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Northeast Florida has some of the best backwater fishing in the state. For the uninitiated, backwater fishing, or backcountry fishing, is angling in the extensive network of bays, Spartina islands and tidal creeks that permeate the region. There are thousands of miles of shoreline, countless oyster bars and acres of tidal creeks that attract an abundance of salt water fish. Those marshes ? nutrient-rich food factories that spawn nearly all of the commercially valuable seafood caught in East Coast waters ? are the Atlantic?s life-givers. The salt marshes offer excellent habitat for raccoons, river otters, manatees, dolphins, bald eagles, osprey, ibises, clapper rails, egrets, and herons. Perhaps no place is as closely linked to those coastal prairies as the coasts of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Nearly half of the East Coast?s salt marshes are found here.
Roaming these waters are three of the state's most sought after game fish, the redfish, spotted seatrout, and flounder. Thousands of anglers come to northeast Florida each year for the chance at a grand slam, catching one individual of each species in one day.
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