Florida Adventure Outfitters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Guided by Michael Onega

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About Your Guide

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Captain Michael is a true jack-of-all-trades and an expert when it comes to fishing and hunting Southwest Florida. Whether he's going after bass, hitting invasives like cichlids, snakeheads, and clown knifefish, taking out iguanas, or hunting pigs, Captain Michael truly does it all. Captain Michael loves taking every level of angler on his fishing charters. He is especially good with kids, and loves introducing them to the great outdoors. If you're looking to expand your horizons and really see what the Fort Lauderdale area has to offer, book a trip and get out there!

Florida Adventure Outfitters Trips

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Fish till your heart's content and pop iguanas with Captain Mike's Airgun's along the way on this full day Peacock Bass/Iguana hunt Combo trip with Captain Mike down in Fort Lauderdale. Peacock Bass are gorgeous prize fish that battle hard on the line, which should make for an exciting adventure! And any Egyptian geese you see along the way are fare game to shoot as well! Everything is provided on these trips: Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Airguns, Blow Guns, Bowfishing Setups (if requested), Fishing Licenses, Cooler, Ice, and Water. For these combo Iguana/Peacock Bass adventures you will meet up with Captain Mike at the boat ramp within 20 minutes of Fort Lauderdale with your party of up to 6 people. Once you meet up, Captain Mike will go over important safety rules as well as gun and firearm information. From there you will load up on the 18' Pro Dive Skiff and travel down a canal system (loaded with iguanas) to head to the fishing grounds. These canal systems are so full of iguanas that you hardly need to focus on hunting them. This is the beauty of the Combo trip, you can fish for Peacock bass till your heart's content, and if you see an Iguana pop up in front of you, you can put down the fishing rod and Captain Mike will create a safe shooting situation so you can make the shot with one of the many methods available. He offers airgun or blow gun, bowfishing setups, as well as rod and reel with a noose! All you need to bring on this trip is snacks and water and appropriate clothing. The meat will be quartered and bagged for you free of charge at the end of your adventure, and yes, Iguanas are delicious! Read More

Duck, Goose, Inshore, Invasive Species, Lake, River Fishing, Hunting Charter in Plantation

Iguana Hunt/Peacock Bass Combo With Retriever Dog

100% (13)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $189 / person
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On this epic Florida hunting trip, you'll spend the day exploring the canals and waterways near Fort Lauderdale while shooting invasive species like Green Iguanas and Egyptian Geese with Air Rifles provided by your pro guide Mike! These big lizards exoctic geese are a real problem in South Florida. Help the ecosystem while having a blast and potting your share of this exotic species with Captain Michael. Before your invasive-hunting adventure, you will meet up with Captain Mike at the boat ramp within 20 minutes of Fort Lauderdale with your party. Once you meet up, Captain Mike will go over important safety rules as well as air rifle information. From there, you will load up on his 18' Pro Dive Skiff and head into the canals. These canal systems are so full of Iguanas that you hardly need to focus on hunting them. Captain Mike will create a safe shooting situation so you can make the shot with one of the many methods available. He offers airgun, blow gun, or even rod and reel with a noose! All you need to bring on this trip is snacks and water and appropriate clothing. The meat will be quartered/breasted and bagged for you free of charge at the end of your adventure, and yes, Iguanas are delicious! Read More

Duck, Goose, Invasive Species Hunting Trip in Plantation

Iguana And Goose Hunt With Retrieval Dog

100% (11)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $121 / person
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Searching for the beautiful and epic fighting Peacock Bass? Look no further and join Captain Mike for a Peacock Bass bonanza! These fish are some of the most colorful trophies you can collect, but they're no walk in the park to catch. While they may be plentiful in the lakes and rivers outside Fort Lauderdale, once hooked they fight the line viciously. This half day trip is sure to be a thrill! Captain Mike will use his extensive knowledge of the area to guide you to the best fishing holes in his 18' Pro Dive Skiff. The vessel is perfect for a fun freshwater adventure, in which you will be using light tackle and artificial lures (all provided by Captain Mike) to sight cast for the fiery fish. The captain provides almost everything you need to hook that prize trophy. All you need to bring on this amazing trip is water, appropriate clothing, and up to 4 of your family and friends. No matter how much experience you have fishing, this trip will be a blast! Read More

