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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Palm Beach

According to customer reviews, Lucky Dog Sportfishing, Captain Willie’s Charters, and Building Up Sports Academy – Captain Dave are some of the most popular fishing charters in Palm Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Palm Beach.

The average price for a private 4 hour Palm Beach fishing trip is $639, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,020 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Lucky Dog Sportfishing, Captain Willie’s Charters, and Building Up Sports Academy – Captain Dave all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Palm Beach.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Amberjack, and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include Deep Sea Fishing, Bottom Fishing, and Light Tackle. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Known for its exclusive estates and pristine beaches, Palm Beach is exactly what most people imagine when they think “Florida”. There’s a lot more going on beneath the surface, though, nowhere more so than on the water. Palm Beach fishing charters can take you to a whole world of different habitats, from shallow creeks and hidden canals to the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream and beyond. 
 
Palm Beach fishing guides comb these waters in search of the best catch. Pick a fish, they’ll find you five. Blue and White Marlin and Sailfish top the big game guestlist, while delicious deep-sea species like Vermillion Snapper, Dusky Grouper, and Tilefish lurk below. Even right in town, you can find Snook, Tarpon, and Peacock Bass, all within casting distance of each other.
 
In fact, there’s so much going on that it’s easy to forget there’s a town here! Palm Beach has some amazing restaurants, parks, bars and yes, beaches. Make sure you save at least an hour or two to check them out between charters.

Palm Beach Fishing Spots

Palm Beach is surrounded by water in every direction, so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to fishing. Here are some of our favorite spots, to help you get the lay of the land:
 

Palm Beach Canals

Why travel to fish when you’ve got great fresh and saltwater canals flowing through the whole town? Palm Beach canal fishing can get you on Bass, Snook, and a ton of other great gamefish.
 

Okeeheelee Park

Just a couple of miles south of town, this is one of the best places to sample the area’s great Bass fishing, with easy parking and lots of water.
 

Lake Worth Lagoon

Lake Worth Lagoon separates Palm Beach from the mainland, so it’s right on your doorstep. Its shallow waters are full of Snook, Tarpon, and Redfish.
 

Local Reefs

Head out past Palm Beach Inlet and you hit deep-water reefs just a few miles from shore. You can find some seriously tasty food fish here, such as Snapper, Grouper, and even Tilefish.
 

Sailfish Alley

Named after its neat trick of funneling Sailfish right past the shore, this is one of the best fisheries for Atlantic Sailfish on the planet, and it’s an easy cruise away!
 

Gulf Stream

If you’re looking for the biggest fish in the sea, it doesn’t get much better than this. Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna - they’re all waiting just 10-20 miles offshore.

Types of Fishing

So you looked at that list and said, “yes please, I’ll have it all”. Well, that’s awesome, you won’t regret it. If you do need to narrow it down a bit, you can normally expect to go on one of these three trips:
 

Light & Fly Tackle for Bass and Snook

With a mix of salt and freshwater and some top gamefish in both, there’s a lot to like about Palm Beach canal fishing. Local guides offer kayak, boat, or on-foot trips exploring these waters with fly or light spinning gear. There more than just two gamefish to fight, though. Tarpon and Redfish love the murky waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon, and you can find exotic invaders like Clown Knife Fish in freshwater canals.
 
With all of this, you’ll need a variety of tackle. Fly anglers should pack a stiff 8-weight for the Bass but will need something a lot stronger for the area’s Tarpon and even its Snook. There are several fly fishing experts that provide quality tackle if you don’t have room to bring all your own. Conventional anglers will also be catered for, with light and finesse spinning rods and a variety of plugs, spoons, and crankbaits to match the range of species.
 

Reef fishing for Snapper and Grouper

Palm Beach reef fishing is some of the most productive food fishing in the state. The main reason is that it gets so deep so fast. The floor drops 200 feet in no time and just keeps sinking after that. Chumming and drift fishing Palm Beach’s inshore reefs is great family fun and bags you a ton of tasty table fare like Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, and Amberjack. 
 
