WATCH: Freshwater Fishing is Hot Across the State, FWC Uses Electrofishing to Sample Lakes

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Florida's freshwater fisheries comprise 3 million acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs

ABOVE VIDEO: Florida lakes are full of fish and freshwater fishing is hot across the state. TrophyCatch Florida data shows anglers are having a great year and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission data is providing the data. (Video courtesy of @BlacktipH)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida lakes are full of fish and freshwater fishing is hot across the state. TrophyCatch Florida data shows anglers are having a great year and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission data is providing the data.

In the above video, you can see how FWC biologists are using electrofishing to sample lakes and document trophy bass and other species.

Florida’s freshwater fisheries comprise 3 million acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs, and approximately 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals – with no closed seasons.

The recreational fishery resources alone in these waters provide entertainment for more than 1.2 million anglers annually, who enjoyed 25.7 million days fishing recreationally in Florida’s fresh waters, according to National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation-2011.

In this image, you can see how FWC biologists are using electrofishing to sample lakes and document trophy bass and other species. (FWC image)
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