Captain
Chris Molinet

Member since November 2014

Fort Lauderdale, United States

Background
I am a second generation charter fishing guide. I was also born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, which gives me a little bit of an advantage over a few of the other guys. I became a Fisherman because it is something I find that I love doing. No matter what type of fishing I'm doing, I love it. With that being said, who wouldn't want to do what they love everyday and get paid for it? Seemed like a simple choice to me.
Techniques
I like to do a fair amount of trolling. Though, nothing beats hanging 4 live baits out of two kites. It's something about watching the fish attack your bait that gets your blood pumping every time.

Hey, I'm Captain Chris Molinet

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
I am a second generation charter fishing guide. I was also born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, which gives me a little bit of an advantage over a few of the other guys. I became a Fisherman because it is something I find that I love doing. No matter what type of fishing I'm doing, I love it. With that being said, who wouldn't want to do what they love everyday and get paid for it? Seemed like a simple choice to me.
Techniques
I like to do a fair amount of trolling. Though, nothing beats hanging 4 live baits out of two kites. It's something about watching the fish attack your bait that gets your blood pumping every time.

My Charter Listings

    
Fort Lauderdale
trips from
US$ 150

Fishing Reports

Reef fishing has been steady

April 02, 2018

We’ve been working around this full moon with no issues. Lots of kingfish being caught while trolling planers under the surface. Also plenty of wahoo been around and being caught using the same methods. Sailfish were free jumping all… Read Full Report →


Monster Shark with Fish Lauderdale

March 10, 2017

Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Lauderdale is a great way for you to catch a true monster. While fishing on a half day charter, we had repeat customers John and Lisa tell us they really wanted to catch a… Read Full Report →


Tuna Time with Fish Lauderdale

March 09, 2017

It’s that time of year again. Fort Lauderdale fishing charters are proving to be very productive for all different types fisherman. Some of the most popular and productive fish to catch is the famous tuna fish. Though they aren’t… Read Full Report →


Amberjack on the Shipwrecks!!!

March 08, 2017

Today we had a group a college students here on spring break. We started the Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing trip looking for Mahi Mahi and blackfin tuna. We ended catching a couple of Mahi and a bakers dozen… Read Full Report →


Mahi Mahi fishing has been consistent

March 07, 2017

Todays fishing was exciting, especially considering we've been stuck a the dock for the past three days due to weather. We spent most of the day trolling fresh baits and artificial lures. The target species were Mahi and Tuna.… Read Full Report →


Spring fishing is picking up

February 16, 2017

Well, what can I say. The charter fishing in Fort Lauderdale has been starting to get productive. Good numbers of blackfin tuna have been pulled over the sides along with kingfish, sailfish, snappers, and the occasional wahoo. Most of… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.35 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

All my son wanted was to catch a Barracuda while we visited Florida.  So for his birthday we purchased a trip out on the water with Fish Lauderdale.  I told Captain Bob and “Tuna” Joe about his wish, and they both acknowledged it was a long shot, but it could happen.  The long shot got worse when my son started getting sea sick.  Yes, I should have given him some stuff to keep him from getting sick, but I don’t get sick so I didn’t think about it.  Anyhow, we decided enough was enough and didn’t want him to never want to go out again so we headed back in.  As we trolled back toward the shore on of the rods went down.  My son jumped into the chair to fight the fish, now not feeling so sick or so picky about what kind of fish it might be.  As it turned out, the miracle occurred and he landed his Barracuda.  Amazing.  We then proceeded in toward calmer waters where he was able to feel better and still fish off the back of the boat.  Captain Bob made what could have been a trip not worth remembering to a trip my son will never forget.  And those of you that fish know that any boat captain who can pull off that kind of fishing miracle must be in good graces with the fishing gods.

As for the details… visiting with Chris on the phone and getting all the information was super easy.  Easy transaction.  Enjoyed visiting with Captain Bob and “Tuna” Joe while were out on the water.  I should also mention that Chris called me a couple days before our scheduled trip and moved it back a few days because of forecasted high winds and rough seas.  Very much appreciated!  Thanks guys… we had a great time!

