Captain
Rick Brady

Member since July 2014 Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
My crewmen 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. Children are always welcome and we encourage you to bring yours along. 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 a specialty. Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tunas and Kings are primary trolling and live bait targets as well. We actively bottom fish for various species including grouper, snapper, Golden and Gray Tilefish and also assorted Jack species. The area being tropical and with warm water offers Sharks if you like of many sizes and numerous species throughout the year.

Hey, I'm Captain Rick Brady

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
My crewmen 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. Children are always welcome and we encourage you to bring yours along. 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 a specialty. Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tunas and Kings are primary trolling and live bait targets as well. We actively bottom fish for various species including grouper, snapper, Golden and Gray Tilefish and also assorted Jack species. The area being tropical and with warm water offers Sharks if you like of many sizes and numerous species throughout the year.
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Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(373 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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Fishing Reports

Ft. Lauderdale fishing report
Ft. Lauderdale fishing report
Jul 25, 2022 Fort Lauderdale
Making our way deep into July now here in Ft. Lauderdale. Fishing charters are now firmly entrenched in the typical summertime patterns, that not being only fishing but the weather patterns as well. Pleased to say we have been enjoying reasonable fishing and also reasonable weather on most days. Summer brings more pleasant sea conditions on a typical day than winter days. We do see some rain, we are tropical here, but usually scattered and does not interrupt our days on the water. There is a large disparity of the rain experienced on the inland areas of the state and our offshore conditions. Inshore areas out west get it regularly, but we do get some too. The A/C and leather inside our cabin not only serves to shake the sun for a minute but also to duck in and shake the occasional shower too. Action along the reef lines continues to produce Kingfish, Bonito and Tunas. Some Sailfish along those areas as well and we have had Wahoo too. Amazing numbers of Barracuda as of late, likely due to the recent regs of strict management of them. The vast majority of those (as well as Sailfish and Sharks) are catch photo and release. Some of these fish have measured out quite large. Some Mahi-Mahi,. Snappers and Amberjack and Almoco Jacks on the wrecks and structure. Please enjoy the pictures of some of our anglers. Reach us direct for all inquiries regarding accurate availability, questions and reservations directly @ **hidden content**
  Good fishing action, but here comes Mo
Good fishing action, but here comes Mo
Jun 5, 2022 Fort Lauderdale
Pretty good action and catches since our last fishing report. Decent sized Kingfish are in the areas of our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale and we have caught them most every trip. Really good Blackfin Tunas have hit the ice and we have had some anglers leave a fish or two and enjoyed the opportunity to have some tuna on the dinner plate ourselves. Some Wahoos and snappers have also made their way aboard and to the filet tables. Lots of what we call summer Bonitos, which are thickest in July and into August are numerous and right out front the last two days. Some Sails, Sharks, Amberjacks and Mahi in the catches. Backside of and beyond the peak of Sailfish season, but some around. Tropical disturbance heading into South Florida and essentially no forecasters calling for much intensification before it gets here Sunday, It likely won't even reach Tropical storm status. So not much wind but enough to shut us down for a forced weekend vacation. The lack of concerning wind speeds is trumped by what is forecast to be a major rain event. Downright dismal this afternoon, likely downright ridiculous amount of rain tomorrow. Lots of bites the last two days and it was fun in the sun.. Not all palm trees and bikinis the next two days, more like engine rooms bathed in fluorescent lights and assorted below deck maintenance and interior areas maintenance. No fun, no sun, no bikinis. Still have the palm trees though quite wet, tuna for dinner, and we are looking forward to Monday offshore. Enjoy the pics of some of our anglers.
Mid May fishing charters in Ft. Lauderda
Mid May fishing charters in Ft. Lauderda
May 20, 2022 Fort Lauderdale
And now we find ourselves over half way through the month of May. We are fishing every day so please reach me direct @ **hidden content** with any and all questions, and for sure reach me direct to reserve so we can speak and tailor the charter directly to your interests. It makes a difference. That said we have been seeing varied species on our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale, The summer Kingfish have been out front here and we catch them with good regularity. We typically target school sized Kings unless anglers request to aim for the larger ones, which involves the use of live bait. We catch some fat ones trolling but the largest ones typically fall to live bait. Trolling produces numbers, important when families and kids are involved. Live baiting with large baits produces the true big ones, but very often fewer fish. Along with the Kingfish we have seen Just about most everything that comes through here as May almost always offers varied species. Tunas, Amberjacks, some Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi and Bonitos in the mix. Sharks around, with more of them every week and big Barracudas on some wrecks, fun on light tackle. Some snappers, Rose perch and Golden Tilefish the last two days bouncing off the bottom in deeper water around wrecks and live bottom. That being push button fishing, better living through electricity using 12 volt electric reels. It is a lot more fun than it might sound as the angler with the best reflexes typically wins when that bite telegraphs to the rod tip. So decent catches on most days of many species. It's May. Enjoy the photos of some of our anglers and their fish. Tight lines, we'll see you on the edge

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 373 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Caught an awesome wahoo!!!
Cannon was excited to reel in this barracuda
Perfect Afternoon Activity
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Stacy F.
United States
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4 hour morning trip with Marlin My Darlin's 46' boat (November 20, 21)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 20, 2021
The weather was forecast for afternoon showers, and it was windy.  2 in our party took Dramamine the night before which helped...
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Beth B.
Dade City, FL
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Great fishing and crew!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 17, 2021
We chose Marlin My Darlin for our sons 13th Birthday gift and what a celebration for him!  Joey and Kenny showed our son and...
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Oscar S.
Miami, Florida
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Full day with Tom and Joe

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 25, 2021
Trip could not be better, both Tom and Joe have an incredible depth and experience,  very professional and amazing service....
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Chad G.
LITCHFIELD, SC
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5.0 / 5
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5 hour trip on Marlin My Darlin

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on July 25, 2022
We had a wonderful time and will definitely be coming back to fish on Marlin My Darlin again on our next trip! The weather...
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Yamila R.
Hollywood, Florida
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The best experience ever!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2022
Today was my sons 12th birthday, he wanted to go fishing and we decided to go with Marlin My Darlin! Best decision ever! They...
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