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 on 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 the 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.

Maybe shorter trips suit you better, in which case you’ll be angling for the likes of Amberjack, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and even some Snapper 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 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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    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
    $800
    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!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,500
    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.
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About the Captain

Wally Shaw
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
70 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
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) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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
Up to 15 miles
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water
First Mate
15-20% gratuity
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
No min. age, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 70 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (64)
September fishing trip
3\/4 of a day
Fishing with Wally
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Greg S.
Canton, MI
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day afternoon trip with Cap Rob and mate Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 29, 2022
5 boys: 1st time out deep sea fishing.  Each one caught a fish, one was a 24 inch red snapper…rare apparently.  Slow on...
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Rodrigo C.
Niederwald, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Great day fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 26, 2021
Cpt. Wally took this booking on last minute after our trip the we had booked had to cancel. This was a great trip for only...
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John K.
Fort Worth, TX
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Wally

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 26, 2022
The best we ever had. What a blast Captain Wally and his mate Cheese were, very knowledgeable! We ask for what we wanted, They...
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Julie P.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 19, 2022
We had a fantastic trip with Matt and Captain Cheese! They were so fun and patient.
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Anntonette W.
Alachua, Florida
Excellent
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Good day on the water

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 17, 2022
The crew was great. The boat was good and enjoyed the day. Can’t wait to go again.
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FAQs about Reel Work Sportfishing Charters

Reel Work Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,500 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)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo