True Grit Sportfishing

True Grit Sportfishing is dedicated to catching big fish and having a great time with their guests! Cast off on an adventure with this charter, and you’ll explore the best fishing spots, and learn the best techniques to reel in your dream catch. True Grit is a proud family-friendly charter, and they can’t wait to take you on an adventure of a lifetime.

This professional crew is made up of avid fishermen who all possess great knowledge of different techniques, as well as how to get you on fish. They warmly welcome guests of all ages and skill levels to join them, so bring along the whole family with you!

You’ll cast off onboard a 34’ SeaVee center console, which was built in 2015 and has a capacity for 6 guests. She’s powered by triple 300 HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots, making her fast and stable on the water.

This vessel is decked out with top-quality electronics including radar, VHF radio, GPS, and fishfinder to locate your target catch. She also has all the necessary safety equipment, such as life jackets, EPIRB, and a CPR-trained crew, so you know you’ll be in safe hands. You’ll also find an anchoring system and an ice box on board to keep your catch fresh.

Whether you’re looking to catch yourself some tasty table fare, including delicious Black Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and Blackfin Tuna, or want to battle exciting game fish such as Sailfish, Swordfish, Snook, Tarpon, Wahoo, and Amberjack, your captain and crew will put you on the species of your choice. You can also catch Barracuda, Vermillion Snapper, King Mackerel, and other Floridian favorites!

Your crew will provide rods, reels, tackle, fly fishing equipment, lures, and live bait, and a fishing license for your whole group. Snacks, drinks, and a cleaning and filleting service are also on offer, and lunch is available for an adjusted price. Come aboard True Grit Sportfishing for an unforgettable angling adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,200
    If you want to spend more time casting your line in this area's excellent offshore waters, this adventure will see you spending 6 hours targeting some world-famous fish! You'll get to try out different fishing techniques such as kite, bottom, or trolling for prized species such as King Mackerel, Sailfish, Amberjack, Barracuda, and Mahi Mahi. All fishing gear is included, as well as your license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,600
    Want to battle some real beasts of the deep? Spend a full 9 hours exploring these incredible offshore waters! This trip is a great way to experience a variety of fishing, including kite fishing, bottom fishing, trolling, and Shark fishing. You'll be targeting larger offshore game fish such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Blackfin Tuna. All your fishing gear is included, as well as your license.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,800
    This trip is perfect for those of you who are dreaming of a big game trophy fish! You'll head out 17 miles from shore and look for Mahi Mahi on the way. This trip can run day or night. During the day you'll drop with a single electric reel and target large Swordfish (over 100 pounds). During the nighttime, you'll set out several drift lines and target medium to large Swordfish. All fishing gear is included, as well as your license.
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FAQs about True Grit Sportfishing

True Grit Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (9 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - Extended Full Day Trip – Swordfish (10 hours)

When you book a trip with True Grit Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with True Grit Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

True Grit Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

True Grit Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with True Grit Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Snook
  • Swordfish
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Ryland Dickey
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
122 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
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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 with a safe, fun, and exciting fishing experience you will never forget. True Grit is powered by our SeaVee 34z, a crew with 35+ years of experience, and the highest quality of tackle and gear available on the market. Our job is to serve your family by giving you a charter trip that can’t be found elsewhere. We remove all the anxiety that your family may have about deep sea fishing. You never have to worry about hearing offensive language, nor do we mind if little anglers ask a million questions. Our job is to educate, demonstrate, and help you learn how to catch saltwater fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 2016. 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 122 reviews
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Fishing with Ryland
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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Richard P.
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on June 28, 2023
We began our trip a little early to try and get in on the mutton snapper bite.  We anchored up near a wreck and began fishing. ...
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Brandon S.
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A Great Day and Even Better Crew!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on February 13, 2024
Captain Ry and First Mate Ben were great. Extremely accommodating, flexible with times, and informative. More importantly,...
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Michael F.
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Amazing Day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on April 15, 2023
The Captain and Crew have their act together. Very efficient and accommodating. The entire day, where everyone else put up...
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Alan S.
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Fishing with Ryland

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on February 9, 2024
Excellent captain, mate never stops working, always great experience
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Derrek T.
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Fantastic Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on May 5, 2023
Awesome equipment, aggressive and skilled captain and a mate that never stopped working adds up to a awesome day offshore!...
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