Orlando Bass Fishing

orlandobassVisitors flock to Central Florida for the theme parks and other attractions, but sometimes people forget that the Orlando, Florida area has undoubtedly the best bass fishing on the planet. Pro fishing tournaments, including one of the most prestigious bass tournaments, are routinely held in the lakes of the Orlando area. Guides know the local waters and are numerous and fishing boats are also available for rent at various locations.

Visitors Need a License

If you do not live in Florida, you will need to buy a Florida non-resident fishing license to legally fish in Orlando. Read the Florida Fishing Regulations information on how to get a license, These licenses are available for periods of three or seven days, or can be purchased for an entire year if you going to be here a while or are planning multiple trips to Central Florida. You can buy these licenses online.

When to Fish in Orlando

If you are fishing in Orlando, one of the best times to go is between November and March, especially toward the latter end of this period, as spawning has begun. However, the fish can be particular and may almost completely shut down feeding when cold fronts come through. Likewise, in the warmer months, the bass could be harder to find depending as they seek cooler waters.

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Florida Fishing Regulations

This information relates to Florida freshwater fishing only. Recreational licenses and permits for residents and nonresidents are available at county tax collectors’ offices. In addition, you can buy them from subagents– like sporting goods stores, Walmart, or other retailers that sell hunting or fishing equipment. All license, permit and issuance fees are subject to change by the Florida legislature (i.e the prices listed below may change).

The Best Resource is the PDF Guide here: http://myfwc.com/media/2578893/FWRegSum_Ad_Free.pdf


Recreational freshwater fishing licenses and fees

A fishing license is required to attempt to take native or nonnative freshwater fish in Florida.

Before purchasing a recreational freshwater fishing license or permit, please make sure you understand what qualifies as Florida residency and that you really need a license or permit based on the exemptions.

Annual recreational fishing licenses are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase or the alternate starting date if selected at the time of purchase, unless otherwise specified on the face of the license.

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