YB Normal is docked in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, ready and waiting to take groups out for a great day on the water. Captain Vinnie offers a range of trips, with four to eight-hour packages and the choice of coming as a group or jumping aboard a shared charter. With this many options, there is no excuse not to go fishing!

The YB Normal is a 43’ Torres sportfishing boat which has seen regular maintenance since the day she was built and makes for the perfect place for groups of six anglers enjoy a great day’s fishing. She has a comfortable, air-conditioned interior with a bathroom, galley, and plenty of space to relax in between bites.

She is also loaded with a literal boatload of equipment and tech to make sure you get some great catches. The latest electronics from Garmin and Furuno will sound out the deep and have you always fishing in the right spot. Outriggers and downriggers will maximize your spread and target species, and a fighting chair will let you hold your own against whatever you hook.

What you target will depend on the trip you choose. Half day charters will mainly drift and bottom fish around local reefs, targeting bottom species as well as a few fast-moving fish like King Mackerel and Bonito. Full and ¾ days can have you targeting anything from Tilefish to Sailfish, depending on what you want to get out of your trip.

Want to beat the heat and get some awesome catches while you do so? Book in for a nighttime Snapper charter, anchoring over local reefs as the sun goes down to target the big Yellowtail, Mangrove, and Mutton Snapper which come out after dark.

Whatever you do, you are in for a great time, with an experienced captain, quality equipment, and a whole ocean of awesome fish just waiting for someone to drop a hook in front of them. It might as well be you, right?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Daytime Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,600
    The true meaning of deep sea fishing, head 20 miles offshore to the Gulf Stream in search of the Broadbill Swordfish, fishing depths up to 2,000 feet of water. Swordfish is the target species, but other catches could include Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore Mahi
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,450
    This trip gives you a lot more time to really search for those bigger, more acrobatic fish. You'll be heading out in the morning and fish all day in very productive waters. The target is strictly Mahi, a great eating fish, and great game fish as well.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    The boat is yours for the whole day and what you do is up to you. Drop lines way into the deep for huge Snappers and tasty Tilefish, or troll for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    With a couple of extra hours, you can head to deeper water in search of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, and more, or hit deep reefs for Grouper, Snapper, Tilefish, and other great bottom-dwellers.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Nov 5
    $850
    With a couple of extra hours, you can head to deeper water in search of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, and more, or hit deep reefs for Grouper, Snapper, Tilefish, and other great bottom-dwellers.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Snapper & Shark (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 1 (Wed, Thu)
    $650
    Nighttime fishing is a good way to get out on the water and experience something a little different. You'll anchor on wrecks and reefs and fish for good eating fish like Yellowtail, Mangrove, and Mutton Snapper. Nighttime fishing is also a good way to target some very large Sharks, including Bull, Lemon, Blacktip, and Hammerhead Sharks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    The boat is yours for the morning, so head out to the reef and grab yourself some tasty Snapper and Grouper. You will also be able to target Kingfish, Barracuda, Amberjack, Bonito, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Spend the afternoon out fishing for great local food fish like Snappers and Groupers, as well as trolling for Kingfish, Bonito, and maybe even some Mahi Mahi.
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About the Captain

Vinnie Sacks
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
134 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
181 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2017
Captain Vinnie operates the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and has worked aboard other boats in the area all his life. He loves being out on the water and getting groups on awesome fish. His favorite fish to catch is Black Grouper, but a huge part of what makes fishing so fun for him is never knowing what is going to bite next. This is what makes bottom fishing so fun for him - you can never tell what will take your bait!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Torres (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985. Powered by a 400HP John Deere 9.5L Turbo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

