Welcome to FloridaBusinessReview.com Florida Freshwater Fishing
Florida has 3 million acres of freshwater lakes and 12,000 miles of streams and rivers. From those waters over 250 different species of freshwater fishes have been collected. This includes several rather rare native fishes and 73 species of non-native fishes (fish that come from outside of the United States and would not have been found in Florida if it were not for man's intervention).
The fish species that most people tend to think about are the larger fish that are used for recreation or food. Of those, the 33 most popular are part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) "Big Catch" program and most are described in detail in this section of our web site (click the group you want to learn about in the table above, or if you aren't certain of the group in which to find a fish you can pick it from the common names list). There is also a poster (small pdf version available for download) that illustrates these fishes and is available for schools and fishing-related businesses that will publicly display it.