Captain
Rick Brady

Member since July 2014

Fort Lauderdale, United States

Background
I myself and my Captains Matt and Tommy 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 anglers experiences at sea or 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.

Hey, I'm Captain Rick Brady

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
I myself and my Captains Matt and Tommy 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 anglers experiences at sea or 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.
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Moms, Pops, and the boys of summer (char

July 02, 2018

I think it is safe to say that wherever you live school is out for summer, and our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale continue to have many families aboard. I'm including as always photos of recent anglers and this… Read Full Report →


June fishing forecast / School is out /

June 07, 2018

If our first ten days of June are an indication of the summertime bite here on fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale along the reef line then we shouldn't incur too many days where locating fish and getting them to… Read Full Report →


Continued good weather and good action o

June 06, 2018

It's a bit on the warm side during the morning trips but a nice South/ Southeast breeze has been popping up and cooling it down nicely by early afternoon. And the good action returned this morning and continued this… Read Full Report →


Fishing trips in Fort Lauderdale

June 01, 2018

Bright sunny days and temperatures into the 90s now as we enter into June. Still a chance for some showers every day but it has been mostly very clear as mentioned and warm, very warm. Pleasant sea conditions as… Read Full Report →


Continued good fishing in Fort Lauderdal

May 30, 2018

The rain we were experiencing as tropical storm Alberto moved up the Gulf off the west coast of Florida and into the panhandle area of the state has finally backed off. It has remained essentially overcast but that rain… Read Full Report →


Good numbers of fish offshore

May 09, 2018

Our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale have continued to produce quite a bit of action for our anglers. Sunny skies and warm days once again as in our last report. Chance of rain most every day now, although it… Read Full Report →


Wickedly strong reef bite in fort Lauder

May 08, 2018

As we near the end of the fourth week of May the erratic deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale that plagued us just a few weeks back is at least for now a distant memory as our catches are… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea Fishing in Ft. Lauderdale wet b

May 08, 2018

Plenty of rain for us as the weatherman got it right yesterday, actually catching us a bit off guard as the forecast for the day before called for a drenching and we never got a drop. Better weather today… Read Full Report →


Good weather and good fishing

May 01, 2018

We continue to enjoy some very nice weather here in Fort Lauderdale. Lower 80s for the daily high temperature with a slight onshore breeze has kept sea conditions favorable. Northerly current and clean water continuing to push up on… Read Full Report →


Kings, Tuna, Wahoo and scattered Mahi-Ma

April 18, 2018

As we head toward the end of April we continue to see reasonable action on our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale. The weather has been warm with only an occasional shower. The north current that we like to see… Read Full Report →


Sailfish, Mahi and Tuna on Deep Sea fish

April 11, 2018

We continue to have opportunities at quality fish on our Deep Sea fishing charters here in Fort Lauderdale. As you can see by the photos of recent anglers that have fished here with us aboard the “Marlin My Darlin”… Read Full Report →


Good fish on fishing charters in Fort La

April 05, 2018

Our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale have produced some really nice fish for our anglers. Kingfish are of decent size and have begun biting well on both morning and afternoon trips. Mahi have begun to show further offshore as… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale targ

April 01, 2018

Once again it seems that the month has flown by and we find ourselves in April. Spring break is winding down and so has that persistent wind. Almost dead still this morning with a good number of clouds trying… Read Full Report →


Larger Sharks offshore

March 21, 2018

As promised in that previous report we will touch on the sharks available on fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale as it is high season for many species right now and they are little more than a mile off the… Read Full Report →


Deep sea fishing in Fort Laudedale

March 12, 2018

The latest front has dropped early morning temperatures into the lower fifties with afternoons climbing into the low seventies. Beautiful virtually cloudless days with a slight south current and comfortable fishing conditions for deep sea fishing charters in Fort… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale

March 07, 2018

As we finish up our 3rd week of March we are experiencing record heat during our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale with the temperature reaching 89 today. Certainly warm for late March and an early welcome for Spring. Hard… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale earl

March 06, 2018

As we close out the second week in March we continue to have opportunities at good fish but those days continue to have the possibility of being followed by a tough day offshore. We have used the word “erratic”… Read Full Report →


Swordfish and Tunas on our fishing chart

March 05, 2018

After our last report regarding our charter’s catch of that fat Shortfin Mako Shark all of us here aboard the Marlin My Darlin were looking forward to getting back out on the rip and wetting the lines. There have… Read Full Report →


