Fort Lauderdale Fishing

Probably the best example of South Florida's year-round fisheries, Fort Lauderdale is truly an offshore angler's paradise. The northbound Gulf Stream flows unusually close to the city's shoreline, providing crucial nutrients for all types of pelagics, and bringing the action closer to home than almost any other place in the Sunshine State. Pair that with a rich coral reef and several serendipitously placed wrecks, and you have yourself a classic deep sea hotspot, with a chance of catching the likes of Sailfish, Marlin, Swordfish or Mahis as near as couple of miles from the shore!

Known For

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Kingfish and Tuna frenzy, Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Stranahan House, Renowned Billfish potential, Las Olas Beach, Flamingo Gardens, Sawgrass Recreation Park, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Rules & Regulations

There is no additional fishing permit required for those fishing from a guided or for-hire charter that owns a charter captain or charter boat license.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.