After having a small cottage in Sebastian, Florida for 15 years now I am convinced that Florida is
completely under rated as a fly fishing destination.
Al Bunch at Kiene's Fly Shop has been renting a house south of Tampa for a month for about 20 years now.
The house is on a canal and comes with a skiff plus friends come and they hire guides as well.
I think you can fish 12 months of the year in Florida and they speak English too.
Aug - Nov is the Mullet run or bait migration where the small food fish head south for the winter.
Spring is the Jack Crevalle run where they are heading North for the Summer.
Big Tarpon time is usually April, May and June on both coasts and the Keys.
Small to medium resident Tarpon (5-50#) are good May through October with June/July best.
Florida strain Large Mouth Black Bass are good December through May........everywhere.
Down south there are canals with Peacock bass, Snook, Tarpon, and Exotics.
All winter they fish the surf for Pompano and Whiting.
Florida has fantastic offshore fishing too.
Two anglers can come for a week during a good timing and split the coasts of lodging and guides.
Two couples can come for a week or a month and rent a cottage and have a wonderful trip almost anywhere in Florida.
If you move to Florida they have no state income tax, everything is affordable and houses are cheap.
The Snow Birds are here November though May but it is a ghost town in the Summers.
In the warmer months anglers go out extremely early and quit by noon.
Then they can go out again at 9 pm and fish till after midnight around the docks with "fish lights" under them.