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)
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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)
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    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
112 Fishing Reports
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128 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!

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Targeted Species

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

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

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

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
May 2, 2021
Hello everyone, Capt Vinnie here this weeks fishing report is a fun one, lots of great customers from all over and some very nice catches this week also! So lets get started, last weeks report we had some pretty good bottom fishing but this week totally changed, we have been having very strong current most days so bottom fishing has been tough, trolling has been very productive this week fishing on the reef to start there has been a great kingfish bite and some of the kingfish we have been catching have been in upwards of 20lbs which is always a great fish to catch. There also has been a great bite of blackfin tuna in the afternoons trolling has been best for them with small feathers fished way behind the boat. Wahoo this week have been hard to find but I think they will make an appearance if the blackfin tuna stay around. Also this week we did see some nice mahi mahi which is always wonderful to catch and see, mahi have some of the most beautiful colors of any fish in the ocean and they also taste great, we caught some nice mahi mahi recently on one of our deep sea fishing charters in around 600 feet of water off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, we were locating the mahi on seaweed patches, the seaweed is a great thing to find offshore because it is home to many small baitfish that mahi eat. We had one day this week where the current was light and we were able to fish for one of my personal favorite eating fish the golden tilefis, these fish live in depths as deep as 1,000 feet, and have some of the best flaky flesh of any fish species, (pictured) was a beautiful golden tilefish we recently caught on one of our deep sea fishing charters in around 800 feet of water. This week I have some great photos of some recent catches caught aboard the YB Normal so defiantly make sure to check those out, this week coming up we have some availability so if your in Fort Lauderdale and looking to go out deep sea fishing it is a great time of year to do so, excellent weather and the fish are biting what could be better! Also remember to follow us on facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing videos and pictures. Capt. Vinnie more later...
Deep Sea Fishing In Fort Lauderdale
Deep Sea Fishing In Fort Lauderdale
April 27, 2021
Hello everyone, Capt Vinnie here. This weeks report is pretty good so lets get to it, This week we have had some interesting weather some daily very windy some days mo wind at all. Our daytime half trips have been producing some decent catches, there has been plenty of king mackeral and bonito to catch on the reef, but also there has been a decent sailfish bite in the afternoons we have been getting a few shots per trip while trolling but kite fishing with live bait has been the best bet to really target the sailfish. There has been a few wahoo to catch as well on the deeper side of the reef as well as a few tuna, but most days there has been plenty of seaweed so trying to fish for one of the deep water species has been kind of tricky. This week mahi mahi has been very hit and miss it is still somewhat early for them but they should begin to come around in the next month or so, something to definitely look forward to. This week as well we have had a very strong current which can make bottom fishing tricky we did manage to catch a few nice sized mutton snappers this week when the current was light. A lot of different species of game fish biting this week, some days have been better then others but thats fishing for you, grouper season does open up this week coming up so hopefully we can catch a few of those tasty fish. This week we have a lot of great photos of some recent catches so please be sure to check those out, we have some availability coming up so if your in the Fort Lauderdale area and looking to go deep sea fishing check us out we would love to have you, as always like us on facebook and instagram for daily fishing videos and reports @Ybnormalsportfishing. I should have a nice report for you coming up after this week so check back soon. tight lines Capt. Vinnie More later....
Red Hot Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Red Hot Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
April 18, 2021
Hello everyone Capt. Vinnie here, this week we have a great report but we also have been doing something new and it has been working very well, so lets get to it! As of late the fishing has been on fire lots of different species biting off the coast of fort Lauderdale, we have been fishing a few all day charters this week and to start off we have been anchoring up on the reef chumming and catching yellowtail snapper similar to what we do at night but in the daytime, I think its better for everyone because you still catch the same fish just don't loose sleep, and there is also a goo chance to catch pelagic fish like kingfish and tuna as well as a sailfish while anchored. Light tackle has been the key to success in the daytime while snapper fishing. We had a few great trips this week where we had very good conditions for this type of fishing and we limited out on snapper and also caught a bunch of bonito and tuna! Lots of fun had by all. Daytime trolling has been very productive as well for mostly tuna as of late, but there has been some larger size kingfish around and a few wahoo and sailfish. Mahi mahi as of late have been very hit or miss, I would say the mahi bite has been very similar to the phrase "should have been here yesterday" one day they are here and the next gone, which is ok it is still a little early they should start to heat up around mid may and early June. Overall this week has been a great one and we should continue to see fishing stay very good for a while now, lots of quality fish caught this week so please check out our photos of some of the great catches. This week coming up there is some availbility but spots are filling up fast so if your looking to get out fishing. now is a great time flat calm seas mostly everyday which is always a plus! Remember to follow us on facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing reports and photos. More later.... Capt. Vinnie

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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on April 28, 2021
I had a great time. Caught many fish and the weather was awesome. But in addition those factors (which of course may vary)...
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VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on May 1, 2021
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private (PM) on January 27, 2021
Captain Vinny was very responsive prior to our inquiries. It was a beautiful day for a boat ride and fishing on the YB Normal,...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 21, 2020
My wife and I recently went on a private fishing charter with these guys, and let me tell you, don’t bother booking anywhere...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 3, 2020
This was an amazing day. When the day started, everyone was pretty quiet, but I think that’s because we were tired, but once...
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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