Sharks and Tunas on Fort Lauderdale fish

February 15, 2018

We are into the time frame where Sharks and Tunas are right out front of our inlet on our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters. Late February is typically a shade early for any numbers of larger sharks to be migrating… Read Full Report →


Tuna and Sailfish on fishing charters in

February 07, 2018

Tuna and Sailfish on fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale, and it' true, but don't expect to see fish such as those every day as it continues to be erratic fishing offshore. Captain Matt just called and happily reported a… Read Full Report →


Erratic fishing on charters in Fort Laud

February 06, 2018

We are back to seeing erratic results on our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale. There have been some bright spots, but since our last report there have been some tough days in the mix for fishing offshore. We have… Read Full Report →


Predictable weather / Unpredictable fish

February 06, 2018

The weather is exactly (for a change) as predicted with clearing skies and essentially no rain with every day in the mid eighties. This will be our weather at least for the next five days. As predictable as the… Read Full Report →


Tuna and Wahoo on fishing charters in Fo

February 05, 2018

Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale the last couple of days here aboard the Marlin My Darlin have yielded better catches as Wahoo and Blackfin Tunas have been in our area just offshore of the reef line. Here's is hoping… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale

February 02, 2018

As we enter mid week we will once again see the present winds that are out of the Northeast become Easterly in direction and then back off by Thursday as we see the arrival of the latest frontal system.… Read Full Report →


Erratic fishing on fishing charters in F

January 09, 2018

The strong fishing coming in off the latest frontal system has waned and we are finding ourselves hard pressed to draw strikes from good game fish. There are some large Sharks well off the edge but most everything else… Read Full Report →


Finally the fish arrive on the fresh NE

January 02, 2018

Crystal clear skies and only a slight current. Clean green to powder blue water close to shore. And yes, something very out of the norm, the boat's heaters inside the cabin and staterooms going full blast. Maybe not “wicked… Read Full Report →


A few Kings, Wahoo and Sails

December 20, 2017

Fishing charters here in Fort Lauderdale are producing some nice fish but again catching numbers of fish on some trips remains difficult. Erratic current has presented us with varying challenges to consistently put a bend in the rods. A… Read Full Report →


Great weather but erratic fishing in Ft.

December 14, 2017

The last several days have held some beautiful weather but those same days have have produced fewer fish than we would like due to erratic fishing in Ft. Lauderdale. We have had some nice fish as you can see… Read Full Report →


Nice weather and good Fishing in Fort La

December 05, 2017

We continue to enjoy very nice weather and it has been accompanied by some good Fishing in Fort Lauderdale and our immediate surrounding areas. Gone is the cooler weather but we have had no rain despite temperatures climbing into… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale in s

December 05, 2017

The weather here has been just beautiful, especially when you compare it to almost everywhere else in the US. If you are a beach goer looking for swimming in the surf it has been pretty cool for that but… Read Full Report →


Fishing Charters in Ft. Lauderdale offer

December 03, 2017

As the first real cold front sweeps into the area we find our Fishing Charters in Ft. Lauderdale on some days struggling to produce good numbers but current situations have allowed us to fish on some days (not all… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Ft. Lauderdale offering varie

December 01, 2017

Offshore fishing in Ft. Lauderdale has been yielding a good assortment of different species, but despite the appearance of a few more Sailfish, the overall catching has been erratic. A decent day followed by a difficult day. Some Wahoo… Read Full Report →


Mahi and Wahoo on fishing charters in Fo

November 27, 2017

Gone was the rain today just as the weather forecasters had predicted. It is always nice when a weather prediction that calls for a good day hits it right on the money. We enjoyed mild temperatures, sunny skies and… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing report

November 08, 2017

The long Thanksgiving weekend has come to a close. Always a busy weekend here in town and all of South Florida and this one was true to form. We are back to normal people wise and the traffic has… Read Full Report →


Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, and Kingfish offsho

November 08, 2017

Right now it is blowing a bit harder than we would like and we will leave the mooring lines tied to the cleats for today as Mother Nature is flexing her muscles with this frontal system more than most… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale

November 01, 2017

With the boat show I full swing here it has been nice to get offshore and away from the crowds and traffic. The good news about the crowds and traffic is that is does send a few anglers our… Read Full Report →


offshore fishing photos

November 01, 2017

Kingfish, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Shark Read Full Report →