Inshore, Lake, River Fishing Charter in Plantation

Peacock Bass In The Everglades

100% (4)
22 ft 1 - 7 People From $86 / person
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Get out there and target a whole slew of invasive fish species on this nighttime bowfishing trip with Captain Mike! Florida's inland waterways are home to tons of invasive species from all over the world, many of which pose grave threats to Florida's local fish and native ecosystems. You'll be doing nature a favor while you have a blast on this trip! Fish change their behavior at night, when they're less wary of predators and can come out to hunt in the open. Little do they know, you'll be waiting, bow and arrow in hand! You'll have the opportunity to shoot a bunch of species on this trip, including local Carp, Tilapia, Jaguar Cichlids, Mayan Cichlids, Oscars, and many more. You'll be shooting from the deck of Captain Mike's 18' Pro Drive skiff. There's no better craft for navigating the shallow, marshy areas where you'll be, and in addition, this boat packs some serious lights to help you spot the fish. Mike will you meet you at one of many boat ramps in the Ft. Lauderdale area, and give you a brief safety briefing before you get out there! He'll provide everything you need, so just remember proper clothing and maybe some bug spray and you'll be good to go. No sunscreen necessary on this night trip. Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Plantation

Ft. Lauderdale Bowfishing And Gigging Trip

100% (6)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person
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On these Monster Shark Fishing Adventures, you will meet up with Captain Mike in the Plantation area for introductions and trip orientation. After a quick chat you can either hop in Captain Mike's car or follow in your own to drive out to a designated surfside beach where Captain Mike will set up shop for the night. Feel free to lounge on the beach with your companions as he'll take care of setting up all the gear and getting the baits out past the incoming surf. Let the shark fishing begin! Once a shark hits the line, someone from your party will start reeling and cranking on him. These prehistoric beasts don't go quietly into the night and certainly don't go down without a fight as these battles typically take 1-3 hours! Make sure to bring some strong friends as these battles often take a group effort to win. Once the shark is to the shore, Captain Mike will enter the water, apply a tail rope, and remove the gear. At that point, he'll help you to tag the shack with a tag that allows you to name and locate it during future catches. After some quick pics, Captain Mike will release the shark back out into the surf. These trips are usually done at night, all gear is provided, and all trips are from the shore with an 80% success rate on a shark in the 5-8ft range. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Monster Shark Surf Fishing

100% (4)
18 ft 1 - 6 People From $67 / person
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Get out there and target a whole slew of invasive fish species on this nighttime trip with Captain Mike! Florida's inland waterways are home to tons of invasive species from all over the world, many of which pose grave threats to Florida's local fish and native ecosystems. You'll be doing nature a favor while you have a blast on this trip! Fish change their behavior at night, when they're less wary of predators and can come out to hunt in the open. Little do they know, you'll be waiting, gig in hand! You'll have the opportunity to gig a bunch of species on this trip, including local Carp, Tilapia, Jaguar Cichlids, Mayan Cichlids, Oscars, and many more. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Mike's 18' Patriot airboat. There's no better craft for navigating the shallow, marshy areas where you'll be, and in addition, this boat packs some serious lights to help you spot the fish. Mike will you meet you at one of many boat ramps in the Ft. Lauderdale area, and give you a brief safety briefing before you get out there! He'll provide everything you need, so just remember proper clothing and maybe some bug spray and you'll be good to go. No sunscreen necessary on this night trip. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Lake, River Fishing Charter in Plantation

South Florida Nighttime Gigging

100% (4)
18 ft 1 - 6 People From $102 / person
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If you thought that you have to go 3, 4, or 5 hours offshore to catch the biggest, baddest pelagic predators, think again! On this trip with Captain Michael, 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! At the end of the trip, Captain Michael also offers to clean, fillet, and cook up your catch, so you can end your trip with a delicious meal of fresh-caught Wahoo, Mahi, or Tuna. 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 Michael's 31' Jupiter center console—a perfect vessel for these waters. She sports twin 300-HP Yamaha engines to get you out there in a hurry, plus all the best Garmin electronics, including an autopilot system, GPS, fishfinder, and more. Captain Michael 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

