Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

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Fort Lauderdale: 248 fishing charters available

Wicked Cuda Sport Fishing
Wicked Cuda Sport Fishing
 Federally permitted

Fort Lauderdale • 28 ft • 4 persons

Based out of Fort Lauderdale, Wicked Cuda Sport Fishing is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

"Our experience with Captain Taylor was as good as it could get." —⁠ Tyler, IN
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trips fromUS $450
 Federally permitted

Fort Lauderdale • 35 ft • 6 persons

Soflo Sportfishing has a lot to offer you. Born and raised in South Florida, let Captain Dave Allen show you what Fort Lauderdale fishing is all about.

"It’s called “fishing”, not “catching”, so nothing is guaranteed…but today (6hr morning trip) the fish were biting with enough time in between to rest our arms!" —⁠ Stephen,
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trips fromUS $400
The Way Sportfishing
The Way Sportfishing
 Federally permitted

Fort Lauderdale • 29 ft • 6 persons

Spend the day with The Way Sportfishing and find out what the fishing in Dania Beach is all about!

"Jedidiah was a fantastic captain. We got on fish within the first 50 minutes and maxed out on King Mackeral withing 2 hours." —⁠ Sean,
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trips fromUS $450
All Good Charters
All Good Charters
 Federally permitted

Fort Lauderdale • 20 ft • 3 persons

Setting off from Fort Lauderdale, All Good Charters offers both inshore and offshore fishing for all levels.

"My sister and I decided to do this while down in Florida and I’m so glad we did!" —⁠ Rachelle,
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trips fromUS $350

Fort Lauderdale • 22 ft • 4 persons

It’s time to book a trip with Bass Fishing Musician today! Captain Dave has been running charters for the last 35 years and does everything to make sure you have a great time.
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trips fromUS $500
 Federally permitted

Fort Lauderdale • 43 ft • 6 persons

Sailing out of Port Everglades In Fort Lauderdale for over a decade YB Normal is ready to take clients out for a great day of fishing.

"We did the 6 hour afternoon trip with Vinnie and 1st mate Fischer and had a fantastic time." —⁠ John,
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trips fromUS $500
Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing
Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing
 Federally permitted

Fort Lauderdale • 50 ft • 6 persons

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing is a company with an excellent reputation and almost half a century of local experience in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas.

"Our family recently went on an epic fishing trip with the most amazing crew!" —⁠ DAnne,
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trips fromUS $875
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Florida Adventure Outfitters
 State licensed

Fort Lauderdale • 33 ft • 6 persons

Florida Adventure Outfitters is located in Fort Lauderdale to show you a memorable time in these waters.

"I have taken a lot of charters and I can say that the Capt and 1st mate were top notch." —⁠ Jayson,
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trips fromUS $625
Fishing With Jake – Land-Based Peacock Bass
Fishing With Jake – Land-Based Peacock Bass

Fort Lauderdale • 4 persons

Planning your fishing trip in Davie just got easier, thanks to Fishing With Jake Peacock Bass Land-based Shoreline Fishing Charter, a 5-star rated guide service!

"My 10 year old son and I did the 2 hour trip with Jake and it was amazing." —⁠ Steven,
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trips fromUS $200
Reelit Charters
Reelit Charters
 State licensed

Fort Lauderdale • 25 ft • 4 persons

Explore some of the best fishing spots in the bountiful waters of Fort Lauderdale!

"The very professional, fun and very well equipped Captain Xavier and his crew Seth had us do three different setups including fast and slow trolling which resulted in the catch of a lovely Wahoo 50 minutes into the 8 hour outing plus three lovely king mackerels." —⁠ Andrew,
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trips fromUS $550
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Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale fishing charters open up a world of options. Calm canals, remote reefs, and even the warm currents of the Gulf Stream are within easy reach of the city. Local captains make the most of all of this, with trips to suit every group.
 
The main targets inshore are Snook and Tarpon. Both fish put up a real fight, making them a favorite of fly fishers and sporting anglers. Farther out, you can bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and more around the reefs. All these fish are here year-round, but the best time to target them is in the summer.
 
Finally, the bluewaters. Most charters in Fort Lauderdale specialize in trolling and kite fishing offshore. Sailfish, Tuna, Marlin, and more tag each other out throughout the year. Sailfish are great in winter and spring, Marlin peak in summer. In the fall, Swordfishing is all the rage. Whenever you visit, you can hook a monster. 
 
Inshore charters fish calm waters right in town, while reef fishing trips head into the ocean. Both are great for beginners, but young kids may be better off inshore. Deep sea charters are designed for seasoned anglers. If you’re after big Billfish, you’re best off on a full day charter. However, the sea gets deep so quickly that all these trips are available as half or full days. That’s part of what makes Fort Lauderdale special.

Rules & Regulations

You don’t need a fishing license on saltwater charters in Fort Lauderdale. You do need one to target freshwater species like Bass, though. Be aware that Snook are release-only from December 15 to January 31 and June 1 to August 3. Most Grouper species are protected between January 1 and April 30. Lastly, Tarpon are catch-and-release all year round.

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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Seasons

January

January may be Fort Lauderdale's coldest month, but the fishing is hot. Often, the worse the weather, the better the fishing. Windy conditions get Sailfish biting like crazy. Swordfishing can be very good.

February

February is the month of the Wahoo in Fort Lauderdale. This means fast trolling and faster action. Look out for Blackfin Tuna 'busting' schools of baitfish over reefs and make the most of the awesome Sailfish bite.

March

Spring is Fort Lauderdale's best fishing season. Troll, bottom fish over shipwrecks, fish over the reefs with live bait - everything is biting. Mahi Mahi arrive close to shore when the east winds blow. Kingfish and Amberjack are caught at the reefs.

April

The great spring bite continues, with wreck fishing getting better and better. Mahi Mahi are biting extremely well in relatively shallow water (200-300 ft). The rougher the weather, the better the fishing for this species.

May

Mahi Mahi continue to bite within a few miles of the coast, with Blackfin Tuna also red hot. Amberjacks are caught over wrecks in waters 200-300 ft deep. This is usually the beginning of the open Grouper season.

June

The reefs are the place to go at this time of year. Catch Kingfish and Tuna here as well as Bonito, which are migrating along the coastline. This is also one of the best times to catch Sharks in Fort Lauderdale.

July

The weather heats up, but that doesn't put a stop to the fishing. This is one of the best months for Snapper and Grouper fishing, particularly at night. Trolling for Bonito and Kingfish over the reefs is very successful.

August

The seas are calm and tranquil, with surface temperatures being very hot. This makes deep drop fishing offshore a very good choice, with deeper dwelling fish being less affected by the temperature change further up.

September

Temperatures usually start to cool by the end of the month, inviting a greater number of surface fish. Sailfish might start showing up, with Kingifsh still being active over the reefs. Tarpon is great inshore.

October

As the weather transitions to Fall, winds tend to pick up. This brings pelagics closer to shore, with fishing for Mahi Mahi and Sailfish being very good, and a great variety of pelagics biting over the reefs.

November

Sailfish start to settle in earnest nearshore, chasing schools of mullet through Fort Lauderdale's famous 'Sailfish Alley'. Bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper is excellent, with a host of species crowding the reefs.

December

Winter is not something that should put you off fishing in Fort Lauderdale. You can expect a good bite from Sailfish and Mahi Mahi nearshore, with Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, and Amberjack around the reefs.

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