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Wahoo is a highly prized gamefish known for its incredible speed, sharp teeth, and impressive fighting ability. In Southeast Florida, catching a wahoo can be an exhilarating experience, as these fast and powerful fish are known for their impressive speed and challenging fight. In this article, we’ll look at some background info on these fish, and then how to catch them.

wahoo in the water off of Jupiter, Florida

  1. Appearance: Wahoo have a distinctive appearance that sets them apart. They have a long, streamlined body with a pointed snout and a mouth filled with razor-sharp teeth. Their body is covered in small, overlapping scales that can change color depending on their mood and surroundings. The back is typically deep blue, while the sides and belly are silver.
  2. Size: Wahoo can grow to
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Yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) is a popular marine fish species found in warm waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, particularly in Southeast Florida, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Here in Jupiter, yellowtail is highly regarded for its delicate flavor and firm texture, making it a favorite among recreational fishermen and seafood fans.

yellowtail snapper in the waters off Jupiter, Florida

Here are some key characteristics and information about the yellowtail snapper:

  1. Appearance: Yellowtail snapper are known for their striking appearance. They have a bright, metallic silver body with a distinct yellow stripe that runs from their snout to the base of their tail. This yellow stripe gives the fish its name. The dorsal (upper) fin and anal (lower) fin are also tinged with yellow,

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It’s hard not to be drawn to boating if you live by the water in Southeast Florida. Some people love boating because they love fishing, some love it for sunrise or sunset cruising, and some love it for the pure sense of freedom and adventure. Having the right boat can make all the difference. And since Jupiter and the surrounding areas have some of the best fishing in the entire country, today we’re going to be focusing on saltwater fishing boats. Coming in various shapes and sizes, each tailored to different fishing styles, water conditions, and preferences, it’d be nice to say you can’t go wrong—but that’s just not the truth. Here's a look at the different types of fishing boats.

a few of the different types of fishing boats out on the water

Center Console Boats:

Center console boats are a popular choice

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The Everglades is a vast and unique ecosystem located in South Florida. It is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including alligators, snakes, birds, and fish. It also offers a plethora of outdoor activities such as airboat rides, hiking, and fishing. If you live in Palm Beach County, you can make the short ride down to the Everglades, which is a must visit for any residents or visitors of Florida.

If you are planning a one-day trip to the Everglades from Palm Beach County, here is a suggested itinerary:


  • Start your day by driving to the Ernest Coe Visitor Center down in Homestead. This is the main visitor center for the Everglades National Park and a great place to learn about the park's history and ecology.
  • From the
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Here in South Florida, we have some of the best Sailfish fishing in the world. But we also have excellent Marlin, and if you’re up for it, swordfish. But if you’ve never gone out for any kind of billfish before, then you might not be familiar with the differences between swordfish and sailfish. While they may share some similarities, such as their streamlined bodies and prominent bills, there are several key differences between these majestic fish. Let's explore the variations in their physical characteristics, habitats, behaviors, and culinary uses.

catching a billfish off the Atlantic Coast of Florida

Physical Characteristics:

Distinguishing between a swordfish and a sailfish can be done by examining these physical characteristics:

    • Bill: The bill is a prominent feature in both species,
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When it comes to must visit destinations in Florida, few places can rival the allure and natural beauty of the Florida Keys. Located just a few hours away by car from Palm Beach County, this string of islands offers a unique and unforgettable experience. So, let’s take you on a journey from Palm Beach County to the Florida Keys, highlighting the must-visit attractions and hidden gems along the way. 

The Drive from Palm Beach County

Starting your adventure from Palm Beach County, once you get down past Homestead, you'll embark on a scenic drive along the famous Overseas Highway, a 113-mile road connecting the mainland to Key West. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the breathtaking turquoise waters all around you that make this drive so

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The Loxahatchee River has a rich history that spans centuries. The name "Loxahatchee" is derived from the Seminole language, with "Loxa" meaning turtle and "Hatchee" referring to river. The Seminole and Tequesta tribes were among the indigenous peoples who relied on the river's resources for sustenance and transportation, and to this day, fishing the Loxahatchee River is one of the best experiences in Jupiter, maybe all of South Florida. 

catching a snook while fishing the loxahatchee river

Quick History of the Loxahatchee River

During the 16th century, Spanish explorers, including Juan Ponce de León and Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, ventured into the area. However, it was not until the late 19th century that European settlers began to establish permanent communities along the river. In the late

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When the conditions are right in Southeast Florida, the Bahamas are only a boat ride away. A thrilling adventure and rare opportunity: making the run to the Bahamas makes for a great weekend getaway to a paradise with even more pristine beaches, even clearer waters, an island lifestyle, and vibrant marine life. Here are some suggestions on the essentials of boating to the Bahamas. If you haven’t done it before, get ready for an unforgettable journey.

a boat anchored off the Bahamas after coming from Florida

Planning and Preparation:

Boating to the Bahamas requires careful planning and preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable voyage. Start by obtaining the necessary documents, including a valid passport, boat registration, and proper permits. Familiarize yourself with the boating regulations and

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Living in Florida we are fortunate enough to live close to so many different amazing places. One being the Bahamas, which is a world-renowned fishing destination. The clear, warm waters are the perfect environment for fish such as Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. And because the Bahamas are so close to Florida, fisherman and boaters alike can easily reach them in just a couple of hours.


If you are planning a fishing trip to the Bahamas from Florida, there are a few things you need to know. First, you will need to get a fishing license from the Bahamas Department of Marine Resources. You can do this online or at the Department's office in Nassau.

Second, you will need to decide where your fishing excursion will be because the Bahamas is home

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Owning a boat can come with a lot of expensive fees. Luckily for us there are plenty of boat clubs that you can join to avoid the hassle and responsibility of owning a boat. For a membership fee you can access a boat’s club wide range of boats for every boating adventure. 

Here is a guide to the local boat clubs to consider joining.

Jupiter Pointe Club and Marina

Located in Tequesta, this marina has a wide variety of options from an annual membership to a limited plan where you can rent a boat for half a day. All new members are required to take a boating class prior to going out on the water. Jupiter Pointe is also home to the popular Blue Pointe Bar and Grill to grab a bite to eat before heading out on the water for the day. 


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