Fishing & Fun in the Florida Everglades January 18, 2017


One third of Everglades National Park is covered by water, creating excellent boating and fishing opportunities. Snapper, sea trout, redfish, bass, and bluegill are plentiful. Saltwater fishing includes Florida Bay, Ten Thousand Islands, and elsewhere in the park's coastal zone. Freshwater and saltwater fishing require separate Florida fishing licenses.

Stay protected from the elements. One of the best items to protect from the sun and bugs is the Hook & Tackle Bug/X Shirt. It repels mosquitos, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges while offering you UPF 50+ sun protection.

Park waters provide thousands of acres of shallow water flats, channels, and mangrove keys in which to fish. Before leaving shore, think safety! 

Remember that collecting plants and animals in Everglades National Park is prohibited. This includes such things as orchids, airplants, seahorses, starfish, conch, tropical fish, coral, sponges, sea shells, and driftwood (except for fuel).