Pompano Beach Drift Fishing Charters

Pompano Beach Drift Fishing Charters

Best Drift Fishing Charters in Pompano Beach

Top Drift Fishing Charters in Pompano Beach

Drift Fishing in Pompano Beach

Drift fishing Pompano Beach is a great way to catch some awesome fish without shelling out for a private charter. The local waters are riddled with reefs made of anything from concrete blocks to old boats to luxury sedans (modern art is lost on us, but the fish sure love it). The sea floor drops so suddenly that even a half day on the slowest boat in town will have you fishing in 100 feet of water.
What can I expect from a drift fishing trip?
No matter what else you get from your day, you can certainly expect lots of fish. Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Porgies, Grunts, and Amberjack will litter the deck by the end of the trip. Chances are you will also see a fair few Barracuda, Bonito, Tuna, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi - even a Sailfish if you’re lucky!
The fishing itself will be slightly different depending on what time of day you go. Morning and afternoon trips will be spent drifting over the reefs, focusing on more mobile fish like Barracuda, King Mackerel, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. This is where you might catch that glimpse of that elusive sail cutting through the water or even feel the pound on your line as it hits your bait.
Evening and night trips will be spent anchored up over the captain’s favorite fishing spots. These trips are all about the bottom fish and are the best way to bring in huge big Snapper and Grouper. Depending on how far out you go, you can also target deep-water species like Tilefish on evening trips. These make excellent eating and are well worth fishing into the night for.
How much will it cost?
An adult ticket on one of the local party boats will cost around $40-$45. Tickets for kids and ride-alongs usually cost around $30, so this really is a trip you can get the whole family together for. You can even get your catch cooked up afterward at one of the local restaurants for a delicious meal on a budget.
What should I bring?
All tackle and bait is usually provided on Pompano Beach drift fishing trips, although this is definitely something to check before you book. You are welcome to bring your own tackle along if you want to, except fly fishing gear, which is often ruled out as a hazard on large-party fishing boats.
The things you absolutely should bring are much the same as any charter: appropriate shoes, a couple of extra layers, sunglasses, sunscreen, and of course, a big cooler to load up with tasty fish. If you’re not used to being on the water it may also be a good idea to pack some Dramamine - big boats tend to be pretty stable but it’s always better safe than sorry.
Pompano Beach
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Reviews of Fishing in Drift Fishing in Pompano Beach

8 hr trip with benny's book a mate
Jamie L. fished with Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter on July 17, 2019
If your fishing for the first time in pompano, book a trip with benny's book a mate charters!!! Well worth the $$$$
Half day trip with Benny
Michael K. fished with Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter on July 6, 2019
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.
Family Oriented Captain
Joe K. fished with Just Right Charters on July 5, 2019
Love looking at the homes while on the boat. The fishing is great, and the home sightseeing was also fun.
Half day trip with Benny
Grant R. fished with Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter on June 28, 2019
I would recommend giving Benny at Benny’s book a mate charter. He will do anything he can to make sure you catch some fish
Fun, fun, fun
Marilyn S. fished with Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter on June 20, 2019
Don't forget to bring some snacks. Have a great time!
Half day charter
Richard S. fished with Fishing Guide Capt Tom Hinterschied on June 15, 2019
Check out the fishing fleet ahead of time to see what's being caught. Fish for what's biting now and you won't be disappointed.
Great Experience
Qian X. fished with Fishing Guide Capt Tom Hinterschied on May 12, 2019
Don't eat too much before the trip. Motion sickness will get you easier.
Amazing trip with these Guys!
Tim E. fished with Reel Bandit Characters on April 13, 2019
Beginner or avid fisherman. Young or old. Family friendly. You don't have to go out far to catch great fish. Which gives you more time of actual fishing. Love this place!

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