Top fishing trips in West Palm Beach, FL
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 4 trips in West Palm Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Chasing Tuna & Wahoo - 31' Rampage guided by Rich, Swordfish Trip - 31' Rampage guided by Rich, and Full to Half Day West Palm - 53' Viking guided by David.
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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 and inshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in West Palm Beach are: 1. blackfin tuna, 2. wahoo, 3. sailfish, 4. king mackerel / kingfish, and 5. mahi mahi / dorado.
The most common fishing techniques in West Palm Beach are bottom fishing, drift fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but kite fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.
How much do West Palm Beach fishing charters cost?
in West Palm Beach prices can range anywhere from $450 to $2,200, but the average price for a half day in West Palm Beach is $850. The average price for a full day in West Palm Beach is $1,106.
When is the best time to go fishing in West Palm Beach?
The best time to go fishing can depend on a number of factors. Call us to talk fishing!
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
No matter what time of year it is, West Palm Beach is a haven of great fishing on the Atlantic side of Florida. There are three different major bodies of water for anglers to choose from which consists of inshore, offshore, and even freshwater lakes. Inshore and offshore fishing is strong with bucket list species always biting and Lake Okeechobee offers world-class bass fishing.
West Palm Beach Freshwater Fishing
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.
West Palm Beach Bass Fishing
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.
West Palm Beach Inshore Fishing
The Palm Beaches area also has a variety of different spots for you to explore and catch fish. 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.
Things to Do in West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach and the larger Palm Beach area have 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 where you can relax, or If you have had too much sun then check out the Norton Museum of Art. When you get hungry or want to grab a drink to unwind, you will find plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. With plenty of options both on and off the water, the Palm Beach area is a top-tier vacation spot.
Book a West Palm Beach Charter Today
Stick with West Palm Beach or try your hand at fishing any of the other nearby areas. There are endless options for action-packed fishing trips in West Palm Beach. Book your next fishing trip in West Palm Beach with Captain Experiences today.