Florida Other Fishing
All about fishing for alligator gar, bowfin, chain pickerel and longnose gar in Florida.
This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Florida waters.
Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Crooked Lake, Deer Point Lake, East Lake Tohopekaliga, Jim Woodruff Reservoir, Lake Apopka, Lake Conlin, Lake Eustis, Lake George, Lake Griffin, Lake Harris, Lake Harney, Lake Hatchineha, Lake Istokpoga, Lake Jessup, Lake Kissimmee, Lake Marian, Lake Miccosukee, Lake Monroe, Lake Newnan, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Talquin, Lake Tohopekaliga, Lake Wier, Lake Weohyakapka, Lochloosa Lake, Orange Lake, St. John's River and Tsala Apopka Lake.
Other Available Species
World record: 279 lbs
State Record: 123 lbs
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 19 lbs 0 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 6 lbs 15 oz
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 41 lbs 0 oz
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Florida Miscellaneous State Record Fish
The state record alligator gar was caught in the Choctawhatchee River.
The state record bowfin was caught in Lake Kissimmee.
The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Lake Talquin.
The state record longnose gar was caught from Lake Panasoffkee.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.
Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species
Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Florida, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.