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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Dinner and a Show

February 25, 2020

Hey guys Capt. Vinnie here of the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale, this week we had some epic fishing I mean epic, first I would like to start off with a beautiful sailfish we caught earlier in the… Read Full Report →


Great All Day Trip

February 18, 2020

What a great trip we had this week, some of the best fishing we have seen in Fort Lauderdale in while, we had a great local group from the Hollywood florida area, which is only 10 min south of… Read Full Report →


Sushi For Dinner

February 12, 2020

Its been a very busy week for us down here in sunny Fort Lauderdale and thank goodness the fish are biting also, this week on the Yb Normal, the main bite for us has been blackfin tuna! Like the… Read Full Report →


Daytime Wreck Fishing

February 06, 2020

This week on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale it has been a great week, but we do like to change it up sometimes as change specially in fishing is a good thing. We had some great trips… Read Full Report →


Little Kids Big Fish

January 29, 2020

Here at the YB Normal in Fort Lauderdale we love to take kids fishing no matter how old they are, just something about taking kids fishing has a special place in my heart, its such a great feeling when… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Are Here

January 20, 2020

What a great week it has been down here in south florida aboard the YB Normal, the weather has been very windy but that doesn't mean that we haven't been fishing, we have been out fishing pretty much everyday… Read Full Report →


Day and Night Action

January 15, 2020

This week aboard the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale Florida we had some excellent fishing lots of different species of fish caught some sport fish as well as some great eating fish as too. Lets start off with… Read Full Report →


Great Start to the Year

January 05, 2020

Lets start this one of by saying Happy New Year from the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale florida, this week has been a long one for us here with lots of great clients this week and some very… Read Full Report →


Great Sailfish Action

December 28, 2019

This week on the YB Normal has been a busy one for us down here in Fort Lauderdale. The week of Christmas is always a busy one we have had some great catches this week on our deep sea… Read Full Report →


Kingfish Action

December 23, 2019

This week on the Yb Normal we had a few charters but the weather really hurt us the winds were blowing hard from the east at 20 to 25 mph and we had to cancel a few of the… Read Full Report →


Winter Mixed Bag

December 16, 2019

This week on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale Florida we have had what we like to call a mixed bag of fishing, which means for those of you that don't know what a mixed bag means its… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing this Week

December 10, 2019

This week on the YB Normal out of fort Lauderdale, we had some excellent trips day and night, we also had some great clients as well, one trip that comes to mind is a morning trip that we recently… Read Full Report →


Anyone can Fish

December 02, 2019

This week has been a busy one for us here in Fort Lauderdale at the YB Normal, we want to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving. With all the charters we had this week there is one charter in mind… Read Full Report →


Winter time Mahi Fishing

November 26, 2019

Temptures down in south florida specially in Fort Lauderdale have been chilly lately for us Floridians, but just because its cold outside doesn't mean that the fish are not hungry. In the winter time in Fort Lauderdale we have… Read Full Report →


A Special Catch!

November 14, 2019

This week on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale, the weather has been a little wet, there has been lots of rain the past few days and some strong winds as well, although there has been a few… Read Full Report →


Deep Dropping

November 05, 2019

Its been a long week here in Fort Lauderdale, we just had one of the biggest boat shows in the entire world and the YB Normal has been out of the water for a little bit of time for… Read Full Report →


Kids Fishing Trip

October 22, 2019

This week on the YB Normal we had a bunch of great charters but there is one that really sticks out to me. We had a trip this week with three little kids ages 3,5,8. Here at the YB… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Starting To Show Up

October 16, 2019

This week on the YB Normal the report is sailfish, one of my favorite fish to target, what is not to like with sailfish they jump they have super fast runs and is a trophy fishing considered by many.… Read Full Report →


Daytime snapper and wreck fishing

October 09, 2019

This week at on the YB Normal we have been doing things little different, in our daytime fishing charters we have been put the trolling equipment away and decided to do lots of bottom fishing for some tasty creatures,… Read Full Report →


Night Time Snapper Fishing

October 01, 2019

This week we have had some really great snapper fishing trips on the YB Normal, we have been limiting out basically every night that we go what I mean by that is we are catching are legal recreational bag… Read Full Report →


Great Mahi Action

September 24, 2019

Some of the weather this week has not been to favorable for fishing but we happen to get out even those it was rough with some great repeat customers from New York, Tom and his wife they have fished… Read Full Report →


Great fishing and Happy Birthdays

September 17, 2019

This week on the YB Normal we had a pretty busy week with some great customers and the fishing was great also, we started out the week with some great king fishing action with some great customers that work… Read Full Report →


Good fishing Day and Night

September 08, 2019

Like the title says good fishing day and night, here at the Yb Normal we had a close scare due to hurricane dorian, but everything is ok here and the fishing is outstanding, we had a few trips this… Read Full Report →


Tunas and Kingfish

August 28, 2019

This week on the YB Normal out of Fort Lauderdale the season has ended sadly but we managed to get a few trips this week and the fishing has been very good, there has been a very good blackfin… Read Full Report →


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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4.89
out of 5 stars from 76 reviews
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Half day with Captain Vinny and Cameron

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Cameron helped us the entire time. Dealing with the rods and reels and bait and answering a lot of our questions about fishing....
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Michael B.
Dowagiac, MI
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Frickin' Funtastic Adventure with YB Normal!!

VERIFIED   January 9, 2020
Wow!!  Can not say it enough! This was such a great experience. Don’t think it would have been as fun or memorable...
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Great charter with Captain Vinnie!

December 26, 2019
I recently booked a trip with Captain Vinnie on YB Normal with a group of my girlfriends. From the start the crew was very...
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Half day trip with captain Vinnie

VERIFIED   NEW  February 17, 2020
That was great trip and experience, Captain Vinnie and his co-captain Amanda did excellent job to find and catch nice kingfish...
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Julio M.
Byron Center, MI
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Half day family fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 1, 2020
Today was an awesome experience! My wife and I have been looking to take our kids (12 & 14) deep sea fishing for some time. ...
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