Nice weather and good fishing in Ft. Lau

October 03, 2017

Once again we are seeing some really pleasant weather after enduring several days of rough rainy conditions. The last three days have offered some good fishing here in Ft. Lauderdale as we put behind us the poor weather and… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

September 26, 2017

Lots of rain here this morning and then we did thankfully get some sun this afternoon. As if the lack of sun wasn't bad enough the fishing in Fort Lauderdale has gotten erratic over the last couple of days.… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing charters

September 02, 2017

Gone are the rainy days and we are enjoying fully sunny days, the first in some time. Our anglers on our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters are getting plenty of that South Florida sunshine with temperatures in the low 90s.… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale

August 09, 2017

Reasonable weather here with a beautiful clear morning and the forecast has 92 degrees as the top number. Slight breeze out of the east/southeast and calm sea conditions. Deep Sea fishing continues to be good with mixed species hitting… Read Full Report →


Good action offshore and summertime show

August 08, 2017

The late summer forecasts will continue to hold the possibility of rain and that is to put it simply “the way it is” here in South Florida. Occasional thunder storm but most likely just showers on many days. Yesterday's… Read Full Report →


Tigers and tots

June 08, 2017

Tigers and tots aboard the Marlin My Darlin as you can see by the included photographs. Never too young to get the kids fishing ( or navigating through the waterway). Fishing charters here in Fort Lauderdale have produced some… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale

June 05, 2017

Our fishing charters here in Fort Lauderdale have have been producing some decent catches on both the morning and afternoon trips, with the afternoons often offering up a better catch. Crazy off the scale weather here with way too… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Charter

May 03, 2017

After a brief stint with some calmer seas yesterday we are returning the essentially choppy wave conditions once again for the next few days. Along with the currently ease / southeast winds we are expecting some warm days on… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale

May 03, 2017

Today a frontal system originally forecast to roll through here later this afternoon has brought some showers and an offshore wind into our area @ midday. Seems as most of those showers have now cleared out but the sky… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale

April 26, 2017

The weather has finally simmered down and we are happy to report some good catches on our fishing charters here in Fort Lauderdale. A strong wind out of the east has been making it a bit lumpy up until… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing report

March 27, 2017

This Fort Lauderdale fishing report will talk about continued reasonable action on the offshore fishing areas in Ft. Lauderdale. Really favorable fishing conditions here now with mostly sunny skies and the possibility of rain is very small day after… Read Full Report →


Ft. Lauderdale fishing charters

March 01, 2017

Our Ft. Lauderdale fishing charters continue to enjoy some very pleasant weather with slightly cooler daytime highs in the low to almost mid 80s. Still plenty of sun and as this last system passed through with little to no… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

February 08, 2017

Nice warm days with continued low wind situations have combined to make for pleasant fishing in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas of Miami and Pompano Beach. Lots of sun and no rain here for several days now. 86… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

February 06, 2017

The fishing in fort Lauderdale has continued very strong for the Blackfin Tunas with the continued presence of some good sized Sharks offshore. Kings along the reef line remain slow, but there is an occasional “Smoker” sized King on… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale

February 06, 2017

The Deep Sea fishing here in Fort Lauderdale continues to mirror the previous two weeks with some very nice fish available but with the overall numbers of fish continuing to be below what we would prefer. Fishing the reef… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

February 02, 2017

Anglers (and ourselves) aboard the Marlin My Darlin are enjoying some truly great weather here on our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters. All that poor weather and and in some areas a lot of snow associated with much of the… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing erratic

January 10, 2017

The catches here in the Fort Lauderdale fishing area have become erratic and despite of some very nice fish taken aboard the Marlin My Darlin the overall slower fishing in general has forced us to modify the approach to… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing offering some

January 04, 2017

As we head into the second week of the new year our Fort Lauiderdale fishing trips are offering opportunities at some really large fish with good sized Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish and Wahoo taking baits within two miles of shore. We… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale Fishing update

December 12, 2016

Yet another small cool front has moved across South Florida and the Fort Lauderdale fishing conditions while flat calm for a couple of days have now once again deteriorated from post card perfect to a good amount of cloud… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

December 07, 2016

The windy and wet weather that has been making it's way down here to the formerly sunny south has finally reached us. Canceled our trip today and we will be canceling our trip tomorrow as it is blowing a… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Fort Lauderdale Thanksgiving

November 21, 2016

We continue to experience some decent offshore fishing in Fort Lauderdale. The frontal system has now passed and the winds have swung around to the east as expected. Partly cloudy skies have replaced the cloudless days we had in… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing in Ft. Lauderdale remai

