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You also get a great time fishing in Ft. Lauderdale with Hooked Up. We’re not one of those stuffy Ft. Lauderdale fishing charters where the mate and captain are stuck on themselves and barely talk to you. We want you to party, relax, or whatever you like to do. Our job is to make your time on Hooked Up the most enjoyable you can have in Ft Lauderdale fishing. You don’t have to be a seasoned angler either. We will show you and your guests/family how to work the sport fishing equipment. So there is no intimidation factor. We love helping people get into the sport of fishing! Let me also tell you I will assist you with locating hotels, restaurants, bars or whatever you’re interested in. I know the South Florida area, since I’ve lived here all my life. I can make sure you don’t go to the overpriced tourist traps. I will be your Fort Lauderdale connection! Located at the Hilton Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Boca Raton is only a 30 minute drive and so is Miami. Our fishing charter is accessible and definitely worth the drive to Fort Lauderdale.
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If you would like to depart in the morning we can depart at 7 or 8 AM. If you want to sleep in, we can also depart in the afternoon, from, 12 noon, or 1 PM.
Daytime Sword Fishing is the newest thing in deepsea sportfishing! Fort Lauderdale SportFishing trips are 8 hours or longer and sea conditions must be calm. Call me for details.
For our nighttime Swordfish trips, we like to depart 2 to 4 hours before sunset. This way you can fish on the way out, catch a few Dolphin or maybe a Marlin! Sword Fishing trips are generally 9-11 hours in length.
Anything You Would Like to Eat or Drink Sunscreen Sunglasses And…A Little Luck!
Hi, My name is Taco. I’ve been fishing the waters in South Florida since the mid 70’s in the canals and intercoastal waterways, for snook, tarpon, jacks and whatever I could get to bite my hook. When I got older, I bought myself a 25’ Open Fisherman and started fishing the waters off the Ft. Lauderdale coast. As time went on, I started asking some of the local fishermen questions about South Florida fishing techniques and different strategies for catching fish and was soon catching more and more. Before I knew it I had people asking me questions about sport fishing. In fact, I started taking more people fishing on my charter boat, at my expense. Then one day, my wife suggested I try to get a job on one of the South Florida Sport Fishing Charter Boats. Well, I got lucky and Captain Lindsey Forde gave me a break. At the time I thought he was a real demanding hardass. But, looking back on it now, he got me going in the right direction. Captain Forde is now a well-respected Captain in the South Florida community. After a couple of years with Captain Forde, I started getting more job offers. So off I went to fish the Bahamas Blue Marlin tournaments with Captain Paul Roadhouse. After a few fishing tournaments we hit the jackpot and won one of the Bahamas Bill Fish Tournaments, and I was hooked! So, I started traveling to St. Thomas, Turk and Cacaos, Mexico, Venezuela and all through the Bahamas. It was great and I was catching more and bigger fish than I ever imagined I would. But it was taking its toll on my marriage. I came back to the Ft. Lauderdale fishing charter docks and landed a great job on the Happy Day Today. This job kept me fishing about 400 to 450 half-day trips a year. Another advantage of this job was Captains Rick Brady and Tommy Zack. Captains Brady and Zack both did things differently and expected everyday be fished as though we were fishing a tournament. I learned a lot about bait presentation and keeping things organized and staying calm with multiple fish on line. They both fine-tuned me as both a mate and a captain. After 7 + years on the Happy Day Today, I knew the time had come for me to start my own fishing charter business in South Florida, and I am loving every minute of it. I have combined the experience of over 6 different captains I have the utmost respect for, and my knowledge and crazy personality to make my charter boat a huge success. So, you are invited to come aboard the Hooked Up, but be prepared for a lot of laughs and some great Ft. Lauderdale sport fishing! – Captain Taco
Captain Taco has been mastering the waters of South Florida since the mid 70’s. He fished for Jacks, Tarpon, and whatever else patrolled the canals and Intracoastal waterways. Taco’s first boat was a 25’ Open Fisherman, aboard which he explored the Ft. Lauderdale coast. Taco gained as much information as possible from local anglers, perfected his cast, and tried various techniques and fishing methods. Before he knew, people began asking him about fishing! Taco’s repertoire is not limited to the waters of South Florida. He has fished all over Mexico, Venezuela, St. Thomas, and Turk, as well as the Bahamas. He has successfully taken part in various fishing competitions, including the Bahamas Blue Marlin tournament. Now, Captain Taco has his own charter business and he is loving every minute of it.
Captain Taco caters his trips to anglers of all experience levels. So if you're an experienced angler, Captain Taco is more than happy to let you do your thing! and if you're new to the sport, Captain Taco loves to show his guests how to work the sport fishing equipment, so there is no intimidation factor. He just loves helping people get into the sport of fishing!...Read More
Captain Taco has lived in South Florida his whole life and is more than happy to assist you with locating restaurants, bars, or whatever you’re interested in. He can make sure you don’t go to the overpriced tourist traps, he will be your Fort Lauderdale connection!
When we arrived we had a brief meeting with captain taco and Mike to see what the plan for the day would be. Several in the group thought mahi mahi would be a lot of fun. Otherws snappers if we had time and others. Their slip is super convenient and ...Read More within minutes we were out on the Atlantic. It turned into one of the best fishing days in my 54 years lol. The two of them knew how to find and species and stay on them and were the best guys. Just like fishing with friends. The boat was super comfortable and very clean. We ended up with over a dozen mahi mahi and done mitten snapper and great fun memories. I highly recommend these two for a memorable experience.
Captain Greg was knowledgable and helpful. He took us out, and he and his first mate set the poles up seamlessly while we enjoyed the ride. After a slowish start - 3 Mackerels - we hooked into a 50+ pound Amber Jack. That fight lasted about 20 minutes ...Read More and ended in a great pic of myself and my 2 sons holding an enormous Amberjack. And if that weren’t enough, we hooked and landed a 200+ pound Hammerhead shark 20 minutes later! The captain and his mate were helpful throughout. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend them if you’re looking for a deep sea fishing experience.
Can’t go wrong with this charter. Excellent boat, equipment and crew. Fishing was a little slow to start and Dan changed up the baits and boom. We had a great steady catch of black fin tuna, bonita and a bonus wahoo! This is the perfect charter to take if you ...Read More have kids really big cabin with cold AC when you want to get out of the sun. Look them up in Ft Lauderdale and you will be happy
My brother and I booked this trip with the intention of landing a trophy. Captain Taco, and his crew delivered and did so quickly…we were able to land a 9 foot hammerhead within 2 1/2 hours on the boat…off of a kite no less!. WHAT A FIGHT!!! We also put ...Read More a half dozen blackfin Tuna and a King Mackerel on ice to bring home…this was an experience that I fully intend to do again
Trip of a lifetime. 6 hour trip. Seas were rougher but perfect day for kite fishing. Crew handled gear and conditions like professionals. We started off trolling, hooked some tuna and Bonita. We switched over to live bait. Highly recommend. Extra but worth it. We started kite fishing. Within 15 ...Read More minutes we had 2 sailfish hooked. One got away. After that we hooked a king and the action died after that. The technique and finesse that the crew has was impressive. Top game trip I’ve been on. Definitely a repeater!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This boat has air conditioning.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle, Fighting Chair
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
1881 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, United States