Florida contains more than 30,000 lakes, 663 miles of beaches and more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams & waterways. Between the warm ocean water, swampy lakes and endless summer, Florida is a great place to cast a line. Boaters and fisherman from all over the world come to Florida to get in on the action. Florida actually calls itself “The Fishing Capital of the World,” and declares the state to be very “Fishing Friendly.” Because of Florida’s vast streams, rivers, waterways, and oceans, people can fish off large charter boats, Small Power Boats in Florida, kayaks and basically any size of seacraft. If you come to Florida to fish, you aren’t limited to one kind of fishing, a specific boat type or a minimal amount of places to go.
Popular Areas For Small Power Boats in Florida
One kind of Florida fishing is Blue Water Fishing, which takes place way offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys, and the Atlantic Ocean. With Blue Water Fishing, you can’t simply have a Small Power Boats in Florida. If you’re 100 miles or more out in the ocean you can catch some big fish which means you need a bigger boat.
Another popular place to fish is Indian River Lagoon, which is a 156-mile long body of water separated from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier islands. The Indian River Lagoon is an amazing fishing spot because the body of water contains both salt and freshwater fish. The Lagoon is present along five Florida counties. The most popular areas include Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River.
An additional type of fishing to explore is freshwater fishing. The lower half of the Florida Peninsula is consumed by The Everglades, which is one big freshwater river that starts in Central Florida.
Nearby Fishing Spots
If you’re in Central Florida picking up your Craig Cat, you may want to check out these two excellent fishing spots within a short drive’s distance.
Banana River- If you want to take your Small Power Boats in Florida out for a fishing trip on the Banana River, we suggest taking the 417 to the 528 to Kelly Park. Kelly Park has a mid-size pavilion, five grills, restrooms, drinking fountains, recreation amenities and multiple boat ramps. Banana River has only one outlet to the Atlantic Ocean through Port Canaveral and has a diverse habitat ranging from swamps, drift algae, oyster bars, islands and salt marshes. Some fish you can expect to catch are redfish, sea trout, snook, tarpon, and snapper- just to name a few.
Mosquito Lagoon– As mentioned before, both the Banana River and Mosquito Lagoon are well-known Florida fishing spots that are sublets from the Indian River Lagoon. Mosquito Lagoon is located near New Smyrna Beach and is an acclaimed red drum fishing habitat and also considered the redfish capital of the world. Mosquito Lagoon has plenty of boat ramps but the most convenient are the private ramp at Lopez RV Park and Marina. Launching is $5.
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If you’re in Orlando, FL and picking up your new Craig Cat mini-boat we really hope you take the time to check out some of our state’s best fishing spots. Visit www.craigcat.com for more info!