West Palm Beach Fishing

Caressed by a body of water befittingly nicknamed 'The Sailfish Alley', West Palm Beach stands out as one of the best all-round fisheries this side of Florida. With its sub-tropical climate and nutrient-rich reef system ensuring an infinite supply of greedy game fish, the city plays an equally gracious host to inshore and deep sea enthusiasts alike. Big game fishing comes in full swing less than 20 minutes from leaving the docks, as the local offshore grounds are teeming with Wahoo, Dorado, Blackfins, Skipjacks, Kingfish and more. Of course, it wouldn't be a Sailfish alley without a fair share of Billfish roaming the area, as Sails and Grander Swordfish dominate the deep water canyons 15-20 miles off the coast. As for fishing inshore, the city sports an unusually wide inlet historically designed for giant cargo ships, now inhabited by some of Florida's most popular game fish, including Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Jacks, and a variety of Sharks. And if that's not enough for ya, we'll throw in some grade A bottom fishing on the reefs as well, where a variety of Snappers and Groupers abound virtually all year round!

Known For

SunFest, Clematis Street, Palm Beach Zoo, Scuba diving paradise, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, CityPlace, Norton Museum, The Breakers hotel, Golfing central, ‘Sailfish Alley’, Lion Country Safari, Moonfest, Okeeheelee Nature Center, McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, Mounts Botanical Garden

Rules & Regulations

No license for fishing is necessary if you’re fishing aboard a guided charter, party boat or other for-hire vessel which possesses a valid captain or charter boat license.

West Palm Beach Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.