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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    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!
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About the Captain

Wally Shaw
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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33 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 13, 2021
We had a successful half day fishing trip with Captain Keith and First Mate Matt!  Captain Keith was very knowledgeable and...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 29, 2021
It was unforgettable fishing, a large spacious boat equipped with different types of fishing rods and bait. A cheerful and...
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Fun afternoon for the family.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 20, 2021
Wally and Adam took great care of my family. They allowed my kids to try things on their own while educating them.  They worked...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 28, 2021
My and my buddies from high school all celebrate our 30th bday this year, and we all had an absolute blast. Captain and first...
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FAQs about Reel Work Sportfishing Charters

Reel Work Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Work Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Work Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water )
  • First Mate (15-20% gratuity)
  • Fishing License

Reel Work Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 15 miles)
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel Work Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Work Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo