West Palm Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

West Palm Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach: 128 fishing charters available
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trips from $575
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Deep Sea Fishing in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach deep sea fishing has a lot going for it. The summer seas are a blur of high-speed trolling spreads and the winter skies are dotted with colorful kites. No matter when you come, West Palm Beach’s large charter fleet and experienced fishing guides will get you right on the best action for the revolving door of big game pelagic species.
 
The city is blessed with the perfect terrain for world-class sportfishing. The sea floor drops dramatically as soon as you leave the shore, letting you target species like Wahoo and Mahi Mahi within sight of town. As if that wasn’t enough, the rich feeding grounds of the Gulf Stream come within 10 miles of land at times and are never more than 20 miles out.
 
What can I expect from a deep sea fishing trip?
In the hot summer months, the currents offshore play home to one of the best mix of fish imaginable. Blue and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna spend the summer here. In June, it’s even possible to target the all in one day! 
 
And that’s without getting started on the monster Swordfish which lurk in the deep. Daytime swordfishing has exploded over the last few years, pioneered right here in Southeast Florida. West Palm Beach charter boats offer both daytime and nighttime Swordfishing trips, fishing as deep as 2000 feet in the day.
 
During the winter, huge numbers of Sailfish make the Florida Straits their home. Sailfish is Florida’s state saltwater fish and with good reason: lucky anglers have hooked over 80 Sails in a day out at “Sailfish Alley”. West Palm Beach Fishing Club also hosts the oldest sailfishing tournament in the world, the Silver Sailfish Derby, which has been drawing competitive anglers for over 80 years.
 
How much will it cost?
You can spend a half day targeting Mahi Mahi and Wahoo aboard a modern center console and spend under $500 including tip. If you fancy staying out longer, a full day charter costs around $600 and can get you on Sailfish, Tuna, and even Marlin.
 
For the best billfishing experience, it’s well worth upgrading to something a bit bigger. Local sportfishing boats start in the 30-foot range, but some of the biggest cruisers are double that. They’re double the price, but come with ten times the equipment. If you want to land big billfish, this is where you want to be.
 
Fishing Techniques
You’ll mainly be trolling for Blue and White Marlin, with dressed Ballyhoo and the occasional live, bridled Skipjack or Bonito. Trolling lures is always a possibility, especially on larger boats. Let your captain know if this is more your style, he should be happy to oblige.
 
In the winter, most boats pack away their trolling gear and crack out their kites. Kite fishing live bait is the go-to tactic for bringing in big Sailfish. Not only is this a fun and effective way of targeting them, it also means you’ll be driving right into the wind – very welcome on wild winter days.
 
Swordfishing involves dropping 10-15 pounds of lead on a long leader, with blinking lights to draw the fish close and whole, live or frozen squid to get them to bite. Once hooked, their instinct is to dive, so heavy electric reels are essential unless you’re a champion weightlifter. Especially in the daytime when they’re 1000 feet down.
 
Need to Know
Fishing licenses are covered by the boat’s registration aboard all certified Florida fishing charters. You may need to pay extra for bait when kite fishing for Sailfish. These will cost anywhere from $50-$80 a dozen, depending on what you’re using.
 
West Palm Beach
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in West Palm Beach

