Pompano Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Pompano Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach: 184 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(220 reviews)
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4.8 / 5
(9 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $499
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(285 reviews)
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $500
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4.8 / 5
(47 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
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5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
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Deep Sea Fishing in Pompano Beach

Easy access to the Gulf Stream and some of the closest blue water fishing on the East Coast make deep sea fishing Pompano Beach a truly special experience. Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi can all be targeted on a half day trip, and even Marlin are found around 15 miles out. At their deepest, the surrounding waters plummet 2,000 feet and host anything from Snappers and Tilefish to the ultimate kings of the deep — Swordfish.
 
What can I expect from a deep sea fishing charter?
On a four-hour trip, you basically get to choose between deep-water bottom fish and big game pelagics like Mahi Mahi and Sailfish. Marlin are usually reserved for full day trips, but if you jump aboard one of the faster center consoles out there you can hit the Gulf Stream on a half or ¾ day with plenty of time to take on these awesome predators.
 
Book in for eight hours, and the world’s your oyster! You can spend the whole day wrestling Marlin or pulling up monster Tilefish from the heart of the ocean. Our advice is to combine the two, though, trolling on your way to and from the deepest waters to head home with the a selection of fish almost as wide as your smile.
 
Swordfish live, quite literally, in a world of their own, and as such require specialist trips to target them. At night, you may be able to find these guys hunting in “only” 100 feet of water but in the day you will be hard-pressed to find them in less than 1,000. This is not a family fishing trip and is suggested for only the most seasoned of anglers.
 
Top Techniques and Local Twists
Most of the deep sea fishing Pompano Beach has to offer comes in the form of trolling. Whole Ballyhoo are the go-to bait, as is so often the case, with a chugger head attached to let you troll quickly without turning it into very expensive chum. It also adds a dash of color to really billboard the bait. More elaborate rigs are often made up of combinations of cut and live bait, with Bonito belly, whole Mullet, and a Ballyhoo or two thrown in for good measure. 
 
For Sailfish, most charters ditch the trolling gear and crack out the kites. Not only is this the most productive way to lure in Sailfish, it also allows you to see them a few seconds before they strike, giving you time to prepare for the bite. You will be sailing into the wind in order to lift your kites, too, which can be a blessed relief on blustery days offshore.
 
At its most basic, Swordfishing is a matter of dropping the bait far enough to get their attention, then getting the line back in before they shake the hook. Squid and Bonito make the best bait, attached to 15lb of lead at the end of a long leader, with a blinking light 10 feet or so down the leader to draw in these large-eyed hunters. Once hooked, they will instinctively swim up to try and escape the weight and you will need electric reels or some serious muscles to get the line in quick enough.
 
How much will it cost?
Center consoles usually run around $400-$450 for a half day and $650-$800 for a full day. Switch up to a small sportfishing boat and you will only paying an extra hundred bucks, or $1,000 for a daytime swordfishing trip. This is well worth paying for outriggers, a fighting chair and, dare we say it, a proper head.
 
If you’re planning on going all-out, you will find plenty of awesome cruisers in the 45’ range, complete with tournament-winning crew, the latest tackle, tuna tubes - the works. Trips on these boats average around $700 for a half day and $1200 for a full day, which is still a steal for the amount of tech you get. Their size does equal a high fuel burn, though, and daytime Swordfish trips can cost $1,500 or more.
Pompano Beach
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Pompano Beach