Catch, Clean, Cook Combo Trip

100% (6)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person
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If you really want to see what the waters off of Fort Lauderdale have to offer, this trip is your ticket. On this trip, you'll go after a bunch of species across several different habitats. You'll kick things off by trolling the middle depths with planers, looking for aggressive predators such as Blackfin Tuna, Mackerel, Mahi, and Wahoo. Once you get further offshore, you'll drop your tackle down over the reefs, aiming to hook some massive reef fish like Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Black Grouper, and Gag Grouper. Last, but certainly not least, you'll drop even deeper, looking for bottomfish. Every one of these zones features hard-fighting and delicious eating fish, so there's no better combination to fill your cooler with table fare and your camera with memorable pictures. At the end of the trip, Captain Michael also offers to clean, fillet, and cook up your catch, so you can end your trip with a delicious meal of fresh-caught Snapper, Mahi, or Grouper. You'll be doing it all from the deck of Captain Michael's 31' Jupiter center console—a perfect vessel for these waters. She sports twin 300-HP Yamaha engines to get you out there in a hurry, plus all the best Garmin electronics, including an autopilot system, GPS, fishfinder, and more. Captain Michael 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

Offshore Fishing For Monsters

100% (4)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person
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Set out under the cover of darkness to hunt sea monsters with Captain Michael. Nighttime fishing is a whole other ballgame, where you need an experienced guide who knows the waters well. On this trip, Captain Michael will be taking you to fishing holes known only to him, where you will search for massive, high-flying Tarpon. You might also come up with giant Snook or Gag Grouper. This trip is a bucket list adventure to whack a trophy catch! You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Michael's 31' Jupiter center console—a perfect vessel for these waters. She sports twin 300-HP Yamaha engines to get you out there in a hurry, plus all the best Garmin electronics, including an autopilot system, GPS, fishfinder, and more. Captain Michael 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. Captain Michael will provide all the equipment needed for a successful trip including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. You should bring your own snacks as well as appropriate clothing. It can get cold at night, so you might want a jacket. Get out there a hook a “Silver King” or a record Snook trophy! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Nighttime Snook & Tarpon Trip

100% (4)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person
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If you've been looking to go toe-to-toe with some of the biggest fish in Florida, this badass trip is your ticket. Join Captain Michael for a fight with some of the biggest sharks out there, including Bull Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads, and even Great Whites! Once one of these predators hits your line, it’s on. Sharks fight harder than almost any other species, so this trip requires teamwork. Up to 6 of your friends and family can split time on the rod while you work together to haul in a true sea monster. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Michael's 31' Jupiter center console—a perfect vessel for these waters. She sports twin 300-HP Yamaha engines to get you out there in a hurry, plus all the best Garmin electronics, including an autopilot system, GPS, fishfinder, and more. Everything you need to hook a big one will be provided by Captain Michael. He provides all the heavy-duty rods, reels, bait, and tackle. There will also be drinks on board, but feel free to bring your own. Shark hunting can be exhausting! You should also bring sunblock and a pair of polarized sunglasses, as well as appropriate clothing. This trip promises to be a blast! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Monster Shark Trip

100% (4)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person
Damn Good

If you thought that you have to go 3, 4, or 5 hours offshore to catch the biggest, baddest pelagic predators, think again! On this trip with Captain Michael, 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 Michael's 31' Jupiter center console—a perfect vessel for these waters. She sports twin 300-HP Yamaha engines to get you out there in a hurry, plus all the best Garmin electronics, including an autopilot system, GPS, fishfinder, and more. Captain Michael 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

Fort Lauderdale Offshore

100% (4)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person
Damn Good

If you really want to see what the waters off of Fort Lauderdale have to offer, this trip is your ticket. On this trip, you'll fish the reefs and wrecks, dropping tackle down and aiming to hook some massive reef fish like Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Black Grouper, and Gag Grouper. Last, but certainly not least, you'll drop even deeper, looking for bottomfish. Every one of these zones features hard-fighting and delicious eating fish, so there's no better combination to fill your cooler with table fare and your camera with memorable pictures. You'll be doing it all from the deck of Captain Michael's 31' Jupiter center console—a perfect vessel for these waters. She sports twin 300-HP Yamaha engines to get you out there in a hurry, plus all the best Garmin electronics, including an autopilot system, GPS, fishfinder, and more. Captain Michael 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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Inshore Tarpon - Shark - Goliath Grouper

