Everglades - Florida
Welcome to the Everglades, easily the best place for fishing in the whole world, let alone the United States. This enormously majestic slow-moving sheet of water is the largest subtropical wilderness in all of the country, a breathtaking mosaic of ponds, sawgrass marshes and mangrove forests dominated by wetlands. With a perfectly balanced ecosystem, developed over thousands of years, the Everglades are home to rare, endangered and exotic wildlife: egrets, herons, manatees, alligators and even the Florida panther - coexist side by side in this natural wonderland. As for the unmatched abundance of fish species, there are so many, that we won’t even begin to list them! But...on the other hand, no harm in a small teaser. Just imagine all the countless exotic freshwater species like Largemouth Bass, Butterfly Peacock Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead Catfish for your unforgettable angling experience.
Requirements and fees
|Accessible from level||16|
|Travel fee||320 credits|
|Fishing fee||20 credits / day|
(Prices available if your Home State is Missouri. If you change that, see Set Home State section.)
|Term||Basic License||Advanced License|
|MUST BE RELEASED: Trophy and Unique Largemouth Bass, Trophy and Unique Butterfly Peacock Bass
MUST BE TAKEN: Brown Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish
PROHIBITED SPECIES: no restrictions
|MUST BE RELEASED: no restrictions|
MUST BE TAKEN: no restrictions
PROHIBITED SPECIES: no restrictions
|Available from level||16||17|
|1 day||80 credits||120 credits|
|3 days||200 credits||300 credits|
|Week||320 credits||480 credits|
|Month||1200 credits||1800 credits|
|Unlimited||3000 credits||4500 credits|
Fish off an old wooden dock overlooking a vast watershed area. This moderately shallow pond spills over a thick reedy jungle giving you the illusion that these dead trees, roots and vegetation are almost floating on clear water. Just imagine the splendid aquatic kingdom right below the water level, among the submerged wooden thickets. Some of Florida’s biggest Largemouth Bass, Warmouth, Bluegill and Brown Bullhead Catfish inhabit this wondrous ecosystem of silty mud bottom with its intricate tree roots and rocky reefs. In this spacious and desolate atmosphere, there is nothing to distract the still air but the merry chirping of birds and the peaceful buzzing of insects (don’t forget your repellent!)...and the not-so-peaceful crackling of dried branch...a sure sign of an alligator nearby (sorry, no repellent for that).
What are the most mesmerizing angling locations in the Everglades? Well, it is next to impossible to choose among the intricate maze of magnificent creeks, beautiful ponds and picturesque canals. However, some spots stand out as unmatched by their beauty and angling opportunities. Like these man-made canals, created among the endless thickets of dense luscious green reeds, spreading to the horizon as far as the eye can see. Anglers sometimes call them the Infinity Tunnels. Indeed - just one look ahead is enough to feel oneself one on the verge of infinity...This canals are perhaps the nature’s metaphor for the very essence of human existence. And wait till you start testing out your angling skills - with countless fish like Largemouth Bass or huge Butterfly Peacock Bass just to name a few - you won’t be disappointed.
Take your fishing tackle and make yourself comfortable on a wooden dock near this natural channel of breathtaking beauty covered in submergent juicy vegetation, hence its name - the Lily Pad Channel. This is a clash of aquatic splendor and natural exotic flora at its best! These clear, crisp waters covered in abundant lily pads, tunnels of green reeds and dense bushy weed beds are a natural habitat to an array of exotic wildlife, beautiful birds and a multitude of fish species, including Channel Catfish and really big Largemouth Bass. Just don’t forget your fishing license! And watch out for alligators, who feel very much at home in this plant-covered watershed.