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Lake Fishing Trip in Delray Beach

Canal Fishing For Peacock Bass

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $

Lake Fishing Trip in Delray Beach

Lake Ida Freshwater Slam

100% (6)
20 ft 1 - 3 People $
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Lake Fishing Trip in Delray Beach

Lake Ida And Osborne Fishing

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20 ft 1 - 3 People $

Lake Fishing Trip in Delray Beach

Peacock Bass Trophy Hunt

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18 ft 1 - 3 People $

Lake Fishing Trip in Delray Beach

South Florida Freshwater

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20 ft 1 - 3 People $

Lake Fishing Trip in Delray Beach

Fishing Frenzy!

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19 ft 1 - 3 People $

Most Popular Types of Trips in Delray Beach

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On this trip, we'll use live bait and artificial lures to target the exotic species that call South Florida home . Pecock Bass , Clown Knife fish , and Bullseye Snakehead are the main targets, but don't be surprised to catch a variety of other species. The lakes and canals here are truly fishermen's paradise . Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Delray Beach

4 Hr Am Exotics

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18 ft 1 - 3 People $

On this trip, we'll use live bait and artificial lures to target the exotic species that call South Florida home . Pecock Bass , Clown Knife fish , and Bullseye Snakehead are the main targets, but don't be surprised to catch a variety of other species. The lakes and canals here are truly fishermen's paradise . Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Delray Beach

6 Hr Am Exotics

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18 ft 1 - 3 People $

If you don't have the whole day to spare, take at least this 4-hour adventure. You may have to speed it up but you can still go after Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

4 Hour Offshore

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25 ft 1 - 4 People $

If you want a nice relaxing tour of our south Florida intercoastal, Look no further! Captain Scott will take great care of you aboard his 50 ft Hatteras. For these half-day trips, you will mostly be trolling for offshore species like Mahi, Tuna, Mackerel, and a plethora of other pelagic species. These trips are usually very laid back, allowing you to rest, enjoy the sun and catch some fish! Aboard Captain Scotts 50' Hatteras, he provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch/snack/drinks, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Scott and his crew will take care of the rest to make the most of your Pompano Beach saltwater adventure! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pompano Beach

Half Day With Captain Scott

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50 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything is included on this trip. no hidden fees. Captain Tom is a South Florida Native and an Army veteran. He grew up fishing the the Atlantic waters from Miami to ft pierce Florida. Specializing in Live bait fishing for sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dolphin, kingfish and more.. Trolling lures for the same species is also a specialty. Customer service is a top priority for the captain, striving to make sure every fisherman enjoys their day on the water. The conch center console is built especially for fishing the south Florida waters of the Atlantic. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pompano Beach

Sailfish Slam!

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$

We offer a variety of trips, from trolling, live bait fishing, Swordfishing, Sharkfishing, Bottom trips. You will be fishing a fully rigged 28’ twin outboard center console, outfitted with state of the art electronics and top of the line equipment. Our trolling trips are our most popular. The fishing grounds are 1 to 3 miles outside the inlet. We catch a variety of fish on these trips, including Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi, Kingfish, Sailfish. Our nighttime anchor trips are also very popular. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pompano Beach

Pompamo Fishing Frenzy

67% (3)
28 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Delray Beach

What are the best fishing charters in Delray Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 150 trips in Delray Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Canal Fishing for Peacock Bass guided by Johnny, Lake Ida Freshwater Slam guided by Skip, and Lake Ida and Osborne Fishing guided by Roy.

Our guides in Delray Beach are rated a 4.9 out of 5 based on 2513 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Riviera Beach.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Delray Beach? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Delray Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Delray Beach?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Delray Beach as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Delray Beach are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. kingfish, 3. sailfish, and 4. wahoo.

The most common fishing techniques in Delray Beach are live bait fishing, trolling, and heavy tackle fishing but artificial lure fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Delray Beach fishing charters cost?

in Delray Beach prices can range anywhere from an affordable $69 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Delray Beach is $843. The average price for a full day trip in Delray Beach is $1,297.

