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After over a decade of fishing the East and West coasts of Florida, mostly near Tampa and Clearwater, St. Petersburg, I finally decided to create a website that captures all the info anglers need for catching a variety of ocean-going fish in the state. Bookmark now, or write the URL down on a post-it and stick it up on your wall and in your tackle box. We hope you come to rely on this site for all your fishing information.

Florida fishing professional, Vern Lovic.
Vern Lovic, Florida fishing fanatic.

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We offer free fishing guides to help you catch Amberjack, Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, Dorado, Flounder, Gator (Speckled) Trout, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Lobster, Permit, Pompano, Pacu, Redfish, Salmon, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, and Tripletail. We will also be adding the bigger species – Marlin, Wahoo, Kings, etc. But we’ll tackle the smaller inshore fish first.

We also have guides for anglers wishing to learn more about fishing from various platforms or areas. The guides are not done yet, but we’ll cover fishing inshore areas and pier fishing, inshore boat fishing, deep sea fishing, kayak fishing, and wade fishing (walking out into the shallows).

Fishing is one of the funnest things we as humans have to do. The thrill of catching, cleaning, and cooking your own fish is something that everyone should experience. Florida is one of the most pristine areas of the world where we can enjoy fishing for a large variety of species.

We’ve tried hard to make SALTY101 a resource for beginners and accomplished anglers. If there’s something you think is missing, please drop us a line and let us know.

If you haven’t had a chance to go fishing in Florida and you’re wondering what it’s all about, have a look around. Start with our guides page and choose a fish to target. If you’re just looking for something to catch fast – go to a pier and drop small baitfish on a hook over the edge and hold on. Fishing in Florida is so good that this is all you need to do to catch fish. To catch specific fish just refer to our guides.

If you don’t know where to start, START HERE.

If you’d like to see our Amazon Store for TOP FISHING GEAR Recommendations – It’s HERE.

If you’re wondering how we monetize – As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

Salty101 email.

You can feel free to contact us about any topic except SEO and website dev. We handle that all in-house.

Cheers and tight lines!

Vern L.
Tampa, Florida

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