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Fishing in West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach fishing charters offer a range of excursions. From quick flats boat trips in the area’s skinny waters to multi-day offshore adventures aboard some of the biggest cruisers you’ve ever seen. It’s the kind of town where you can spend your whole vacation fishing and not fish the same way twice!
Redfish and Snook call these waters home pretty much year-round. Head up towards Palm Beach Inlet and you can also get on seasonal catches of Tarpon during the early summer months. Battle big Sharks along the shoreline or drop some bait for tasty reef species like Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, and even Amberjack. For a battle, wrestle with Mahi Mahi and Sailfish just a few miles offshore.
If you’d like to stay in the shallow waters, you’ll be delighted to know that Bass fishing in West Palm Beach is simply amazing. Peacock Bass swarm every available freshwater canal during their long summer spawning season. Largemouth Bass also love to hang out here, as well as exotic Clown Knife Fish.
The waters are so deep here that even a half day trip will give you a ton of options to work with. Spots like the Bridge Reef and the Playground will get you fishing in 100–200 feet of water within three miles of shore. Book in for a full day trip and you can hit awesome spots like Sailfish Alley, where the ocean’s greatest treasures are yours for the taking.
Rules & Regulations
All registered West Palm Beach fishing charters cover fishing licenses for everyone on board. For freshwater fishing or kayak trips, you will need to buy your own. You can do this online ahead of your trip or pick one up at a local tackle shop.
West Palm Beach Fishing Seasons
The Silver Sailfish Derby has kicked off the year with offshore action for over 80 years, making it the oldest Sailfish tournament in the world. This historic event offers stiff competition, great prizes, and loads of fun!
Satisfy your artistic side with the AntiGras Fine Arts Festival or learn about the area's unique countryside at the Everglades Day festival. Otherwise just head offshore to battle huge Sailfish and Blackfin Tuna!
King Mackerel go crazy in March, tearing through the water in search of baits to bite on. You can also find a ton of action on the reefs, with Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and lots of Barracuda.
Marlin season starts in April, with Blue and White Marlin showing up in the rich, warm waters of the Gulf Stream. You'll also find Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and the last of the Sailfish.
Peacock Bass show up in big numbers in May, as their spawning season kicks off in late spring. Throw in huge Snook and the yearly Tarpon migration, and you're set for some incredible fly fishing.
June gives you plenty of action in any depth of water when fishing in West Palm Beach. The reefs are busy, the shallows are crowded, and the blue waters are packed with top game species. Take your pick.
Celebrate Independence Day in style at 4th on Flagler. With a huge firework display, lots of events, and a street party going on into the evening, it's the perfect place celebrate this wonderful country.
September is peak Swordfish season in West Palm Beach. These twilight zone terrors offer intense battles by night and the ultimate endurance challenge by day. Fancy bagging the tastiest fish in the sea?
Wrestle with huge Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more, then head to the local Oktoberfest celebrations to relax with a beer or three. Otherwise, stay out all night battling Broadbill on the high seas.
Celebrate the beautiful waters and greenery of the Lake Worth Lagoon at the annual LagoonFest. With live music, wildlife presentations, Kayak regattas, and more, it's the perfect way to spend the day.
West Palm Beach fishing in December is great whatever you're after. Don't miss the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade while you're out on the water. This colorful flotilla is the highlight of the festive season.