November 09, 2016

Another small cool front is passing through and the Deep Sea fishing in Ft. Lauderdale remains good, with again as last week various species of game fish available. Closer to shore and fishing along the reef lines continues to… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea fishing charter

November 08, 2016

The weather has been spectacular and our Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea fishing charters are enjoying clear skies, almost flat calm sea conditions, and very moderate temperatures as we work our way through a cool front here in South Florida.… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

November 01, 2016

Our fishing in Fort Lauderdale has continued steady with the expected Kingfish along with some Wahoo and Sailfish available. We were hit with a lot of wind for several days and thankfully that has subsided now as a alight… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale

October 30, 2016

Deep Sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale has once again been offering up a mixed bag of species. As we get into the Fall we will be seeing some frontal systems pushing through our fishing area. Most of these systems… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing charters in Fort Lauder

October 04, 2016

We have now run three Deep Sea fishing charters here in Fort Lauderdale within a couple of days either side of Hurricane Matthew. We ran a trip the day before the storm on the last day of good weather… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale

September 27, 2016

Scattered rain most every day has actually knocked the edge off temperatures and hasn't been severe enough to force any cancellations of our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale. The wind has finally begun to blow slightly and that further… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale

September 27, 2016

The heat has backed off somewhat (thankfully) and the ever so slight change in the temperature (and more so the “feels like” index) coupled with almost flat calm sea conditions and good fishing has made our fishing charters in… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale

September 07, 2016

Our fishing charters here in Fort Lauderdale continue to provide good action for our anglers. Sea conditions have been less than three feet on most days and the rain has left us alone out over the ocean. Some storms… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing charters

September 01, 2016

Really strong fishing to report on our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters. As usual some rain possible on most any charter, but most are brief in duration. And a the small “cool front” has actually pushed the high for the… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing

August 26, 2016

Near shore Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing remains productive. There have been Wahoo, Sailfish and moderate to larger sized Sharks within two miles of the beach. The weather is of course warm and the breeze has become very slight.… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters Ft. Lauderdale Sailfish

August 10, 2016

Our fishing charters here in Ft. Lauderdale have yielded some really nice fish and a Sailfish or Wahoo are a very real possibility and on our minds every time we clear the inlet. It has been a pretty good… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing charter

August 02, 2016

A nice break in the temperatures today as the high was only in the mid 80s. The A/C units will be running strong tomorrow though as it is predicted to get to 90. The rains that have been on… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing report

August 01, 2016

As you see in the lead photograph there are some good fish to be had offshore. That fish was one several Wahoo lately. That one is a really nice fish but on the overall big picture our fishing has… Read Full Report →


Deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale

July 13, 2016

The weather of course remains warm here but we actually remain several degrees cooler than many parts of the country and many locations in Florida too due to our onshore sea breezes. A typical day here will have some… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing charters repor

July 06, 2016

As we head into the back half of July early mornings and late afternoons have held the best action. This is typical of South Florida fishing patterns for his time of year. We offer both here on our Fort… Read Full Report →


Ft Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing

July 01, 2016

Both the fishing and weather patterns are now very much as expected for our July charters and Ft Lauderdale deep sea fishing on most days is providing some good action. When you live here you know that every day… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters Ft Lauderdale area

July 01, 2016

The weather remains pleasant here with just enough showers offshore to take the edge off of some pretty warm days. Occasional heavy one, but this is Florida, and it is July, but many are short in duration and do… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing charters Ft. Lauderdale

June 15, 2016

Summer is certainly here with temperatures into the low 90s pretty much every day. Some choppy seas earlier in the week have calmed and we are enjoying comfortable conditions on our Deep Sea fishing charters. In Ft. Lauderdale we… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale late

June 09, 2016

Captains Matt and Capt. Kopper have had some good catches aboard the Marlin My Darlin on our recent fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale. Pleasant sea conditions of less than three feet and some good action continuing on the near… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing charter report

June 01, 2016

This Fort Lauderdale fishing report is a positive one as Tropical Storm Colin has passed far to our west bringing plenty of rain to the west side of Florida and on into Georgia and above while we saw very… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing report

May 25, 2016

As we say goodbye to the Memorial Day weekend and post this Fort Lauderdale fishing report we are experiencing some very nice weather with no rain and very little wind. Some rather ugly weather on Saturday morning thankfully left… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing trips in Fort Lauderda

