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2020 Best Florida Fishing Months Calendar (Key West to Biscayne)

Use this Florida fishing calendar as a general guide for your fishing expeditions for the fish mentioned. Of course there is some seasonal variability which will make some months better or worse than they are listed here. Also, the terms Best, Good, and OK are entirely subjective. Don’t put too much faith in the fishing charts you see like this, just use them as one bit of data as you’re planning your trip. Also consult tide charts which are far more important to Florida saltwater fishing because they are highly correlated with the fishing ‘bite.’

Best fishing months calendar for Florida anglers. Covers 23 different species of fish from inshore to deep sea fishing.
Best fishing months in Florida for 23 different fish species.

Note – This is not a legal guide regarding the open or closed status of fishing for Florida species above. To ensure you have the most up-to-date information download the official Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations PDF (click) (July 2020).

Florida Saltwater Fishing Guides

AmberjackBlack DrumBluefishCobiaDorado (Dolphin, Mahi-mahi), Speckled TroutGrouperGulf FlounderJack CrevalleLobsterPermitPompanoRed-bellied PacuRedfishRedfish IndexShark FishingSheepsheadSnapperSnookTarponTarponTripletail. Don’t miss our new SHARK Fishing Guide.

Florida Fishing Style Guides

Deep Sea FishingShore FishingInshore Boat FishingKayak FishingPier FishingWade-fishing


Fishing Tacklebox Essentials

Florida Fish Regulation Ruler (Belt)

Durable and waterproof, this essential fish ruler will keep you out of trouble on the water! Get yours HERE.

Fish Scale (Digital and up to 110 lbs.)

Know how much your fish weighs immediately. Buy this handy scale HERE.

Florida Fishing Identification Booklet – 5×7″ Laminated (Waterproof)

Some fish are difficult to identify. Make sure you know 100% which fish you have before you keep it. Florida fishing regulations are strictly enforced. Buy this little 5 inch by 7 inch booklet HERE.