Boca Raton Fishing

Boca Raton Fishing

Boca Raton, or Boca de Ratones on the early maps from Europeans, can be translated as "Rocky" or "Rugged" Inlet. While known for excellent shopping and golf course, Boca Raton is also known for its fishing. With a spectacular lagoon for inshore fishing, many reefs along the coast for bottom fishing, and close proximity to the Gulf Steam, Boca Raton is one of the top fishing distinations in the US.

Offshore fishing from Boca Raton can produce good catches of Bonito, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Mahi-mahi (dolphinfish), and Wahoo. There is also an excellent Sailfish run during the fall and winter.

Bottom fishing around Boca Raton can produce Amberjack, Grouper, Pompano, and Snapper. There are lots of reefs, rocks, and ledges around the coast making fishing easy. Many different inshore species of fish such as Cobia, Pompano, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, and Tarpon can be found around Boca Raton.



Top Boca Raton Fishing Spots

  1. RODEO SITE - JOHNNY MORRIS
    3/27/2011 3:24:42 AM - RODEO SITE - JOHNNY MORRIS IN BROWARD CONSIST OF 237 FEET LONG  STEEL SHIP M/V SUCRE AKA JOHHNY MORRIS. BUILT IN GERMANY IN 1957, THE SHIP NOW SITS UPRIGHT ON THE SLOPE


  2. Yamato Rock
    1/13/2018 11:04:07 PM - Limestone rocks on Atlantic S Highland Beach that hold lots of fish on the shoreline. 


  3. SITE D - JOE'S NIGHTMARE BARGE
    4/13/2011 4:21:10 PM - Name SITE D - JOE'S NIGHTMARE BARGE IS A 90 FT. BY 30 FT. STEEL BARGE Date of Deployment December 31 1996 


  4. Sheepshead Rock
    3/23/2017 3:19:20 PM - Close to the dock at 17th Street Bridge is a rock that holds Sheepshead at low tide.


  5. Fink's Grouper Hole
    1/13/2018 11:03:53 PM -


  6. RYBOVICH REEF
    5/6/2011 11:53:43 PM - CONCRETE BARRIERS]]> 26.7506666666667 -80.0433333333333


  7. Gary's Spot
    9/12/2016 11:14:16 PM - Good grouper fishing spot.


  8. Boynton Beach Hump
    11/26/2015 8:59:43 PM - Deep water hump off Boynton Beach


  9. Mashed Potatoes
    1/20/2017 1:32:32 PM - Lots of lumps in this area. This spot marks a rise.


  10. Offshore Hump
    9/12/2016 11:12:57 PM - Good deep drop area for Swordfish.



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Boca Raton Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Boca Raton, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Scaled Sardine

  2. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 11.07% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 2485 Scaled Sardine counted.


  3. Mahi-mahi

  4. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 9.41% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 2111 Mahi-mahi counted.


  5. White Grunt

  6. White Grunt

    There is a 8.03% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 1802 White Grunt counted.


  7. Spanish Mackerel

  8. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 5.9% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1325 Spanish Mackerel counted.


  9. King Mackerel

  10. King Mackerel

    There is a 5.1% catch rate for King Mackerel, based on 1144 King Mackerel counted.


  11. Little Tunny

  12. Little Tunny

    There is a 4.96% catch rate for Little Tunny, based on 1112 Little Tunny counted.


  13. Blue Runner

  14. Blue Runner

    There is a 4.14% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 930 Blue Runner counted.


  15. Yellowtail Snapper

  16. Yellowtail Snapper

    There is a 3.51% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 787 Yellowtail Snapper counted.


  17. Grey Triggerfish

  18. Grey Triggerfish

    There is a 2.62% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 588 Grey Triggerfish counted.


  19. Thread Herring

  20. Thread Herring

    There is a 2.51% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 564 Thread Herring counted.


Recommedations above based on 113 species of fish and 22441 fish counted for May around Boca Raton.

To date, there are 137 species of fish and a total of 303305 fish counted for Boca Raton and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..

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Latest Boca Raton Fishing Reports

  • Mid May fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale
    5/20/2022 6:38:19 PM - And now we find ourselves over half way through the month of May. We are fishing every day so please reach me direct @ 954-778-8173 with any and all questions and for sure rea


  • Our Rainy Day Catch
    5/20/2022 6:05:02 PM - King Mackerel found a hook during our afternoon trip on the Lady K. Call us at (561) 588-7612 for a fishing trip outing with the Bar Jack Fishing crew.