May 05, 2016

It's hard to believe that summer is already upon us. Within a couple of weeks our Deep Sea fishing trips here in Fort Lauderdale will have a lot more young anglers as those kids get out of school and… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing trips

May 04, 2016

Our Fort Lauderdale fishing trips are once again providing good action for our charters. That last front was followed by the best weather of the year. Clear skies, cool days, and an essentially calm ocean for four straight days… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing charters

May 02, 2016

The weather has been very nice here but a bit on the warm side again for our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters as it got up to 89 yesterday here (one degree off the record). A nice breeze from the… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing report

April 28, 2016

This Fort Lauderdale fishing report is once again a rosy one as we have continued to find Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo and Tuna out of our inlet. Most of our fish have come by trolling but we continue to do a… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale sport fishing charter

April 13, 2016

This Fort Lauderdale sport fishing charter report is once again a strong one. Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo have been biting and biting well. All within four miles from the shoreline. A south current has been bringing some very clean… Read Full Report →


Fort lauderdale fishing charters

April 07, 2016

Fishing here has steadily improved for the last several days and our Ft. Lauderdale fishing charters are yielding some good catches. Pleasant weather and comfortable seas have been a plus as well. Wahoo, Kingfish, Tunas, Mahi, Tilefish, and Sails.… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing in Ft. Lauderdale

April 05, 2016

After several days of very low wind conditions we have had another late season cool front pass through the area. Thankfully there was little rain associated with this latest system and sea conditions remained decent and the slight drop… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale

April 04, 2016

The Deep Sea fishing here in Fort Lauderdale has been pretty steady on most days with some really nice fish hitting the fish box with good regularity. We continue to pick away at an occasional Sailfish both live baiting… Read Full Report →


Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale

March 16, 2016

Well it is now certain that Old man Winter is on the way out the door. Today they are calling for a high of 87 and yesterday we had our first coastal thunderstorm complete with a really god light… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing trips

March 09, 2016

Amazing what a little bit of cooler weather and a northeast breeze adds to the likely hood of better fishing (catching) on our Fort Lauderdale fishing trips. And better fishing results on our charters it is for sure. Several… Read Full Report →


Fishing Charters in Ft. Lauderdale March

March 09, 2016

It's hard to grasp that we are already half way through March and our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale are involving a bit extra sunscreen and bottled waters as it is into the 80s every day now. Where did… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing trips

March 02, 2016

Our Lauderdale fishing trips and charters this past week have once again become an exercise in flexibility. We have managed some fun and successful days out on the water but if you have your sights set on something such… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing Ft. Lauderdale

February 17, 2016

The last frontal system has passed through and we are enjoying some beautiful weather here, and the Deep Sea fishing in Ft. Lauderdale has been showing more promise. Chamber of Commerce days and better fishing are of course always… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing charters

February 11, 2016

The wind is back in the picture with this latest front and it has brought a little better bite to us on our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters! But once again a good day (5 Sails for Capt. Matt as… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing charters Ft. Lauderdale

February 10, 2016

And so here comes yet another so/so report regarding our Deep Sea fishing charters here in Ft. Lauderdale. A good day of offshore fishing followed by a tough day that we have been mentioning in previous reports continues to… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale offshore fishing

February 02, 2016

So here comes the next frontal system once again, and once again we are hoping for an uptick in the Fort Lauderdale offshore fishing fortunes as they continue to be erratic. Some reasonable catches of Mahi-Mahi and a few… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing charters report

January 13, 2016

This Fort Lauderdale fishing charter report has a few more bright spots but there continue to be a few bumps in the road. Once again another front is moving down on us and once again our hopes are up… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

January 12, 2016

And here comes the cold, or at least what we refer to cold (55 last night / 65 tops today) and we are ready for it to kick the fishing in Fort Lauderdale fully into gear. As you can… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing charters update

January 05, 2016

Sorry once again to report that our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters are proving to have erratic catch rates. We are continuing to score some nice fish but every day is a new adventure but there are some tough days.… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing erratic action

January 02, 2016

Erratic action. Not what anyone wants to hear but that is what has been happening offshore on our fort Lauderdale fishing trips. We pick away at them but the fishing is just plain erratic right now. As you can… Read Full Report →


Deep Sea fishing Ft. Lauderdale with c

January 01, 2016

Bringing your children along on a Deep Sea fishing trip here in Ft. Lauderdale can be great fun as long as the weather is reasonable. It's a short ride to deep water offshore here and if the seas are… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Fort Lauderdale end of year