What month is best for fishing in Delray Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in Delray Beach is spring, and most anglers book their trips 10 days in advance.

Do I need a Delray Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in Delray Beach?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Delray Beach don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Delray Beach. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Fishing In Delray Beach

Delray Beach is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts, offering access to both the Intracoastal Waterway's rich inshore fishery and the deep waters of the Gulf Stream. The city's tropical climate, offshore wrecks, and inshore honey holes make it an ideal marine playground for both novice and experienced anglers.

Within minutes of the docks, anglers can find treasure holes where Snook, Tarpon, and other inshore favorites can be caught. Moving towards Boca Raton, Mangrove Snapper, Barracuda, and Bonito can be found. The Gulf Stream, located between 5-7 miles from the coast, is home to Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, and Wahoo, providing a challenge for even the most experienced anglers.

Shorter trips can still produce impressive scores due to the excellent deep sea fishing spots located close to shore. Half-day trips allow for exploration of the Intracoastal waters, reef checking, or nearshore trolling. Extended trips can combine these adventures, while full days are best used offshore.

The best place to start your charter search depends on the fishing experience you're after. Lake Ida's parks are ideal for targeting local inshore favorites, while the piers on the Intracoastal Waterway, close to the inlets, provide ample choice for those wanting to test the waters of the Gulf Stream.

Regulations on bag and size limits apply, and a valid license is required for those venturing out on their own. However, fishing aboard a licensed charter eliminates the need for a fishing license. Your captain will keep you informed on these regulations.

Delray Beach Freshwater Fishing

Lake Ida is on the Northside of Delray Beach and is home to the usual freshwater species including largemouth bass, panfish, and carp. What makes the fishing on this lake so special is the exotic species that thrive in the tropical Florida climate. With incredible fish like peacock bass and clown knife fish which are usually found in Brazil or Cambodia respectively, this is truly a unique fishing experience.

Delray Beach Inshore Fishing

The channels, cuts, and shoreline offer great opportunities to catch redfish and trout. Bucket list fish including tarpon and snook are also caught in the waters around Delray Beach and provide anglers with the opportunity to catch the trophy fish that’s been keeping them up at night. Mutton snapper also makes an exciting and delicious addition to the inshore lineup.

Delray Beach Offshore Fishing

Head out to the reefs and drop bait for a variety of snapper and grouper species, or go offshore and troll for giants like sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, tuna, and wahoo. Yellowfin tuna and the far offshore bluefin tuna are exceptional fighters that crush bait and take line with ease. Big tuna can fight for hours and test even the best anglers. Fighting a tuna is well worth the effort because their meat packs a ton of flavor and is absolutely delicious. Offshore fishing from Delray Beach is an experience that is sure to put a smile on any angler’s face.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Delray Beach

The most common types of fishing charters in Delray Beach, Florida are deep-sea fishing charters, inshore fishing charters, and drift fishing charters.

Deep-sea fishing charters take you out to the Gulf Stream, where you can catch big game fish like sailfish, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. Inshore fishing charters stay closer to shore and target species like snook, redfish, and tarpon. Drift fishing charters are perfect for beginners and families, as they take you out to the reefs and wrecks where you can catch snapper, grouper, and other bottom fish.

If you're looking for a Delray Beach fishing charter, some popular landmarks that charters visit include the Boynton Inlet, the Boca Raton Inlet, and the Delray Beach Municipal Marina.

No matter which type of charter you choose, you're sure to have a great time fishing in Delray Beach!

The Best Places To Fish In Delray Beach

Delray Beach, Florida is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Delray Beach, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or just fish from the shore:

1. Delray Beach Fishing Pier - This iconic pier is a popular spot for both locals and tourists to fish for a variety of species, including snook, tarpon, and pompano.

2. Lake Ida - This freshwater lake is home to largemouth bass, peacock bass, and other species. It's a great spot for both shore fishing and fishing charters.