100% (4)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $121 / person
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Here’s the details of the package. To start off with the package includes your Florida state gator tag valued at $550, we provide you with this included in the price of your hunt. We also provide you with your guide and a guides assistant to help you reel in your trophy. Estimated time of the hunt is anywhere from 1 hour to three hours but there is also travel time as well as scouting time to find the right animal. you will meet Captain Mike 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, join him and take off to the Everglades where your hunt will take place. Once your hunt is over you will be provided with processing options for me if you choose as well as trophy taxidermy options many available from Euros school skull full body mount alligator skin rug mini options available. All options are able to ship around the country. Our gator hunt Is 100% success at this point. Read More

Alligator Hunting Trip in Plantation

Giant Gator Package

100% (4)
15 ft 1 - 5 People From $228 / person

Recent Reviews of Florida Adventure Outfitters

Kristen

Verified Review Hunting

Michael was excellent! Can’t say enough good things about this trip, would highly recommend!

Hollis

Verified Review Hunting

Michael is a fantastic guide, he was very knowledgeable about all things outdoors and specifically taught us about the Florida ecosystem. This iguana trip was very fun and would absolutely recommend to anyone. Michael also has a ton of other adventures in the South Florida area!

Mike

Verified Review Hunting

Such a fun trip! Captain Mike was such a fun guide and knew the animal we were after. He had experience and wonderful equipment! We will 100% be back to go again. One of the most fun hunting experiences I've been on. Even my wife agreed

Jeremy

Verified Review Hunting

Captain Michael did a great job educating us on the particulars of iguana hunting, then getting our group right into the fray. He knew the area very well and was able to take us to some great locations. Captain Michael was well-prepared with all the gear we needed, and made sure we kept the guns loaded. He went above and beyond the call of duty to help us bring down a monster at the end of our time. Having Scout assist with the retrieval added to the experience. It would be difficult to replicate the experience on our own without the help of our guide. It was a great day out on the water with Captain Michael. Highly recommended!

Steven

Verified Review Hunting

Michael was a hell of a guide! we had a blast!! He was extremely knowledgeable about what we were hunting and fishing for and made sure we got what we came for. Scout was one hell of a retriever and made sure we got what we killed. I recommend this trip to anyone that wants to have fun and spend the day out in nature.

Jill

Verified Review Hunting

The BEST day EVER! Captain Mike was not only an amazing guide but he’s so nice and knowledgeable. Our group had an amazing time and we will 10000% be coming back to do more tours with him!

Ezra

Verified Review Hunting

The trip was fantastic! Mike and his wife were very good about contacting and being responsive to questions. I will definitely go on future trips. Great job Scout!

Kenneth

Verified Review Hunting

Had a fun and great time

John

Verified Review Hunting

Michael was superb! He understands customer service and his customers, as well as knowing where and when to find the fish. My son and I have already discussed another trip and agreed that we should go with Michael again.

Laine

Verified Review Hunting

Michael was absolutely hilarious! We were laughing the whole time and we got into a ton of iguanas. I would absolutely book again

Attison

Verified Review Hunting

Michael is the man! Not only did we catch giant peacocks and a tonic iguanas (and one invasive Muscovy duck), but he gave us a wealth of insight into the environmental issues currently facing south Florida. Honorable mention goes to his retriever Scout.

Chad

Verified Review Hunting

Very good trip! Got a ton of different species of fish and alot more that got away. Guides were fantastic!

Jessica

Verified Review Hunting

1000/10 recommend Mike & Elena!! They are the perfect hosts and know the perfect honey holes. 22 iguanas and our party of four each caught a 22 inch peacock bass. Eight hours was not enough time for this adventure. As you are fishing/hunting they are also teaching you about the species and the great outdoors. Very educational! Plus Scout is a good pup 🐾

Michael

Verified Review Hunting

My trip with Captain Mike and Elena was all I had hoped for. Their communication leading up to the hunt was excellent and so very prompt ! I almost cancelled. My Best friend's flight from Ohio was cancelled the night before the hunt and I didn't want to go alone. Elena said we would have great fun anyway..so I went and so very glad I did. Mike's knowledge about the invasive Iguana was so helpful during the hunt...and Having "Scout" the Iguana dog with us was the icing on the cake. He was amazing. I was comfortable with Captain Mike and Elena from the moment I arrived until we called it a day. I will definetely book with them again in the near future. If you are looking for a quality / fun and safe experience Mike and Elena Are for you ! Highly recommended ! Michael Mitchell

Scott

Verified Review Hunting

We all had a great time. Highly recommend this trip and will be coming back for more adventures.

