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Gainesville Fishing



Gainesville Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Gainesville, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 37.32% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 340 Bluegill counted.

    Gainesville Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE BLUEGILL COUNTS CHART


  3. Redear Sunfish

  4. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 10.76% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 98 Redear Sunfish counted.

    Gainesville Redear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redear

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE REDEAR SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


  5. Warmouth

  6. Warmouth

    There is a 8.89% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 81 Warmouth counted.

    Gainesville Warmouth Counts Chart
    Warmouth

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE WARMOUTH COUNTS CHART


  7. Largemouth Bass

  8. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 7.14% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 65 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Gainesville Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE LARGEMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART


  9. Redbreast Sunfish

  10. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 4.94% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 45 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    Gainesville Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE REDBREAST SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


  11. Redfin Pickerel

  12. Redfin Pickerel

    There is a 4.17% catch rate for Redfin Pickerel, based on 38 Redfin Pickerel counted.

    Gainesville Redfin Pickerel Counts Chart
    Redfin

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE REDFIN PICKEREL COUNTS CHART


  13. Bluespotted Sunfish

  14. Bluespotted Sunfish

    There is a 3.62% catch rate for Bluespotted Sunfish, based on 33 Bluespotted Sunfish counted.

    Gainesville Bluespotted Sunfish Counts Chart
    Bluespotted

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE BLUESPOTTED SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


  15. Bowfin

  16. Bowfin

    There is a 3.62% catch rate for Bowfin, based on 33 Bowfin counted.

    Gainesville Bowfin Counts Chart
    Bowfin

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE BOWFIN COUNTS CHART


  17. Dollar Sunfish

  18. Dollar Sunfish

    There is a 3.51% catch rate for Dollar Sunfish, based on 32 Dollar Sunfish counted.

    Gainesville Dollar Sunfish Counts Chart
    Dollar

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE DOLLAR SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


  19. Spotted Sunfish

  20. Spotted Sunfish

    There is a 2.96% catch rate for Spotted Sunfish, based on 27 Spotted Sunfish counted.

    Gainesville Spotted Sunfish Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE GAINESVILLE SPOTTED SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 32 species of fish and 911 fish counted for May around Gainesville.

To date, there are 63 species of fish and a total of 1139150 fish counted for Gainesville and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/4/1915 (109 years).

Last Update: 5/16/2024 12:02:09 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Gainesville are the following:

  1. Ichetucknee Springs State Park (North Entrance)

    29.985495995 -82.760111921


  2. Warmouth


  3. Snail bullhead


  4. Snail bullhead


  5. Snail bullhead


  6. Snail bullhead


  7. Snail bullhead


  8. Snail bullhead


  9. Snail bullhead


  10. Snail bullhead


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Top Gainesville Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Gary's Tackle Box
    We have the best fresh and salt water tackle around for any species that you may want to "tackle" , along with the best informative fishing adivce in North Central Florida. From Panfish to Grouper, we have you covered!

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