a fully matured bluegill bream that has grown large enough to crush shellfish and dig freshwater mussels from the sand
For fishermen we have fishing stories, local tips, locations, lures, and secret techniques shared. Get tips for bank fishing from local experts. Research your target fish in our species guide for unique information you won't find anywhere else. Read articles about locations for both fishing and observing. Our articles are written by on-site fisherman who want to share their knowledge and skills. You can read about fish observer contributors in our profiles section. Everyone can contribute photos or stories about fish here!
Places with special interest for fish observers are featured here. We have a just a few locations around Florida that FishObserver.com contributers have posted about. There are many great fish places out there that could be shared, so please do. You can just describe it and email to email@example.com.
Striped bass populations are being replenished by places like Welatka Fish Hatchery where they have been breeding and releasing striped bass for years. We should all be happy to know that the opportunity to experience large stripers in the St. Johns River still exists. Unfortunately there are very few operations to replenish natural fish stocks like this and it would be great to see more community support for it.
Any one who sees a fish can be become an official Fish Observer by contributing to the site in comments or by email. Email with the material you want to share to firstname.lastname@example.org and our web guy will publish it for you. We would love to post your fish photos, stories, tips, and locations on this site!
Beautiful and exotic fish living in viewable tanks are showcased in our aquarium section. Users of this site share photos and videos of their aquarium fish such as this green spotted puffer fish or this clown fish. It doesn't matter what species you keep, observing fish is what this site is about. If you have beautiful fish or just want to show off your aquascaping skills, please send us some photos of your home aquarium.
Every page in the aquariums section has a comment box where you can share your tips and opinions about tropical fish, coral farming, tank maintenance, making aquariums, exotic species, etc. This is a great place to find information about keeping specific species in tanks.
Some great examples of aquascaping can be viewed under the home aquariums. You can see where aquarium builders have installed natural rocks, driftwood logs, and live plants to support a more realistic simulation of the fishes natural environment. Some fish keepers go even farther and intentionally introduce interesting micro-sized aquatic life like small snails, crustaceans, and frogs.