December 23, 2015

As we wind down to the end of the year we wish to thank all of you who have spent some time fishing in Fort Lauderdale with us. We also want to make sure to wish a a Happy… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing yields Bronze Wh

December 16, 2015

Fort Lauderdale fishing yields Bronze Whaler Shark Our Fort Lauderdale fishing trips continue to pick away at the Sailfish and Mahi-Mahi and that occasional Wahoo we have been mentioning. Still a bit of wind chopping it up and the… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale fishing Mahi-Mahi

February 25, 2015

On our last report we spoke about the much awaited cold (cooler) fronts and how the anticipated upswing for offshore Fort Lauderdale fishing really didn't turn many heads or really last very long to boot. Slow tough days on… Read Full Report →


Ft. Lauderdale fishing trips

February 03, 2015

The recent cooler weather conditions have had a positive affect on our Ft. Lauderdale fishing trips. That nasty weather up north recently has lowered our temperatures in the early morning to the low to mid 50s, and that has… Read Full Report →

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4.84 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fished July 2018

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fished July 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 15, 2018

Special thanks for joining us board the Marlin My Darlin from Capt. Matt and 1st mate JJ. They had fun fishing with you guys too. We all thank you for the 5 stars. Rick


Norway
Went fishing on Monday, July 2, 2018

We would highly recommend Marlin my darlin to anyone. Such a great experience, great service - could not been better!! Look no furter - Marlin my darlin is the best

Fished July 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 14, 2018

Thanks for the 5 stars Catherine and recommending us to others. Captain Matt has kids of his own and always gives 100% on all charters, especially so when children are aboard. And as you saw that morning 1st mate JJ loves what he does too. I am actually very fortunate that all my crew members are pleasant and experienced at not only fishing, but also making people comfortable and relaxed while aboard. I always share all reviews with all our crews. Your crew Matt, JJ ( and   myself) wish to thank you very much for fishing aboard the Marlin My Darlin. Capt. Rick

Hialeah, fl
Went fishing on Monday, June 25, 2018

We had a fun half day fishing with the kids. They both enjoyed reeling in fish. The boat was clean, well maintained and overall a well run fishing charter. Would definitely do this again and we look forward to another trip soon.

Fished June 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Thanks for the 5 stares Phillip. We fish hard and try our best to keep the Marlin my Darlin in the best possible condition and we appreciate your taking the time to write such a review as it passes info on to others about our efforts. We look forward to fishing with you in the future. Take care, Rick

Lakeland, fl
Went fishing on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fished June 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 15, 2018

Hi James. Thank you for the 5 stars. Matt and JJ enjoyed the morning fishing offshore with you. Nice calm day out there and no rain despite that gloomy forecast from the weather channel boys. Take care, enjoy your fish, and we’ll hopefully see you again soon fishing wiht us here aboard the Marlin My Darlin. Rick


Bucyrus, ks
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Outstanding trip!! We caught lots of fish the team tool great care of us. They even did good helping my kids, coaching them what to do.
Kenny B

Fished June 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Gray, ga
Went fishing on Monday, May 28, 2018

The crew of Matt and JJ were “Top Notch”. We told them what we wanted to catch and they provided exactly that. They were very professional and know their jobs. I will use these guys again.

Fished May 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 28, 2018

Hey Chris thanks for the strong review of our boat and also Capt. Matt and 1st mate JJ. Have a great summer and watch for a photo post of you guys ( and that big Tuna) on our Facebook page. Rick

United States
Went fishing on Monday, May 21, 2018

Caught 10 fish including two tuna, one Mahi mahi, three king fish, & four banita. Both the caption & first mate J.J. did a great job.  Had some bouts of sea siskness but the crew was very understanding and very accomodating. Overall it was a great trip for everyone!

Fished May 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hi Dale. Glad to hear you enjoyed your charter on Marlin my Darlin with Captain Matt and JJ. I know you drove approximately 170 miles each way to fish so we very much appreciate your comments and the 5 stars.  Hope to see you aboard again in the not so distant future. Thanks, Rick

Red Lion, pa
Went fishing on Friday, May 18, 2018

Great day of fishing! Captain Matt knows his boat and the waters off Fort Lauderdale extremely well. JJ is an awesome mate

Fished May 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, May 19, 2018

Glad you had a good fishing and also a good time aboard the Marlin My Darlin with Captain Matt and 1st mate JJ. They fish hard every day and do their best to interact with all anglers in a positive way.Thank you for your 5 star review. They are out there fishing again today and I just shot Matt a text informing him of your review. He and JJ thank you as well.  Rick


Colleyville, tx
Went fishing on Thursday, May 17, 2018

I highly recommend this trip.  Great Captain, crew and boat made for beautiful day and lots of fish in short amount of time.

