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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in West Palm Beach
What are the best fishing charters in West Palm Beach?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 46 trips in West Palm Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Urban Fishing for Peacock Bass and other Exotics guided by Johnny, Full Day, 3/4 Day or Half-Day Fishing Trip guided by Skip, and Jupiter Fly Fishing with Dingo guided by Jarad.
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What types of fishing charters are common in West Palm Beach?
Offshore fishing is the most popular in West Palm Beach as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and lake fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in West Palm Beach are: 1. mahi mahi / dorado, 2. king mackerel / kingfish, 3. sailfish, 4. wahoo, and 5. blackfin tuna.
The most common fishing techniques in West Palm Beach are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and trolling but artificial lure fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.
How much do West Palm Beach fishing charters cost?
in West Palm Beach prices can range anywhere from $200 to $2,100, but the average price for a half day in West Palm Beach is $509. The average price for a full day in West Palm Beach is $921.
When is the best time to go fishing in West Palm Beach?
The most popular season for fishing in West Palm Beach is winter, and most anglers book their trips 25 days in advance.
Where can I get a West Palm Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in West Palm Beach?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in West Palm Beach, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in West Palm Beach. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in West Palm Beach.
Fishing in West Palm Beach Overview
No matter what time of year it is, West Palm Beach is a haven of great fishing on the Atlantic side of Florida. From inshore and offshore charters, to freshwater lake trips, anglers have many bodies of water to choose from.
The inshore and deep sea fishing is strong year round, with bucket list species always biting. On the freshwater front, Lake Okeechobee, also known as Florida's Inland Sea, offers world-class bass fishing.
Freshwater Fishing in West Palm Beach
For freshwater action, any nearby canal or lake will do for the opportunity to catch an incredible number of species. These waters are known for largemouth bass, peacock bass, and exotic clown knife fish. Other species you can catch here are bluegill, redear sunfish, sunshine bass, catfish, and more exotic species including spotted tilapia, Oscars, and Mayan cichlids.
With plenty of lakes to the north and Lake Okeechobee to the west, there is no shortage of freshwater fishing opportunities in West Palm Beach.
Bass Fishing Near West Palm Beach
Head to Lake Okeechobee inland for some of the best largemouth bass fishing that Florida (and some might argue the country) has to offer. This lake is a frequent stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series and double-digit bass routinely show up at weigh-ins. The seemingly endless supply of big-bellied females makes this a prime spot for someone looking to catch their new personal record.
Inshore Fishing in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beaches area has a variety of spots for you to explore and catch popular saltwater species. Inshore trips usually take place near inlets, piers, shorelines, or flats, and provide ample fishing opportunities throughout the year.
Powerful fish like snook, tarpon, and barracudas patrol these waters, waiting to ambush prey or your bait. Other popular fish anglers commonly catch here are redfish, trout, jacks, pompano, and sharks. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise that West Palm Beach has become a highly sought-after fishing destination.
Offshore fishing in West Palm Beach
If you want to chase trophy sailfish, head out into the Gulf Stream to the legendary Sailfish Alley, which is known for being packed with fish.
The Palm Beach area is also known as a hotbed for mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna, and kingfish. If you would rather deep drop bait, head out the reefs for snappers, groupers, and hogfish. There are endless options for a quality offshore fishing trip out of West Palm Beach.
Other Things to Do In West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach and the larger Palm Beach area has endless activities for you to do when you are not fishing. If you want to get some sun, there are plenty of beautiful beaches nearby, such as DelRay Beach and Carlin Park, where you can relax. If you've had too much sun, then check out the Norton Museum of Art or the Zoo.
When you get hungry or want to grab a drink to unwind, you will find plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. Many popular places to dine out are located near the Square and Downtown. With tons of options both on and off the water, the Palm Beach area is a top-tier vacation spot. You can book your next fishing trip in West Palm Beach with Captain Experiences today.
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