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. All aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Deep Sea charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $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. The 3/4 day trip enables us to head a little further offshore to find those big game species you want.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip is designed for the group who doesn't want to spend all day on the water while still going home with some fish for dinner. All the fishing we do on half day charters is anywhere from one to three miles of Fort Lauderdale beach! The potential targets are Kingfish, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip is designed for the group who doesn't want to spend all day on the water while still going home with some fish for dinner. All the fishing we do on half day charters is anywhere from one to three miles of Fort Lauderdale beach! The potential targets are Kingfish, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and many more.
  • Shared trip
    Half day shared charter A.M.
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This trip is designed for the person or group that doesn't want to reserve the boat privately. it perfect for smaller groups of 1 or 2 and sometimes even 3 people.
  • Shared trip
    Half day shared charter P.M.
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This trip is designed for the person or group that doesn't want to reserve the boat privately. it perfect for smaller groups of 1 or 2 and sometimes even 3 people.
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About the Captain

Chris Molinet
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
43 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2014
I am a second generation charter fishing guide. I was also born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, which 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.

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Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
64%
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip PM on November 27, 2020
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VERIFIED   Half day shared charter A.M. on January 2, 2021
Crew was very nice and did their best to make the trip enjoyable. It is bit of an older boat but perfect for the price. Unfortunately...
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VERIFIED   Half day shared charter P.M. on July 25, 2020
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Deep Sea charter on October 6, 2020
Captain and mate were nice guys and boat was decent but this boat was not a good value. 1- captain and mate did not get...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Deep Sea charter on December 31, 2020
Instead of canceling our trip due to high seas (weather said 6ft) we were taken out into waters that made us sick even with...
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