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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Unforgettable Day Offshore

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45 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Daily Drift Fishing Trips

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85 ft 1 - 15 People $

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28 ft 1 - 4 People $

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Sportfishing

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29 ft 1 - 4 People $$

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Florida Fishing Spectacular

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41 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Big Game Fishing Charter Off Fort Lauderdale

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37 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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In the 3/4 day trip it allows us to do more than the half day trip. That includes trolling, live bait, kite fishing, bottom fishing, deep dropping, or shark fishing. Our fishery in south Florida changes throughout the year so we can run offshore for mahi or bottom fish for snappers or groupers. We usually like to talk to the customers about what they would like to target and what is in season and make a game plan from that. We like to fish hard and have fun doing it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

3/4 Day

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28 ft 1 - 4 People $$

START TIME DISCLAIMER: 4hr trip start at 8am and 12pm. 6hr trips start at 8am and 1pm. 8hr trips start at 8am only! The all-day trip is my favorite trip, it gives us a lot of time to try a bunch of different tactics to make the day as productive as possible. We can run offshore and look for birds and debris chasing mahi mahi, troll on the edge of the reef for wahoo sailfish and tuna, drop on wrecks for snappers and groupers. I usually will talk to the customers and put a game plan together to make there fishing experience as memorable as possible. In the 3/4 day trip, it allows us to do more than the half day trip. That includes trolling, live bait, kite fishing, bottom fishing, deep dropping, or shark fishing. Our fishery in south Florida changes throughout the year so we can run offshore for mahi or bottom fish for snappers or groupers. We usually like to talk to the customers about what they would like to target and what is in season and make a game plan from that. We like to fish hard and have fun doing it! In our half day trips depending on time of year or target species. We will troll, live bait, bottom fish, shark fish, or Kite fish. We will usually stay within 2 miles of the beach where most of the bait fish and bottom fish are. But we usually like to target whatever fish that are biting that time of year or whatever the customer would like to catch. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Florida Fishing Fun!

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28 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Looking to catch a pile of fish without dedicating the whole day to the cause? These 3, 4, 5, and 6 hour options with Captain Vinnie provide just that! Please keep in mind when booking that start times depend on what duration you decide to book: 3hr trips leave at 7am only, 4hr trips leave at 8am and 1pm, 5 hour trips leave at 7am only, and 6hr trips leave at 7am and 1pm. Read More

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Ft. Lauderdale Quick Trips

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43 ft 1 - 6 People $$

If you don't have the whole day to spare, take at least this 4-hour adventure. You may have to speed it up but you can still go after Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

4 Hour Offshore

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25 ft 1 - 4 People $

Start this 6-hour offshore trip, where you get to target Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo. All fishing equipment is covered. Read More

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6 Hour Offshore

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25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Lady Pamela 3 Sportfishing offers inshore and offshore adventures out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The company prides themselves on operating the only boat in south Florida that takes more than 6 people. In fact, the 48’ “Lady Pamela 3” can take up to 22 anglers! The “Lady Pamela 3” is a well-maintained luxury sportfishing machine that is prepared for the current bite. Once you step aboard, twin 450 HP Cummins engines will power you to the best playgrounds quickly and safely. The beauty is fully rigged with all the latest and greatest, including an air-conditioned cabin, a tower to spot any action going on beneath the surface, a front deck to sun bathe, a big cockpit for you to relax in between the bites, and many other professional features to aid your search for the fish. There is a fighting chair to battle the fish and a live well loaded with bait to make sure nothing can resist your hooks. Fort Lauderdale fishing charters are something you simply can’t resist. The trips are great for large families, parties, corporate events. Or if you have that seasonal tradition to gather with your fishing buddies and catch everything that patrols the blue waters - you have found the right boat. South Florida is all about unbeatable fishing. The main aims at Lady Pamela 3 Sportfishing are for everyone on board to get the waters all to themselves! The knowledgeable crew will work hard to put you on trophy Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Snapper, Marlin, Shark, Cobia, and whatever else is biting. Kite-fishing is another exciting method you can be using during the trip, which is always fun! All trips come with quality rods, reels, tackle, and license. Just bring your own drinks, snacks, and your desire to catch fish! Sales tax 7% and 5.2% Booking Fee will be added to your balance. 20% Gratuity for your crew is not included. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Hollywood

4 Hour Private Big Game Sportfishing

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50 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fort Lauderdale bonito fishing charter

What are the best bonito fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 bonito trips in Fort Lauderdale, and the most popular trips in the area are Unforgettable Day Offshore guided by Mike, Daily Drift Fishing Trips guided by Andrew, and Half Day guided by Taylor.

