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The excellence of Pompano Beach fishing charters can hardly be considered a secret. The area’s deep waters and endless reefs have drawn many accomplished captains to the area. What makes the town’s fishing special is the fact that the water drops very quickly, allowing you to target even the most prized of species within a mile or two offshore.

These lively underwater landscapes hold large numbers of Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and Hogfish. Head out a little further, and you will find Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, big King Mackerel, and Wahoo. More seasoned anglers will probably already know about Pompano Beach’s specialty – Swordfish. Less than 20 miles from shore the waters are deep enough to hold it, making both night and daytime trips a local favorite.

Having so many underwater structures means you will be spoiled for choice on a half day trip out of Pompano Beach. If you stay out longer, take full advantage of the awesome deep sea fishing on offer. Head up to Sailfish Alley, where one lucky boat once caught and released 83 Sailfish in a single day, or go 15 miles out to the Gulf Stream, where you can find Marlin, Sailfish, and so much more.

If you’re coming to Pompano Beach with the goal of setting off into the deep blue waters offshore, your best bet will be the charters located in the vicinity of the Hillsboro Inlet. From here, you’ll be able to find an experienced captain and a seaworthy vessel able to lead you to the catch of a lifetime!

Rules & Regulations

There are several strict closed seasons in Florida, most notably for many species of Grouper, which can be caught only from May onwards. You will not need a fishing license when fishing aboard a registered Pompano Beach fishing charter as you are covered by the boat’s license.

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January

What better way to kick off the year than by dropping some lines for tasty bottom fish like Snapper and Tilefish? Trolling for huge Sailfish more your style? Whatever you want, you've got it here.

February

The annual Pompano Beach Sailfish Challenge draws the country's top anglers for an explosion of foam and flying kites. Book well in advance for the chance of 20-bite-strong sessions offshore.

March

As the weather warms up, so does the bite on the reefs, with Snappers, Groupers, Tilefish and Triggerfish making for great food fishing. Deep in the dark, the first Swordfish are beginning to show up, too.

April

The blue water action starts to heat up, with Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Marlin showing up offshore just as the Sailfish start packing for their summer vacation. This is a great chance to catch them all at once.

May

May kicks off the season for various species of Grouper and they're just one small slice of the awesome fishing on the wrecks and reefs nearby. Jump aboard a drift boat and catch yourself some lunch!

June

The Pompano Beach Saltwater Slam is held every year in June and promises awesome fishing in various categories. Want to get away from the pack? Head offshore in search on monster Swordfish.

July

July is peak Swordfish season and the perfect chance to target these awesome abyssal hunters. This is not for the faint-hearted but the rewards are huge, making the battle count even more.

August

The Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown promises awesome offshore action for anyone ambitious enough to sign up. This times well with peak Blue Marlin season, everyone's favorite time of year.

September

September is a good month for any style of fishing. the Swordfish are in their prime, the Marlin are still in town, and on the reefs the Grouper are getting huge, making for the perfect meal at the end of the day.

October

the Sailfish show up just as the other pelagic fish start to leave, because sometimes nature's nice like that. This is your last solid chance of big Swordfish, too, so grab it with both hands and hold on tight.

November

Sailfish are back in their prime and the reefs are always bursting with life. The cooler weather will make reeling in those huge bottom fish a lot easier, too, so get out there and grab some!

December

What better way to spend the winter than catching delicious bottom fish? Book in for a full day and you will also have plenty of time to enjoy the awesome Sailfish action. Happy holidays indeed!

