Kayak Fishing Club of the Palm Beaches

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We are a group of kayak fishing enthusiasts. We are not guides or instructors, but we help each other, learn from each other, and enjoy kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle-boarding, and fishing. Our activities take us into calm lakes, canals and waterways, the waters around the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as into the ever changing Atlantic Ocean.

It behooves you to know your limits and to use good judgment anytime when going out on the water. You should also know the laws pertaining to fishing in Florida. By participating in any of our activities, you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health and safety for you and your equipment.

That said, we are open to all interested in kayak fishing mostly in and around Palm Beach County, but we certainly do a lot of fishing both north and south of Palm Beach County; all the way down in the Keys and Everglades National Park and up to Fort Pierce and Vero Beach with the occasional trip up to where they launch the Space Shuttle.

We have members in Miami, Vero Beach, and other ‘out of Palm Beach’ areas, including members that visit us from locations from all around the world.

We have regular planned meetings but since our activities are affected by weather and water conditions, most of our fishing trips are done on rather short notice. Many of our members are using the club to meet up with others outside of “organized” meetings. That is OK.

 

 

9 thoughts on “Kayak Fishing Club of the Palm Beaches

  1. Today, September first, is the first day of Snook season. I am eating Snook right now (OK – I just finished half a fillet). I did not go out this morning, but someone brought me a fresh Snook fillet.

    I want to publicly thank him, but he said he did not want anyone to know it was him (something about his friends would expect him to give them fish too), so I promised to not tell anyone who it was.

    He said there was rain all around, but he did not get wet and he had a really good time and caught 4 undersized before landing the 31½ inch keeper (with the tail squeezed). And no, he did not go out on a boat or a kayak, but fished from shore starting just before 6 AM.

    He said the fillet was his “thank you” to me for helping him learn kayak fishing through the club. That makes me feel doubly good. That is all I am going to say about and to him, except, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! And oh, that tasted sooooooo good.

    David Andrews, Kayak Fishing Club of the Palm Beaches
    West Palm Beach, Florida
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    Barbara works part time at Dick’s Sporting Goods store and wants some people to join her fishing on her days off.

    How about Wednesday, August 29th for some Bass fishing?

    She wants to fish launching from the brand new County kayak fishing ramp on the south side of Forest Hill Blvd., which is a new part of Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach.

    The new kayak launch area is by the Equestrian Center, near GPS 26.645714, -80.163768.

    6 AM should be a good start time. Call Barbara at 561 area code 727~4260 and if she is at work, leave a message and she will call you back.

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  2. I went for a short swim in the ocean today. Took a mask and snorkel (no fins) and looked around near the beach and saw 5 large female Snook and over 2 dozen shorter males just lounging together in the water. There were no (zero, none, nada) Mullet, but thousands of other bait fish (about a half dozen different varieties) from one inch long up to 7 or 8 inches in water just inches deep. There were also very large (one was at least five feet long) Tarpon in shallow water swimming amongst all the people swimming and wading. This is extremely encouraging since this area has been “dead” for about ten years now.

  3. We have now really finished our relationship with Meetup and I have to figure out how to set up our new site here. Tomorrow I hope to have some time to get it organized. It is almost 11 o’clock at night in Florida so will look over this site in the morning.

  4. I will have people over Saturday April 7th and have to be here, so will not be able to go to the Flamingo Everglades National Park fishing trip. Please do go and make it a good Meetup and get some photos of everybody catching fish and having fun camping and all. Some of you know I have to get my house up to code and have to do it pretty soon or I will be up the creek without a paddle (or something worse). Anyway, I wish I could be there, but it is not in the cards for me that weekend.

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