Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Fort Lauderdale

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Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Deep sea fishing out of Fort Lauderdale is fast and merciless. The fish are line-cutting, hopes-crashing, but tasty and nutrient enough to keep you satiated for a while. Head into the Atlantic waters and there are some great fishing opportunities around offshore reefs, ledges, and wrecks. Grab your live bait and get going.

What species can I get off Fort Lauderdale?

Fine fisheries are not far away from the coast. A six hour trip will be enough to get you the best of species, including Wahoo, Mahi, and Tuna. It takes about 15 minutes by boat to get to the nearest fisheries and then rig your live bait. Just as you go past the Intracoastal Waterway and enjoy the view of houses lined down the beach, you will find yourself already in 200 ft deep waters, within two miles offshore. Half a mile later, and there’s a steep drop-off with water depths going to 500 ft. That’s where you will find Snapper, Grouper, but also hard hitting Wahoo, Mahi, Tunas, and Sailfish.

Fort Lauderdale boasts over a hundred of shipwrecks and 20+ miles of reefs. There’s only one thing that tops that - the fact that water depths go from 20 to 300 ft. Excellent fishing opportunities are everywhere, whether you’re looking for big fish to eat or game fish to mount and perch over the fireplace.

As you head out, you can make a quick stop at the nearby bait buoy then make run for the offshore fisheries. Trolling is a good way to explore these territories as you can end up with Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna at the end of your line.

And, if you want something exotic, why not go far out, some 15 miles from the port and into the heart of the gulf stream current in search of Swordfish? Whether it’s day or night, Swordfishing has become incredibly popular. You would have the chance to do some deep dropping as the Swordfish lie at 1000+ ft in broad daylight. It’s tense but well worth the shot if you manage to get them out.

When to go fishing deep waters off Fort Lauderdale?

Come March, the east wind will bring bull Mahi to 100 ft waters, while wreck fishing lits up  during early spring weeks and stays consistent for several months. You could be getting Amberjacks, Almaco Jacks, Cobia, and Barracuda over 200 ft deep shipwreck fisheries.

If you like the fast lane, then fast trolling with live bait for Mahi and Wahoo should be super lucrative in May through July. Big Amberjacks are also in the water this time of the year, so you can try bottom fishing and trolling at its finest when it comes to Florida’s east coast.

Grouper season changes each year, but they are biting well in summer time. You can do some catch and release, but make sure to read up-to-date regulations on them before sinking your bait.

Reef trolling is super productive in spring too, as you can target Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and some odd Wahoo.

Colder fronts bring Sailfish, especially towards the end of the year, and there are some Marlins far out around that same time.

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Reviews of Deep Sea Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

We had a great time
Keith F. fished with Captain Andy – Party Boat Fishing on May 29, 2021
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The weather was perfect and the sea was blue.
Half day shared trip. With Captains Paulie and Mick
David P. fished with Big Game Sportfishing Charters on May 3, 2021
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Great area to fish. Good edible fish, pretty fish, big game fish all can be caught without going offshore many miles. More fishing and little drive time.
Half day afternoon trip
Robert T. fished with Captain Andy – Party Boat Fishing on April 20, 2021
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Book with Captain Mike. Make it your trip by having fun.
10 foot shark!
John P. fished with Big Game Sportfishing Charters on April 18, 2021
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There's a chance you might even catch a 10 foot 400 pound golden dusky shark like I did!
March fishing trip
Jason D. fished with Captain Andy – Party Boat Fishing on March 25, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don’t forget your motion sickness medicine lol
Half day Everglades fishing with JP
Kelly D. fished with Bass Whisper Guide – Fort Lauderdale on March 21, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dress in layers if you are going on the a.m. trip and be prepared to catch a lot of fish!
Awesome Tuna Fishing
Miranda H. fished with Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing on March 18, 2021
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Book with Marlin my Darlin best charter.
March fishing trip
Johnny M. fished with Captain Andy – Party Boat Fishing on March 3, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Boat caught smaller fish but everyone had fun

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