Re: Central Florida?
You are really limiting yourself in with the shore fishing. Bait and catfish- that's shore fishing. If at all possible get yourself a used canoe and a kayak paddle or electric trolling motor so you can get into the better places. If you don't want the canoe then I would seriously think about salt water fly fishing. Tampa isn't too far away.
There used to be some phoshate pits in your area but if the banks are covered with brush- they would be out.