Local Fishing Charters is run by Capt. Thomas Jr. He is a 4th-generation local fisherman who grew up in Pompano Beach working on commercial fishing and charter fishing boats. His charter is a great hands-on learning experience, a tour where you get to actively participate in the action. You get a real fishing experience like learning how to properly use gear, and special tactics to get an edge on the fish!

You’ll be fishing on a 26’ Mako boat that accommodates up to 6 anglers. The boat is fully restored in 2021 and decked out, powered by a brand new 300 HP Mercury engine, and is equipped with the latest electronic technology to help find and target fish. There’s also a multimedia system, so you can enjoy your favorite playlist on the boat.

You might be trolling, kite fishing, live baiting, bottom fishing, or drift fishing depending on the time of year and what is most likely biting. The list of possible catches goes on and on, but some of the most common ones are Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Wahoo, Barracuda, Tuna, and Mackerel.

The trip is all-inclusive, all you need to bring is food and drinks for yourselves. The captain covers your fishing equipment and licenses. If you want to keep the catch, he’ll also clean it for you free of charge. Don’t forget to bring hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Pompano Beach can be the best place in Florida to go fishing so make sure you wet a line while you’re in town. Join Local Fishing Charters for a day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $349
    Venture into Florida's Everglades on this adventure and target Largemouth Bass, bowfin, snakehead, and Peacock Bass. Your captain covers all fishing equipment, so you only need to pack some snacks and drinks. This bass trip accommodates up to 3 adults.
  • Private trip
    Iguana hunt
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $399
    Hunt Iguanas from the rural canals of South Florida. Using high powered air rifles to target the South Floridian Green Iguana. All licensing and gear will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you want. There will be a cooler and ice for your snacks and drinks. As well as dry storage for your belongings.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (7AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $449
    Start your day by targeting all kinds of pelagic and reef species. The captain will show you how to use the equipment if this is your first time fishing and you'll catch something before you know it.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (11:15AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    $499
    Only book if the morning trip is not available. Otherwise, your trip will be moved to 7:00 am. Start this trip by targeting all kinds of pelagic and reef species. The captain will show you how to use the equipment if this is your first time fishing and you'll catch something before you know it.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $749
    6-hour deep sea trip, targeting pelagic and reef fish. You don't need to be an experienced angler to join on this adventure. Target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $999
    The 8-hour trip will start off in the morning, targeting pelagic fish and you'll transition into catching reef fish as the day progresses. Go after Kingfish, Bonito, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and then go after Snapper, Grouper, Jack, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Goliath grouper trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    On this trip we will be heading out of Jupiter inlet, targetting floridas famous jewfish. These grouper can range anywhere from 80 to 600 pounds. We use heavy duty tackle to battle these giants on rod and reel. Goliath grouper are federally protected and have to remain in the water at the side of the boat, perfect for photo oppurtunities and measuremants. An exact fiberglass replica fish mount can be order upon request. A life size fish mount is the best way to preseve the memories made on this trip.
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About the Captain

Thomas Hinterschied
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
75 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
I grew up fishing in south Florida, working on charter boats and commercial fishing. I'm a 4th generation of fishermen and to me, this is a part of my family heritage.

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Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Mercury v8 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 75 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
76%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Raymond S.
Duluth, MN
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Awesome 1/2 day - caught Sailfish

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (7AM) on February 23, 2022
This was my 1st time charter ocean fishing and it was Awesome! It was with my 10 & 12 yr old boys and brother in law...
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Rodney C.
Immokalee, Florida
Excellent
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Fishing Trip with Captain Thomas

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (11:15AM) on July 30, 2022
I took my son and his 4 friends and we all had a great time!!  They caught a 200lb Hammer head shark.  It took the boys over...
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John P.
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Best fishing trip ever!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea on May 4, 2022
We had a great and successful fishing trip. We couldn’t have asked for a more experienced and friendly captain in Tom. He...
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Ray K.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Freakin ‘ Thomas

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (7AM) on September 11, 2021
Thomas is the best captain I’ve Ever come across. He is phenomenal. He showed up on time,put his boat in in less than 10...
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Norman, OK
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Fishing for sailfish

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (7AM) on February 21, 2022
Today was an awesome experience with my eight-year-old son. Thomas took us out for a morning trip and we caught 2 sailfish! ...
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FAQs about Local Fishing Charters

Local Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $349 per group, additional $49 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Bass (3 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $69 per person after 2 guests - Iguana hunt (4 hours)
  • $449 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (7AM) (4 hours)
  • $499 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (11:15AM) (4 hours)
  • $749 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (6 hours)
  • $999 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Goliath grouper trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Local Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Local Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Local Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Local Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Local Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo