West Palm Beach is one of the ultimate deep sea fishing vacation destinations you can hope for. With numerous charters and access to the most sought sport fish of the world, sailfish, this is the place to visit if you enjoy fishing. However, there are a few things to consider and put in place before you book a fishing trip in West Palm Beach. Some of them include;
Choose the right charter
Although West Palm Beach is among the ultimate fishing grounds, not every charter you come across is remarkably good for everyone’s needs. There are several offers including fishing in the river, inlet or beach, offshore or onshore. It is important to make sure the charter you choose provides well maintained boats, trolls, rods and baits. You can always look through previous customer reviews and testimonials to gauge the reputation of a given charter.
What to bring along
You choice of rods and fishing gear will be determined by the type of fish you are looking for. Sailfish still remains the popular catch for many, but you can still land other types of fish including Sea-trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Mackerel, Wahoo, Sheepshead and the exotic Clown-Knife-Fish among others.
You should pack all the items you suspect you will need including fishing lines, hooks, lures, baits, fly-fishing gear, trolling gear and bait-casting gear. Some charters provide you with ballyhoo baits to use for sailfish trolling while others allow you to come with your own frozen baits.
You can also find charters that allow you to hire everything including the boats, rods and fishing gear.
Timing the season
You can book a fishing trip in West Palm Beach any time of the year, but the best time to go fishing is during the peak season which is generally in winter (December through to January). Nonetheless, any day between late May and January is great for a fishing experience. If you are visiting West Palm Beach solely for a fishing vacation, then you can find charters that offer competitions to spice up the experience. Choose locations that are known to have higher number of fish caught per day. Summer also provides you with swarming peacock and large mouth to enliven the mood.