The Fishing

Licenses at Marina Store

Favorite Activity

Fishing at Chokoloskee is the number one park activity, and as these images show, the fishing is fantastic.

The variety of fish species is vast and includes Redfish (Red Drum), Snook, Tarpon, Pompano, Grouper (several varieties), Snapper, Permit, Jacks, Spanish Mackeral, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Blacktip Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, Spotted and Silver Sea Trout, Flounder, Bluefish, Cobia, Catfish, and more.

Many fisherman release their catch, but many others eat their keepers.

Crabbing is another favorite Park activity, often with many boats joining in search of Blue-claw Crabs.

Fishing Derby Starting Line

 

FisActionhing

Best Times for Fishing
Species
Backcountry
Mangrove Islands
Off - shore
Snook Spring*
Summer
Fall*
Spring
Summer*
Fall
Spring*
Summer*
Fall
Red Drum Winter
Summer
Fall*
Summer
Fall*
Fall
Trout
N/A
Winter
Summer
Fall

Summer
Fall

 

Tarpon Summer*
Fall
   
Permit
N/A
N/A
Spring
Summer*
Fall
Cobia
N/A
Spring
Fall*
Spring*
Summer
Fall*
* Designates Best time

            

 

 

You can purchase Florida fishing licenses with rules and catch limits at the Marina store.

Access to Water

Many of the park residents own their own boats and kayaks, and numerous vendors nearby offer boat and kayak rentals including JT's Outfitters across the street from the park entrance. Park residents and renters have free access to the park's ramp, and slips are available at affordable prices.

Marina Ramp and Slip Fees

Guide and charter services are listed below. Canoe rentals and guided tours are available at the Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitors Center, and kayak fishing expeditions can be arranged through Everglades Kayak Fishing.

Fishing Guides
Capt. Pete Rapps | Pete@CaptainRapps.com 239-571-1756
Captain Rodney Raffield 239-695-4626
Capt. Don McKinney 239-695-4950
Capt. Brian Sanders   954-802-0868
Capt. Jim Stoner 954 444-9995
Capt. Gary Thompson 239-8252855
Finesse Charters  239-695-2357
Capt. Mark Worley
www.worleybirdfishing.com
954-275-8162

Capt. Charles Wright
Chokoloskee Charters
Everglades Kayak Fishing

239-695-9107
Important Area Fishing Info.

 

 

 

 

 


Contact: Managers by Phone 239-695-2414 or by Email at Manager@Chokoloskee.com

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Last revised: 3-18-2014

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