Head out further (and we’re only talking an hour’s cruise here) and you can try deep dropping for monster Snappers and Groupers. You’ll also find Tilefish, Barrelfish, Wreckfish, Gnomefish, and other weird and wonderful creatures. This is heavy tackle territory, with electric reels and blinker lights a common sight on the deepest reefs.
 

Deep Sea Fishing for Sailfish and Marlin

All these wacky bottom fish are fun, but if you want big fish that don’t look like they’ve been exposed to radiation or hit by a truck, there’s plenty of action on the surface. Palm Beach deep sea fishing starts so close to town you barely have time to take in the view and offers some of the best big game battles in the country. Sailfish are the local superstars, showing up in large packs just a few miles from shore. Make the long and perilous journey out to the Gulf Stream (usually no more than 20 miles) and you can find Blue and White Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.
 
Most of the big game action focuses on trolling, with both lures and dressed baits bringing in their share of fish. Some boats have tuna tubes and can get you trolling bridled Bonito or Skipjack, too. Sailfish are the exception to the rule here and are normally taken on kites. Kite fishing is an iconic part of the Gold Coast sportfishing scene, and nothing gets big fins poking out of the water like skipping baits across its surface.

Need to know

Licenses are included on all Palm Beach fishing charters. If you’re fishing freshwater or from land, you’ll need to buy your own fishing license. Some other important things to pack are a hat, shades, sunscreen, and an extra layer in case it gets cold. If you’re heading offshore, do yourself a favor and take some Dramamine before you go, especially if you’re not used to being on the water.
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January

There are a million things you can do in Palm Beach in January but if you're a keen angler you know what you'll be focusing on. Sailfish season is in full swing, and the skies are full of colorful kites.

February

The Sailfish are still biting like crazy offshore, as are Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna. Deep below them, Swordfish patrol the deep in search of blinking lights to guide them onto your hook.

March

The Sailfish bite tapers off in March, but White Marlin show up to take their place. Inshore, Snook and Redfish are biting hard and Peacock Bass are getting more active, too.

April

Marlin season is in full swing by April, with both Blue and White Marlin tearing through the Gulf Stream's warm waters. Yellowfin Tuna also show up this time of year, making for a real feast.

May

Peacock Bass fishing really heats up in May, with monster Bass devouring flies, lures, and live shiners like there's no tomorrow. If you get bored of that, walk ten feet and target huge Snook instead.

June

The Silver Kings come barreling into town to join forces with Snook and Redfish in Lake Worth Lagoon. The reefs also get busier as the waters get warmer, making for awesome food fishing.

July

Take some time away from the water to enjoy the town's amazing Independence Day celebrations. There's a street party, parade, fireworks, and lots of fun.

August

The Full Moon Wahoo Tournament kicks off in August. This is your chance to battle the cheetahs of the sea as they ride the tides in the wake of the full moon.

September

Head offshore and drop your lines a thousand feet or more to do battle with monster Swordfish. This is one of the most prestigious food fish on the planet, and one of the hardest fighters, too!

October

The Tuna bite is still going strong offshore, and Wahoo and Mahi Mahi are in season as well. Bag yourself some tasty big game brutes then celebrate with a beer at Oktoberfest.

November

Sailfish are back in town and tearing up baits out in the Alley. This is your chance at double-digit hookups, so jump aboard and get ready for the fight of your life!

December

Sailfish, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Amberjack - there are plenty of big fish out there just waiting for a fight. It would be rude to ignore them, right?

