a 6,200-acre lake located in the northern-central part of the state, 10 miles west of Monticello.

Lake Monroe is a 9,400-acre lake located in the eastern-central part of the state, at Deltona.

Lake Okeechobee is a 448,000-acre lake located in the southern-central part of the state, at Okeechobee.

Lake Santa Fe is a 5,800-acre lake in northeast Florida, at Melrose.

Lake Seminole, aka Jim Woodruff Reservoir, is a 37,500-acre lake located in the northwest part of the state on the Florida-Georgia border, at Chattahoochie.

Lake Talquin is a 9,800-acre lake located in the northwest part of the state, 10 miles west of Tallahassee.

Lake Tohopekaliga is a 18,800-acre lake located in the central part of Florida, on the southern edge of Kissimmee.

Lake Weir is a 5,700-acre lake located in the middle-western part of the state, at Ocklawaha.

Lake Weohyakapka is a 7,500-acre lake located in the central part of the state, 20 miles southeast of Winter Haven.

Lochloosa Lake is a 5,700-acre lake located in the northeast part of the state, 5 miles south of Hawthorne.

Newnans Lake is a 7,500-acre lake located in northeast Florida, on the eastern outskirts of Gainesville.

Orange Lake is a 12,700-acre lake located in the northeast part of the state, 10 miles south of Hawthorne.

Rodman Reservoir aka Lake Ocklawaha is a 13,000-acre lake in northeast Florida, 1 mile east of Orange Springs.

The St. John's River is a 60-mile long impoundment that runs north and south in the northeast corner of the state, between Jacksonville and Palatka,FL.

Tsala Apopka Lake is a 19,100-acre lake located in the northern part of the peninsula on the western edge, at Hernando.

Fish Species & State Records in Florida

Bass

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 17.27 lbs
(also unofficial 20.13 lbs)

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 3.75 lbs

Shoal Bass

Shoal bass

World record: 7 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 5.95 lbs

Redeye Bass

Redeye bass

World record: 8 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 7.83 lbs

Catfish

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 45.5 lbs

Flathead Catfish

Flathead catfish

World record: 123 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 69.9 lbs

Blue Catfish

Blue catfish

World record: 143 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 69.5 lbs

White Catfish

White catfish

World record: 22 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 18.88 lbs

Crappie

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 3.83 lbs

Panfish

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 2.95 lbs

Flier Sunfish

Flier sunfish

World record: 1 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 1.35 lbs

Redbreast Sunfish

Redbreast sunfish

World record: 2 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 2.08 lbs

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish

World record: 5.4 lbs

State Record: 4.86 lbs

Soptted Sunfish

Spotted sunfish

World record: N/A

State Record: 0.83 lbs

Warmouth

Warmouth

World record: 2.4 lbs

State Record: 2.44 lbs

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

State Record: 4.69 lbs

Striped bass

Striped Bass

Striper

World record: 81 lbs 14 oz

State Record: 42 lbs 2 oz

Other species

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279 lbs

State Record: 123 lbs

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 19 lbs 0 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 6 lbs 15 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 41 lbs 0 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Big Florida Bass

A big Florida bass by Tim Fey from FL Bass Fishing Guide Service.

Visit AA-Boats-Boating.com to find information about fishing boats in Florida and other boating information.

All About Fishing wishes you the very best with your fishing endeavors in the great state of Florida.

Florida Fishing Lakes - Info & Maps

Lake George Map
Lake Istokpoga Map
Lake Kissimmee Map
Lake Okeechobee Map
Lake Talquin Map
Tsala Apopka Lake Map

Bass fishing book

Fish for big bass

Big bass are the primary target of Florida anglers. The state also offers good crappie fishing, catfish, stripers and many species of sunfish, like bluegill and redear sunfish.

State of FL Fishing Information

Click here for an online Florida Fishing License. You can also obtain a fishing license at Walmart. While fishing in the area be sure to take the family to Orlando for the vacation of a lifetime. Visit the FL Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission website for rules and regulations on fishing in Florida.

 

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