Fishing in Florida

Florida is an excellent fishing place due to its climate and the many sweet spots of freshwater and saltwater. These two characteristics offer fishermen a large palette of choices when it comes to fishing and nature in general. It doesn’t matter if you come here with family, friends, work colleagues, if you love fishing from a boat or from the land, you can find something that will satisfy you and those accompanying you.


The great tourist offer associated with fishing in Florida gives birth to a high competition between providers and so, to fairly affordable prices in this sector, thus, even those who want to go on a low budget trip can pamper themselves by visiting many exquisite fishing locations, where they can test their skills in almost any type of fishing. If you decide to give the Everglades a try, you may want to know that the reservation offers a myriad of options for anglers. You get the opportunity to fish in freshwater and saltwater, from a kayak, boat or from the shore. You can also pick from fishing in organized settings or into the wild, in which case you must secure optimal transport means and gear. As the waters abound in various fish species, organizing your equipment accordingly is a mandatory requirement, if you want to leave the reservation with a good catch.


As Florida’s temperatures are hard to handle, especially if you are not a local, your main concern, or if you’re taking your kids with you should be protecting yourself and them from the powerful action of the sun. As such, sunscreen with an elevated SPF and that is waterproof, comfortable clothes that will provide proper ventilation, sun hats and sunglasses are not to be considered a holiday contrivance, but mandatory items to take with you. In addition, even if you come fully protected against the heat, during the afternoon, when temperatures reach extremely high values, you should stay in the shadow and avoid the sun at all costs.


However, the Everglades is not the only place where you can go on a fishing trip, as the state is overfilled with dozens of opportunities for those interested in this sport. If you want to experience Florida’s best fishing spots, I would recommend a specialized guide or getting in touch with a local, thus being given the opportunity to get to know a few places off the tourist maps and routes. The presence of a guide is all the more important if you are at your first visit to Florida, so that you are able to enjoy your experience instead of roaming around by yourself, looking for transport and lodging.

If you’re wondering what you can fish in Florida’s waters, you may want to know that the most commonly encountered species are: largemouth bass, yellow bullhead, bluegill, Florida gar, mackerel, porgy, sea bass and many others. I hope you enjoy your trip and come back next year!



The Florida tour guide

My name is Jerome Swanson and I am a tourist guide in Florida. I principally offer guiding tours at the Everglades reservation. My main attributes are to show to groups of people the main attractions of the reservation, guide them into the wilderness, join them in various activities, but also give indications when necessarily. It’s not an easy job, as it requires you to be polite all the time, give your attention to several people at the same time and respond to their requests.

Welcome to Florida USA

Tourism is a field where you can get all sorts of questions, related to basically any aspect of the place you are visiting. The topic of the questions spans from historical events to mere curiosities. As such, you can’t afford to practice this profession unprepared. You must always be well documented on various fields and keep yourself updated on any novelties related to the area you are guiding in.


Of course, you need to master perfectly the subject you are talking about, so that you are able to explain it to others. Otherwise, you won’t be considered a skilled guide and you won’t attract people to come back to that site.  However, sometimes, even if you are the most experimented guide with years of practices behind you, it’s still hard to give the proper explanations about a place or culture. For example, it’s mighty difficult to explain the importance of the Pantheon to people who have no notions of architecture, engineering, or the Roman Empire.


The baggage of information that the tourists dispose of when visiting a famous tourist destination is crucial so that they grasp the meaning and importance of that location. Most of them visit a place because they’ve heard it is an important one to visit, without having any knowledge whatsoever about it. In these cases, it’s really difficult to make the information you provide them with to stick. Indeed, it is easier for tourists to entertain themselves when visiting a natural reservation, such as the Everglades, particularly if you compare it to the experience a normal person has when visiting an archaeological site. The difference is tremendous, as an historical site needs more than the simple image in front of your eyes to be properly understood and categorized.


So, to unleash my frustrations, I have decided to start this blog and write about the main problems that us, professionals in the field, encounter daily. Also, I will try to battle some local tourism problems related to disinformation by sharing posts about various places worth visiting in Florida, so that interested people get some basic ideas on what should they look for when they get at the wanted location. Besides, I’ll try to come up with methods through which we can make public interested and curious about natural reservations and other local monuments important for this region.