Reel Retirement – Bass Fishing in Florida

Posted June 8, 2017 in Boating, Fishing, Marina, St. Johns River

Yes, I have a retirement plan…
I plan on bass fishing!


You get opportunities to do things when you retire that you couldn’t always find the time for when you were busy working and raising a family. For each of us those things can be vastly different, but for many one dream is to fish, fish, fish! At River Villas 55+ Community, the opportunity to fish is practically at your doorstep. Our private marina is your gateway to the St. Johns River and world-class Bass fishing.


Bring your boat and your poles – River Villas is the perfect place to retire along the St. Johns River.

Across the web you’ll find numerous lists and videos of Bass Fishing Tips, but today I’m going to share with you just one – the St. Johns River in Florida! At 310 miles in length, the St. John’s River is the longest in the state and has been a stop three times over the last five years for the Bassmaster Elite Series.


“Located in the Northeastern part of Florida and stretching nearly one half its length, the St. Johns River is one of Florida’s greatest locations for bass fishermen. The fact is that, year after year, it continuously produces such excellent anglers and trophy bass results. It has helped lead Florida to be deemed the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World” and the name fits this river! It is one of those rare bodies of water that produces both quantity and quality, along with a never-ending breath of beauty. The 300+ miles of the St. Johns River system is a study in diversity and unlimited fishing options. Whatever type of fishing water the angler desires can readily be found along its river system. This famous river has a character and series of different traits compared to most Florida bass fishing lakes or rivers.” –

Local Fishing Clubs:

Bass Capital BassMasters of Palatka, FL
If you love to bass fish but have never fished in a tournament before, you have no idea what you are missing. Bass Capital BassMasters was started for just this reason. To promote the future of bass fishing and to keep and make sure tournament fishing continues to be a fun and enjoyable sport. Beginning fishermen will enjoy our club for the opportunity to meet other fishermen, learn new fishing techniques, and gain exposure to competitive fishing. Experienced anglers enjoy our club for the camaraderie and the chance to share what they know with other fishermen.

Flagler Sportfishing Club
We are an extremely active club with around 200 families (over 400 members). Our meeting place is the VFW in Palm Coast. We meet once a month and have a lot of events and tournaments throughout the year. Our meetings focus on educating members on local fishing techniques as well as staying informed on local laws and regulations. Most meetings are attended by a speaker who is a professional fishing guide in our local area. If you are considering joining our club, stop by on the first Wednesday of any month (except December). See more info under the membership link.


Another beautiful day on the St. Johns River in Florida

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