The Fish are Biting in Fort Lauderdale
The Fish are Biting in Fort Lauderdale
November 23, 2021
Hello everyone Capt. Vinnie here a fantastic report I have for you guys this week the fishing in Fort Lauderdale has been outstanding and I can't wait to tell you about it. This week we have had a recent shift in some weather down here in the fort Lauderdale area some days heavy winds other days no wind, some days 50 degrees and others 75 degrees, either way seems to be the fishing are biting fairly well. This week starting offshore one of my favorite species to catch and eat is the wahoo which seem to be around somewhat daily depths from **hidden content** have been the best bet and fishing planners to take baits under the surface has been our most productive way some larger fish this week seemed to have moved in the wahoo are averaging around 20lbs but there are larger ones around as well. While offshore fishing Dolphin have been plentiful and I mean plentiful, we have been fishing surface baits for them like small rigged ballyhoo as well as a strip bait. This year has been one of the best years for dolphin in Fort Lauderdale I have seen in a long time some nicer sized mahi have moved in as well which always makes for great fun and a great dinner. A few tuna as well are being caught to in depths from **hidden content** fishing a vide variety of baits from surface lures to lies fished below the surface round 40 feet down. Kingfish and bonito have moved in to the reef and are biting fairly well, live bait has been working best for the kings right on the edge of the reef atom 90-120 feet with larger bonito mixed in. Bottom fishing has just began to pick up somewhat well lots of vermillion and lane snappers have been biting very well and nice sized as well. Fishing deeper structure anywhere from **hidden content** feet has been best and multiple baited hooks sent down with fresh cut bait has been the best a few small almaco jacks in the mix also. All in all this week the bite is hottt and I can't remember when there was such a variety of species biting just off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, anyway we should start to see winter time sail fishing in full effect so thats something to look forward to and very exciting. Make sure this week to check out some of our great photos of some recent catches while deep sea fishing. For the rest of November there is some availability so if you are coming down for the holidays and looking to do some fishing please check us out, also remember to follow us on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfising for daily fishing videos and reports. Tight lines....Capt. Vinnie
Consistent Fishing In Fort Lauderdale
Consistent Fishing In Fort Lauderdale
November 14, 2021
Hello everyone Capt. Vinnie here, great report this week with some great catches in Fort Lauderdale so lets get to it. This week the fishing has been outstanding in the Fort Lauderdale area, starting offshore mahi mahi and tuna have been the primary target larger mahi have been swimming throughout the local waters right off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, earlier in the week we had a cold front come through that really made the bite hottt! Sailfish, tuna, and mahi have been chasing baitfish on the edge in around 100 out to 400 feet of water which is literally only 1 to 3 miles offshore. Most of the mahi we have been catching have been caught primarily trolling with seawitches and bonito strips as well as rigged ballyhoo. The average size has been around 12 to 15lbs with some bigger mixed in also. Catching live baits like ballyhoo on early morning trips is a great alternative to trolling and can open up a variety of other species as well like sailfish. While fishing offshore we still have had a great tuna bite. Blackfin and skipjack tuna have been biting quite regularly in depths of 200 to 500 feet of water, primarily on smaller baits like feathers. Moving inshore there has been plenty of smaller bonitos what we like to call "bullets" they make great live baits but also is something to pull on when the action is somewhat slow at times. Kingfish have moved in recently in great numbers and trolling for them with planers to take baits under the surface is the preferred method depths of 80-150 feet have been best as well as fishing shallow wrecks. Sailfish are here and biting as well bu the bite should get even better as we approach the holidays defiantly something to look forward to in the upcoming weeks. Plenty of fish biting this week so please check out our photos this week of some recent catches during our deep sea fishing charters. We have availability as well so if your coming to Fort Lauderdale and looking to do some deep sea fishing we would love to have you aboard. As always please be sure to follow us on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing reports and videos. Tight lines everyone! more later... Capt. Vinnie
Cold Front Fishing In Fort Lauderdale
Cold Front Fishing In Fort Lauderdale
November 8, 2021
Hello everyone Capt. Vinnie here. Winter time fishing is just begging here in Fort Lauderdale and thats what this weeks report is about so lets get started. This week in Fort Lauderdale we recently had a big time cold front that just came through and for us here the temperatures have been around 57 in the morning to a comfortable 68, now for us thats chilly but for. most people that come down to fish with us it is not. The fishing has been very good this week plenty of fish have been biting, the main fish this week again like last week is tuna, mostly skipjack tuna, skipjack tuna are very hard fighters and excellent table fare specially if your someone that likes sushi like myself its a great fish to eat this way. We have been catching them in depths of **hidden content** feet of water primarily on surface baits like small feathers and mylar seawitches. While fishing those depths there also has been quite a good amount of mahi mahi around as well now this is not season for these fish so there are not somewhat prevalent but there has been a few around and the ones we have been caching are very nice sized averaging anywhere from 10-12lbs same baits we are using for tuna are what we have been catching the mahi on also. Moving a little bit the king mackeral have recently showed up and have been biting pretty well, best depths for them have been 80-150 feet of water and our best baits this week for them have been seawitches with bonito strips and spoons fished on a planer to take the baits below the surface and into the strike zone. Also with the cold fronts one of the main fish that everyone is looking to catch is sailfish and they are starting to make an appearance right off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. When we have cold fronts it tends to make sailfish want to move and feed and they have been somewhat plentiful the last few days due to the cooler temperatures. Live bait has been the best thing to use to target the sailfish but trolled baits like ballyhoo and strips baits are a close 2nd. The sailfish have been showering baitfish all over and can sometimes be sight fished as well. The sailfish bite should start to get even better as we get closer towards December. Lots of different fish biting just off the coast of fort Lauderdale so if your looking to do some deep sea fishing now is a great time to do so. This week we have some great pictures of some recent deep sea fishing trips that took place just off the coast of Fort Lauderdale so be sure to check those out. We have some availability left for the month of November so if your looking to fish its a great time. Remember to follow us on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing videos and reports. tight lines Capt. Vinnie

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Great 4 hour trip with Captain Vinnie and First Mate Logan\u2026Great crew, boat and fish on!!!
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on November 9, 2021
Visited from Maryland and had no expectations other then to have fun. My wife and I brought our son and nephew. Man did they...
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Good time. I'll definitely hire these guys again

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Snapper & Shark (Night) on July 14, 2021
Our original trip got canceled due to the weather.  But Captain Vinnie made it possible to move the trip to the next morning....
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Wonderful first fishing experience

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private (AM) on June 7, 2021
We had such a great time on the YB Normal fishing and enjoying the beautiful ocean views with captain Vinnie and first mate...
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We outfished all of the other boats.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 1, 2021
What a fantastic trip. In just 6 hours we boated a BUNCH of Mahi Mahi, 3 or 4 barracuda,  a kingfish (that we just ate for...
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Catch of a Lifetime

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private (AM) on June 30, 2021
We were there to catch a hammerhead shark and captain Vinnie and Elliot were able to help us do just that. Our son is heading...
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FAQs about YB Normal

YB Normal offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Private (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 5 Hour – Snapper & Shark (Night) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore Mahi (10 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Daytime Swordfish (10 hours)

When you book a trip with YB Normal, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Garmin )
  • Fishfinder (Furuno )
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with YB Normal include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (Live bait can be requested for around $40-$80)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water )
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

YB Normal offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

YB Normal offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with YB Normal include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo