First Day of Fall | Top Fish Off The Palm Beaches

September 23rd, 2019

Today marks the first day of Fall, and there are dozens of great fish swimming, or soon to be swimming off our shores. If you are into fishing, many consider fall to be the best time to go.

Five popular fish that can be caught off the shores of Florida in the fall include:

  1. Snook – These are nearly exclusive to Florida, which makes them extremely popular to both locals and tourists alike. These fish are considered to be in season from September to Mid-December.
  2. Grouper – These fish are bottom dwellers, and are often an enormous fish. There are many different types of grouper, and they all put up a fight, so be prepared.
  3. Spotted Sea Trout – This is a very popular game fish in Florida, and are very plentiful in the fall months. They will eat just about anything, making them very fun to catch. Hogfish – While these fish are on the brink of being overharvested, these fish are limited to fishing from May to October only. The time is now.
  4. King Mackerel – These are predators that migrate south every winter to the warm waters of the Florida Keys. Many have better luck catching these fish during the fall, as they migrate.
  5. Red Drum – Also known as redfish. These fish are tough and are known to break your line if you give them some slack. They are very popular to catch during the fall.

While there are several other species of fish in our area, this is our top five list. Please feel free to let us know your thoughts!