Stephanie A.

Hunting

10/10 best trip ever! my boy had the time of his life. Captain mike was awesome & very patient with the wild boys on our trip!

Josh B.

Hunting

If your in Florida look up Mike for an iguana hunt. Mike put us on the iguana with plenty of shot opportunities. My 11 and 13 year old put 18 in the boat in 4hrs. Very cool experience.

Adam J.

Hunting

We went out on an iguana hunt with Captain Mike and had a blast! He was knowledgeable, professional, and a lot of fun. We will definitely be back!

Stephanie D.

Hunting

Our guide Mike and his dog Scout provided a great hunting experience! We were able to get 23 Iguanas! Very knowledgeable and informative; great for new and experienced hunters! Highly recommend! 5 Stars!

Ryan

Verified Review Hunting

Had a blast Iguana hunting with Mike. He did a great job and knew exactly where to take us. Ended the day with 23. 5 star review and would highly recommend him.

Aslyn

Verified Review Hunting

My husband and I had a blast with Captain Mike. We did the Peacock bass fishing/Iguana hunting combo, unfortunately the recent weather had affected the peacock bass so we were able to fish for other types of fish. The best part was the Iguanas and we were able to take our meat home with us! (FYI for airport info- it just needs to be in a small carry on sized cooler and meat and icepacks need to be frozen solid, we made it through just fine, no need to check a bag.) Mike was very knowledgeable and entertaining; his dog was a great addition to the entire experience has he would retrieve the iguanas on shore once we shot them. Mike was an awesome guide, and this experience was well worth it! We would go back to visit captain Mike for another Florida adventure in a heart beat!

Josh

Verified Review Hunting

Captain Michael exceeded our expectations. We had some very cold water temps which affected the peacock bass fishing but Mike still got us on other species's of fish. My boys really liked gigging the armoured catfish and they were plentiful. Now off to my favorite part, hunting iguana! We had plenty of shooting opportunities and ended up with 18 iguana in the boat plus a few we did not recover. We were also able to noose a very large iguana! A big surprise was Mike had a dog that would retrieve the iguana after the shot which made it exciting to see the dog work. We would definitely book with Michael again. This trip was kid friendly with my 11 and 13 year old son's.

Trevor

Verified Review Hunting

Capt. Mike was very accommodating and knowledgeable, can't go wrong!

Anthony

Verified Review Hunting

Trip was fun captain Mike was good at explaining how to shoot and getting us plenty of opportunities to try and get fish.

Species

Alligator, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Carp, Cichlid, Egyptian Goose, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Great White Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Iguana, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Mutton Snapper, Nurse Shark, Peacock Bass, Python, Sailfish, Snook, Swordfish, Tarpon, Tiger Shark, Tilapia, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Archery, Artificial Lure Fishing, Blowgun, Bottom Fishing, Bowfishing, Calling, Cut Bait Fishing, Deep Dropping, Drift Fishing, Fly Fishing, Gigging, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Hunting from a Blind, Hunting With Dogs, Jigging, Kite Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Rifle Hunting, Sight Casting, Surf Fishing, Topwater Fishing, Trolling

Types of Trip

Alligator, Deep Sea, Duck, Flats, Goose, Inshore, Invasive Species, Lake, Nearshore, River

Start Location

6518 SW 20th Ct, Plantation, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Everglades, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Miramar Regional Park, Dania beach, Pompano Beach, Key Biscayne Beach, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach - South Beach, Miami Beach | Areas hunted: Everglades, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Miramar Regional Park, Dania beach, Pompano Beach, Key Biscayne Beach, Weston Parks & Recreation Department, West Palm Beach Canal, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach

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