West Palm Beach Fly Fishing Charters

West Palm Beach Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach: 49 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(23 reviews)
Lantana
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trips from $380
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
West Palm Beach
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trips from $900
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
West Palm Beach
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trips from $950
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Lantana
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trips from $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Jupiter
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Delray Beach
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trips from $200
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Delray Beach
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trips from $200
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Lake Worth
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trips from $125

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 26,557 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly 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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