Captain
Wally Shaw

Member since January 2015

Fort Lauderdale, United States

Background
I have been fishing Fort Lauderdale waters my entire life. I have over 20 years of professional sportfishing and tournament experience in South Florida and the Bahamas.
Techniques
Trolling, kite fishing, bottom fishing

Hey, I'm Captain Wally Shaw

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
I have been fishing Fort Lauderdale waters my entire life. I have over 20 years of professional sportfishing and tournament experience in South Florida and the Bahamas.
Techniques
Trolling, kite fishing, bottom fishing
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My Charter Listings

Fort Lauderdale
trips from
US$ 550

Customer Reviews

4.20 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Grant, mi
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Nothing like spending a whole day fishing and not catching anything, not even bites. The crew didnt seem to work to hard to change up tactics, or recomend other types of species to catch.
Then get chastised for using the web site instead of calling direct, because the captain didn’t get the booking fee.

Roscoe Ostyn does not recommend Reel Work Sportfishing Charters

Fished April 2018

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Wally Shaw (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 6, 2018

Let me start by saying none of us like going out and not catching anything. We are always talking to each other on the VHF and cell phones about what’s biting. We started this trip catching live bait to have so that if we came across any Mahi Mahi while we were offshore we have the bait for them. There was already a boat catching them. I called him on the phone and he said he was almost done. We waited for him to finish and moved in to where he was. It cut down the time it takes to chum them up on our own. Got the bait then went to the reef where we started trolling. Talking to the other boats that were already trolling and it wasn’t very productive. Did that for a little bit before heading offshore. There was scattered seaweed with some larger clumps that we worked as we got further out. Went out 10+ miles looking for Mahi but no luck. Heard a few boats shark fishing get bites. Decided to head back in there to give it a shot. The whole time I am listening and talking to the other boats about what’s going on with them. Ran back in from offshore and set up shark fishing. Did that for about an hour and got a bite. Unfortunately the fish fell off a few minutes later. Talked to a couple of boats that were bottom fishing around the wrecks without much luck. Decided to keep trying for another shark until it was time to head back. That’s pretty much how the trip went.
Booking fees and commission have been a part of this business since long before I got involved in it. I don’t know any boat that doesn’t mind paying them. We get trips from websites, hotels, other boats, friends, and anywhere else we can get them from. Usually when we get clients from other places we give them a card and say “next time you want to go out just call us directly” so we can have repeat customers. I’ve had people call back other boats that gave us trips and sign up again thinking they would be with us only to find out they aren’t.
This is the first time I’ve responded to a review. We don’t have many reviews to begin with. It’s not something I’ve really pushed with my clients but feedback is appreciated.

Sincerely
Captain Wally

United States
Went fishing on Thursday, December 28, 2017

The crew was definitely pleasant enough but I feel that my son and I did not necessarily get our monies worth.  The first hour was spent fishing to get live bait that I feel should have been there and ready to go plus the travel time in and out.  In the end we only got 2 hours of fishing out of the 4 I paid for.

First mate did most of the work and in the end we only caught one Mackerel and 4 bait fish. 

Glad of my time with my son (on leave from the Army) but disappointed in the experience.

Alice F.

Alice Fortner does not recommend Reel Work Sportfishing Charters

Fished December 2017

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, October 26, 2017

These guys tried their darndest to get our small kids into a variety of fish.  Weather and fish were not the most cooperative, but everyone got to tangle with kings, cudas, and other smaller stuff.  A FOR EFFORT guys!  Thanks!

Fished October 2017

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

Fished July 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fished May 2017

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