Orlando, the home of Walt Disney World, is arguably the best family vacation destination in the entire world. Because of Walt Disney World and the other area attractions, most people are quite busy on their trip to Orlando. Don’t forget to schedule some fishing time when you come down here.
There are a number of good fishing lakes nearby and Walt Disney World also offers some guided fishing excursions. Largemouth bass average 2 to 3 pounds in most area lakes with many fish in the 5 to 7 pound range and some over 10 pounds.
Many Orlando visitors like to head over to the beach for a day or two. If you are looking to get into some saltwater fishing, we have visitor guides for those destinations as well. The closest beach towns on the Atlantic side are Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and the Space Coast towns of Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Titusville and Melbourne. From downtown Orlando, it will take an hour to an hour and a half to get to these areas. You have some options of surf fishing along the beaches, fishing the Indian river or booking a fishing guide or charter for some excellent inshore or offshore fishing. Take a look at our Orlando Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.
See How It Ranks
|Orlando, Florida||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.5||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||2||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||0.75||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||-0.75||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|