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Fishing in Pompano Beach

When a city gets named after a game fish, you know it's going to be good news for anglers. Although the waterways of Pompano Beach are often accoladed for both their abundance as well as seasonal diversity, a true hallmark of the local fishing grounds remains their absurd proximity to the shore, unmatched by even the most popular of Florida's vacation fisheries. For light tackle enthusiasts, the inshore bite mostly takes place along the area's multiple inlets, canals and intracoastal estuaries, brimming with Snook, Tarpon, Jacks, Barracuda and Redfish. And yet, Pompano Beach is a deep sea fishery at heart. With blue waters nearing the town's shoreline closer than virtually anywhere else on the East Coast, bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper and Triggerfish often begins within the first mile off the beach! The prolific reefs, wrecks and drop-offs located just minutes from the Hillsboro Inlet play host to infinite schools of Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo and Kingfish, all of which can easily be spotted terrorizing bait pods during the summer feeding frenzy. Premier billfishing awaits at the notorious Sailfish Alley, dominated by a variety of trophy predators including Marlin, Swordfish, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna and many more!

Known For

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, Indian Mound Park, Ely Educational Museum, Kester Cottages, Old Pompano Fire Station, Wreck Diving, Sample-McDougald House, Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, Goodyear Blimp Base, Fern Forest Nature Park, Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Festival Flea Market

Rules & Regulations

No license for fishing is necessary if you’re fishing aboard a guided charter, party boat or other for-hire vessel which possesses a valid captain or charter boat license.