Florida Saltwater Fishes

This section highlights some of the great diversity of saltwater fishes that Florida has to offer and provides angling tips and identification information. For those unfamiliar with the parts of a fish, a diagram is available for reference. For more information on species identification, visit Fishing Lines.

For information on fishing regulations, check out the FWC's saltwater recreational regulations page

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FWC Facts:
In the past, snook were known as "soapfish" when some sections of the "soapy" tasting skin were left on the fillets due to poor cleaning practices.

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