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Florida’s Best Fishing Spots: CB Smith Park

Fishing at CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Florida, is not a kidding matter, because catching bass at the park is a favorite outing for the whole family.

The park is located on the corner of Pines Boulevard and Flaming Road in western Broward County. It is just close enough to metropolitan Broward County to make it convenient, and just far enough away to promote relaxation.

Everyone who visits knows that the bass are plentiful. But don’t be surprised to if you catch some exotic spotted tilapia or even some peacock bass. Be patient, because those are a little harder to find.

Right now, the fishing at CB Smith is limited to the park’s vast shoreline. There was a time when boat rentals were available, but that is no longer the case. Still, CB Smith is such a favorite of young fisherman, that it has been included a host site of one of the most popular fishing competitions in South Florida.

The Little League of Bass Fishing is an annual youth competition that also utilizes other Broward County parks. There are two divisions in the tournament: the Small Fry division is for anglers aged ten and younger, and the Juniors division is for ages 11 through 17.

The competition is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops. Although the competition is fun, the real goal of the tournament is education. The young participants have the opportunity to learn fishing techniques. CB Smith Park hosted one of the rounds of the tournament in June, and it is scheduled to host another in October.

And when it is time to put the pole down for the day, a favorite follow up attraction at CB Smith is the Paradise Cove Water Park. Widely considered as one of the best water parks in South Florida, it provides a delightful way to cool off after a day under the sun.

If you are coming from out of state, you may find the RV parking area convenient. And if you love golfing as much as fishing, pack your clubs along with your poles, because the CB Smith Park´s Family Golfing Center awaits. The course is difficult enough to provide a challenge, but easy enough for many to finish with a good score.

The park is open from November 3 until March 8 from 8 am to 6 pm. From March 9 until November 1, the hours are 8 am to 7:30 pm.

If it’s bass you’re looking for, this is one park you won’t want to miss.

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Florida’s Best Fishing Spots: CB Smith Park