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Palm Beach Fishing

Palm Beach Fishing

Palm Beach got its name from a shipwreck. The Providencia was sailing from Mexico to Spain with a cargo of 20,000 coconuts when it ran aground on what was then known as the lake region. Coconuts were scattered in the area and palm trees grew, givng the are a new name, Palm Beach. Not only are there many shipwrecks to fish offshore of Palm Beach, but many reefs, rocks, ledges, and other structure that hold fish.

Fishing inshore waters around Palm Beach provides anglers with many different species of fish, including Bluefish, Cobia, Pompano, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, and many species of Jacks and Snappers.

On the many reefs and shipwrecks nearshore of Palm Beach, there is good Amberjack, Barracuda, and King Mackerel fishing. There are also good bottom fishing on these structures that hold Triggerfish, Snapper and Grouper.

Fishing offshore of Palm Beach, anglers find lots of Blackfin Tuna, Mahi-mahi, and Wahoo. There is also excellent billfishing offshore, with Sailfish being one of the most popular catches much of the year.

Palm Beach Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Palm Beach, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Sailfish

  2. Sailfish

    There is a 16.47% catch rate for Sailfish, based on 1285 Sailfish counted.

    Palm Beach Sailfish Counts Chart


  3. Swordfish

  4. Swordfish

    There is a 11.42% catch rate for Swordfish, based on 891 Swordfish counted.

    Palm Beach Swordfish Counts Chart


  5. Crevalle Jack

  6. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 6.55% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 511 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Palm Beach Crevalle Jack Counts Chart


  7. Blue Runner

  8. Blue Runner

    There is a 6.13% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 478 Blue Runner counted.

    Palm Beach Blue Runner Counts Chart


  9. Mahi-mahi

  10. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 6.11% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 477 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Palm Beach Mahi-mahi Counts Chart


  11. Yellowtail Snapper

  12. Yellowtail Snapper

    There is a 5.06% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 395 Yellowtail Snapper counted.

    Palm Beach Yellowtail Snapper Counts Chart


  13. Spanish Mackerel

  14. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 4.56% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 356 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Palm Beach Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart


  15. Mutton Snapper

  16. Mutton Snapper

    There is a 3.75% catch rate for Mutton Snapper, based on 293 Mutton Snapper counted.

    Palm Beach Mutton Snapper Counts Chart


  17. Great Barracuda

  18. Great Barracuda

    There is a 3.43% catch rate for Great Barracuda, based on 268 Great Barracuda counted.

    Palm Beach Great Barracuda Counts Chart


  19. Little Tunny

  20. Little Tunny

    There is a 3.28% catch rate for Little Tunny, based on 256 Little Tunny counted.

    Palm Beach Little Tunny Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 90 species of fish and 7804 fish counted for December around Palm Beach.

To date, there are 174 species of fish and a total of 438525 fish counted for Palm Beach and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 12/1/2023 8:46:55 AM

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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Top Palm Beach Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Palm Beach are the following:

  1. Yamato Rock
    Limestone rocks on Atlantic S Highland Beach that hold lots of fish on the shoreline. 


  3. Fink's Grouper Hole

  4. Gary's Spot
    Good grouper fishing spot.

  5. Boynton Beach Hump
    Deep water hump off Boynton Beach

  6. Offshore Hump
    Good deep drop area for Swordfish.

  7. 1000 Mermaids Reef
    Deployment of this reef was on 8/21/2019 Video:   Site Check Video from 11/7/2019 Source:

  8. WPB Canyon
    WPB Canyon

  9. Captain Sals Spot #2
    Captain Sals Spot #2

  10. Delray Ledge
    Delray Ledge

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Top Palm Beach Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Juno Bait, Inc
    Juno Bait + Tackle, your full service tackle shop in Northern Palm Beach County. Being located just a short distance from the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, Loxahatchee River, Juno Beach Pier, and many other area hot spots puts us in the midd

  2. Bill Buckland's Fisherman's Center
    For more than thirty years, Bill Buckland's Fisherman's Center is South Florida’s premier destination for all saltwater fishermen. Whether you are just starting out or a tournament professional, you’ll find the staff of The Fisherman’s Center

  3. Black Bart International
    Manufacturer of Black Bart big game trolling lures and offshore tackle since 1966.

  4. Hopkins Carter Marine Supply & Fishing Tackle

  5. Grand Slam Sportfishing Supply
    Grand Slam Sportfishing Supply located in Jupiter FL and Riviera Beach FL.

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Top Palm Beach Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Bar Jack Fishing
    Deep Sea Drift Fishing in Lantana, Florida serving West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boynton, Delray, Boca, and Fort Lauderdale aboard the Lady K Drift Boat. Formerly known as the B-Love Drift Fishing Fleet. A family, friendly, adventure of salt water fishin

  2. Reel Candy Sportfishing
    As a US and Bahamian licensed charter service we offer Sailfish charters from the Sailfish Capital of the world, Stuart, and Jupiter, Florida as well as Bahamas Fishing Charters in the Abaco’s, San Salvador, and throughout the Islands of the Bahamas

  3. Game On Charters
    We Have a Charter Boat to fit any Budget or Fishing Style. We have 5 Boats to choose from. A 27' Sportcraft to a 47' Luxury Yacht.

  4. Showtime Sportfishing Charters
    Deep Sea Fishing from the Sailfish Marina, Palm Beach Shores, FL

  5. Country Club Drift Fishing
    Join Captain Jim Barton and the Crew on the Country Club Drift boat for a great day of offshore fishing along the south Florida coast leaving Jupiter inlet daily.

  6. Reel Intense Fishing Charters
    Spend the day deep sea fishing, in Palm Beach, aboard the ‘Reel Intense,’ a custom 30 foot center console. Captain Weston Russell will treat you to a Florida fishing experience that will last you a lifetime. The intercoastal waters and deep seas of P

  7. Lucky Dog Sportfishing
    The Lucky Dog is a 34′ Fishing Machine custom built by Ocean Master Boat works in south Florida. Bob started fishing on his father’s boats when he was eight years old. He has extensive charter boat experience, from Massachusetts to Key West to the Ba

  8. Black Dog Charters
    South Florida Deep Sea Fishing on the reefs off of Jupiter, Florida produces an incredible variety of fish, large and small. Our proximity to the Gulf Stream ensures great action year round - whether you are fishing for dinner or sport. The Black Dog

  9. Mystic Rose Fishing Charters
    Come deep sea charter boat fishing with the Mystic Rose. We are located in Jupiter, FL, and we fish the waters from Hobe Sound to West Palm Beach. Price includes rod, reel, bait, tackle and fishing license. We are kid, family and novice fisherman

  10. Sea Horse Fishing Adventures
    We are a family friendly South Floida Drift Fishing Charter boat located in Riviera Beach Florida. We are just minutes from all of the hotels and resorts on Singer Island. Serving Wellington, West Palm Beach ,Palm Beach Gardens,Jupiter and the surrou

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Top Palm Beach Marinas

  1. Sailfish Marina Resort
    As the closest marina to the Palm Beach/Lake Worth Inlet and only 45 miles from the Bahamas, Sailfish Marina Resort is a favorite docking in the Palm Beaches.

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Bouy Conditions

Station LKWF1 - 8722670 - Lake Worth Pier, FL
December 6, 2023 4:18 am EST
Location: 26.613N 80.034W
Wind Direction: NNW (330°)
Wind Speed: 9.9 knots
Wind Gust: 13.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.06 in (1017.9 mb)
Air Temperature: 59.9°F (15.5°C)
Water Temperature: 78.1°F (25.6°C)

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Waning Crescent Moon

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