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Palm Beach County is one of the fishing capitals of the world for good reason. The Gulf Stream, a warm and swift Atlantic Ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, is closest to land near Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet, providing abundant amounts of pelagic fish species as close as ¼ mile offshore.

If you don’t have a boat of your own, we have compiled this list of friendly local fishing charters for your convenience. The main target species in our area are mahi-mahi, kingfish, wahoo, tuna, sailfish, snook, snapper, grouper, and tripletail. Swordfish charters are also available for a pricier fee since a lot more specialty knowledge and work goes into a successful trip.

Charter services and

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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park stands out as an “island in time” by preserving the natural heritage of subtropical coastal habitat that once covered southeast Florida. It is the only state park in Palm Beach County, and an environmental treasure which has been preserved for present and future generations to come.

Located on Singer Island, guests can enjoy almost two miles of pristine beach, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

This hidden gem includes a welcome center, a gift shop, kayak rentals, a children’s playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities.

You might want to take advantage of the many Special Events offered in the Park throughout the year: children’s programs, guided

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Winter is finally here in South Florida (well, kind of), and each cold snap is bringing us closer and closer to the sailfish bite heating up. This is when a special species migrates to South Florida - sportfishing teams in the pursuit of billfish, the tournaments, and the large amount of cash that can be won (and spent) along with it. Whether you're a kite fishing team on a pampered SeaVee or playing bait-and-switch from a custom sportfish, here is the 2019-2020 line-up of sailfish tournaments in South Florida.

 

Dust ‘Em Off Sailfish Warm-Up

Date: November 6th – 10th, 2019

Location: Palm Beach, FL

Website: https://www.dustemoffsailfish.com/

 

Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic

Date: December 5th – 8th, 2019

Location: Pirate’s Cover

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With more than 7,700 lakes, 10,550 miles of rivers and 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline it should come as no surprise that Florida is famous for its fishing. Here are some of the most impressive sport fish you can catch in the Sunshine state.

Sailfish

Florida’s official state saltwater fish, sailfish inhabit tropical and subtropical waters. Sailfish usually travel alone or in small groups. The outstanding feature is the long, high first dorsal fin. Known for its high, acrobatic jumps, the sailfish is a favorite of blue-water anglers.

Spotted Sea Trout

Commonly known as speckled trout, this is a schooling species usually found in the shallow waters of bays and estuaries. It has two large canine teeth in the upper jaw and feeds mainly on

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Head a little south to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Wednesday, October 30th through Sunday, November 3rd.

The popular International Boat Show is celebrating its 60th year. Fort Lauderdale is often known as the “Yachting Capital of the World” and being home to two of the largest cruise ship ports in the world and home to the largest boat show in the world.

The Boat Show will take place across 7 locations and feature more than 1,500 boats on display, 3 million square feet of exhibition space, 6 miles of floating docks, over 1,200 exhibitors and 52 countries represented.

Boats on display in the water and on land range from Brokerage Yachts, runabouts, catamarans, high performance boats, center consoles, motor yachts, super yachts, sailing

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Stuart, Florida, known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World” is a city on the water in Martin County. Stuart is located on Florida’s Southeast coast and because if its location along the banks of the St. Lucie River and Eastern point of the Okeechobee waterways many sailfish are found in the waters.

In 2016, the Coastal Living Magazine gave Stuart the prestigious “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” award in 2016. Stuart was also named by the Smithsonian Magazine the “#3 Must Visit Small Town”, “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town” and “Top Ten Beach Towns In Florida” by the Huffington Post.

Along Se Ocean Boulevard and the surrounding streets, you’ll find plenty of local shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, museums, art galleries and much more. Stuart is

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Peanut Island is not only great for swimming, snorkeling and fishing, but you can camp on this beautiful eighty-acre park too.

Peanut Island is located in the Intracoastal Waterway near the Lake Worth Inlet, close to Phil Foster Park, the city of Riviera Beach and the Port of Palm Beach. If you do not have your own transportation to the Island, don’t fret, the Peanut Island Shuttle Boat can get you there. The shuttle runs 7 days a week every 20 minutes from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

The Island offers seventeen campsites that include a tent pad, grill and picnic table. There are restrooms and hot indoor showers, as well as a large fire ring. For a single campsite, it is $31.64 per night and for an extended campsite, it is $63.28 per night. Reservations

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Boating is a popular activity that many participate in South Florida. Since owning a boat can be a lot of maintenance and can be expensive depending on the size and age of the boat. Luckily for us, there is a number of Boat Clubs and Marinas that you can join or rent a boat to get out on the water.

Boating Clubs offer you the experience of owning a boat without the hassle and maintenance with easy and affordable memberships for you to choose from. The Clubs also offer a large variety of sizes and brands of boats to choose from with new boats added all the time.

Once you choose the correct Boat Club for you, all you have to do is go online or call and make your reservation for the day and type of boat you wish to reserve. Some boating clubs offer to bring

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The Indian River is a fantastic area if you are looking to fish inshore. The Indian River Lagoon incorporates the trifecta of inshore saltwater fishing areas: The Mosquito Lagoon, the Banana River and the Indian River. These are shallow water estuaries that offer anglers a chance to catch species of fish, such as, Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tripletail and more!

If you are ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime, contact Funk Charters in Jensen Beach. Captain Austin Funk was born and raised in Jensen Beach and knows the waters like the back of his hand. He is licensed and insured and can accommodate up to 4 anglers. All necessary bait and tackle are supplied, but feel free to bring anything that you would like to use.

Rates:

Half Day Trip

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In South Florida, fishing is a popular event that happens weekly for most. Whether you like to fish off the Juno Beach Pier or the shores of the Jupiter Inlet, fishing is always a fun activity for the whole family.

Fishing Charters are a great way to get out there and enjoy the water. Charters offer both inshore and offshore fishing and can be rented for private events as well as everyday charters.

The charters are offered by local boat owners or charter companies that help you find the perfect spot for some of the best fishing in the area. You do not need to be an expert fisherman to participate but charters are very popular among avid fishermen and anglers.

Fishing charters go out several miles offshore for some of the best fishing and catches. The

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