Thinking about going through your tackle box and taking stock of what you have in there or starting to put together your first one yet? Either way, for an angler there has been no better time to catch fish – with the number of fishing baits available today, in all shapes and sizes, made to suit whatever conditions you are heading out in, there’s no shortage of choice.

But with all this choice out there it might get a bit overwhelming to keep stock of what are the essentials that you really need. To help you narrow down your choices, we have come up with a list of the top 5 bait essentials your tackle box really needs.


Although from their appearance spinnerbaits may not seem like a top choice for an effective bait, they have, however, over time proven to be of the best lures available today. From smaller fishing ponds and lakes to the open ocean, spinnerbaits are suited to fish in all sorts of conditions. Using vibration and rapid movement, the spinnerbait can speed through the water and is a must-have for any angler, beginner or experienced.


Once used almost exclusively by big bass fishermen only, swimbaits have now made their way into almost every angler’s tackle box. They are available in sizes that range all the way from 2 to 12 inches and are great at drawing fish out and helping determine where the bigger bass can be found. Depth and speed are up to an angler’s discretion but fishing these baits slowly will be most effective.


Choosing the best crankbait for your tackle box is no easy task but when you do make up your mind about which one you need, you won’t venture out without it – ever. Crankbaits are designed to mimic a swimming baitfish and can be used on a steady reel or with more jerking movements. You can cover a vast area with these baits and can use them as deep as 35 feet!

Soft Plastic Lures

Soft plastic baits are easy to take anywhere and perfect to use in almost any scenario and any weather. They come in an extensive variety of shapes, sizes and colors and are very effective because of how realistic they look and feel to the fish. Because of this, a bass holds on longer to them compared to other baits, giving an angler great advantage when setting the hook.


Jerkbaits are yet another highly effective lure that can be used in shallow and deep waters, all year round, although known to be most useful in winter. When fishing using jerkbaits, an angler jerks the rod while reeling the lure in and that creates the actions of a wounded baitfish, which is what brings in your catch closer.

With your tackle box sorted out, all you need now is to pick the perfect day to head out to catch some fish. And if you want to look into fishing boats in West Palm Beach, our passionate crew at Mariner Marine is ready to serve you. Whatever your boating needs are, our services and inventory will not disappoint you!

Whether you are someone looking to buy a boat or just spend a day surrounded by them, Boat Shows in West Palm Beach are your go-to destination for all things nautical. Every year boating enthusiasts from around the county and some from even further, flock to West Palm Beach to attend these events that showcase everything from small fishing boats to extravagant yachts.

Plan in advance

First things first, you need to check the dates for the boat show you want to attend and then confirm their venue and ticket prices.

Make sure to dress comfortably because you’re going to be walking around all day. Wearing shoes that are easy to slip off and put back on is quite crucial if you plan to look around inside the various boats. Exhibitors are careful about their displays and would prefer you to enter them with just your socks on.

It can be overwhelming and crowded

West Palm Beach boat shows like all other similar events can get very crowded. People are coming and going all through the day and like to take their time looking around all the displays. If you have a specific budget and type of boat in mind that you want, try heading to those choices earlier so that you can make your selection at ease and speak to boat brokers without being in a rush. If you don’t plan to buy a boat just yet, enjoy window shopping and keep collecting business cards from exhibitors who you may want to contact later.

Take advantage of special tickets and limited deals

Boat shows often have VIP tickets available along with the regular ones. VIP tickets are pricier but often have more perks – sometimes a specific day is allotted for VIP ticket holders so that you don’t have to wait in line to see boats or battle heavy crowds. If you are serious about buying a boat soon, you may want to invest in one of these tickets instead so that you get more time and attention from dealers who can answer all your questions.

Dealers at the boat shows are usually offering special prices and finance deals that they may not have available otherwise. If what you are interested in comes into the category of specially priced boats, you could consider making a deal right there and then avail yourself the opportunity!

Beyond the boats

Aside from all the boats on display, boat shows in West Palm Beach often have a variety of booths where you will come across vendors marketing boat rentals, boat accessories, marinas, and all other things associated with being out on the water.

Refreshment bars and snack kiosks are also set up so whenever you’re overwhelmed or just need to rest your feet for a bit, find a spot and take a break with something to eat or sip on.

If you have any questions about boat shows in West Palm Beach or just want to speak to an expert about what you are planning to go for, call us at the Mariner Marine and we will be happy to help!

Whether you’re an avid angler or not, you probably already know that not every fish will bite all year long. There are certain seasons that are just best for catching certain fish. Here in South Florida, we have great weather year-round that fishermen and fisherwomen love. That’s why we’re highlighting the top fish you can catch this fall in our area. Just read on!

Grouper & Snapper

When looking for grouper or snapper, South Florida in the fall is the place to be! But knowing where to go fishing is vital to snag the catch you’re looking for. If you’re fishing in Jupiter or elsewhere in South Florida, look near shipwrecks or debris in the water to find this catch. 


Though they are some of the hardest fish to catch, Snook are a popular fishing target for fall fishing in South Florida. When fishing for Snook, head to places where cooler freshwater meets the warmer saltwater in the inlets and bays. 

Silver & Black Mullet

Fall is the ideal time to snag some baitfish migrating along the Atlantic Coast. The annual fall mullet run is a popular fishing experience for South Florida anglers, both offshore and inshore. The Silver & Balck Mullet make for great baitfish to catch snook, tarpon, jacks, sharks, Spanish mackerel and bluefish.

Some of the best fishing in South Florida can happen during the fall months, especially when you know what you’re looking for and where to look. Whether you’re fishing from your Jupiter boats for sale or elsewhere, fall fishing abounds! If you’re ready to find your next Jupiter center console boats for all your fishing endeavors, contact us today!