book a 12 hour trip with capt john and you'll be icing down your arms by the end of the trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
book a 12 hour trip with capt john and you'll be icing down your arms by the end of the trip
John  D.
John D. DeLand, FL
Yes, I would highly recommend Good Mojo Sport Fishing Charters. They are the ONLY outfit I will fish with in the future.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, I would highly recommend Good Mojo Sport Fishing Charters. They are the ONLY outfit I will fish with in the future.
Matt  P.
Matt P. West Chester, PA
Make sure you’re in shape because these fish will really make your arms burn! You can target a certain fish, but that doesn’t mean that will be what bites.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you’re in shape because these fish will really make your arms burn! You can target a certain fish, but that doesn’t mean that will be what bites.
Thomas  W.
Thomas W. Bucksport, ME
Be prepared for the results as they will vary. Rely on Captain’s advice and coaching.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for the results as they will vary. Rely on Captain’s advice and coaching.
Thomas  C.  M.
Thomas C. M. United States
Bring sun protection as always and dress in light layers cooler mornings turn very warm fast. Expect to see alot of wildlife from Great Blue Herons to small turtles.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sun protection as always and dress in light layers cooler mornings turn very warm fast. Expect to see alot of wildlife from Great Blue Herons to small turtles.
Kipp  M.
Kipp M. Oxnard, CA
The clown knife fish are very difficult to land Do not try to horse them in
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The clown knife fish are very difficult to land Do not try to horse them in
Jerry  E.
Jerry E. Cape Coral, FL
Second trip with the bulldog team. Will book again. 100$ a head plus tip is a good buy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Second trip with the bulldog team. Will book again. 100$ a head plus tip is a good buy.
Brad  B.
Brad B. Salem, IL
the lake Ida / Osborne chain of lakes was a great experience, and the fishing was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
the lake Ida / Osborne chain of lakes was a great experience, and the fishing was great.
Michael  L.
Michael L. Lisle, Illinois
Go on a charter with popa Bear and catch some good fish ? you won't forget it the captain Rudy and fist mate Are Awesome
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go on a charter with popa Bear and catch some good fish ? you won't forget it the captain Rudy and fist mate Are Awesome
Charlie  C.
Charlie C. Okeechobee, FL
Due to bad memories of seasickness suffered on deep sea fishing trips I took when I was a kid, I chose Lake Clarke Shores and Captain Ricky for my daughter's first fishing trip. Couldn't be more pleased.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Due to bad memories of seasickness suffered on deep sea fishing trips I took when I was a kid, I chose Lake Clarke Shores and Captain Ricky for my daughter's first fishing trip. Couldn't be more pleased.
Eric  N.
Eric N. Pittsburgh, PA
Hold onto that rod tight, no seriously....I'm not joking....you will lose the rod and the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hold onto that rod tight, no seriously....I'm not joking....you will lose the rod and the fish.
Joshua  B.
Joshua B. Whitman, MA
Just enjoy your trip cuz Captain Mike will lead you to the fish everyday is not a fish day but he tries his hardest to assure you catch a fish thanks again
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy your trip cuz Captain Mike will lead you to the fish everyday is not a fish day but he tries his hardest to assure you catch a fish thanks again
William  M.
William M. San Diego, CA
Generally the fishing in West Palm Beach is good but you may experience an off day once in awhile.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Generally the fishing in West Palm Beach is good but you may experience an off day once in awhile.
Kenneth  R.
Kenneth R. Lake Worth Beach, FL
Simple and quaint Freshwarer fushing at different sites makes it easy to adapt and eventually progress to saltwater ffishing experiences.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Simple and quaint Freshwarer fushing at different sites makes it easy to adapt and eventually progress to saltwater ffishing experiences.
Jean-Michel  M.
Jean-Michel M. Lake Worth, FL
This is a great place to fish...for novices and experienced fishermen alike.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This is a great place to fish...for novices and experienced fishermen alike.
Robert  D.
Robert D. West Palm Beach, FL
Bonito migration, good dolphin month, GREAT shark month Come have some fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bonito migration, good dolphin month, GREAT shark month Come have some fun
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Miami, Florida
Don’t waste your time with a 4 hour trip unless your going in the evening.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don’t waste your time with a 4 hour trip unless your going in the evening.
Bill  S.
Bill S. Potomac, MD
Yes. Beginners or pros. Guide is 30 years experienced and knows where the fish are.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes. Beginners or pros. Guide is 30 years experienced and knows where the fish are.
Phil  L.
Phil L. United States
Go captain in white. He is very patients very knowledgeable and will make you feel like you've been fishing forever
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go captain in white. He is very patients very knowledgeable and will make you feel like you've been fishing forever
Robert  M.
Robert M. West Palm Beach, FL
I would recommend Captain Willie to be their guide as he is very experienced and a great person to be around in general.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend Captain Willie to be their guide as he is very experienced and a great person to be around in general.
Martin  P.
Martin P. United States

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