Captain
Vinnie Sacks

Member since October 2017 Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
Captain Vinnie operates the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and has worked aboard other boats in the area all his life. He loves being out on the water and getting groups on awesome fish. His favorite fish to catch is Black Grouper, but a huge part of what makes fishing so fun for him is never knowing what is going to bite next. This is what makes bottom fishing so fun for him - you can never tell what will take your bait!
Techniques
Here in south Florida there are so many different species of fish to catch, some of my favorite things to do include trolling, wreck fishing, and live baiting. All three of these techniques are well known and do produce big fish and plenty of fish as well as different types of fish too. Trolling is a good way to start your day off beacause you are able to cover ground and find where the fish are, live baiting is a good way to fish for lots of trophy sized fish like sailfish and and giant king mackerel as well as big bull dolphin. Wreck fishing is a good way to switch it up if your other techniques are not working and still be able to land some large fish like amberjack and grouper, sometimes you can also have a surprise catch like cobia as well.

Hey, I'm Captain Vinnie Sacks

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
Captain Vinnie operates the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and has worked aboard other boats in the area all his life. He loves being out on the water and getting groups on awesome fish. His favorite fish to catch is Black Grouper, but a huge part of what makes fishing so fun for him is never knowing what is going to bite next. This is what makes bottom fishing so fun for him - you can never tell what will take your bait!
Techniques
Here in south Florida there are so many different species of fish to catch, some of my favorite things to do include trolling, wreck fishing, and live baiting. All three of these techniques are well known and do produce big fish and plenty of fish as well as different types of fish too. Trolling is a good way to start your day off beacause you are able to cover ground and find where the fish are, live baiting is a good way to fish for lots of trophy sized fish like sailfish and and giant king mackerel as well as big bull dolphin. Wreck fishing is a good way to switch it up if your other techniques are not working and still be able to land some large fish like amberjack and grouper, sometimes you can also have a surprise catch like cobia as well.
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Fishing Reports

Back to School

August 21, 2019

Things have slowed down quite a bit here in Fort Lauderdale and the YB Normal Sportfishing but that doesn't mean that the fishing isn't good, when the kids go back to school everyone in the charter fishing industry slows… Read Full Report →


Fun For All Ages

August 12, 2019

What a great week for us here on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale, we caught some great fish both daytime and night time fishing, we also had some great customers from little kids catching there first fish… Read Full Report →


What A Great Week

August 01, 2019

This week on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale Florida we had a great week of fishing catching many different types of fish as well as customers from all over, fishing has been fairly good some days better… Read Full Report →


Another Great Week

July 24, 2019

What a great week of fishing we have been having in Fort Lauderdale on the YB Normal, we had some excellent catches as well as some really really great clients from as far as Las Vegas and Texas, One… Read Full Report →


Great People Great Fishing

July 14, 2019

This week on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale Florida has been a busy one lots of fishing charters and some great people at that, let me start by saying it has been a hot one almost everyday… Read Full Report →


Still Great Fishing

July 06, 2019

We have had some great fishing on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale Florida the last few days we had some great customers from New York, Mark and his son fished with us the morning of July 4th… Read Full Report →


HOT Days But Great Fishing

July 01, 2019

Down here in South Florida man has it been hot out good thing the YB Normal has ice cold AC, anyways the fishing has been excellent this week and we also had great customers this week to go along… Read Full Report →


Girls Fishing Trip

June 24, 2019

Today on the YB Normal we had a girls trip 2 girls from Virgina one of them currently lives here, anyways we set sail at 8am sharp with flat calm water and lots of sun it was going to… Read Full Report →


Rainy Days but Great fishing

June 18, 2019

The rainy season is officially here but that doesn't mean that the fish aren't biting, We have been having some excellent fishing the last week or so daytime fishing has been a great bite of kingfish, as well as… Read Full Report →


Excellent Snapper Fishing in Fort Lauder

June 12, 2019

Fishing on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale at night time is a great way to beat the heat of the daytime sun, night time fishing has been absolutely excellent for many different types of snapper which are… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale Fishing

June 02, 2019

Today on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale Florida we had a great crew from Canada, William, Frank, and there wives had chartered the YB normal for a morning deep sea fishing charter, we left the dock at… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale mixed bag

May 26, 2019

This week on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale florida we have been catching a variety of great gamefish, some of the best action has been in the mornings where we have been catching a variety of kingfish,… Read Full Report →


Steady Action in Fort Lauderdale

May 18, 2019

This week on the YB normal deep sea fishing charters as been a very busy one we have been fishing everyday, there has been tons of great catches this week the bite has been best on the reef trolling… Read Full Report →


Absolutely Great Fishing In Fort Lauderd

May 12, 2019

Today on the YB Normal out of beautiful Fort Lauderdale Florida we had a great group of local guys from broward and dade county that had chartered us for an all day fishing trip consisting of 8 hours! We… Read Full Report →


Air and Sea show fishing in Fort Lauderd

May 05, 2019

Today on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale we had jamie ans dustin from boca raton florida and some of there friends from Detroit, also today was the air and sea show where the US Navy displays all… Read Full Report →


Rainy Day in Fort Lauderdale

May 02, 2019

today on the YB normal out of Fort Lauderdale we had a very good repeat customer from pitsburg, mike. He has fished with us numerous times when he comes into town, today was questionable weather wise but we decided… Read Full Report →


Night time fishing in fort lauderdlae

April 26, 2019

Lately on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale florida we have been doing quite alot of night time snapper fishing, as we approach the summer months the snapper fishing out of fort lauderdale gets very good the snappers… Read Full Report →