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Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
We had a great time on the boat even though the fish didn't fully cooperate. Boat was nice clean and the captain and crew worked their asses off to get on the fish! Captain and his son were good guys and made the trip more enjoyable!
Ron  D.
Ron D. Burlington, NJ
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Captain Bob was awesome. He put us on the fish and had my son catch for Sailfish. I definitely recommend using lucky dog fishing charter. We had a great time.
Fortunato  P.
Fortunato P. Wyckoff, NJ
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Cap’t Bob worked hard to get us on the fish. We had a great time that included my sons first Sailfish!
Patrick  B.
Patrick B.
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
We had a great time and managed to catch a sail fish on a day when nobody else was catching them.
Wayne  M.
Wayne M. Sarasota, FL
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(87 reviews)
Fun day with kids. Wished we would have caught a few more and larger fish but kids had a great experience and the ocean was a bit too rough to venture out. Great Captain and boat which was clean and had a head. Highly recommend the Lucky Dog!
James  L.
James L. Riviera Beach, FL
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(87 reviews)
Great day with Capt Bob! A bit windy, Capt worked hard with kites and live bait but the fish were not taking the bait. Overall great teaching done by Captain Bob which helped us learn while we fished.
Julianne  N.  W.
Julianne N. W. United States
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Captain Robert was awesome! We learned so much because he was very informative. Definitely knows what he is doing! 👍
Bradley  M.
Bradley M. Riviera Beach, FL
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Great trip with Captain Bob, and mate Pete. Caught mutton snapper, king mackerel, amaco jack, amberjack, blue runner, and broke off numerous toothy critters. Would highly recommend, and will sail with again
Kirk  K.
Kirk K. Orlando, FL
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with Captain Bob. We caught a bunch of tuna and almost had a shark! Would definitely take this trip again, Captain Bob is very knowledgeable and good company.
Thomas  L.
Thomas L. CARLISLE BRKS, PA
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Beautiful day on the water. Family fishing trip with Captain Bob. Captain Bob was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable! Helped Grandson pull in a 7foot + Bull Shark! What a fantastic experience for us all! Boat was clean, ran perfectly. Highly recommend Captain Bob and his Lucky Dog Sportfishing adventure!
Winder  W.
Winder W. Hastings, MN
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Wonderful, very affable, kind, knowledgeable fishing captain. We had a morning half day trip. Caught two Mahi Mahi so we didn’t get skunked but the current and ocean was rough. Rob did all he could. Still had a blast and made memories for a lifetime. And have a great fish to grill up tonight in our resort’s restaurant! Thanks Captain!
Carter  M.
Carter M. Erie, CO
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
First time deep sea fishing, Captain Bob was awesome made the trip great! The kids caught a bunch of fish and memories where made for sure!! Thanks again Bob!
Tom  D.
Tom D. House Springs, MO
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Captain Bob was a great host and his boat and equipment were well maintained. We all caught fish and had a great time. I would recommend him to anyone and we are going to be going out on another trip with him soon.
Tony  L.
Tony L. Geneva, FL
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
We had a fantastic offshore charter aboard Lucky Dog today. Captain Robert put us on several Bonita, a few Mahi Mahi, and an absolute gem of a 4 1/2 foot, 30 plus pound Wahoo. Captain Robert definitely knows his stuff and we will for sure book with him again next time we are in Palm Beach!
Blake  C.
Blake C. Tampa, Florida
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Bob never gave up, kept trolling and covering ground until the fish started hitting. Boat was clean, we felt very welcomed by Bob. Best charter I have been on!
Lori  F.
Lori F. Biloxi, MS
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Captain Bob is a true professional and knows the area very well. Took my 10yo son out with a friend of mine and we had a blast. Great boat and overall great experience.
Josh  B.
Josh B. Orlando, Florida
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
We had an amazing morning with Bob, fishing was a little slow but Bob tried like heck to put us on fish and being a local was able to give us lots of information on places to visit, highly recommended him! Thanks for the great experience and memories
Brien  B.
Brien B. Canyon Lake, TX
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Awesome day with the perfect boat captain. Captain Bob is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We are planning on booking another charter with him next year and passing recommendations to friends to book with him too.
Karen  D.
Karen D. Jefferson, GA
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Wasn’t the best day of fishing but you won’t find a more experienced captain. The boat is fantastic, great layout with plenty of room to move around and fish.
Jason  D.
Jason D. Ocean Ridge, FL
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Lucky Dog Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Captain Robert is friendly and really knows his business. He runs the cleanest charter boat I have ever been on and he hooks fish. I took three customers/friends and my wife on a trip with him and they were inquiring about booking him in the future . That should tell you enough.
Dale  E.
Dale E. Ford City, PA

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