True Grit Sportfishing

True Grit Sportfishing is dedicated to catching big fish and having a great time with their guests. They do it by taking you out to the best fishing spots, teaching you the best techniques and helping you reel in the catch of your life. True Grip will take you on an adventure of a lifetime that you will be able to tell your friends and family about. They are a professional crew made up of avid fishermen who all possess great knowledge of the techniques and the fish. This is a child-friendly charter so there is no swearing on board.

You will fish aboard the 34 foot SeaVee center console boat, which was built in 2015 and has a capacity for 6 guests. It is powered by three 300 HP Yamaha engines with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots that make it fast and sound on the water. The boat has new electronics like a radar, a VHF radio, a GPS and a fishfinder to locate the fishing spots where fish swim in schools. It also has all the safety equipment such as life jackets, EPIRB and a CPR-trained crew so you know you will be safe. The boat also has a shower which is an absolute must have if you are planning to take a swim in the ocean. You will also find an anchoring system and an icebox ideal for storing the catch.

True Grit Sportfishing will take you fishing in the diverse and jam packed waters with fish species to suit everyone’s taste. Whether you are looking to catch yourself some dinner in form of the great tasting Black Grouper, Mahi Mahi and Blackfin Tuna, or you are just looking for a great game fish like Sailfish, Swordfish, Snook, Tarpon, Wahoo and Amberjack, True Grip charter will be able to put you on the species of your choice. You can also catch Barracudas, Vermillion Snapper, King Mackerel and many other species the rich waters of Florida have on offer. The crew will provide rods, reels, tackle, fly fishing equipment, lures and live baits, a fishing licence, snacks, drinks, and a cleaning and filleting service. Lunch is available for an adjusted price.



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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This is a long range, tournament style fishing trip that spares no expense!
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Swordfish
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is a great if you are looking for a big game trophy. You'll head out 17 miles and look for Mahi Mahi on the way. This trip can run day or night. During the day we'll drop with a single electric reel and target large Swordfish (over 100 pounds). During nighttime we set out several drift lines and target medium to large Swordfish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    This is a great way to experience all different kinds of fishing including kite fishing, bottom fishing, trolling and Shark fishing. You will target larger offshore game fish such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Swordfish and Blackfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This is an amazing trip where you get to spend 6 hours fishing different styles such as kite, bottom or trolling for species such as King Mackerel, Sailfish, Amberjack, Barracuda and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This charter is great as you still have the time to try different kinds of fishing for a longer time, allowing for more catch to be cooked for dinner. Targetted species will include Snook,Goliath Grouper, Tarpon and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    The crew will whisk you to the offshore waters to target Wahoo, Sailfish, King Mackerel and Vermillion Snapper among other species that love deep water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Half day offshore fishing trip in the afternoon
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About the Captain

Ryland Dickey
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Reports
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31 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
True Grit Sportfishing is Fort Lauderdale's premier fishing charter. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned angler, we are dedicated to providing you a safe, fun & exciting fishing experience you will never forget. True Grit is powered by our brand new SeaVee 34z, a crew with 35+ years of experience, and the highest quality of tackle and gear available on the market.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snook Snook
Swordfish Swordfish
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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:
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Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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James C.
Dunlap, IL
 5.00
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3/4 day with Capt Ry

VERIFIED   March 19, 2019
Had a great trip with these guys,  we’ve fished off shore a few times but never catch this many fish. We tried several...
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Matt S.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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True Grit beats expectations.

VERIFIED   August 14, 2019
When we go on vacation, we take a day to fish.  We have been on probably 10 trips, and this one was the best. The guys...
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David A.
Cambridge, ON
 5.00
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 29, 2018
Captain Ryland and First Mate Lawrence were excellent and very knowledgeable. We were fishing in no time once we cleared the...
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Alan K.
Bowie, Maryland
 5.00
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Making the most of tough weather

VERIFIED   January 21, 2019
Ryland and Lawrence are knowledgeable, professional and worked hard to catch fish.  On a day with a lot of wind and very...
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George L.
Pompano Beach, Florida
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   March 23, 2019
Took my two sons fishing on True Grit because of the great reviews.  We weren’t disappointed.  Captain Ry and mate...
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