Consider this an investment. It is an experience that will pay dividends. Go for it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider this an investment. It is an experience that will pay dividends. Go for it.
Matt  B.
Matt B. Hendersonville, NC
Pompano is a real fishing town. Easy in/out for a fishing. Nice folks at the Valhalo gas dock.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pompano is a real fishing town. Easy in/out for a fishing. Nice folks at the Valhalo gas dock.
Todd  S.
Todd S.
Call Capt Ron of South Florida Boat Charter. We had such an amazing experience with them and will fish again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Capt Ron of South Florida Boat Charter. We had such an amazing experience with them and will fish again.
R  C.
R C. United States
The bite was really slow but with never enough charters we still got put on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The bite was really slow but with never enough charters we still got put on fish.
David  V.  M.
David V. M. Chicago, IL
We went out Hilsboro Inlet and within minutes lines were in the water and we were offshore fishing. Can't wait to go back
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went out Hilsboro Inlet and within minutes lines were in the water and we were offshore fishing. Can't wait to go back
South Florida Boat Charter, llc
South Florida Boat Charter, llc Pompano Beach, Florida
Book True Grit! I have been on several charters throughout Florida and this was, by far, at the top of my list.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book True Grit! I have been on several charters throughout Florida and this was, by far, at the top of my list.
Michael  F.
Michael F. United States
Great location for children because of the extremely short boat ride to the fishing grounds.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great location for children because of the extremely short boat ride to the fishing grounds.
Martin  M.
Martin M. Miami, Florida
Pompano is a beautiful town and as soon as you get out the inlet you are fishing within minuts
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pompano is a beautiful town and as soon as you get out the inlet you are fishing within minuts
South Florida Boat Charter, llc
South Florida Boat Charter, llc Pompano Beach, Florida
Bring a positive mindset. These guys know what they’re doing and will get you on a pool of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a positive mindset. These guys know what they’re doing and will get you on a pool of fish.
Austin  L.
Austin L. Tampa, Florida
research timelines for seasons to land on the hot times and keep your lines tight.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
research timelines for seasons to land on the hot times and keep your lines tight.
Vonn  G.
Vonn G. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Be prepared for variety. And use a professional charter. Get a team with good reviews.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for variety. And use a professional charter. Get a team with good reviews.
Ryne  M.
Ryne M. Miami, Florida
Crew are master fisherman and will answer all your questions. What a great day of fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew are master fisherman and will answer all your questions. What a great day of fishing
Brian  B.
Brian B. Delray Beach, FL
I went for my Birthday which happens to be in August. In an ideal world, I wouldn't go fishing in August as it's very hot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I went for my Birthday which happens to be in August. In an ideal world, I wouldn't go fishing in August as it's very hot.
Caroline  C.
Caroline C. Boca Raton, FL
Good crew, weather problems, morning trip better production than PM. Great crew, good people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good crew, weather problems, morning trip better production than PM. Great crew, good people.
Lamont  D.
Lamont D. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Great charter to fish with, kids had a great time. Very happy with the size,type, and quantity of fish we caught!! Exactly what I was looking for. Captain was very knowledgeable and friendly had good conversations with him throughout the trip! Thanks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great charter to fish with, kids had a great time. Very happy with the size,type, and quantity of fish we caught!! Exactly what I was looking for. Captain was very knowledgeable and friendly had good conversations with him throughout the trip! Thanks
Jason  A.
Jason A. Springboro, OH
It's hot and rain showers are frequent. Sunscreen and liquids are a must. Go out early rather than later in the day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's hot and rain showers are frequent. Sunscreen and liquids are a must. Go out early rather than later in the day
Mark  A.
Mark A. LAUD BY SEA, FL
It was unseasonably cool (highs in low 70s) but fish were still out there. Just a bit of patience needed. Morning probably better than afternoon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was unseasonably cool (highs in low 70s) but fish were still out there. Just a bit of patience needed. Morning probably better than afternoon.
BRAD  T.
BRAD T. Watkinsville, GA
It is a bit cold & windy in the early morning but its great because the fish is hungry and bite fast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is a bit cold & windy in the early morning but its great because the fish is hungry and bite fast
Codi  H.
Codi H. Marietta, Georgia
If your fishing for the first time in pompano, book a trip with benny's book a mate charters!!! Well worth the $$$$
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your fishing for the first time in pompano, book a trip with benny's book a mate charters!!! Well worth the $$$$
Jamie  L.
Jamie L. Hollywood, FL
Yes, Seemed to be boats in the area all fishing Unfortunately due to sea sickness by two of my party we had to go in early.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, Seemed to be boats in the area all fishing Unfortunately due to sea sickness by two of my party we had to go in early.
Michael  K.
Michael K. Boca Raton, FL

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