A Boating and Angling Guide to Nassau and Duval Counties A Boating and Angling Guide to Nassau and Duval Counties
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About This Guide
Catch and Release Information
Popular Sport Fish
Fishing Regulations
Fishing Piers
Artificial Reefs
Natural Resources
Managed Areas
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"Fish on!" is a popular phrase echoed by anglers throughout Nassau and Duval County area. This area is a popular destination for many anglers trying to catch the big one. In addition, there are many fishing tournaments held in the area; some are part of regional or national fishing tours. Family holding spanish mackerel
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Boy holding snook
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Anglers can hope to catch a variety of fish species in the area. Inshore species include flounder, spotted seatrout, red drum (redfish), sheepshead, tarpon, and pompano. Some popular offshore species are king mackerel (kingfish), red, black, and gag grouper, red snapper, and tuna. It is easy to say that there is something swimming for everyone to catch.

This section of the Web site offers information for Nassau and Duval County anglers. Anglers can read about proper catch-and-release techniques which are important when sport fish cannot be kept because of the fish's size or a closed season. This section also includes a list of popular sport fish, including pictures, fishing regulations specific to the Nassau and Duval County area. The site has a list of fishing piers and artificial reefs including GPS coordinates which is displayed on the Boating and Angling Guide to Nassau and Duval Counties.

More information about fishing in Nassau and Suval Counties, and all of Florida, can be found at the following Web sites:
FWC, Division of Marine Fisheries Management
FWC, Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management
Florida, Fishing Capital of the World

Florida residents who only saltwater fish from the land or a structure attached to land, may get the resident recreational saltwater shoreline fishing license at no cost (except for convenience fees that apply on telephone and Internet orders). NOTE: This license does NOT cover anyone fishing from a boat or from an island that they arrived at by boat.

If you have a resident recreational saltwater fishing license or a resident persons with disabilities fishing license, you do not need a shoreline fishing license because the resident recreational saltwater fishing and disability license cover fishing from the shore, a dock, a jetty or a boat.

For more information about the saltwater shoreline license and other fishing licenses, please visit FWC Office of Licensing and Permitting.

The Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program (MRPP) is a statewide effort to educate the public on the problems caused by monofilament line left in the environment, to encourage recycling through a network of line recycling bins and drop-off locations, and to conduct volunteer monofilament line cleanup events.

Place used or old fishing line in outdoor recycling bins mounted at many piers, boat ramps, and marinas throughout the state. Indoor recycling bins are also available at many tackle shops.

To find the nearest recycling location, please visit the MRPP Web site.
Monofilament fishing line recycling bin

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