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Is it your first time in the fishing capital of the world? Look no further than Boca Raton. This city has almost everything you would want to experience while fishing in Florida -- beautiful beaches, a thriving urban city in the background, and of course, plenty of fishing opportunities. Tuna, sailfish, and blue marlin await anglers in the gulf, while tarpon and peacock bass are just in Boca Raton’s fish-filled inshore. One could even say that Boca Raton encapsulates why Florida is so popular with anglers all over the country and beyond. Whether you’re fishing in Boca Raton’s inshore or going after the big fish over at the Gulf of Mexico, you’re sure to find plenty of fish during your trip. The parks and recreational areas offer great relaxation after you enjoy the waters fishing.

Boca Raton: Fishing in the “Rat’s Mouth”

With its bountiful waters, fishing in Boca Raton occurs throughout the year. Whether you’re visiting in the summer or winter, there’s bound to be fish swimming in its waters. But for those who want to visit during the area’s peak season, visit from May to October. Not only are these months when fish abound Boca Raton’s waters, but it’s also when the water’s temperature makes them active and eager to bite your bait. Winter also brings its bounties, as largemouth bass, great barracuda, hammerhead shark, and even sailfish appear in large numbers during this time. Because of this, Boca Raton never runs out of visiting anglers throughout the year.  

The top fish species to target are: 

  • Sailfish: Will appear in large numbers from January to March, then May, and finally from September to November
  • Blackfin tuna: Will peak in March to May and then return in large numbers from October to November 
  • Kingfish: Appears in large numbers from January to March, then will return in July and December. 
  • Tarpon: Will peak from March to May but will continue to remain in large numbers throughout the year. 
  • Peacock bass: Peak season is from May to August and will appear in lower numbers during other months. 
Fish species
Peacock Bass
Peacock Bass fish

Habitat: River, Lake, Canal

Weight: 3 - 15 Pounds

Length: 10" - 29"

Atlantic Sailfish
Atlantic Sailfish fish

Habitat: Offshore, Nearshore

Weight: 50 - 142 Pounds

Length: 90" - 124"

Tarpon  fish

Habitat: Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

Weight: 25 - 63 Pounds

Length: 48" - 96"

Blackfin Tuna
Blackfin Tuna fish

Habitat: Offshore

Weight: 2 - 20 Pounds

Length: 7" - 43"

Boca Raton: Experience Florida’s Nature and Development

Although fishing is one of the most popular activities in Boca Raton, it is by no means the only activity there. There are plenty of other activities that visitors can do in this city that will make visitors return. 

1. Relax at the Many Parks in the City

Visit the parks in Boca Raton to relax and have fun. Some of these parks, such as the Red Reef Park and the South Inlet Park, allow visitors to launch their boats to explore the city’s waters and they also have a picnic area, should you want to hold a picnic there.

2. Appreciate the City’s Artistic Masterpieces at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

The Boca Raton Museum of Art is located downtown and offers a view of the best work of art by the residents of Boca Raton.  It also provides educational tours and guides for visitors about the various art pieces stored there and even holds lectures by local artists.