Rent a Boat to Enjoy Florida Fishing

Rent a Boat to Enjoy Florida Fishing

The month of August gets a bad rap in South Florida. But when you run a charter boat in Boca Raton, you can look at things with a different perspective. 

Yes, it’s hot in Southeast Florida this time of year.  Yes, it is humid. And, yes, we are approaching the peak of this very busy hurricane season. BUT it is less crowded and unless one of those storms is approaching, the ocean tends to be a little calmer (which is something that makes an outing on our Boca Raton charter boat even more enjoyable!). 

If you are an angler, however, the best part of August might be the fish that are typically running this time of year.  

Fishing the Atlantic Ocean in August 

Among the most abundant fish that may be found in the waters of Florida’s southeast coast this time of year, according to Florida Go Fishing, are:

  • Barracuda
  • Bonita
  • Dolphin (mahi-mahi, not Flipper’s friends)
  • Grouper
  • Blue Marlin
  • Snapper
  • Snook 
  • Wahoo


Florida Go Fishing also says there is also a good chance that you will find the following fish swimming in our waters in August:

  • Cobia 
  • Crevalle Jack
  • King Mackerel
  • White Marlin
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Tarpon
  • Blackfin Tuna


Weather and water temperature as well as the time of year affect fish. The coastal water temperatures in Southeast Florida are usually hovering in the 80s this time of year, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center.  (It’s that warm water that provides the fuel for the tropical storms and hurricanes that have traditionally formed off our coast.) When ocean temperatures vary from the norm, it can affect our fishing.  

Even if water temperatures and the weather forecast are right where they should be this time of year, it’s always best to check the local conditions before heading out on the water. The Palm Beach Post offers a weekly fishing report that you might find helpful if you are interested in chartering our Boca-based boat for a fishing excursion.