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Exotic Species Bolster South Florida Fisheries

An impressive list of exotic invasive species roam the warm-water canals of South Florida

Exotic Species Bolster South Florida Fisheries

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Naples; spend any significant amount of time in South Florida and you’re certain to run into folks from beyond our borders. Always nice to meet new friends and experience different cultures; but some of the most memorable characters you’ll encounter in the state’s lower quarter won’t return a wave — they’ll just bend your rod.

We’re talking about exotic freshwater fish species; mostly from Central and South America, but also Asia. Keeping company with largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie and various sunfish is a tapestry of beauties and beasts, all boasting tremendous sport-fishing value.

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