Captain
Norm Bekoff

Member since October 2016 Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
I grew up on sportfish boats and have fished everywhere from Massachusetts to St. Thomas, USVI and the Gulf of Mexico. However offshore South Florida is home. I got my captain's license at 19 and have been on boats ever since. So when you book Finest Kind you're getting home-grown fishing experience, not someone who left the rat race up north, bought a boat and thinks he can make a go of it.
Techniques
Light tackle live bait and trolling is our specialty.

Hey, I'm Captain Norm Bekoff

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
I grew up on sportfish boats and have fished everywhere from Massachusetts to St. Thomas, USVI and the Gulf of Mexico. However offshore South Florida is home. I got my captain's license at 19 and have been on boats ever since. So when you book Finest Kind you're getting home-grown fishing experience, not someone who left the rat race up north, bought a boat and thinks he can make a go of it.
Techniques
Light tackle live bait and trolling is our specialty.

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Finest Kind

7 reviews
Fort Lauderdale
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Fishing Reports

Great summer fishing

July 11, 2020

Had Leo & his crew out on a morning half-day. They caught kingfish to 20lbs, a blackfin tuna and several big bonito. Read Full Report →


Big Gaffers!

April 10, 2020

Had the one and only Capt. Jeff Maggio aka the Lunkerdog out today. About a year ago Jeff and I were talking about how nobody ever targets blue marlin anymore around here. And the both of us decided that… Read Full Report →


Blackfin Tuna are chewin!

April 05, 2020

Got after it Saturay, April 4. Left the dock at 3:30 and was hooked up to our 1st tuna 15 minutes later! Had our limit by 5:15! Also caught 7 big hard-fighting bonito. Read Full Report →


Mixed bag

March 31, 2020

Had the Cohen family out for a half day. Caught a blackfin tuna right away. But They were not chewing very well. Made a move inshore and had a wide open bite on spanish & cero mackeral, bluefish, yellowtail,… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Santiago L. R.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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VERIFIED   July 8, 2020
Amazing experience!!
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Norman W.
North Miami Beach, Florida
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VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Awesome time, great captain!
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Erik Z.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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Great Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
Great day of fishing with Captain Norm. Experienced, knowledgeable and man, we caught fish.  Highly recommend.
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Lizzie M.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Excellent Fishing Guide!

January 24, 2016
I caught and released my first sailfish with Captain Norm! I had the best time and was confident in his capabilities and experience...
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Christopher B.
Napoleon, OH
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 9, 2018
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