3. Gulf Stream - For those looking for a more adventurous fishing experience, the Gulf Stream is just a few miles offshore and is home to big game fish like sailfish, marlin, and tuna. Fishing charters are available for those looking to venture out into deeper waters.

4. Intracoastal Waterway - This scenic waterway is a great spot for inshore fishing, with species like snook, redfish, and trout commonly caught. Fishing charters are available for those looking to explore the area with a knowledgeable guide.

5. Boynton Inlet - Just a few miles south of Delray Beach, this inlet is a popular spot for both shore fishing and fishing charters. It's known for its abundance of snook, tarpon, and jack crevalle.

Other Things To Do In Delray Beach

While Delray Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant Florida city. Take a stroll down Atlantic Avenue, the city's main street, and explore the unique shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens to experience the beauty and tranquility of traditional Japanese culture. For a day of family fun, head to the Silverball Museum, an arcade filled with vintage pinball machines and classic video games. If you're looking for some outdoor adventure, check out Wakodahatchee Wetlands, a nature preserve with boardwalks and observation towers for birdwatching. And of course, no trip to Delray Beach is complete without a visit to the stunning public beaches, like Delray Municipal Beach or Gulfstream Park Beach.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Johnny was great. It was the best freshwater fishing trip I had ever been on. I will definitely be going with again. Thank you Johnny for such a wonderful time.

    Steven W. with Johnny S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great fishing trip with Skip!

    Wally M. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Brian was an awesome guide on Lake Ida. Put us on a variety of fish in a short amount of time. His boat and gear are perfect for Lake Ida. We had a great time, great guy to talk with and fish. Will definitely book with Brian again. 5 STARS!!

    Kevin C. with Brian K. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience. He spends a lot of time with you fishing and is a very clean cut person.

    Charles A. with Brian K. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Roy is a very knowledgeable guide and easy to get along with. We had a memorable day on the water with Roy on Lake Ida, the suburban canals, and Lake Osborne, catching many Peacocks. I will book with Roy again in the future.

    Ed D. with Roy S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We booked a last minute trip with Doug! He was great! He put us on Peacock Bass and Clownfish right away. We landed a 9 lb trophy Peacock Bass and had a great time! Will definitely go fishing with Doug again!

    Chris P. with Doug H. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Roy was fabulous! He put us on the fish, especially Peacock Bass, which we came to Florida to catch, all day! And, he took special care with my grandson to give him professional tips on HOW to catch the fish! We plan to return, and it will be with Captain Roy!

    Alan B. with Roy S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Roy was amazing in every facet of our trip. He communicated all the pre-trip info, including dropping a pin for the exact location to meet. He knew all the fishing hot spots and we caught quite a lot of fish (mostly peacock bass). He baited out lines and taught us how to flip cast. He is also a great guy with great stories.

    Charles B. with Roy S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Skip was awesome. I took my two boys out with him, age 5 and 6, and they had a blast!

    Jenny S. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Skip gave us the best guide we’ve ever been on and we fish a lot back home. Absolute 10/10 experience if your thinking about booking with him just do it you won’t have any regrets.

    Seth B. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Really good with novice anglers, adult and child. Got us onto plenty of big fish during a slow time / cold snap. Great time with Skip and looking forward to future outings

    Martin M. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Skip gave us a great day, he was very professional, knowledgeable, safe, and fun to be with. It was a wonderful experience. I would give him 6 stars out of 5.

    Stan B. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Your motto stands true! We booked a damn good fishing adventure with Captain Skip on Lake Ida. He managed our fishing time well, searched and found the fish we were looking for and catered to all fishing levels in our group. He is a seasoned and knowledgeable guide. Finished the trip with Peacock Bass, Clown Knives, Strippers and native large mouth Bass. We are looking forward to another trip when we return to WPB.

    Michael B. with Skip S. of Delray Beach, Florida

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