Fish Lauderdale connects both novice anglers and experienced professionals with fantastic fishing opportunities in Florida. Captain Chris and his crew will put you on top of the hot bite and prove that there is hardly anything better than fishing with the locals.

One of the best things about the area is that you don’t have to travel too far out to enjoy the bite. The best fishing is right there in the backyard! You won’t lose sight of shore and will be able to enjoy the view in between the bites. However, keep in mind that you will be pretty busy!

Fish Lauderdale specializes in various techniques that work best. Go for the most popular method and troll with bait or lures for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Bonito.

If you want to present live bait in a different method, you can enjoy kite fishing for Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Shark. Daytime Swordfishing is another thing that can excite even the die-hard anglers.

But if you are after great table fare, let the captain take you bottom and wreck fishing. Use live bait, dead bait, and jigs to produce Snapper and Grouper. Deep down bait on a shipwreck for giant Amberjack. Anchor up with a small rod to catch Yellowtail Snapper. You can catch them less than 10 minutes from the inlet!

All of that magic happens about the ‘Monster,’ a 42’ Post offshore sport fishing boat. Her twin 400 HP Detroit Diesels will power you to the hottest grounds quickly and safely. The Monster is fully rigged with the latest fishing tackle and electronics available on the market. She is equipped with everything you need to have a successful trip!

The crew are all Florida and Fort Lauderdale natives. They have been mastering the local waters all their lives and can show you the most productive spots. You will be provided with tackle, gear, licenses, lures, and live bait. The crew will be happy to clean your catch so it can go straight into the frying pan. Make sure to bring your own drinks. All aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    Whether you're looking for a few hours on the water or an all-day deep sea sport fishing excursion, we would love to be the Ft. Lauderdale Charter fishing boat that you trust to catch fish. Half day charters. Book today! The potential targets are Kingfish, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Whether your looking for a few hours on the water or an all day deep sea sportfishing excursion we would love to be the Ft. Lauderdale Charter Fishing boat that you trust to catch fish. Half Day Charters BOOK TODAY The potential targets are Kingfish, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    The 3/4 day trip is the perfect blend of being able to spend a good portion of the day on the water, and still, make it back for lunch to enjoy your fresh catch. The extra couple of hours enables us to go a little further north or south to focus on some of the many shipwrecks that are close to our shores. If offshore bluewater fishing is your game, this is also a great option.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    This is our 'big kahuna' as far as day trips are concerned. The trip includes 8 hours of hardcore fishing for you and up to five of your guests. You will be able to troll the reef for Tuna, Kingfish, and Sailfish, bottom fish, go for kite fishing and try other productive techniques.
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About the Captain

Robert Conroy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
92 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since November 2014
I am a second generation charter fishing guide. I was raised in Ft. Lauderdale and that gives me a little bit of an advantage over a few of the other guys. I became a Fisherman because it is something I find that I love doing. No matter what type of fishing I'm doing, I love it. With that being said, who wouldn't want to do what they love everyday and get paid for it? Seemed like a simple choice to me.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

Post (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979. Powered by 2 400HP Detroit Diesel engines.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Good Bonita by mostly medium size and very good Kin
Offshore Fishing
Scattered dauphin right now with a few blackfin tun
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Goggle eye not included
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew will be happy to clean your catch for free
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Very good
4.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 92 reviews
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Experience
Very good
3.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
69%
Friendly captain
78%
Recommend this charter
66%
Appropriate for children
74%
Satisfied with the boat
84%
Catch intended fish
56%
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Scott R.
Miami, FL
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4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day afternoon trip with Captain Bob and Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 22, 2022
This was the second time that I went out with Captain Bob and he didn’t disappoint. It was extremely windy and the surf was...
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Jay P.
Hollywood, Florida
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Memorial Day Weekend fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 28, 2022
Wanted to take the family on a fun weekend fishing trip. We booked it using fishingbooker.com, which was very easy. We read...
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Minda R.
Miami Beach, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Bob!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on September 10, 2022
Birthday surprise for my boyfriend and his friends! Great crew and unforgettable experience! Will definitely be using captain...
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Steve M.
Longwood, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on September 11, 2022
Probably the best have been on. I would fish with this crew everyday if possible
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Meryl C.
Lake Como, NJ
Excellent
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Beautiful fishing day !

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on October 30, 2022
We had a beautiful morning! Captain Bob and Steve were awesome. Their knowledge and expertise made the trip even better. We...
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FAQs about Fish Lauderdale

Fish Lauderdale offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea Charter (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Lauderdale, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar

Trips booked with Fish Lauderdale include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Goggle eye not included)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fish Lauderdale offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Good Bonita by mostly medium size and very good Kin)
  • Offshore Fishing (Scattered dauphin right now with a few blackfin tun)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fish Lauderdale offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Lauderdale include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo