Fish Local Knowledge

Fish Local Knowledge is a Fort Lauderdale-based company which is located on SE 15th Street, giving it the closest access to the ocean in the area. If you are looking for fast-paced fishing adventures aboard a tournament-rigged boat, give this dynamic crew a try.

Their beautiful boat, ‘Local Knowledge,’ is a classic 43’ Hatteras sport fishing boat that has been fully refurbished to become one of the cleanest and well-equipped vessels in the area. Her multiple features include a full range of electronics, with 2 fish finders, a GPS, and a VHF radio, as well as a radio for your enjoyment.

The Local Knowledge has 3 fighting chairs on deck for multiple hookups and a huge 100-gallon livewell to keep your bait enticing for big game fish. Inside, her air-conditioned salon has a full-sized coach and 2 chairs, providing the perfect space to relax. There are also 2 luxurious staterooms and a kitchen to make you feel right at home.

Most importantly, the Local Knowledge has a clean, full-sized bathroom with an electric toilet. With bench seating on the flybridge, she also allows you to take in the stunning views of Fort Lauderdale as you draw away from the dock at the art of your fishing trip.

High-quality tackle is supplied on board, with Penn International and Shimano rods and reels ranging from 12# to 100# available for you to use. This puts you in the best position to hook the fish of a lifetime, be it Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or any of the other game fish regularly landed aboard the Local Knowledge. You could be bottom fishing, trolling, kite fishing, or jigging with this charter company, who will do whatever they can to put you on the fish.

Everyone is welcome on board, whether they are family and friends or corporate clients. Whatever your group, the captain will always work hard to ensure you have a great day on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multiday Trip - Bahamas
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,900
    up to 6 persons / day
    This is the ultimate vacation - travel to the Bahamas aboard a luxurious, comfortable and clean Hatteras sport fishing boat, and take advantage of the amazing fishing in the area. Lodging not included. Fuel and gratuity included. Military discounts are available year-round!!
  • Private trip
    Daytime Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Fort Lauderdale offers some of the world's greatest Swordfishing just 15 miles off the coast. Day or night trips available, where you will be using specializes equipment and fish in deep waters – the choice is yours. This package is great for experienced anglers.
  • Private trip
    Nighttime Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    Our favorite way to fish for these amazing fish!! We have all the top of the line gear!!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip allows you more time more fish! You will travel around 20 miles out for some amazing fishing action for Mahi Mahi, Billfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    This 3/4 day trip allows more time to try more techniques and explore more options or to target that trophy game fish you've always wanted, such as Sailfish or Shark.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This half-day Fort Lauderdale fishing trip takes place within 3 miles offshore! You will be targeting whatever is in season and biting, including Bonito, Tarpon, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This half-day Fort Lauderdale fishing trip takes place within 3 miles offshore! You will be targeting whatever is in season and biting, including Bonito, Tarpon, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Fish the inland waterways for a variety of game fish! Great for the family when the ocean may be a little rough.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Fish the inland waterways for a variety of game fish! Great for the family when the ocean may be a little rough.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    Boat is anchored up and everybody gets to fish. Catch everything from baitfish to Snapper for dinner. Maybe even a big Shark or Barracuda!! Morning, afternoon, or evenings available!
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    Boat is anchored up and everybody gets to fish. Catch everything from baitfish to Snapper for dinner. Maybe even a big Shark or Barracuda!! Morning, afternoon, or evenings available!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip - Split Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $200
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    The crew will get you out with other people. Sign up with as much advanced notice as possible.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip - Split Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $200
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    The crew will get you out with other people. Sign up with as much advanced notice as possible.
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About the Charter Operator

Fish Local Knowledge
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2014
Fish Local Knowledge is a team of professional captains that know the waters of Fort Lauderdale like the back of their hand. With over two decades of professional experience, the crew can easily put their clients on billfish and various game fish species. The tournament team is friendly, knowledgeable, and always ready to put you on top of the hottest bite.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Post (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit Turbos engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.24
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Great day with the kids!
Great day with the kids!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
55%
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Michael C.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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Kids trip with Captain Woody

VERIFIED   NEW  July 3, 2020
Captain, crew, and boat were great. Not much luck with the fish, but still had a good time.
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Great day with the kids!

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Sarasota, Florida
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