Corsair Sportfishing

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Corsair Sportfishing specializes in second to none angling experience. The company is run by Captain Russ, who has over three decades of local knowledge. Join him aboard his boat and explore deep sea fishing opportunities.

Capt. Russ knows the best fishing grounds and honey holes in and around Fort Lauderdale. His Corsair Sportfishing targets a variety of species and offers a comprehensive service to anglers of all skill levels.

Test yourself in trolling, try kite fishing in the fall and winter months. Bottom fish, target Sharks and enjoy big game fishing. Capt. Russ and his crew use modern equipment and attractive, custom-made lures to help you get the most out of your fishing trip.

With an experienced local captain and a friendly mate, you have all the chances to make a great catch possible. You will be fishing 2-10 miles offshore for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Kingfish, various types of Tuna, and Wahoo. If you are a big fan of fangs, target Hammerhead, Tiger, and Mako Sharks. There’s always something biting!

You will go out aboard the ‘Corsair,’ a 46’ Hatteras that is decked out thoroughly for all your fishing needs. She can reach the best fishing grounds quickly and in style. The Corsair comes powered by two Detroit engines with 780 HP combined.

The Corsair has plenty of fishing space for up to six anglers. She is fully outfitted with electronics, tools, and accessories to put you on fish. Inside and outside, the Corsair has all the comfort of home.

All trips come with quality gear, tackle, and licenses. The deckhand will clean your catch at the end of the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $990
    up to 6 persons
    Try kite fishing in fall and winter, troll for Kingfish, go for bottom fishing and use only the finest tackle available. Capt. Russ will provide you with custom-made lures and all the necessary gear. Live bait is $8 a dozen. You will be fishing up to 10 miles out for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Shark, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $775
    up to 6 persons
    This six-hour trip allows you plenty of time to try various fishing techniques and target more species. Try Sailfishing, go for Mahi Mahi, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, target Kingfish and various types of Sharks. The best thing about the local fishing grounds is that you don't have to travel too far out to get the hot bite - you will be fishing up to 10 miles.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Come onboard and catch Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna, and many more species. Try kite fishing in fall and winter. Explore the bite within 2-10 miles from shore and have a fun day with your family and friends.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Whichever fishing technique you'd like to try, Capt. Russ and his crew will accommodate your needs. They will customize the trip to make sure you get the most out of every minute spent onboard. Troll, bottom fish, and kite fish for Sailfish, Kingfish, Sharks, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and many other species that hang out in the water. You will be staying within the 10-mile range from shore.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish

Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Mako)
Shark (Tiger)
Swordfish

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2006. Powered by 2 781HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Russ McKinley
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since January 2016
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The crew of Corsair Sportfishing has been successfully putting their clients on big fish in the Atlantic Ocean for many years. Captain Russ McKinley was born and raised in South Florida. He has over 3 decades of local fishing knowledge and never stops learning. He is patient with first-timers and seasoned vets alike.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (34)
4.33
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Half day with Capt Russ & Russia
Half day with Capt Russ & Russia
Half day with Capt Russ & Russia
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Steve Z.
Cape Coral, FL
 4.67
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3/4 Day trip

VERIFIED   August 18, 2018
Great day on the water! Capt. Louis and Mate “Russia” did a good job of getting us on the fish and handling everything....
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Steven F.
Palm City, FL
 5.00
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Full day (Trolling + Bottom fishing)

VERIFIED   May 10, 2018
Capt Russ and Crew were spot on time and ready to go. Got lines wet within 25 min of departing the dock and had fish in the...
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Carlos O.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Lou and first mate Tyler

VERIFIED   November 24, 2018
Awsome time, great crew guys, thanks!
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Paul S.
Saint Paul, MN
 5.00
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Fishing with Russ

VERIFIED   June 15, 2018
Captain Lewis and Tyler were amazing and were the highlight of our ft. Lauderdale trip. Worked all morning to keep us on the...
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Kathy T.
Boca Raton, Florida
 5.00
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Half day fishing

VERIFIED   March 6, 2018
Captain Russ and Mate Robert were excellent to fish with.  We had our first fish at 815am!  The weather was great,...
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Fishing Reports

Winter fishing

January 26, 2019

Kingfish, dolphin, tuna, and wahoo can all be caught during the winter. It is possible to catch these species of saltwater game fish while trolling from one spot to another. There are times when the mahi are thick. Unlike… Read Full Report →


Sailfish and Tuna

January 15, 2019

We went out this morning and was a great bite. We ended up with 2 Sailfish and 5 Tuna.. Read Full Report →