Fished May 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, May 19, 2018

Thank you Lana for the strong review and we very much appreciate your fishing with us.  Matt and I also enjoyed our time with you three here aboard the Marlin My Darlin. Have a good summer up there in Ga. Rick

Denver, co
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Great trip, caught a lot of Kings, few tuna, and a monster mutton snapper. FM Matt did fine job!

Fished April 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 4, 2018

Thanks for the great review. We had fun on your charter too. Have a great summer, Rick and Matt


Walled Lake, Michigan
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fished April 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Hi Elizabeth,
Matt and I also enjoyed our afternoon fishing with you and your son .Always fun to spend time with good people out in the ocean. I’m sure you are proud to have such a polite and well mannered son and Matt and I spoke of that after you two had gone as we were finishing up on the boat later that afternoon prior to heading home and our own kids. Take care and have a great summer.


Budapest
Went fishing on Saturday, March 31, 2018

We had no luck on the trip: no catch at all. That happens. Also, Matt & JJ are nice lads. However, we spent 4 hours together with the crew, and apart from a few sentences, they haven’t talked to us, they just haven’t bothered.

Miklos Orban does not recommend Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

Fished March 2018

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Parrish, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Fished March 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Wonderful first trip with my son. We opted for the half day and caught a dozen or so smaller fish bottom feeding. We had a great time and my boy was super happy!  Captain Tom and JJ were amazing and we would definitely go with them again!

Fished March 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 6, 2018

Hey Lucas, Rick here. Happy to see your strong 5 star review of the Marlin My Darlin and Captain Tom and JJ. We look forward to fishing with you in the future. Take care and tight lines. Capt. Rick

Lutherville-Timonium, md
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

We booked a half day fishing trip with Capt. Rick Brady and first mate JJ on the Marlin My Darlin. There was four of us and we had a GREAT time. The atmosphere was both very professional, organized and fun! We caught tuna that JJ cleaned for us so we could grill it for dinner. We highly recommend this charter. We will book them again for next year.

Fished March 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 23, 2018

Thank You Cece. JJ and I very much appreciate your strong review. Good fun and I very much enjoyed your husbands trips up the ladder to spend some time and our conversations. Look forward to seeing and fishing with you all on your next visit. Rick

Boca Raton, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, March 17, 2018
Jeff Zhang does not recommend Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

Fished March 2018

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Aurora, co
Went fishing on Monday, March 12, 2018

  The booking process for Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing was easily done via fishingbooker.com.  Before our fishing trip I told Captain Tom and First Mate JJ that we wanted to catch fish my daughter could hold (no sharks or marlin).  They accommodated our request by fishing near navigation buoys.  The bite was steady and my daughter caught and lost several fish.  By the end of the trip my daughter’s arms were tired from all the reeling.  My daughter has done a significant amount of freshwater fishing; but this was her first time saltwater fishing; and she loved it and wants to do it again. 
  Thanks Tom and JJ for providing a positive saltwater fishing experience for my daughter.

Fished March 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 16, 2018

Thanks for choosing the Marlin My Darlin for your fishing charter and
Captain Matt and 1 st mate JJ were quick to tell me about your little lady. Bending the rod for younger anglers is always good fun and the looks on their faces are never forgotten. My kids are bigger now but I do vividly remember those young faces and the fish. Every one is Moby Dick, whatever the size. Matt and JJ had a great time with you Tim and I have informed them of your 5 star posting. Thanks again. Rick

Spring, tx
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fished March 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thanks Kevin. It was a pleasure having your family aboard


Avon, ct
Went fishing on Monday, March 12, 2018

We had some less than ideal conditions but Boat and crew worked well together. Very knowledgeable, top notch experience, with fish to boot!  Great trip with super professionals.