Our guides in Fort Lauderdale are rated a 4.76 out of 5 based on 2526 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a Bonito charter include Pompano Beach, Hollywood and Boca Raton.

Looking for kid friendly bonito guides / fishing lessons in Fort Lauderdale? Check out our beginner and family friendly bonito guides in Fort Lauderdale.

What types of bonito fishing charters are common in Fort Lauderdale?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bonito in Fort Lauderdale as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Fort Lauderdale bonito fishing charters cost?

for bonito in Fort Lauderdale prices can range anywhere from an affordable $69 to $1,700, but the average price for a half day trip for bonito in Fort Lauderdale is $680. The average price for a full day trip for bonito in Fort Lauderdale is $1,177.

What month is best for bonito fishing in Fort Lauderdale?

The most popular season for bonito fishing in Fort Lauderdale is spring, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.

Do I need a Fort Lauderdale fishing license for bonito and what are the bag limits for bonito in Fort Lauderdale?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Fort Lauderdale don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Fort Lauderdale.

What is bonito fishing in Fort Lauderdale all about?

In Fort Lauderdale, bonito are a popular species among anglers, prized for their fast-paced action and robust fighting abilities. These small tunas are known for their sleek, torpedo-shaped bodies and distinctive dark stripes along their backs. Bonito can be found in the offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where they congregate in schools around baitfish and other prey. Anglers in Fort Lauderdale often encounter bonito while trolling offshore, as well as during sight fishing or live bait fishing outings.

One effective method for targeting bonito in Fort Lauderdale is trolling with artificial lures or rigged baits behind a boat. Anglers typically troll at varying speeds, covering a wide area of water to locate schools of actively feeding bonito. Bonito are known to strike a variety of lures, including feathers, spoons, plugs, and skirted baits, making trolling a versatile and productive technique. Anglers may also use planers or downriggers to target bonito at different depths, depending on the fish's location and behavior.

Another popular technique for targeting bonito in Fort Lauderdale is sight fishing or live bait fishing near offshore structures such as reefs, wrecks, or ledges. Anglers use live bait such as pilchards, ballyhoo, or small fish to entice strikes from bonito, presenting their offerings near the surface or at varying depths depending on the fish's location. Sight fishing for bonito can be particularly exciting, as anglers spot schools of fish feeding near the surface and cast lures or live bait to entice strikes. With their powerful runs and acrobatic leaps, bonito provide anglers in Fort Lauderdale with an exhilarating and memorable fishing experience offshore.

What are the most popular months to fish for bonito fishing in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, the seasonal patterns strongly influence the availability and behavior of bonito, impacting anglers' opportunities to target this species. Bonito can be found in the offshore waters of Fort Lauderdale throughout the year, but their abundance and activity levels may vary depending on the season. Generally, bonito are more prevalent in the area during the warmer months of spring and summer when water temperatures rise and baitfish become more abundant. During this time, anglers can expect to encounter larger schools of actively feeding bonito offshore.

As temperatures begin to cool in the fall and winter months, bonito activity in Fort Lauderdale may decrease slightly, but they can still be found in the area, particularly in deeper offshore waters. While their behavior may be less predictable during these cooler months, dedicated anglers can still locate bonito by targeting areas with concentrations of baitfish, such as nearshore reefs, wrecks, or ledges. Additionally, cooler water temperatures may concentrate bonito in certain areas, making them easier to locate for anglers who know where to look.

