Fishing

Youth Fishing

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a great place for anglers to try their luck at catching freshwater fish.


What can I catch?

Anglers can catch 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.

Rules and Regulations

For a complete listing of sport fishing and boating regulations on the refuge, please see our Rules and Regulations.

Fishing Guides

Fishing guides are allowed by special use permit only. To apply for a special use permit, please follow the instructions on the Permits page

Comprehensive list of refuge-approved fishing guides:

Fishing Guide Name: Elmer Pillon
Business Name: Rhino Diaries Adventures
Phone: (954) 242-8777
Email: elmerpillon@gmail.com

Learn More

Visit Your Guide to Fishing on National Wildlife Refuges to learn about fishing opportunities available at more that 270 national wildlife refuges across the country.