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TREX Program
Museum of Florida History
500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
(850) 245-6400 (850) 245-6433 fax
TREX Coordinator: elyse.cornelison@dos.myflorida.com

The Lure of Florida Fishing

  • General Description
    There are 29 panels (1 introduction panel and 28 text panels), 1 title logo panel banner, 1 Pier 5 photo hanging banner, 4 framed reproduction fish panels (Sailfish, Tarpon, Dolphin, fish, and Large Mouth Bass) and an instruction manual included in the exhibit.
  • Space Required
    332 linear feet of wall space.
  • Shipping Crates
    (3 crates total)
  • Shipping Weight
    1,152 lbs.
  • Security Requirements
    Limited
  • Insurance Value
    $5,898.00
  • Exhibit Rental Fee
    $1,000 (up to three months)
  • Suggested Layout

Tarpon, 185 lbs., caught by a Lday, Florida.Fishing is one of the largest participant sports in the world, and Florida offers many chances for locals and tourists to pursue this popular pastime. Florida features one of the longest coastlines in the country and boasts abundant lakes, rivers, and streams. Its waters teem with more than 600 species of fish.

Florida has attracted visitors since the late nineteenth century, when tales of the tarpon, a mighty game fish, enticed northern anglers to the state's coasts. In the early twentieth century, sport fishing developed into a major tourist draw and spurred the establishment of fishing clubs and tournaments. Florida's lure as a sport fishing destination for saltwater and freshwater anglers continues today.

'The Fishing is Great here. Greetings from Marianna, Fla.' postcard