Boca Raton, FL: Fishing in the "Rat’s Mouth"

Boca Raton, FL: Fishing in the "Rat’s Mouth"
Published: Sunday, July 4th, 2021
Updated on: Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Located in Palm Beach County is the bustling city of Boca Raton. This city is 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale and 45 miles north of the state capital of Miami. Due to its location and the fact that it is the center for business and commerce, Boca Raton is a designated principal city of the Miami Metropolitan Area. Anglers looking to experience fishing in Florida for the first time couldn’t have picked a better place to do it than in Boca Raton. 

The origin of the city’s name comes from the Spanish term that means mouse’s mouth. The first permanent settlers first arrived in 1895. Their arrival coincided with the building of the Florida East Coast Railway. Some of the first settlers in Boca Raton were Japanese who established the Yamato Colony during the early 1900s. 

Today, Boca Raton is a thriving city that includes the Boca Town Center, the largest indoor mall in Palm County. Anglers who want to cast their lines here won’t be disappointed, as several species of gamefish inhabit its waters. Miami is also near, so visitors can always cross there and enjoy a different Florida experience altogether. Boca Raton is a beautiful picture of what Florida fishing is all about that is why anglers come here often.