The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge consists of three designated fishing areas: Headquarters, Hillsboro, and 20-Mile Bend Areas. Within these areas, you'll find freshwater native species that include, but are not limited to: largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, redear sunfish, chain pickerel, longnose gar, bluegill, and warmouth. Additionally, you might also catch these Exotic species that are present around south Florida: Mayan cichlid, butterfly peacock bass, oscar, spotted tilapia, and sailfin catfish, etc.
Sport fishing is permitted at a level that does not adversely affect wildlife or their environment. Fishing provides recreational opportunities and permits the use of a valuable renewable resource. All recreational anglers must possess a valid Florida fishing license in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida. For a complete listing of sport fishing and boating regulations on the refuge, please download our fishing and boating brochure.
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