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West Palm Beach: A Fishing Trip for the Family
 

Are you planning for a fishing trip with the whole family? West Palm Beach is the place to be. Famous for its accessibility to some of the best fishing waters in Florida, West Palm Beach is home to diverse gamefish with several trophy fish you can catch nearby. The city is known for its annual fishing tournaments like the Silver Sailfish Derby, the Full Moon Wahoo Tournament, and KDW Classic organized by its very own West Palm Beach Fishing Club.

Anglers and recreational fishermen come here for three reasons: expert guides for a world-class fishing experience, the great catch of fish for all seasons, and overall fun that the entire family can enjoy.

Best Fishing Experience in West Palm Beach
 

Whether you’re an expert angler or new to fishing, our captains and guides will always be at your service. They are not only experts in their field, but they give the best fishing experience you’ll ever have. Meet Rich, John, William, and Ryan – our expert guides to help you through your fishing experience. 

Getting a guide is the best way to enjoy fishing in West Palm Beach. For one, they can take you to great fishing spots. These guides know the area so well that they can navigate you through the waters of Sailfish Alley to the Gulf Stream or take you out on nearby Lake Worth or Okeechobee.

They also know which fish species are in the area. If you want to catch a specific fish, especially game and trophy fish, they can point you to the best tactics and spots to find them. And since they know these fish so well, they can offer you suggestions on the best technique to have a successful day on the water. That also includes instructions, tips, and help with the correct gear and baits to use.

At the end of your trip, you'll gain not only the experience of catching notable fish species found in the waters of West Palm Beach; you'll also earn a coach and a friend.

Fish for All Seasons
 

In West Palm Beach, you’ll enjoy fishing any time of the year. Because of its diverse ecosystem, various fish species appear in Gulf Stream and Sailfish Alley all year round. Yes, even during the Winter! Here are some notable fish species that are hot in each West Palm Beach fishing season:

Spring: Snapper, Tuna, Grouper, Tarpon, Jacks, Barracuda, Largemouth Bass, Peacock Bass, Cobia, Grouper

Summer:  Bonita, Dolphin, Snook, Grouper, Blue Marlin, Snapper, Peacock Bass

Autumn: Wahoo, Sailfish, Grouper, Sailfish, Shark, Snapper, Largemouth Bass

Winter: Sailfish, Shark, Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, Barracuda, King Mackerel

Fish species
King Mackerel 

Habitat: Onshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Weight: 10 - 20 Pounds

Length: 19" - 72"

Wahoo 

Habitat: Nearshore, Offshore, Reef

Weight: 15 - 35 Pounds

Length: 8" - 100"

Yellowfin Tuna 

Habitat: Offshore

Weight: 40 - 150 Pounds

Length: 27" - 94"

Atlantic Sailfish

Habitat: Offshore, Nearshore

Weight: 50 - 142 Pounds

Length: 90" - 124"

Beach, Music, and More!
 

West Palm Beach may be an excellent spot for fishing, but it can offer lots more. If you love the beach, some music, and to do a bit of shopping, this is a great place for you.

Quality Time with the Family. West Palm Beach has tons of beaches that you can swim and explore. You can watch the sea turtles at Juno Beach, enjoy a seaweed-free walk at the shores of Municipal Beach, or do recreational activities in Peanut Island Park.

Join the Sunfest Music Festival. This city is the host to the Sunfest Music Festival every spring. If you enjoy some live music, this is one thing you can watch out for.

Shop While You Wait. West Palm Beach has lots of stores you can go shopping! From outlet stores to upscale shopping, the city has something to offer for everyone.

Fish Techniques
Drift Fishing