Recent Reviews

My 3 sons, ages 20 and 17, and I had a great trip with Captain Preston. The Sea Vee was big enough to manage the rough sea. We caught 6 mahi, a king, and a shark. We are from Colorado and love an adventure. Captain Preston knows what he is doing. Reeling in the fish was lots of fun. I would caution against taking youngsters or people with medical problems this time of year (November) because you must hang on with the big waves. Suzanne

Suzanne C. with Preston C. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We enjoyed our fishing trip. Buy the bait. It’s with it.

Suzanne C. with Preston C. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Everything You Need to Know About Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fishing

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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