Fished March 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Glad that you enjoyed your time with Captain Matt and 1st mate JJ. They have spent many hours together here aboard the Marlin my Darlin. You can see that approaching rainstorm behind you in the picture you posted. That Grouper is a nice catch, especially on a light tackle spinning rod and coming off that shipwreck in 150 feet of water. i let Matt and JJ know about your post. Take care and thanks for fishing with us. Rick

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, March 5, 2018

What a great day we had with Cappy Rick and Matt. We were a party of 4, 2 experienced and 2 inexperienced. We were catching a variety of fish all day. This team is a keeper! We will be back!

Fished March 2018

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 16, 2018

Hi Martha. Thanks for this 5 star review. We really enjoyed fishing with you and your friends and hope to see you in the future. Have a good summer and check out your photo on our Facebook page. i made Matt aware of your review and he says thank you as well. Take care, Rick

Louisville, Colorado
Went fishing on Friday, March 2, 2018

Fished March 2018

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Deep Sea fishing on Marlin’ My Darlin was a great experience! 5 of us booked the 4 hour trip and it was plenty of time for us first timers. We arrived at the marina with the boat crew waiting outside of the boat on the dock for us which made it super easy to find and was a nice surprise. Everyone on the crew was very friendly and skilled at their job. Plus, they have some funny stories if you get the chance! Only downfall of the trip was one of the people in our party got sea sick after going in the cabin down to the restroom because it was so choppy. Aside from that it was a great experience and will definitely do it again!!

Fished January 2018

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, December 28, 2017

We had an awesome afternoon on a calm sunny day with Captains Rick and Matt.
The boat is in very good condition, and the crew had plenty of drinks for us on board. Rick was always on the lookout for more fish. Matt was very patient with the kids and everyone caught at least four bait or other small fish.
Thank you both!
We will be back, as we still need to get that 100lb Marlin.

Fished December 2017

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, November 27, 2017

Great boat and crew.

Fished November 2017

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thanks Theresa from all of us here at Marlin My Darlin for the great review, We look forward to fishing with you and Brad in the future. Matt and JJ enjoyed spendng the afternoon with you as well. Happy Holiday season and take care, Rick

Pearl, Mississippi
Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

We had a great trip and caught lots of Kingfish.

Fished July 2017

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Ellenton, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

My 16 year old son and I booked a half day trip with Capt Matt and First Mate JJ.  Recieved good instructions from the crew.  It was a very hot day and we remembered to bring our sleeve bandanas (if you are coming in the summer bring some) to keep your neck and face from burning.  The ocean was about flat with only waves created by other boats.  We had a great time and would come back for another trip.  Capt Matt and First Mate JJ were dynamite.

Fished July 2017

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Thanks for choosing us from all the boats represented by Fishing Booker and of course pleased that you enjoyed your time aboard the Marlin My Darlin… Both Matt and JJ love what they do and I’ll make sure they see your post. Thanks, Rick

Pompano Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thanks for the great review Carl and a pleasure fishing with you again. Have a good summer and we look forward to your next charter with us aboard the Marlin My Darlin.

Finland
Went fishing on Friday, October 28, 2016

Fished October 2016

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Friday, February 5, 2016

They were especially good with my grandchildren and guests. They were most helpful in telling novices how to handle gamefish. I hope to fish with them again next year.

Fished February 2016

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Thank you sir. Families and anglers such as yours are always welcome aboard
here and we wish you the best. We as well look forward to fishing with you all again.

Spring, Texas
Went fishing on Monday, August 3, 2015

Great trip! Very knowledgeable captain and deckhand.

Fished August 2015

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Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ben,
Thanks for the post you made here. We try hard here every day to put fish in the box while offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and we appreciate that you recognized our efforts. Good fishing to you and here’s wishing you good days on the water. Hopefully you will get down our way again soon and we can get offshore and try to bend those rods again.

Serbia
Went fishing on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Great Trip on the “Marlin my Darlin”. The Captain and First mate are Great guys!
Very nice boat as well. A good time was had by all.

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 10, 2014

I went fishing on MarlinMyDarlin with Capt. Rick and the mate Brian. Firstly we went out for a Trophy, a Blue Marlin while other captains chose to stay inshore and catch some smaller species. We were striving for something better, for a Marlin!  We caught several fish, but two TOP Mahi Mahi. I am still amazed by how professional these guys are and how enthusiastic they are when it’s up to fishing and sharing their knowlegde with others.

I highly recommend the Captain, mate and the boat!

Fished May 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, August 15, 2014

Booked “Marlin My Darlin” with Captain Chris and his crew. They were AMAZING! We enjoyed every moment thanks to their professionalism, knowledge and sense of humor! Thank you guys. I highly recommend you to anyone.

Fished August 2014

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