West Palm Beach Fly Fishing Charters

West Palm Beach Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach: 56 fishing charters available

Beach Charter Company

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
West Palm Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Salty Bonz Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
West Palm Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $950

The Program Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(157 reviews)
Lantana
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

South Florida Fishing Guides

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Lake Worth
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $100

Palm Beach Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(16 reviews)
West Palm Beach
trips from $850

Lucky Chip Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Jupiter
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Outfront Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Boynton Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Lunker Lagoon Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(7 reviews)
Lantana
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Fly Fishing in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach fly fishing can get you on more species than you can shake your rod at. You can fish the town’s freshwater canals and lakes for Largemouth and Peacock Bass, as well as Tilapia, Snakeheads, and the exotic Clown Knife Fish. Step over to saltwater and you will find Snook, Tarpon, and a mix of other fly fishing favorites. Up for something bigger? How about Sailfish? These guys are the ultimate ambition of many seasoned fly fishers, and West Palm Beach is the perfect place to target them.
 
What can I expect from a Fly Fishing Trip?
The best thing about fly fishing in West Palm Beach is the huge mix of fresh and saltwater species packed like sardines into the town’s many canals. In certain places, you can target Snook and Bass from the same spot! Local fishing guides know how lucky they are and offer to share their favorite spots on city fishing tours. These can be on kayaks, small boats, or even on foot – the only way to get to some of the smaller waterways.
 
If you don’t like the idea of marching around town on a hot summer’s day you can charter a fly fishing trip on Lake Worth Lagoon. Snook and Tarpon spend much of the summer here and will give you hours of fun with a view of the beautiful Peanut Island. You can also head out past the inlet in search of much bigger game, from Spinner Sharks along the coastline to Sailfish in the deep waters offshore. Atlantic Sailfish are much warier than their big Pacific cousins and you will only get one shot to place your fly right before they lose interest and disappear.
 
Fishing Tackle
West Palm Beach’s freshwater species can be caught with pretty basic equipment. 5 to 7-weight rods, rigged with either floating or sink-tip line, depending on the depth you’re fishing in. Tippets in the 12 to 15-pound range will do the trick, with simple streamers in natural colors to match the ample food in the area. 1 or 1/0 Clouser minnows are a popular choice. If you want to combine freshwater and saltwater, Snook and Tarpon are best taken on short, 8 to 10-weight rods, with brighter baits to draw more attention in the often murky waters.
 
From here on out, you’ll need much heavier gear. 12-weight rods are a must when fishing for Spinner Sharks. Spinners go for large, colorful flies. Six to eight-inch Mullet type patterns work in a variety of colors. You need to be more careful when picking your line setup, though. Bulk up to a good five feet of 50-pound monofilament butt section, tie that to four feet of 40-pound monofilament, and add on a few inches of steel wire to account for that vicious bite.
 
When fishing further offshore, you can catch both Sailfish and False Albacore on 10 to 12-weight rods. Sailfish need sink-tip line, while the most productive way to go for Albies is with fast-sinking line like WetCel. As for your flies? Bring a variety when targeting False Albacore and use whatever matches the bait. Sailfish are a little more complicated and you will either be bait-and-switching with ballyhoo-shaped flies or live chumming with pilchard shapes.
 
Need to Know
There are several fly fishing specialists running charters out of Palm Beach, so you won’t actually need to bring your own tackle. With so much water all over town, though, you’re going to want to fish even on your downtime. Registered Florida charter boats cover the fishing licenses for everyone on board, but kayaks and on-foot guides don’t, so you’ll need your own saltwater fishing license. Freshwater licenses are never included. Get your license online or head to a local tackle shop as soon as you get to town – don’t waste valuable fishing time!
 
West Palm Beach
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in West Palm Beach

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
Fish in Danny’s boat. Silver lining. It will be the best decision you make. I promise.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish in Danny’s boat. Silver lining. It will be the best decision you make. I promise.
Sean  E.
Sean E. Saint Clair, MI
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
Be patient because the fishing changes with the wind and get a good local guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient because the fishing changes with the wind and get a good local guide.
Geoffrey  W.
Geoffrey W. Tampa, FL
Book your trip with Hook N Up Too - they are great! We had three Marlins on 5/18/18 and landed two!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with Hook N Up Too - they are great! We had three Marlins on 5/18/18 and landed two!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Olney, Maryland
I would find a guide that is willing to try different techniques for for multi-species of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would find a guide that is willing to try different techniques for for multi-species of fish
Chris  L.
Chris L. West Palm Beach, Florida
find one if the bigger boats like this one because it can be choppy in the spring
Excellent
4.7 / 5
find one if the bigger boats like this one because it can be choppy in the spring
Hook'n Up Sport Fishing
Hook'n Up Sport Fishing Tampa, Florida
Look for s bigger boat and one that AC and heat because the weather can change quickly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look for s bigger boat and one that AC and heat because the weather can change quickly
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member United States
Be ready for any kind of weather. Even in the worst conditions you should still be able to locate fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for any kind of weather. Even in the worst conditions you should still be able to locate fish!
Rod  B.
Rod B. Orlando, Florida
it can be a little cold in January so find a boat that has a nice cabin and some heat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
it can be a little cold in January so find a boat that has a nice cabin and some heat
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Audubon, New Jersey
Florida has great fishing all year. Unless you have your own boat and are a native and know where to fish it just makes sense to hire a guide. You could easily go fishing 2 times a month and just get on the boat, catch fish and go home all for less than the cost of a boat payment.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Florida has great fishing all year. Unless you have your own boat and are a native and know where to fish it just makes sense to hire a guide. You could easily go fishing 2 times a month and just get on the boat, catch fish and go home all for less than the cost of a boat payment.
Lee  M.
Lee M. Boca Raton, Florida
Fishing doesn't get any better or convenient than West Palm. Research you captain and tip your mates.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing doesn't get any better or convenient than West Palm. Research you captain and tip your mates.
Chad  S.
Chad S. Orlando, Florida
Great area to fish with a wide selection of species and types of fishing available.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great area to fish with a wide selection of species and types of fishing available.
Blen  B.
Blen B. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
It's a good inlet to boat and the ocean drops of rapidly there... so your in the gulfstream quickly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a good inlet to boat and the ocean drops of rapidly there... so your in the gulfstream quickly.
Douglas  M.
Douglas M. Orlando, Florida

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in West Palm Beach