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

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Fort Lauderdale
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Fishing Reports

Big Gaffers!
Big Gaffers!
Apr 10, 2020 Fort Lauderdale
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 we would go do it. Well the only problem is we’re both very busy captains and the time to do it never presented itself last spring (which is the best time to do it). So this year, with us both being shut down we decided to go do it. Left the dock about 7:45 and put out a spread of two teasers and 3 baits at 8:15. The 3rd bait wasn’t in the pin for 30 seconds and we were on to a nice cow dolphin of about 20lbs. Jeff made pretty quick work of that fish and we re-set the spread. Had nice scattered weed that was trying to set up East to west. Re-deployed and had a double of small mahi pile on the rigger baits. Caught 1 of those two & turned it loose. Shortly thereafter Jeff spots a blue marlin tearing up the surface up ahead of us! Left a giant swath of foaming white water! Just as we saw that one another blue marlin of about **hidden content**lbs free jumps 3 times behind the boat! Definitely a different fish than the first! And who knows how many more were down there. What you guys gotta remember is that just seeing one here, in Ft. Lauderdale (let alone 2) is something! Unfortunately neither fish wanted anything to do with us. But it was a tremendous satisfaction just knowing that they’re there! We added another really nice mahi to the box, dragged around for another couple of hours and were back to the dock by 2:30. We’re gonna keep trying as long as we have windows of opportunity and time. I want to give a shout out to Baitmasters of South Florida for a really great product too.

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Half day Trip w\/ Captain Norm
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Appropriate for children
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Nicholas M.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  March 28, 2021
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The captain canceled

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Hailey R.
Bourne, MA
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Half day Trip w/ Captain Norm

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on March 24, 2021
Beyond great experience with Captain Norm. Great guy, great captain, all around the best! Within 15 mins of our lines being...
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Scott M.
Poestenkill, NY
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Fishing with Norm

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Fishing Trip on April 13, 2021
What a great trip and a great experience. Captain Norm was a great captain and one hell of a gentleman. We will for sure be...
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Christopher M.
San Antonio, TX
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Half day trip with Finest Kind (Captain Norm)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 30, 2020
My son and I had an amazing experience, good fishing adventure with a great Captain. We caught Macro & Black-fin tuna to boot...
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