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What are the best fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 21 trips in Fort Lauderdale, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day Trolling Trip - 41' Custom guided by Taco, Combination Deep Drop/Offshore Trolling - - 26' Bimini guided by Will, and 4-8 Hour Fishing Trip - 45’ Hatteras guided by Timothy.

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Other popular fishing spots nearby for booking a charter include Miami Beach, Delray Beach and Pompano Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Fort Lauderdale?

Offshore fishing is the most popular in Fort Lauderdale as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Fort Lauderdale are: 1. mahi mahi / dorado, 2. king mackerel / kingfish, 3. wahoo, 4. sailfish, and 5. blackfin tuna.

The most common fishing techniques in Fort Lauderdale are bottom fishing, heavy tackle fishing, and trolling but live bait fishing and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Fort Lauderdale fishing charters cost?

in Fort Lauderdale prices can range anywhere from $400 to $2,500, but the average price for a half day in Fort Lauderdale is $634. The average price for a full day in Fort Lauderdale is $1,099.

When is the best time to go fishing in Fort Lauderdale?

The most popular season for fishing in Fort Lauderdale is summer, and most anglers book their trips 31 days in advance.

Where can I get a Fort Lauderdale fishing license and what are the bag limits in Fort Lauderdale?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Fort Lauderdale, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Fort Lauderdale. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Fishing Charters

Charter fishing out of Fort Lauderdale offers some of the most action-packed and accessible fishing trips you can find anywhere. After just a short run from the dock, you'll be deep dropping, trolling, casting, or drift-fishing in one of the best fishing spots in the world. Well known as a sailfish hotspot, these waters are perfect for those interested in deep sea fishing Fort Lauderdale!

Inshore Fishing Fort Lauderdale

The inshore fishing opportunities in Fort Lauderdale do not get the recognition they deserve. With Canals, backwaters, and waterways full of bucket list fish like snook and tarpon, the inshore fishing is excellent. With redfish, sheepshead, and jack crevalle also inhabiting these waters, there are plenty of species to target on an inshore trip.

Fort Lauderdale Snook and Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon fishing in Fort Lauderdale is sure to be exciting and when the bite peaks in the fall, the snook seems to be getting hungry as well. These two bucket list fish can be hard to find let alone catch in other areas, but these explosive fish can be found throughout the canals and backwaters in Fort Lauderdale at the right time of year.

Nearshore Fishing Fort Lauderdale

With plenty of nearby reefs, structures, and baitfish, mackerel, kingfish, and various snapper species can be found in the waters just offshore. With various species of snapper like mutton, mangrove, and yellowtail you can drop bait deep year-round. Catching mackerel and kingfish is an action-packed experience with these aggressive predators. With big blowups, and pound for pound some of the hardest fighting fish, this is an experience that’s hard to beat. With various species of snapper like mutton, mangrove, and yellowtail you can drop bait deep year-round.

Deep Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale

Our Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing charters take place aboard spacious and accommodating sportfishing boats that are fantastic options for large groups of friends and families. Running out to deep bluewater means taking a shot at tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo, and billfish. Serious anglers come from all over to take advantage of the offshore opportunities in Fort Lauderdale. The blue marlin bite comes on strong in the summer months followed by the swordfish and sailfish in the winter. With mahi-mahi, tuna, and wahoo biting year-round, there are always giant fish to be caught with an offshore charter out of Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale Sailfish

The opportunity to catch a massive sailfish has brought many anglers to Fort Lauderdale and it just might be the best place in the world to do it. The sailfish and swordfish bite peaks in the winter months but can be caught throughout most of the cooler months. With the unique style of kite fishing for these lightning-fast fish, it’s an experience like no other. If you want to catch a sailfish you will want to do it on a charter in Fort Lauderdale.

Fishing Headquarters Fort Lauderdale

The charter fishing headquarters for Fort Lauderdale is the Lauderdale Harbor. Centrally located downtown and just off the Stranahan River, these charters offer quick and convenient access to deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale. Check out our trips to get on the water today!

Fort Lauderdale Tides and Weather

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