Overall, bonito can be targeted year-round in Fort Lauderdale, with anglers enjoying productive fishing outings and memorable encounters with these fast-paced and hard-fighting fish. Whether trolling offshore, sight fishing near structures, or live bait fishing in deeper waters, encountering a school of bonito promises an exciting and rewarding experience for anglers of all skill levels. Understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of bonito can help anglers plan their fishing trips more effectively and increase their chances of success in the offshore waters of Fort Lauderdale.

What techniques are popular for catching bonito in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, anglers utilize various techniques to target bonito, leveraging their behavior and feeding habits to increase their chances of success. One effective method for catching bonito is trolling with artificial lures or rigged baits behind a boat. Anglers typically troll at varying speeds, covering a wide area of water to locate schools of actively feeding bonito. Bonito are known to strike a variety of lures, including feathers, spoons, plugs, and skirted baits, making trolling a versatile and productive technique. Anglers may also use planers or downriggers to target bonito at different depths, depending on the fish's location and behavior.

Another popular technique for targeting bonito in Fort Lauderdale is sight fishing or live bait fishing near offshore structures such as reefs, wrecks, or ledges. Anglers use live bait such as pilchards, ballyhoo, or small fish to entice strikes from bonito, presenting their offerings near the surface or at varying depths depending on the fish's location. Sight fishing for bonito can be particularly exciting, as anglers spot schools of fish feeding near the surface and cast lures or live bait to entice strikes. Additionally, anglers may find success targeting bonito by casting lures such as spoons, jigs, or plugs into areas where bonito are actively feeding on baitfish. With their aggressive feeding behavior and fast-paced action, bonito provide anglers in Fort Lauderdale with an exhilarating and memorable fishing experience offshore.

Furthermore, fly fishing for bonito is gaining popularity among anglers in Fort Lauderdale. Using lightweight fly rods and fast-sinking fly lines, anglers can present small baitfish or shrimp fly patterns to feeding bonito. Fly fishing for bonito requires precise casting and fast retrieves to mimic the movement of fleeing baitfish and entice strikes. With their explosive strikes and blistering runs, bonito provide fly anglers with an exciting and challenging angling experience in the offshore waters of Fort Lauderdale.

What other species are popular in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, anglers have a diverse array of species to target aside from bonito, ensuring there's always an exciting angling opportunity available. One prized catch among anglers is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin or dorado, which inhabits the offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Known for their vibrant colors, acrobatic leaps, and delicious taste, mahi-mahi are highly sought after by anglers seeking thrilling offshore adventures. Anglers often target mahi-mahi using trolling techniques with rigged ballyhoo, lures, or live bait, presenting their offerings near the surface where these fish are known to feed.

Another popular species in Fort Lauderdale is the sailfish, prized for its sleek profile, long bill, and impressive speed. Sailfish are highly migratory and can be found in offshore waters throughout the year, particularly during the winter months when they migrate south along the Florida coast. Anglers targeting sailfish often use live bait such as ballyhoo or mullet, as well as artificial lures like dredge teasers or skirted trolling baits, presenting their offerings in spread-out patterns behind the boat while trolling at varying speeds.

In addition to mahi-mahi and sailfish, Fort Lauderdale offers opportunities to target a variety of other offshore species, including king mackerel, wahoo, tuna, and grouper, among others. Whether fishing offshore in deep waters or nearshore along reefs and wrecks, anglers can enjoy a diverse range of angling experiences in the waters of Fort Lauderdale. With its abundance of fish species and world-class offshore fishing grounds, Fort Lauderdale remains a premier destination for anglers seeking unforgettable fishing adventures along Florida's Atlantic coast.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great day fishing with Mike and Marcus. They were very friendly and worked hard to make sure we had a great time! Highly recommend.

    Sarah S. with Mike M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great Captain, great First Mate, caught a sailfish, multiple mahi mahi, Bonita, kingfish, and a giant Jack Cravel. Couldn’t have been better

    Christopher M. with Mike M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Dave and Marcus weresome. We had a blast. Both of them were professional and fun to be with. Awesome time.

    William Y. with Mike M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Justin was great!!! He put us on the fish all day. Wide open fishing, we caught 5 different types of fish. Captain Justin did a great job taking photos, sharing information and showing us some wildlife. There were lots of alligators.

