Pop A Top

2740 Northeast 12th Street
Pompano Beach FL, United States

Located about 10 minutes from the historic Hillsboro inlet and another 10 minutes from the most productive fisheries, fishing with Pop A Top out of Pompano Beach provides you with the most time fishing the bountiful local waters. Captain Skip Dana has been a full-time captain for 26 years now and he loves putting his clients on top of the hottest bite.

Get ready to spend some quality time aboard his 30’ offshore sportfishing Contender boat and bring up to 5 of your fishing buddies or family members. All of you can fish at the same time thanks to the vessel being spacious, reliable, and fast.

It features twin 250 HP Mercury engines, outriggers and downriggers to extend your reach, top-notch safety gear and navigational electronics, a live bait tank to keep your bait appealing, and an ice-box to keep your catch fresh.

Specializing in light tackle and live bait kite fishing for a variety of species including Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphin, the captain will do everything he can to put you on these majestic species.

Kite fishing is the captain’s preferred technique, it allows you to deploy baits on the downwind side of the boat and keeps the bait at or near the surface which creates a lot of surface activity. It is also a very visual type of fishing as you normally see the fish strike the bait.

You can also try your luck with bottom fishing at reefs and wrecks, jigging, and trolling while targeting the likes of Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, and many others.

All the needed gear, live bait, and lures will be covered by the charter. Life jackets in kid sizes are also available and the minimum age is five. The only thing you should bring is a positive attitude and a desire to make memories!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    Starting in the morning, this full day trip is perfect for those who can't wait to be on the water as soon as the sun rises. You'll be kite fishing for Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, Sailfish, Kingfish, and also target Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, and others using many different techniques.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    This full-day trip will provide you with a lot of quality time on the waters of Pompano Beach in the afternoon. The captain will take you kite fishing for Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphin, but you'll also get to try various other techniques in pursuit of the likes of Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, and much more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Six hours of fishing in the morning is exactly what the doctor ordered! The captain will take you after Sailfish, Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, and many other prestigious species. You'll get to try your hand in a variety of techniques, including kite fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Six hours of afternoon fishing is a perfect amount of time to reel in Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, Sailfish, Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, and many other cool species using a variety of techniques, including kite fishing, trolling, bottom fishing and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Early bird gets the worm, but it also gets to fish the bountiful Pompano Beach waters for 4 morning hours filled with fun in the sun. Depending on what's biting, you'll be battling Mahi, Sailfish, Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Tuna, Wahoo, and much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    This 4-hour trip will give you enough time to target some of the coolest local species. Depending on the bite and the season, you'll be going after Wahoo, Mahi, Sailfish, Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Tuna, and who knows what else.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 250HP Mercury engines.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Pompano Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Skip Dana
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
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Captain Skip Dana is a proud owner and the operator of Pop A Top. He has been a full-time captain for 26 years now and he's not planning on stopping anytime soon. What made him pursue this career is his genuine love of fishing. He also enjoys watching other people fish. His favorite species to catch is Sailfish above all others because it's beautiful to look at, it's acrobatic, and fun to battle.
Response time: 21 hours
Response rate: 67%

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