YB Normal

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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 – Offshore Mahi
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $825
    up to 6 persons
    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 12:30 PM
    $825
    up to 6 persons
    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
    4 Hour Trip - Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    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
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 hour – Snapper & Shark (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Night time fishing is a good way to get out on the water and experience something a little different, we anchor on wrecks and reefs and fish for good eating fish like Yellowtail, Mangrove, and Mutton Snapper. Night time fishing is also a good way to target some very large Sharks, including Bull, Lemon, Blacktip, and Hammerhead Sharks
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $175
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Spend the morning out fishing for great bottom fish like Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and more, as well as targeting fast-moving fish like Bonito, Barracuda, and Kingfish.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shared (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $175
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Spend the afternoon fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Bonito, Barracuda, and more on this 4-hour shared trip.
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About the Captain

Vinnie Sacks
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
58 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
76 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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
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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 76 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day
Half day with Captain Vinny and Cameron
Fishing with Vinnie
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Angler Rating
71
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Steve H.
Rockville, MD
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Vinny and Cameron

VERIFIED   NEW  February 7, 2020
Cameron helped us the entire time. Dealing with the rods and reels and bait and answering a lot of our questions about fishing....
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Michael B.
Dowagiac, MI
 5.00
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Frickin' Funtastic Adventure with YB Normal!!

VERIFIED   January 9, 2020
Wow!!  Can not say it enough! This was such a great experience. Don’t think it would have been as fun or memorable...
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United States
 5.00
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Great charter with Captain Vinnie!

December 26, 2019
I recently booked a trip with Captain Vinnie on YB Normal with a group of my girlfriends. From the start the crew was very...
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Alex P.
San Juan
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Vinnie

VERIFIED   NEW  February 17, 2020
That was great trip and experience, Captain Vinnie and his co-captain Amanda did excellent job to find and catch nice kingfish...
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Julio M.
Byron Center, MI
 5.00
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Half day family fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 1, 2020
Today was an awesome experience! My wife and I have been looking to take our kids (12 & 14) deep sea fishing for some time. ...
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Fishing Reports

Great All Day Trip

February 18, 2020

What a great trip we had this week, some of the best fishing we have seen in Fort Lauderdale in while, we had a great local group from the Hollywood florida area, which is only 10 min south of… Read Full Report →


Sushi For Dinner

February 12, 2020

Its been a very busy week for us down here in sunny Fort Lauderdale and thank goodness the fish are biting also, this week on the Yb Normal, the main bite for us has been blackfin tuna! Like the… Read Full Report →