  • Upcoming Private Charters for May
    5/17/2022 9:16:44 AM - The following trips are sold out for private fishing trips in May: May 21st Saturday Morning May 21st 8am to 12pm May 25th Wednesday Morning May 25th 8am to 12pm May 26th Thur


  • Nikki’s Back Again… Cobia this time!
    5/16/2022 10:15:16 AM -


  • Red Grouper King and Mutton on the Lady K
    5/15/2022 8:17:53 PM -


  • Early May fishing charters Ft. Lauderdale
    5/12/2022 4:07:11 AM - Small front passing through today.  The last two have been severely weakened as they move through the state but with the weakening also seems to come a slowdown in movement an


  • Upcoming Private Charters for May
    5/10/2022 4:21:32 PM - The following trips are sold out for private fishing trips in May: May 14th Saturday Morning 8am to 12pm May 17th Tuesday Afternoon 1pm to 5pm May 21st Saturday Morning 8am to


  • Trifecta!
    5/9/2022 6:31:47 PM - It’s a great thing to see a Blackfin Dolphin and a King in the hands of fishermen! The spring has definitely improved the fishing on the Lady K. Call us for details! (561) 588


  • Birthday Boy gets Kings Lanes
    5/7/2022 10:17:45 PM -


  • This guy caught a Kingfish
    5/7/2022 8:27:21 AM -


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Top Boca Raton Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Ace's Bait & Tackle Marine, Co.
    Live Bait , live shrimp. live goggle eyes, live pilchards.

  2. Ray's Offshore Fishing Tackle
    Ray's Offshore Fishing Tackle in Boca Raton, Florida offers big-game fishing tackle and bait to blue water anglers in southeast Florida and around the world.

  3. Atlantic Bait & Tackle Inc
    Bait, Tackle and Services for Fresh and Saltwater Fishing.

  4. Ole Florida Fly Shop
    Salt-centric fly shop

  5. Blue Ocean Tackle Inc
    Saltwater Fishing Supply, Frozen Bait, Monofilament, Lead Sinkers, Buoys, Commercial Fishing Reels

  6. Bionic Bait
    Known for being the largest producer of ballyhoo in the world, Bionic Bait is a top saltwater bait company. High quality products, consistent supply and on time deliveries are the cornerstones of Bionic Bait’s dedication to excellent customer service

  7. Southern Fin Apparel
    Performance Fishing Apparel for the True Angler

  8. Chaos Rods


  9. Custom Rod & Reel Inc


  10. True Value Fishing, Bait & Tackle
    True Value Fishing, Bait & Tackle is your one stop shop in Boca Raton, FL!

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Top Boca Raton Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Fish Envy Fishing Charters
    Book your next Boca Raton fishing charter with Capt. Chris Agardy to experience the sportfishing trip of a lifetime. Captain Chris was born and raised in Boca Raton, FL, where he learned to fish at the age of 4. Chris has been working on Boca Raton f

  2. Crescendo Fishing Charter
    Leaving from Boca Raton or Hillsboro Inlets, come aboard the Crescendo to fish the rich waters from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach, Florida. If you want to catch your very first Sailfish, Dolphin, King Mackerel, Wahoo, or run offshore to catch

  3. BOLO Sport Fishing
    We opened in 2004 when we acquired the renowned BOLO sportfishing boat. BOLO is a legend, celebrating 50 years running this year. A teak and mahogany, fully customised 42' Whiticar sportfishing charter boat. The name 'Bolo' stands for 

  4. Killin' Time Fishing Charter
    53' Hatteras Sportfishing Charter Boat out of Pompano Beach, Florida.

  5. Native Son Fishing Charters
    Captain Art Sapp of the Native Son sport fishing/charter boat is truly a native son. As a seventh generation Floridian he has spent his entire life fishing the waters of South Florida. With many tournament wins on his record, he has proven his abil

  6. MillerTime Fishing Charters
    We are based out of Boynton Beach Florida, which is located in Palm Beach County. This location happens to be the closest locale to the Gulf Stream, which runs the entire coastal area of the eastern seaboard. This allows for great fishing in the Boyn

  7. Ocean Atlantic Charters
    We provide the best fishing charters and intracoastal cruises throughout Boynton Beach, FL and the surrounding areas.

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Top Boca Raton Marinas

  1. Hillsboro Inlet Fishing Center
    The Hillsboro Inlet Fish Center in Pompano is known for their amazing fishing charters and their impressive modern fishing charter fleet that includes a variety of perfectly maintained boats. We specialize in deep sea fishing, Sailfish fishing, Mahi

  2. Sands Harbor Resort & Marina
    The marina at Sands Harbor Resort provides dockage for 50 boats up to 100 feet and is minutes from ocean access via Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach, Florida. Our full-service marina includes a fuel dock with the lowest gas prices in town, Miller&

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Buoy Conditions

Station LKWF1 - 8722670 - Lake Worth Pier, FL
May 25, 2022 2:18 pm EDT
Location: 26.613N 80.034W
Wind Direction: ESE (120°)
Wind Speed: 15.9 knots
Wind Gust: 18.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.08 in (1018.5 mb)
Air Temperature: 81.3°F (27.4°C)
Water Temperature: 81.9°F (27.7°C)


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