Captain
Rick Brady

Member since July 2014 Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
My crewman and I have extensive experience in fishing the Fort Lauderdale/Miami areas: two Bahamas Billfish Championships and numerous tournament wins in addition to our many years of local chartering. None of us enter into tournament fishing anymore and instead choose to spend our days furthering experienced and novice anglers experiences at deep sea fishing and smoothly introducing new anglers to deep sea fishing. Between us, we have a combined total of over 90 years guiding anglers in their pursuit of big game fish and also "action" charters tailored to meet each charters specific wishes. We love what we do, it is all we do, and our love for our job is easily seen with Trip Advisor and Google reviews as well as here at Fishing Booker, as all carry us with a 5-star rating.
Techniques
We offer all types of fishing approaches ranging from big bucket list fish to smaller ones for young children. Live baiting along the reef edges for Sailfish with kites as specialty. Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tunas and Kings are primary trolling and live bait targets as well as bottom fishing for various species including grouper, snapper, Golden and Gray Tilefish and also assorted Jack species.

Hey, I'm Captain Rick Brady

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
My crewman and I have extensive experience in fishing the Fort Lauderdale/Miami areas: two Bahamas Billfish Championships and numerous tournament wins in addition to our many years of local chartering. None of us enter into tournament fishing anymore and instead choose to spend our days furthering experienced and novice anglers experiences at deep sea fishing and smoothly introducing new anglers to deep sea fishing. Between us, we have a combined total of over 90 years guiding anglers in their pursuit of big game fish and also "action" charters tailored to meet each charters specific wishes. We love what we do, it is all we do, and our love for our job is easily seen with Trip Advisor and Google reviews as well as here at Fishing Booker, as all carry us with a 5-star rating.
Techniques
We offer all types of fishing approaches ranging from big bucket list fish to smaller ones for young children. Live baiting along the reef edges for Sailfish with kites as specialty. Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tunas and Kings are primary trolling and live bait targets as well as bottom fishing for various species including grouper, snapper, Golden and Gray Tilefish and also assorted Jack species.
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Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

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Kids and fishing in Ft. Lauderdale
Kids and fishing in Ft. Lauderdale
Dec 17, 2020 Fort Lauderdale
A quick report about fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale involving children. Simple answer is to bring them along. For one we have large safe and comfortable boats.46.5 and 53 feet long. Keeps them as stable as possible (you too). Also our inlet is over 50 feet deep, and deep is best for making the transition from inland to ocean. The inlets to each side of us are a fraction of that 50 foot depth, and can really get sporty with the right (or wrong might be a better choice of words) combination of tides and wind. We have pint sized flotation devices for pint sized kids, not just children and adult sizes. Pint sized rod assortment also to complement our arsenal of big game stuff for bigger kids and adults. We carry many kids on our fishing trips in Ft. Lauderdale, and very often the parents on those charters allot at least a good portion of time directed at catching appropriate sized fish for the younger set. We know, we have kids of our own. As you are likely aware, private charters are a flat rate regardless of the number of persons , just don't exceed the 6 person maximum. So bring your kids of all ages and your camera, and pocket that babysitter money. Enjoy the included photos of the younger set that have all joined us here aboard Marlin My Darlin. It is said “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Pictured are Kings, Bonito, Tunas. Barracudas, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, even Shark, a real kid pleaser, and of course the young anglers Most recently are the first four pics of Ashley's kids fishing with us Tuesday morning on a half day trip three days ago. Our next report will have photos of the same species with kids AND adults, as that is what is happening now. Tight lines, Happy Holidays. For questions and all reservations Capt. Rick @ **hidden content**

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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Oceanside, California
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Great first deep sea trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on March 1, 2021
What an awesome experience! 4 hour trip was just the right amount for us given the fish we’re cooperating. Matt and Matt...
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Half Day trip with Joey and Kenny

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 21, 2020
Decided on a last minute trip from Cincinnati to Lauderdale for the sole purpose of catching a game fish. 1st stop catching...
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Blackfoot, ID
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Full Day Reef Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 16, 2021
Captain Kenny and our bait man Cameron were an awesome duo and we had a great time. Even though it was a slower day for any...
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Baltimore, MD
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Full Day on Marlin My Darlin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 4, 2020
What a great experience!!! The communication from first booking to the day of the trip was awesome. Joey and Kenny greeted...
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Cooper R.
United States
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Great Day with Joey and Kenny

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip AM on October 16, 2020
We went out for a 6 hr charter with Joey and Kenny and they were fantastic guides. Very easy going but non-stop fishing. Joey...
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