Amberjack fishing in Fort Lauderdale

April 23, 2019

Today on the YB Normal we had some repeat customers from fort lauderdale, Frank and his son, they have chartered us many times in the past but today they wanted to try some wreck fishing for amberjack, off of… Read Full Report →


Shark Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

April 21, 2019

Today on the YB Normal deep sea fishing charter out of Fort Lauderdale Florida we had some repeat customers that had fished with us a few months prior, bruno and his dad kent from canada, they had chartered us… Read Full Report →


Great Catch in Fort Lauderdale

April 11, 2019

Today we had a great group aboard the YB Normal in Fort Lauderdale Florida, we had John and his friends from Connecticut, John is in a fishing club back and home and had looked us up when he came… Read Full Report →


Great Sailfish action in Fort Lauderdale

April 09, 2019

Today aboard the YB Normal Out of Fort Lauderdale Florida we had a great group of customers from Arizona, one of the clients name was Betty who has fished with us once before and she decided to bring her… Read Full Report →


Wreck Fishing In Fort Lauderdale

April 06, 2019

Today on the YB Normal Sportfishng charter out of beautiful Fort Lauderdale Florida we had a great crew from Baltimore Maryland, our client Bryan and his girlfriend as well as his mother and father had booked us for a… Read Full Report →


Fort Lauderdale Kingfish Action

April 04, 2019

In Fort Lauderdale fishing aboard the YB Normal we have been catching some very nice sized king mackerel and a few dolphin or mahi mahi on our deep sea fishing trips, there has been steady action fishing for these… Read Full Report →


wreck fishing and good reef action

April 02, 2019

Today aboard the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale Florida we had some great customers from Michigan, they had come down and book an 8 hour Sportfishing charter with us. Leaving at 8am sharp and returning around 4pm we… Read Full Report →


Mahi starting to show up

March 30, 2019

The last few days the YB Normal sport fishing charter out of Fort Lauderdale Florida has been chartered by some great customers with some great fishing we have been catching kingfish and some bonitos with a nice beginning season… Read Full Report →


Great Bottom Fishing Action

March 26, 2019

Lately the fishing on the YB Normal out of fort Lauderdale has been pretty good with calm weather and seas, we recently took two groups out lately and have been catching some pretty great fish. In Fort Lauderdale we… Read Full Report →


Awesome catch

March 21, 2019

Today we had 2 customers aboard the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale, Mike and Mike. 2 guys with the same name kind of unusual but hey YB normal right. So we departed from the dock at 8am sharp… Read Full Report →


Great Eating Fish

March 18, 2019

Kurt who just moved to Fort Lauderdale from Northern California decided to charter the YB Normal for a 4 hour afternoon Deep Sea private fishing charter to check out the difference from fishing in the Pacific Ocean to the… Read Full Report →


More Sailfish Action

March 17, 2019

This afternoon we had a long time client of mine, David. He has been fishing with me for 3 years, and frequently books with us twice a month... This afternoon the wind was south around 10mph which makes great… Read Full Report →


Great Sailfishing

March 14, 2019

A good customer of ours Jesus Galvan had decided to come down to Fort Lauderdale beach from Texas and go out on a deep sea fishing charter aboard the YB Normal, he had brought his friend with him and… Read Full Report →


Great Shark Fishing

March 13, 2019

The month of March is notorious for a big sharks, and they are here now! The last few trips have been producing some very nice fish! We have been catching a lot of very big sharks, including hammerhead, bull,… Read Full Report →


Monster Wahoo

March 11, 2019

The Graham family from Northern Ontario Canada were on vacation in Fort Lauderdale. They decided to bring there son Mike a 10th grader out for a 4 hour Deep Sea Private Fishing Charter on The YB Normal. We left… Read Full Report →


Great snapper Fishing

March 06, 2019

We left the dock at 6:30 PM with a private night fishing charter on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale. We had 5 Local customers that lived right in South Florida. Out target fish for the night was… Read Full Report →


Father and son outing

March 01, 2019

Father and son Steven and Josh chartered YB Normal for a 4 hour private Deep Sea fishing trip from Fort Lauderdale. They were in Fort Lauderdale celebrating Josh's 16th birthday. We put the lines out in 85 feet of… Read Full Report →


Season is here

February 05, 2019

Our busy season is finally here and it seems like the fishing has finally picked up, there has been a nice mixed bag of fish trolling the reefs. We have been catching everything from kingfish tuna dolphin and the… Read Full Report →

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4.87
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
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Night snapper fishing with captain Vinnie
Night snapper fishing with captain Vinnie
August fishing trip
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Gary A.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 7, 2019
Came down from Virginia and had great half day trip today.  My son and I caught a variety of fish and took some home...
Gary A. recommends YB Normal
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Mark J.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Night snapper fishing with captain Vinnie

VERIFIED   NEW  August 10, 2019
This was the third year in a row that we booked with captain Vinnie on the YB Normal.  This was the first night trip and...
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Timothy B.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 22, 2019
Loved my trip.  Capt Richard and Capt. Vinne are professionals and know how to catch fish. I highly recommend this boat...
Timothy B. recommends YB Normal
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Owens Cross Roads, AL
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Fishing with Vinnie

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2019
Awesome last minute trip! They were friendly courteous and professional! We caught a lot of fish! They put us on the fish!!!
Alfred L. M. recommends YB Normal
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San Ramon, CA
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Best day of fishing ever!

VERIFIED   January 26, 2019
Vinny and the crew are amazing. Attentive, informative, patient and THEY PUT YOU ON FISH. Caught a sailfish, dolphin, and tuna...
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