Capt. Taco's Hooked Up Sportfishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Guided by Taco Perez

Deep Sea Nearshore

About Your Guide

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!

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!

Capt. Taco's Hooked Up Sportfishing Trips

If you thought that you had to go hours offshore to catch the biggest, baddest pelagic predators, think again! On this trip with Captain Taco, you'll have the opportunity to chase offshore gamefish species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna, all just a quick ride from the dock. All of these fish are hard fighters and a blast to catch, as well as tasting delicious, so whether you're hoping to catch an impressive trophy, fill your cooler, or both, this trip is for you! You'll primarily be trolling for these fast, aggressive species. Keep your eyes on the rods, because when a fish hits that line, it's all you! Bring your A-game on this trip, because these fish know how to fight and will test your strength, stamina, and skill. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Taco's 42' sportfishing vessel. She sports twin Avico 450-HP Yamaha engines to get you out there in a hurry, plus all the best electronics, including an autopilot system, GPS, fishfinder, and more. Captain Taco will provide everything you need for a great day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, a pair of polarized sunglasses to help see the fish, and a cooler with your snacks and drinks. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Florida Fishing Spectacular

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41 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person

Off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, there are a couple different techniques for trolling: trolling the reefs for Kingfish and Bonitos and trolling offshore for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tunas, and sometimes even a Blue Marlin! **Trolling the Reef** 90% of your bites will be on the deep lines, so Captain Taco will troll with 2 planner boards that take the bait about 45 feet down along with 3 baits skipping across the surface at about 5 to 6 knots. If you get a Kingfish bite 9 out of 10 times both deep rods will get hit at the same time. These fish like to travel in schools so Captain Taco will steer the boat in big circles dragging the baits around where you got the first bit and BAM every time you circle you should get another bite. (Well that’s how it ideally would work of course) **Trolling Offshore** When trolling offshore Captain Taco will pump the gas a little to cover more ground. You'll usually troll 5 to 6 baits on the surface at 6 to 8 knots. He doesn't like trolling the planners offshore due to the resistance that the planners cause, but just about anything floating out there might hold some fish. And I mean anything if he spots a weed patch, grass line, or even a piece of driftwood, you know Captain Taco's gonna pull the baits past it to see if anybody's home. Both are great options, and you might even have enough time to try a little of both! No matter what, you are sure to have a great time fishing in Ft. Lauderdale with Captain Taco. His charter is not one of those stuffy Ft. Lauderdale fishing charters where the mate and captain are stuck on themselves and barely talk to you. They want you to party, relax, or do whatever you like to do. In his mind, his job is to make your time aboard the "Hooked Up" the most enjoyable time a person can have fishing in Ft Lauderdale. All Taco's trips come with his Full-Service Package which includes an experienced captain & mate, all necessary fishing licenses, top-of-the-line rods, reels & tackle, a cooler loaded with ice for your beers & sodas, and a lot of laughs & a great time! All he recommends you bring along with you is some food and drink for your voyage, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a little luck! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Full Day Trolling - 41’ Custom

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41 ft 1 - 6 People From $283 / person

Swordfishing is an amazing and thrilling experience that anglers will never forget. These massive fish are not only impressive in size, but they're also fierce predators that put up quite a fight when hooked. Join Captain Taco for a full day (or night) adventure on the offshore waters near Fort Lauderdale for a catch you'll never forget! For his nighttime Swordfish trips, Captain Taco likes to depart 2 to 4 hours before sunset. This way you can fish on the way out, targeting a few Dolphin or maybe a Marlin! The vessel is a custom 41' that was built in 1964. It's powered by twin Avico engines with a total of 450 horsepower. In addition to the standard amenities, this boat also features a fighting chair, GPS, fishfinder, bed, flybridge, live bait well, kitchen, refrigerator, multimedia system, outriggers, tuna tubes, and icebox. Whether you're looking to do some daytime swordfishing or try your hand at nighttime swordfishing, this boat has everything you need to make the most of your trip. Captain Taco's trip includes an experienced captain & mate, all necessary fishing licenses, top-of-the-line rods, reels & tackle, a cooler loaded with ice for your beers & sodas, and a lot of laughs & a great time! All he recommends you bring along with you is some food and drink for your voyage, sunscreen & sunglasses (Unless you choose nighttime Swords), and a little luck! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Day Or Night Swordfish Trip

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41 ft 1 - 6 People From $367 / person

Recent Reviews of Capt. Taco's Hooked Up Sportfishing


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Great trip with a very knowledgeable crew as well. Would recommend to others seeking a fishing charter in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Robert H.


Amazing experience, caught a 300LB Pumpkin swordfish! Highly recommend.

Kylee B.


This was our last adventure on vacation, and it was a perfect ending! We had a group of 4, each caught some bait fish, 3 barracudas, and 4 Mahi! Captain Taco and Dan were fantastic guides and celebrated right along with us!

Joshua H.


We had an amazing time today with Capt Lou and Tyler. Super cool guys, made everything effortless for us while we got to enjoy reeling in some awesome fish! Definitely will be booking another trip out with this crew.

Jedidiah P.


By far the best tackle and hardest fisherman in Fort Lauderdale. These guys put hours of preparation to make sure that they are prepared.

Mike N.


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 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.

Gordon W.


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 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

Chris R.


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 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

Josiah A.


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 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!

Steve G.


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 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.


Bonito, Gag Grouper, Hammerhead Shark, Kingfish, Lane Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Mutton Snapper, Red Grouper, Sailfish, Swordfish, Tiger Shark, Vermillion Snapper


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Start Location

1881 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, United States | Bodies of water fished: Dania beach, Miami Beach, Pompano Beach, Key Biscayne

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