Pompano Beach Fishing Calendar

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It's hot and rain showers are frequent. Sunscreen and liquids are a must. Go out early rather than later in the day
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It's hot and rain showers are frequent. Sunscreen and liquids are a must. Go out early rather than later in the day
Mark  A.
Mark A. LAUD BY SEA, FL
It was unseasonably cool (highs in low 70s) but fish were still out there. Just a bit of patience needed. Morning probably better than afternoon.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was unseasonably cool (highs in low 70s) but fish were still out there. Just a bit of patience needed. Morning probably better than afternoon.
BRAD  T.
BRAD T. Watkinsville, GA
It is a bit cold & windy in the early morning but its great because the fish is hungry and bite fast
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It is a bit cold & windy in the early morning but its great because the fish is hungry and bite fast
Codi  H.
Codi H. Marietta, Georgia
If your fishing for the first time in pompano, book a trip with benny's book a mate charters!!! Well worth the $$$$
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If your fishing for the first time in pompano, book a trip with benny's book a mate charters!!! Well worth the $$$$
Jamie  L.
Jamie L. Hollywood, FL
Yes, Seemed to be boats in the area all fishing Unfortunately due to sea sickness by two of my party we had to go in early.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, Seemed to be boats in the area all fishing Unfortunately due to sea sickness by two of my party we had to go in early.
Michael  K.
Michael K. Boca Raton, FL
Love looking at the homes while on the boat. The fishing is great, and the home sightseeing was also fun.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Love looking at the homes while on the boat. The fishing is great, and the home sightseeing was also fun.
Joe  K.
Joe K. San Juan
I would recommend giving Benny at Benny’s book a mate charter. He will do anything he can to make sure you catch some fish
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I would recommend giving Benny at Benny’s book a mate charter. He will do anything he can to make sure you catch some fish
Grant  R.
Grant R. Elk City, OK
Check out the fishing fleet ahead of time to see what's being caught. Fish for what's biting now and you won't be disappointed.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Check out the fishing fleet ahead of time to see what's being caught. Fish for what's biting now and you won't be disappointed.
Richard  S.
Richard S. Pompano Beach, FL
Beginner or avid fisherman. Young or old. Family friendly. You don't have to go out far to catch great fish. Which gives you more time of actual fishing. Love this place!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Beginner or avid fisherman. Young or old. Family friendly. You don't have to go out far to catch great fish. Which gives you more time of actual fishing. Love this place!
Tim  E.
Tim E. Orlando, FL
Not as many fish biting as we would have like but the overall experience was great.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Not as many fish biting as we would have like but the overall experience was great.
Lori  A.
Lori A. Boca Raton, FL
Yes, but like everything you must know the spots and the bait to use. Use a charter, help the local economy out.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, but like everything you must know the spots and the bait to use. Use a charter, help the local economy out.
Marjan  C.
Marjan C. Akron, Ohio
You don’t have to go out far to catch big fish. Caught a big sailfish and huge shark in 130-150ft.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
You don’t have to go out far to catch big fish. Caught a big sailfish and huge shark in 130-150ft.
Joel  H.
Joel H. Seymour, IN
Wear sunscreen and uv protective clothing for the hot summer weather. and keep an eye out for summer storms.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Wear sunscreen and uv protective clothing for the hot summer weather. and keep an eye out for summer storms.
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FishingBooker Member Pompano Beach, Florida
Go with Shawn Safris. We booked a half day and were on the water close to six hrs. He goes all out to make sure you have the best chance to catch fish and his price is way reasonable.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go with Shawn Safris. We booked a half day and were on the water close to six hrs. He goes all out to make sure you have the best chance to catch fish and his price is way reasonable.
Michael  P.
Michael P. Orlando, Florida
Yes. Easy to get to the boat. Benny picked me and dropped me to the hotel. Pleasant experience.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes. Easy to get to the boat. Benny picked me and dropped me to the hotel. Pleasant experience.
Salil  J.
Salil J. Hollywood, Florida
Highly recommend the fishing charter "True Grit Sportfishing" and Captain Ryland.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Highly recommend the fishing charter "True Grit Sportfishing" and Captain Ryland.
Winfried  K.
Winfried K. Pompano Beach, Florida
As for me, I go for what I can eat. The 48lb Mahi Mahi that we caught tasted great!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
As for me, I go for what I can eat. The 48lb Mahi Mahi that we caught tasted great!
David  G.
David G. Wynnewood, Oklahoma

