Pompano Beach Drift Fishing Charters

Pompano Beach Drift Fishing Charters

Best Drift Fishing Charters in Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach: 155 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(48 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
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5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $1,100
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(7 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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trips from $499
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5.0 / 5
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Pompano Beach
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trips from $495

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
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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What anglers said about Drift 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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