Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing Charters

Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale: 125 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(128 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from US $395
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(112 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from US $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(34 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(56 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $850
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(224 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $550

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
Based on 28,259 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Flamingo fishing was more than perfect for our first time fishing in the ocean. Crew was more than happy to help and everyone on the boat was catching fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Flamingo fishing was more than perfect for our first time fishing in the ocean. Crew was more than happy to help and everyone on the boat was catching fish!
Flamingo Fishing
Flamingo Fishing
Be flexible, weather might keep you from heading offshore so don’t overlook the fun gamefish that can be caught inshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible, weather might keep you from heading offshore so don’t overlook the fun gamefish that can be caught inshore.
All Good Charters
All Good Charters
Started off a little chilly but warmed Up quickly out on the ocean and was perfect day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Started off a little chilly but warmed Up quickly out on the ocean and was perfect day
Wicked Cuda Sport Fishing
Wicked Cuda Sport Fishing
Bring a sweatshirt and sunscreen. It is windy on the ocean. Also, it's pretty bouncy so if you have any motion sickness, take the meds ahead of time. No pressure on actually catching fish - enjoy the beautiful experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a sweatshirt and sunscreen. It is windy on the ocean. Also, it's pretty bouncy so if you have any motion sickness, take the meds ahead of time. No pressure on actually catching fish - enjoy the beautiful experience.
The Way Sportfishing
The Way Sportfishing
We did lots of research and I would highly recommend booking with these guys. It’s 100% worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did lots of research and I would highly recommend booking with these guys. It’s 100% worth it.
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Florida Adventure Outfitters
To those fishing in Fort Lauderdale for the first time I think the kind of trip you choose is a determining factor in what a successful outing will be. Are you going for volume or big game? Naturally big game is probably going to be less volume and require a longer trip most likely but if the conditions are right strategically speaking the bottom year is round in Florida from a volume/action perspective.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To those fishing in Fort Lauderdale for the first time I think the kind of trip you choose is a determining factor in what a successful outing will be. Are you going for volume or big game? Naturally big game is probably going to be less volume and require a longer trip most likely but if the conditions are right strategically speaking the bottom year is round in Florida from a volume/action perspective.
South Florida Sportfishing
South Florida Sportfishing
Book with captain mike from Florida adventure outfitters if you want a real captain with your best interests in mind. Honest and knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain mike from Florida adventure outfitters if you want a real captain with your best interests in mind. Honest and knowledgeable.
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Sometimes you catch fish, sometimes you don’t. Try to enjoy the trip either way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sometimes you catch fish, sometimes you don’t. Try to enjoy the trip either way.
Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing
Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing
Highly recommend the morning charters vs. afternoon. While it was not until late morning, we landed most of our catches, the morning water was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend the morning charters vs. afternoon. While it was not until late morning, we landed most of our catches, the morning water was great.
All Good Charters
All Good Charters
Fort Lauderdale has some of the best fishing! I would recommend checking out good hit sportfishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fort Lauderdale has some of the best fishing! I would recommend checking out good hit sportfishing!
GoodHit Sportfishing 2 Netflix Boat
GoodHit Sportfishing 2 Netflix Boat Davie, Florida
Get a small boat captain and be sure to have them recommend a place to have the fresh catch cooked up! Great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a small boat captain and be sure to have them recommend a place to have the fresh catch cooked up! Great trip!
All Good Charters
All Good Charters Mount Pleasant, TX
Call the business ahead of time once you’ve booked something and as the captain what fish will be in season when you go. The captain will help you have a more fun experience by taking you to those fish. If you have a specific fish you are looking for ask when they are in season to get the best chance of finding that fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call the business ahead of time once you’ve booked something and as the captain what fish will be in season when you go. The captain will help you have a more fun experience by taking you to those fish. If you have a specific fish you are looking for ask when they are in season to get the best chance of finding that fish.
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Florida Adventure Outfitters Bloomsbury, NJ
Bring drinks and snacks for on the boat. In July be prepared for rain storms. Let your captain know what species you want to target.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring drinks and snacks for on the boat. In July be prepared for rain storms. Let your captain know what species you want to target.
GoodHit Sportfishing 2 Netflix Boat
GoodHit Sportfishing 2 Netflix Boat
Yes, plenty of fish out there! It’s hot but the boat provides great relief.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, plenty of fish out there! It’s hot but the boat provides great relief.
Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing
Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing Fort Lauderdale, FL
Be prepared for sun but it can be well worth the effort with the right guide
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for sun but it can be well worth the effort with the right guide
Bass Fishing Musician
Bass Fishing Musician
Where fishing clothes, it is hot and humid!!! Don’t forget your sun tan cream. Most captains don’t like the spray kind
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Where fishing clothes, it is hot and humid!!! Don’t forget your sun tan cream. Most captains don’t like the spray kind
Florida Everglades Charters
Florida Everglades Charters Nichols, SC
Go at 6 am with live bait and a knowledgeable guide who knows the hot spots that do switch around due to water levels. Best in the cooler months of Jan Feb march but we caught 9 flood size fish in late June.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go at 6 am with live bait and a knowledgeable guide who knows the hot spots that do switch around due to water levels. Best in the cooler months of Jan Feb march but we caught 9 flood size fish in late June.
Bass Fishing Musician
Bass Fishing Musician Hobe Sound, FL
If your visiting ft lauderdale and thinking about doing a fishing trip call Mike! You won't be disappointed. Not only is captain Mike very knowledgeable about the area, he is also knowledgeable about different species of fish, but also the best ways to cook them!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your visiting ft lauderdale and thinking about doing a fishing trip call Mike! You won't be disappointed. Not only is captain Mike very knowledgeable about the area, he is also knowledgeable about different species of fish, but also the best ways to cook them!
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Florida Adventure Outfitters Leonard, TX
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.
Captain Brian Charters
Captain Brian Charters 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.
Captain Andy – Party Boat Fishing
Captain Andy – Party Boat Fishing Fort Rucker, Alabama

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Fort Lauderdale