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.
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Reviews of Drift Fishing in Pompano Beach

4 Hours with Captain Anthony
Mark A. fished with Never Enough Sport Fishing on July 24, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It's hot and rain showers are frequent. Sunscreen and liquids are a must. Go out early rather than later in the day
Perfect Family Afternoon 1/2 day trip in April
BRAD T. fished with Naughty Girl Sportfishing on April 5, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
10 minutes then we catch 18 lbs king Fish. Super cool 👌
Codi H. fished with Just Right Charters on December 26, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It is a bit cold & windy in the early morning but its great because the fish is hungry and bite fast
8 hr trip with benny's book a mate
Jamie L. fished with Benny's Book a Mate&Fishing Charter on July 17, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don't forget to bring some snacks. Have a great time!

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