#GetBackToAdventure with an unbeatable fishing or scalloping trip to Florida’s Sports Coast. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, our temperate waters are perfect for catching red drum, spotted sea trout and common snook all year long. But if you’re looking to hook something specific, there are a few dates you won’t want to miss.
Inshore Fishing at its Best (October – April)
When most fishermen see a nice mangrove shoreline, they think “snook and reds!” But that’s only part of the story. On Florida’s Sports Coast, you’ll catch tarpon, spotted seatrout, mangrove snapper, jack crevalle, ladyfish and of course—snook and reds. While our warm weather makes inshore fishing great year-round, we highly recommend casting on our mangrove shorelines from October – April.
Tarpon Fever (April – September)
When you’ve hooked a 200-pound tarpon and it leaps 6 feet in the air, it’s impossible to not feel a rush of excitement. Many anglers describe this sensation as “tarpon fever,” and from April through September, the Silver King (tarpon) lures scores of fishermen to Florida’s Sports Coast. Our temperate coastal waters and warm climate create the perfect conditions for catching tarpons ranging from 30 to 200 pounds.
Scallop Season (July 17 – 26)
Scalloping season is almost here, and if you’re looking to make this the best year yet, swing over to Florida’s Sports Coast. Our temperate coastal waters are home to some of the best scalloping beds around, and from July 17-26th, you can catch up to two gallons of them each day.
Trout Season (November – January)
When the weather starts to cool, trout fishing becomes red hot on Florida’s Sports Coast. Fishermen and Fisherwomen flock to our shores to hook speckled trout in depths of one-to-three feet of water. We highly recommend fishing for trout from November through January. On a good day, you can catch up to 100 speckled trout using just lures!
A few final tips:
Visit our Fishing & Charters page to learn more.