Reel Work Sportfishing Charters

301 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale FL, United States

Ready to find out what sport fishing is all about? Head out to Fort Lauderdale and book a trip with Reel Work Sportfishing Charters.

Captain Wally has over two decades of fishing experience in these plentiful waters and is eager to share it with his clients. Not only will he get you on the fish quickly, but he will be with you every step of the way until you’ve got it in the boat. And then, it’s time for a photo session!

“Reel Work” is the name of the boat taking you to your deep sea fishing expedition, and she is a looker. This 45’ Hatteras Sportfish Convertible has two 450 HP engines that will push you along to all the best fishing spots.

The vessel also has a spacious, fully furnished salon with air conditioning, so you have a safe haven from Florida’s sweltering sun during summer months. She also has a Tuna tower, top of the line navigation gear and enough room to accommodate 6 anglers fishing without bumping elbows.

Want to go Swordfishing? There’s a 10-hour trip custom made for you, and aside from Swordfish, you can look forward to testing your strength and fishing expertise by going after Marlin and Sailfish. When fishing for giants of the deep, you’ll have a fighting chair to help you reel in those bad boys.

Maybe shorter trips suit you better, in which case you’ll be angling for the likes of Amberjack, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, even some Snappers and Groupers, depending on the time of the year.

Turn to Capt. Wally and his first mate for anything and everything you might need, and remember that 15-20% gratuity for the mate is much appreciated. Fishing gear, bottled water, and sunscreen will be waiting for you on the boat, all you have to bring along is some food and good energy.

Families are welcome aboard the Reel Work, there’s nothing like teaching the little ones how to hold a rod.

Reel Work Sportfishing Charters is here to make every trip a true angling extravaganza. Book now and have the best time on the pristine Fort Lauderdale waters!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10-Hour Day Trip - Swordfish
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    To spend 10 hours fishing for Swordfish and its Billfish kin isn't for the fainthearted, but one thing's for sure – it's a hell of a ride. When you hook a Marlin or a Swordfish, get ready to fight them a lot – those big guys don't give in easily!
  • Private trip
    10-Hour Night Trip - Swordfish
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    Gather your angling friends and head out to this night fishing adventure! You get 10 hours on the water chasing after Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and who knows what else you might hook along the way.
  • Private trip
    8-Hour Day Trip - Swordfish
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    Want to test your rods and your experience by going after Billfish? This 8-hour trip is specialized for anglers eager to go after Swordfish, Marlin, and let's not forget about the prized Sailfish. If you've never fished for big game, be prepared for the tug-of-war of your life.
  • Private trip
    8-Hour Night Trip - Swordfish
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    For this night trip, you will be going up to 15 miles offshore to target not only Swordfish, but also other Billfish such as Marlin and Sailfish. Night fishing is a unique and memorable experience, especially when your angling efforts are crowned with a Swordfish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    When you're ready to spend a whole day angling for anything from Sharks, Snappers, Groupers, and Tuna to Billfish, this is the trip to book. You can bet that you will catch something awesome thanks to the Gulf Stream's bountiful waters and even bring home tasty dinner.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 775
    up to 6 persons
    On 6-hour trips, you get to spend more time on the water, which means you get farther away to fish areas rich with Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Amberjack, and this is just to name a few. Bring your family and friends, some snacks and lunch, and let the fishing begin!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    Early fishing adventures with Captain Wally can start at 8 AM, when you get the chance to cast your line and go after anything from Kingfish to Mahi Mahi and Sharks. You'll find rods, reels, and tackle on board, and also some sunscreen and bottled water, because that Florida sun spares no angler.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    Afternoon fishing awaits! Cross your lines with agile Amberjack, delicious Tuna, feisty Barracuda, and many more. Captain Wally will provide you with all the fishing equipment, you just need to bring your good mood and some snacks!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras Sportfish (Convertible) originally built in 1974. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit 8V71TI engines.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Wally Shaw
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since January 2015
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Captain Wally has been fishing Fort Lauderdale waters his entire life. He has over 20 years of professional sportfishing and tournament experience in South Florida and the Bahamas, so you know that he's more than able to guide a good fishing trip. As a Fort Lauderdale native, he knows all the best fishing grounds, what it takes to get you on the fish quickly and how to help you hook it. He equally enjoys having novices, experienced anglers and families on board and is always open to teaching them little tricks and tips of the trade.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.38 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Fished May 15, 2018
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Fished May 11, 2018
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Nothing like spending a whole day fishing and not catching anything, not even bites. The crew didnt seem to work to hard to change up tactics, or recomend other types of species to catch.
Then get chastised for using the web site instead of calling direct, because the captain didn’t get the booking fee.

Fished April 4, 2018
Wally Shaw (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 6, 2018

Let me start by saying none of us like going out and not catching anything. We are always talking to each other on the VHF and cell phones about what’s biting. We started this trip catching live bait to have so that if we came across any Mahi Mahi while we were offshore we have the bait for them. There was already a boat catching them. I called him on the phone and he said he was almost done. We waited for him to finish and moved in to where he was. It cut down the time it takes to chum them up on our own. Got the bait then went to the reef where we started trolling. Talking to the other boats that were already trolling and it wasn’t very productive. Did that for a little bit before heading offshore. There was scattered seaweed with some larger clumps that we worked as we got further out. Went out 10+ miles looking for Mahi but no luck. Heard a few boats shark fishing get bites. Decided to head back in there to give it a shot. The whole time I am listening and talking to the other boats about what’s going on with them. Ran back in from offshore and set up shark fishing. Did that for about an hour and got a bite. Unfortunately the fish fell off a few minutes later. Talked to a couple of boats that were bottom fishing around the wrecks without much luck. Decided to keep trying for another shark until it was time to head back. That’s pretty much how the trip went.
Booking fees and commission have been a part of this business since long before I got involved in it. I don’t know any boat that doesn’t mind paying them. We get trips from websites, hotels, other boats, friends, and anywhere else we can get them from. Usually when we get clients from other places we give them a card and say “next time you want to go out just call us directly” so we can have repeat customers. I’ve had people call back other boats that gave us trips and sign up again thinking they would be with us only to find out they aren’t.
This is the first time I’ve responded to a review. We don’t have many reviews to begin with. It’s not something I’ve really pushed with my clients but feedback is appreciated.

Sincerely
Captain Wally

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