Florida Sportfishing Charters
Florida Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 19 reviews
Planned a last second trip with these guys and it was a great time! Definitely recommend them!
Joshua  E.
Joshua E. Imperial, MO
Never Enough Sport Fishing
Never Enough Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
Great job working hard to get us on fish! Nicest people and most informative trip we’ve been on.. we’ll be back!!!!!
Glenn  C.
Glenn C. Deerfield Beach, FL
Robs Guide Service
Robs Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
We had an awesome time on our trip today. The crew were super helpful and informative, and we caught great fish! Thanks for a wonderful morning out on the water!!
Karoline  B.
Karoline B. Miromar Lakes, FL
Reel Floridian Fishing
Reel Floridian Fishing
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 101 reviews
Captain Chris was a consummate professional. He put us on great fish and educated us on all aspects of fishing. I have recommended him to friends already
Aaron  J.
Aaron J. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ringmaster Charters
Ringmaster Charters
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 90 reviews
Good time with a solid crew. No sailfish but happy to save it for the next trip. Highly recommend the trip, don’t recommend the rum!
Eric  H.
Eric H. Hoboken, NJ
Local Fishing Charters
Local Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
Had a great time today with Captain Thomas! My brother-in-law and I caught a massive Wahoo, a mahi mahi, and a Bonita! Definitely recommend this charter and can't wait to go again!
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Royal Oak, MI
True Grit Sportfishing
True Grit Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 79 reviews
We had an awesome trip today. The captain was super knowledgeable and the first mate never stopped. We were bringing up fish left and right. Some were big (barracuda) and some were smaller like the vermillion snapper. The boat was clean and very well kept up. We had an awesome time and would absolutely recommend true grit. We look forward to doing this again. Thanks for an awesome fishing trip!
Jenny  B.
Jenny B. Boca Raton, FL
Deja Vu Fishing Charters
Deja Vu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Had an absolute blast! Captain Anthony is a unbelievably nice guy and really knows his stuff and is fun to fish with!
Alexander  D.
Alexander D. Winston-Salem, NC
Never Enough Sport Fishing
Never Enough Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 62 reviews
Anthony did a nice job seeing to it that my 10 and 13 daughters had a good experience.
Curt  F.
Curt F. Hopkins, MN
Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter
Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 140 reviews
The fish refused to cooperate with Capt Mike no matter how hard he tried. After his hard work we ended a four hour charter with several fish to the boat and a nice mahi-mahi to go home with. The boat was clean and well prepared for trolling. The charter was very accommodating to my party and a very last minute addition was no big deal either. Thanks again and will see you again.
Gregory  D.
Gregory D. Dallas, Texas
Never Enough Sport Fishing Too
Never Enough Sport Fishing Too
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
Cannot say enough great things about our 3 hour charter. Captain put us on the fish almost immediately. Non stop action. Mate was also great on deck with us and assisting us to get the best experience, which we did. I think we worked him hard that day! Will absolutely be going back for another charter.
Joseph  G.
Joseph G. Ronkonkoma, NY
Fishing Guide Capt Tom Hinterschied
Fishing Guide Capt Tom Hinterschied
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 216 reviews
We were first time anglers with 2 teens. Had wonderful time. Captain Tom prepared the lines, baited the hooks and told each of us when there was a fish on the line and how to reel it in Caught 5 King fish, 2 baracuda and a couple of bait fish. Not bad for first timers!!
Linda  B.
Linda B. Boca Raton, FL
Never Enough Sport Fishing
Never Enough Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
Great fishing! Will definately be back in the spring. I have enough fish in the freezer until then.
Lou  L.
Lou L. Aquebogue, NY
Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter
Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 140 reviews
Captain Benny was great. Super knowledgeable and fun to be around. We had an awesome time even though the fishing was slow ( we got 2 nice Kingfish), and will definitely book it Caltrain Benny again! Jeff M
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Sarasota, FL
Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter
Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 140 reviews
Great day of fishing with Captain Mike, put us on the Kingfish limited out, had to release some fish,, we caught so many. I would highly recommend them.
Peter  I.
Peter I. Tampa, Florida
Florida Sportfishing Charters
Florida Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 19 reviews
Awesome day with Chad and Rodrigo. We would highly recommend taking a trip with these guys. If we ever make it back out to Florida we will definitely book with them again.
David  S.
David S. Stockton, CA
True Grit Sportfishing
True Grit Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 79 reviews
Despite not best weather conditions Captain was bale to put us on some big fish. We caught 30 inch Bonita, large King and Spanish Mackerel. Can't wait to go back out again.
PAUL  G.
PAUL G. Hillsboro Beach, FL
Never Enough Sport Fishing
Never Enough Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
Not new to deep sea fishing but was a great experience for my gf and her teenage son. Ps. Played great music. Lol
David  B.
David B. Birmingham, MI
Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter
Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 140 reviews
We had a fun afternoon with Captain Benny. He was full of knowledge and knew where to find the fish! An added bonus was his great music!
Katie  C.
Katie C. Rochester, MI
Reel Stubborn Fishing Charters
Reel Stubborn Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Absolutely amazing experience! Captain Lacy is super fun and easy to fish with. He got us several different species of fish including Mahi. We will definitely be fishing with him again if we ever come back to the area. He also filleted and packaged our Mahi for us!
Rebecca  F.
Rebecca F. WISC RAPIDS, WI

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Pompano Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Pompano Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $516, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $851. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Pompano Beach is 34 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Local Fishing Charters, Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter, and Florida Sportfishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Pompano Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Pompano Beach.

Local Fishing Charters and Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Pompano Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Pompano Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Pompano Beach, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Sailfish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, heavy tackle, and trolling. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

What better way to spend the winter than catching delicious bottom fish? Book in for a full day and you will also have plenty of time to enjoy the awesome Sailfish action. Happy holidays indeed! Check availability for local fishing charters in Pompano Beach.

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