Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing Charters

Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale: 119 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $850
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4.9 / 5
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Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $499
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4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
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trips from $439
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5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $499
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trips from $2,595

Inshore Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Located only 28 miles from Miami, Fort Lauderdale attracts over 12 million visitors each year. Many of them are prospective anglers looking to land their next trophy in these bountiful waters. Even though offshore fishing here gets most of the attention, the inshore fishing Fort Lauderdale has to offer can be more than stellar.  
 
The numerous canals and waterways of the Intercoastal Waterway are rich with seasonal and resident inshore A-listers. In these waters, you can catch Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and so much more. Fort Lauderdale fishing guides will show you all the honey holes and make sure you don't go home empty-handed. 
 

What type of trip is right for me?

 
The boat charters Fort Lauderdale has in store can take you fishing numerous canals and inshore hot-spots. Port Everglades, a canal leading from the Atlantic to the Intercoastal Waterway, is especially popular, as well as bridges near Bahia Mar Marina. Here are some of the most-booked fishing tours in Fort Lauderdale:
 

Half Day and 3/4 Day Trips

 
Most of the inshore trips in the area are 4–6 hour trips. Since there's no need to travel far to reach the best fisheries, you could have your lines wet just minutes after leaving the dock. Depending on the season, these Fort Lauderdale charters can result in reeling in Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Redfish, and even Sharks and Goliath Grouper at times. 
 

Tarpon Trips

 
These are usually 4-hour trips targeting the mighty "Silver King." South Florida is one of the top Tarpon fisheries in the world, and Fort Lauderdale has some of the biggest Tarpon in the area. Some of them can even grow larger than 200 pounds. When in season, you can try and land these elusive fish on light tackle, fly, or even by trolling mullets. 
 

Snook Trips

 
Snook expeditions can be done both during the day and at night and are usually half-day charters. These tasty fish can get especially large near the bridges by Bahia Mar during the mullet runs in spring and fall. Like Tarpon, Snook are nocturnal feeders, so early morning and night trips are proven to be the most productive. Snook fishing is also seasonal – make sure to ask your captain when they can't be kept (usually for a month during winter and summer). 
 

Night Trips

 
Inshore fishing at night is very popular in Fort Lauderdale, especially 4-hour trips targeting Snook and Tarpon. You'll be exploring the docks and canals just off the Intracoastal Waterway in pursuit of the mentioned species, along with other inshore superstars. The docks are illuminated with underwater lights attracting bait fish – look out for the inshore predators feeding on them!
 

How to Prepare 

 
The best thing about fishing with a licensed inshore charter in Fort Lauderdale is that you won't need a fishing license. The charters also provide top-notch fishing gear and bait, along with fish cleaning service (tips are welcome). You should bring any food and drinks you'd like to have on board, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen. 
 
Explore the waterways of the “Venice of America” and land the ultimate inshore trophy – inshore fishing in Fort Lauderdale will fill your coolers and provide some serious bragging rights. 
 
Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Watch the weather and pick a guide the meets your realtor expectations. Have fun.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Watch the weather and pick a guide the meets your realtor expectations. Have fun.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Jacksonville, FL
Get a private charter who is willing to take you to his private hot spots.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get a private charter who is willing to take you to his private hot spots.
Richard  B.
Richard B. Fort Rucker, Alabama
Great first time fishing in Ft Lauderdale. Weather and waves were perfect. Caught more this trip than any charter I have ever taken
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great first time fishing in Ft Lauderdale. Weather and waves were perfect. Caught more this trip than any charter I have ever taken
Christopher  G.
Christopher G. Madison, CT
My only problem fishing in fort Lauderdale this may was the sea grass was so abundant out in the ocean other than that had a great time
Very good
4.0 / 5
My only problem fishing in fort Lauderdale this may was the sea grass was so abundant out in the ocean other than that had a great time
Ronald  S.
Ronald S. Cincinnati, OH
May seems to be a slow season, however, we still caught lots of fish and had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May seems to be a slow season, however, we still caught lots of fish and had a great time.
Sophie  P.
Sophie P. Stow, OH
To book with this company and use Mike as a captain. He was informative and sooo helpful!! We were very impressed and still are!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To book with this company and use Mike as a captain. He was informative and sooo helpful!! We were very impressed and still are!
Emilee  H.
Emilee H. Kalamazoo, MI
Make sure your prepared for weather. It can come up on ya in a moments notice. EVEN if the sun is shining when ya wake up!! Best advice I have!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure your prepared for weather. It can come up on ya in a moments notice. EVEN if the sun is shining when ya wake up!! Best advice I have!!
Chris  L.
Chris L. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
If you're going with kids bring drinks and snacks. Hats, sunscreen, and a positive attitude with those around you go a long way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going with kids bring drinks and snacks. Hats, sunscreen, and a positive attitude with those around you go a long way.
Cliff  P.
Cliff P. Tampa, Florida
Speak to your guide about how the fishing is going at that particular time of the year. Some months are better than others
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Speak to your guide about how the fishing is going at that particular time of the year. Some months are better than others
Bobby  P.
Bobby P. Tampa, Florida
Use this charter. Hands down, well worth the price. If you’re serious about fishing, look no further.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use this charter. Hands down, well worth the price. If you’re serious about fishing, look no further.
Edward  D.
Edward D. Hockessin, DE
Excellent trip..the viewing going in and out of the harbor are unbelievable seeing the expensive yachts and mansions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent trip..the viewing going in and out of the harbor are unbelievable seeing the expensive yachts and mansions.
Lee  I.
Lee I. Crosby, MN
If you're not from the area, expect it to be real warm and multiple patterns happening at the same time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not from the area, expect it to be real warm and multiple patterns happening at the same time.
Chad  W.
Chad W. Murfreesboro, TN
Being from the north, I truly needed to get some Florida guidance. Go out with a guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Being from the north, I truly needed to get some Florida guidance. Go out with a guide.
Larry  O.
Larry O. Delray Beach, FL
No need to go to the keys there’s plenty of fish Without going miles and miles offshore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
No need to go to the keys there’s plenty of fish Without going miles and miles offshore
Owen  L.
Owen L. Hialeah, Florida
Captain Matt was awesome and very much aware of what was needed to catch fish on our outing. 100% would recommend him for your fishing adventure!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Matt was awesome and very much aware of what was needed to catch fish on our outing. 100% would recommend him for your fishing adventure!!!
Brian  P.
Brian P. Martinsburg, West Virginia
I booked this trip for my husband for Father's Day. Along with a friend. They had a good time. The Captain and crew were great. Unfortunately they came home with no fish. One person caught a Grouper and my husband caught a Trigger Fish. The Captain felt bad and even stayed out a little longer but nature said No.. This also was the night fishing trip. I will definitely book again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I booked this trip for my husband for Father's Day. Along with a friend. They had a good time. The Captain and crew were great. Unfortunately they came home with no fish. One person caught a Grouper and my husband caught a Trigger Fish. The Captain felt bad and even stayed out a little longer but nature said No.. This also was the night fishing trip. I will definitely book again.
Julie  S.
Julie S. Lake Worth, FL
Hit up Dania Pier! It only costs $3.50 for a day pass on the pier. Plenty to see and plenty to catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hit up Dania Pier! It only costs $3.50 for a day pass on the pier. Plenty to see and plenty to catch!
Richard  S.
Richard S. Youngstown, OH
We had a great time fishing in Fort Lauderdale in May. Our Captain knew just where to go and we had the time of our lives!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time fishing in Fort Lauderdale in May. Our Captain knew just where to go and we had the time of our lives!
Lina  B.
Lina B. Webster, Massachusetts
Waters are a little more rough in May as opposed to the summer months but a little more choppy waters get the fish more active. Quality over quantity during the month of May.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Waters are a little more rough in May as opposed to the summer months but a little more choppy waters get the fish more active. Quality over quantity during the month of May.
Shirlee  W.
Shirlee W. Braidwood, IL
I don’t catch anything but the captain the day before caught a nice sailfish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don’t catch anything but the captain the day before caught a nice sailfish
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Tampa, Florida

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