    Steve G. with Justin N. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome time! I took my son and nephew (both 16) and we caught 44 fish in 4 hours! Captain Brian was entertaining , encouraging, and enthusiastic about us catching fish. I would 100% book again!

    David C. with Brian L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We didn’t actually catch anything during the trip, but it was great nonetheless.

    Breyhauna J. with Taylor S. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Very knowledgeable Great job putting us on fish

    Ken L. with Ronald L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip thanks

    Ken L. with Ronald L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I have been on several guided trips in Mexico and Florida. I can say hands down this was the best. Yes, we caught a bunch of fish, more so, the guys worked their asses off and we’re fun to be around! Thanks Mike!

    Steve O. with Mike M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jedidiah was unavailable to take us out fishing, but his friend Matt was able fill in. Matt was excellent company, very knowledgeable about fishing, and the various species within these waters. We had a wonderful time and if Matt is a representation of the people Jedidiah keeps for company, then I have no doubt he would be as equally wonderful to go fishing with, 10/10.

    Christina W. with Jedidiah P. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    He was very informative and helpful. We caught many fish.

    Sheryl P. with Taylor S. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great fishing/hunting trip Justin was a great and knowledgeable guide. He is very positive and always has a pep in his step. Me and my girlfriend came down from Alabama and stayed in Everglades city. We met Justin took us less than an hour. We did the cast and blast combo we fished first and then hunted second had a blast on both parts. Got over a half a dozen nice iguanas and at least 5 different species of fish one being peacock bass(my favorite). I’m very thankful to Justin for guiding us and I would definitely recommend booking him. Me and my girlfriend will be back.

    Gabriel B. with Justin N. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great time Great crew Great results!!!!! Captain Dave and Markus were top notch! we landed on fish right out of the gate. Captain Dave was very knowledgeable and very patient. He knew what he was doing and was absolutely entertaining. Markus is a great dude. He is very polite and extremely knowledgeable as well. I would absolutely recommend using this Charter service for your fishing adventures!!! Robert Crossley

    Robert C. with Mike M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Jed is a professional, responsible seaman. He took us the where the fish are and got us hooked up. He is personable and worked hard to make sure we took home dinner and more. We would be happy to have him Capt for us anytime.

    Paul F. with Jedidiah P. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I had a great time on the water today with Captain Roy. He was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. He kept me on the fish the entire time.

    Jessie D. with Roy S. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Dennis was Great! My Son and I went on a 4:00pm Trip. The Fish got active from the get go. Tarpon, Barracuda, Shark, Snook Ect. My Sons first cast He was into one! Once it got dark the Fish started Rumbling. We Had Action the whole Night. The lights on all the cruise ships, Yachts and City lights is awesome to See from His Boat! Dennis knows the spots! 5⭐️ Forsure! 🐠

    Robert S. with Dennis C. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Taylor was amazing! He knew exactly what he was doing; the spots to go to, which bait to use to catch certain fish, and how to set up each individual line. He also knew when each line would be hooked or something was biting, even when we couldn’t see it. We ended up with one big catch that broke the line as we spent what felt like hours fighting it. Even though we didn’t end up feeling anything in, it was still a great experience out on the water, talking about a range of topics with Taylor. We would definitely come back and book with Taylor and Wicked Cuda again!

    Breyhauna J. with Taylor S. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I would 100% recommend a trip with Jedidiah. No doubt he knows the waters and how to get on the fish, but was also very good with our two younger anglers who had a memorable, successful and exciting experience. King Mackerel were biting and they were just a couple minutes off shore. Thanks Jedidiah and hope to book another one with you in the future!

    Martin M. with Jedidiah P. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. Jake got us on the fish and moved spots when things slowed down. All 4 of us caught multiple fish. We were very happy and will definitely book it again next year.

    Ben B. with Ronald L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jake from Captain Experiences was great!! He took us to many of his secret spots to catch a big peacock bass. We caught a lot of peacock bass and some other bass! It was a really fun day!! Jake was a great guide!!

    Rick D. with Ronald L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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