Whether your preference is salt or fresh water fishing, Florida’s Nature Coast has you covered. A combination of lakes, rivers, and the Gulf of Mexico attract an abundance of fish including snapper, grouper, and bass. Here are the top fishing spots:

Weeki Wachee River: Mullet, bass, snapper and spotted sunfish are some of the fish caught in this crystal clear, spring-fed river and as it has a broad canopy along much of its 7 mile long run, it is one of the few places that offers relief from the hot summer sun.

Bayport: Fishing Pier or Boat Ramp is a place where you can fish and crab all day long. Pack a picnic lunch and relax at the covered picnic tables, or take time to catch the breathtaking view of the sun sinking into the Gulf of Mexico.

Jenkins Creek: Easy launch site if you have a small boat. Go and explore the coastal salt marshes, the canals and other waterways or spend some time at its fishing pier and do some crabbing.

The Reefs: Use Bayport or Hernando Beach boat ramps and head out to the Gulf of Mexico. Visit one of Hernando County’s four reefs for some great fishing opportunities.

Withlacoochee River: Launch your boat at Lake Townsen or Nobleton Wayside and do some river fishing. The river stretches for miles in both directions and offers a relaxing afternoon surrounded by nature.

Florida’s Nature Coast remains one of the more pristine parts of the state where Mother Nature’s bounty flourishes. With sunny skies and the ability to fish year round, residents enjoy beautiful natural scenery, and GlenLakes Florida retirement community is in the heart of it all. GlenLakes captures everything we love about the Florida lifestyle: stunning views, country club amenities, championship golf, a secure, immaculately maintained community and captivating home designs, perfect for entertaining and relaxation. For more information on homes in GlenLakes, click here.

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