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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.



Boca Raton Fishing Forecast

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. Mahi-mahi

  2. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 16.76% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 1101 Mahi-mahi counted.

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    Mahi-mahi

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  3. Swordfish

  4. Swordfish

    There is a 14.24% catch rate for Swordfish, based on 936 Swordfish counted.

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  5. Scaled Sardine

  6. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 13.68% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 899 Scaled Sardine counted.

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  7. King Mackerel

  8. King Mackerel

    There is a 6.62% catch rate for King Mackerel, based on 435 King Mackerel counted.

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  9. Sailfish

  10. Sailfish

    There is a 5.13% catch rate for Sailfish, based on 337 Sailfish counted.

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  11. Yellowfin Tuna

  12. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 4.85% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 319 Yellowfin Tuna counted.

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  13. Atlantic Croaker

  14. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 4.26% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 280 Atlantic Croaker counted.

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  15. Blue Runner

  16. Blue Runner

    There is a 3.7% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 243 Blue Runner counted.

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  17. Little Tunny

  18. Little Tunny

    There is a 3.01% catch rate for Little Tunny, based on 198 Little Tunny counted.

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  19. Yellowtail Snapper

  20. Yellowtail Snapper

    There is a 2.53% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 166 Yellowtail Snapper counted.

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Recommendations above based on 93 species of fish and 6571 fish counted for May around Boca Raton.

To date, there are 184 species of fish and a total of 370900 fish counted for Boca Raton and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 2/12/1895 (129 years).

Last Update: 5/17/2024 5:47:37 PM

*** 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 the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Boca Raton are the following:

  1. RODEO SITE - JOHNNY MORRIS
    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. SITE D - JOE'S NIGHTMARE BARGE
    Name SITE D - JOE'S NIGHTMARE BARGE IS A 90 FT. BY 30 FT. STEEL BARGE Date of Deployment December 31 1996 


  3. Sheepshead Rock
    Close to the dock at 17th Street Bridge is a rock that holds Sheepshead at low tide.


  4. Mashed Potatoes
    Lots of lumps in this area. This spot marks a rise.


  5. Artificial


  6. Fish Haven
    Fish Haven


  7. wreck-1476


  8. Grouper Season Opens up with a Bang!
    Big warsaw grouper just caught wreck fishing in Fort Lauderdale Grouper season opened up on May 1 and it started off with a bang.  We caught this 60 pound warsaw gr


  9. Snakehead
    4ft snakehead


  10. Oculina Bank NW
    90 mile strip, Fort Pierce to Daytona-FEDERAL ZONE - Depth|Relief: 350/ Flagler County 00000000 .000000000


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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. Southern Fin Apparel
    Performance Fishing Apparel for the True Angler

  7. 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

  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. 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

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

  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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Bouy Conditions

Station LKWF1 - 8722670 - Lake Worth Pier, FL
May 21, 2024 1:18 am EDT
Location: 26.613N 80.034W
Wind Direction: N (360°)
Wind Speed: 8.9 knots
Wind Gust: 9.9 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.89 in (1012.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 78.1°F (25.6°C)
Water Temperature: 80.4°F (26.9°C)


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