Fished March 2018

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Grayslake, il
Went fishing on Friday, March 30, 2018

Tony was super cool. I’d love to go on another fishing trip with him. We didn’t catch much but I still had a good time.

Fished March 2018

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Brandon, fl
Went fishing on Sunday, March 11, 2018
Russell Kovar does not recommend Fish Lauderdale

Fished March 2018

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Delray Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, December 30, 2017

Boat was old and dirty.

Scott Lowry does not recommend Fish Lauderdale

Fished December 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, November 24, 2017

The staff was a bit poor, one man on the team was too focused on what he was doing to answer questions, which is I guess a good thing, but was slightly annoying. That shouldn’t steer you away from going, though. The trip was great overall, really enjoyed myself.

Fished November 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Marysville, Washington
Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Had a great time trolling the reef with Captains Chris and Bob. Caught a bunch of fish and had no complaints. Will definitely be booking with this charter in the future.

Fished July 2017

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Chris Molinet (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Thank you so much for coming out with us.  I’m glad we were able to show you a good time.  I’m looking forward to seeing you guys again.

United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Captain was really cool and fun to talk to. Fishing was slow but still had a pretty good time

Fished July 2017

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Chris Molinet (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

i’m sorry the fishing wasn’t as good as we wanted it to be.  I’m glad we were able to keep you entertained though.  We’ll see you next time.

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris

Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, June 29, 2017

This was awesome for my teen boys and myself. The Captain was awesome and his fishing guide/crew were exceptional!!! We had so much fun.  Youngest son caught a trophy sized King Mackerel. It was an excellent experience for my sons. They are worth every dime.

Fished June 2017

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, May 29, 2017

Captain Chris and his mate Brandon, were great.  Myself, my wife and two children (16yo girl, 12yo boy) met them on the dock at 7, they were already there and ready to go.  The fishing was great, they made it easy and enjoyable for us all.  My kids had a great time and were included in other aspects of the trip other than just reeling in the fish.  They left asking could we do this every year when we come to Florida.  Thanks guys for a great day on the water!

Fished May 2017

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Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Monday, May 22, 2017

We had a great time. Caught a shark and a bunch of king fish

Fished May 2017

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, March 17, 2017

Had a great time
Super captain and a great mate
Caught 6 good size…Mahi Mahi
What’s better than that !!!
Had the catch for dinner
Best eating fish we ever had
These are the guys to out with….real deal !

Fished March 2017

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Boca Raton, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

First timers at deep sea fishing. Crew was very helpful and friendly. The only down side was that we caught only the inedible Bonita, that is used primarily for bait. My only takeaway is these charter operators should do a little more homework and research to locate where the fish the client is hoping to catch. A 4-hour chartered trip catching trash fish for $570 plus tip is a stretch. Next time we may opt to walk on the Deerfield Beach pier with a pole and try our luck!

Fished March 2017

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The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Friday, March 24, 2017

I’ll start off by saying I recommend this boat for anyone looking to deep sea fish. The booking process was great. Starting with talking fishing with Chris to actual booking was a breeze. Chris was a great guy who made sure we were getting the trip that we wanted and explained everything about the trip and answered all my questions. He was very personable and helpful. Now to the trip. The seas were very rough that day. We were actually the only boat in the Ft Lauderdale/ boca area to go out, speaking to the commitment that Chris and the crew had to get us out there since we were on vacation and could only fish that day. The captain did an outstanding job of navigating the waters in consistent 10 ft waves plus. The mate, Brandon was also outstanding. Great personality, helpful, and hard working. With the conditions so rough both of them kept the atomosohere fun and still enjoyable. Although we did not catch a sail or dolphin like we had hoped for, the crew was definitely not to blame as that’s fishing and conditions were brutal. We did land 7 blackfin tuna and 1 Bonita. The crew did everything they could to keep the trip safe and at least get on the fish. Really top notch business and I will be back! Thanks guys

Fished March 2017

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