The combination of rivers and creeks as well as the waters of the Gulf about 20 miles away makes Brooksville, Florida, a popular place for launching a fishing expedition. Regardless of the type of fishing you enjoy, you will find opportunities around Brooksville, while lies north of Tampa.
For something a little different, consider a canoe fishing trip with Flatwater Guides of Brooksville. Fish from a canoe on the Withlacoochee River, where you will journey into remote areas and perhaps not see another person all day. Largemouth Bass are plentiful in these waters.
Weeki Wachee Springs is a pristine 12-mile-long river that comes from an underground spring and flows into the gulf. Canoe trips on this stream go after bass, bream, mullet and other fish. Canoe nature tours are also available here, and during the season, you may see and swim with manatees. You must have a freshwater fishing license to fish here.
The guide service Always Fishing takes anglers to local lakes such as Tarpon, Rousseau or Panasoffke for freshwater bass fishing. Saltwater fishing on brackish water areas like Crystal River, or even in the ocean, is a specialty of this outfitter that operates round Brooksville. There are several other ocean-type outfitters on the Gulf coast, 20 miles away.
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James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.