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Daily Drift Fishing Trips

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85 ft 1 - 15 People From $69
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OffShore Trip - 26' Bimini

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $640
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Full Day Trolling - 41’ Custom

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41 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,700
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4 Hour Offshore

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

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41 ft 1 - 6 People From $875
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Full Day Trolling Fun- 45'

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45 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,000

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trip description for 6 Hour Offshore in Fort Lauderdale

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 From $800
Fishing in Pompano Beach
Fishing in Pompano Beach
Fishing in Pompano Beach
trip description for Pompano Beach Slam in Pompano Beach

Head out for an awesome offshore adventure aboard the Gradyful out of Boca Raton & Pompano Beach, Florida. The vessel is operated by Captain Shawn, who is known for his obsession for catching fish, ocean conservation and most notably his sense of humor. When you charter with Captain Shawn you can either troll the nearshore waters for Mahi, Cobia, King Fish/Mackerel, and Blackfin Tuna, or head to the reefs and wrecks to bottom fish for Mutton Snapper, Gag Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Red Grouper, Permit, Lane Snapper, and even Tarpon when they're in the area. Your charter includes professional rods and reels, tackle, bait, live bait upon request, lures, fuel, ice and cleaning your fresh catch to take home and enjoy. All he recommends that you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, some sun protection, and a camera to document your successful day! Read More

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Pompano Beach Slam

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Nearshore Reefs and Wrecks in Miami Beach

Experience one of the best Fishing Adventures that Miami Has to offer aboard our Charter Boat that can accommodate up to 24 passengers. Join Captain Manny and his incredible crew for a fishing trip of a lifetime perfectly tailored to your needs from Sport Fishing and Fishing Tours for Families with kids and couples to team building and corporate tours. Step on this offshore Sport Fishing Newton Boat and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. This "Battle Wagon offers you all the comforts of home. One of the easiest ways to catch fish in Miami is fishing the reefs and wrecks, both the real shipwrecks off the coast and the artificial wrecks sunk to improve the fish population. Fishing on the reefs and wrecks we catch a lot of different fish. With the methods we use; live bait, jig fishing, chicken rigs and kite fishing you can expect to catch Groupers, Snapper, Jacks, Cobia, Mackerel, Barracuda and Sailfish. We fish in waters from 35 feet to 400 feet which are only minutes away from the Miami shoreline. Pick from a half-day. 3/4 day, or full day adventure to satisfy your thrill seeking desires! The Captain and Mate will provide you with top quality fishing equipment including conventional and spinning tackle ranging from 10 to 130 lb class. When it comes to cleaning and filleting the catch. Crew members will kindly bag and ice desired fish wanted, so a 20 % gratuity would be appreciated and split among themselves. We are very child friendly, so don't hesitate to bring your little ones along. Read More

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Miami Nearshore Reefs And Wrecks

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57 ft 1 - 24 People From $850
Fishing in Miami
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trip description for Offshore fishing in Miami

Launch out of Dinner Key with Captain Christopher for an epic day experiencing everything the Miami waters have to offer! Relax with Captain Chris, everything is always under control. His local knowledge & patience for finding the fish is unparalleled, (recently landing a 400 pound Blue Marlin) made a crew of 3 women memories for a lifetime! To make sure you have the best possible charter experience, Captain Christopher is ready and rearing to do any kind of fishing you'd like to do. Whether that's chasing Swords, kite fishing for Sails, deep dropping for Tilefish, jigging, or bottom fishing! He can even guide spearfishing adventures, though you'll have to bring your own gear for that. Captain Christopher has some secret honey holes where the Snapper bite is on rain or shine. So if all else fails, which is rarely the case, Captain Christopher will make sure you get back to the dock with a cooler full of fish! Captain Christophers' brand new Dusky Center Console is 29 feet from propellor to bow. The whole front of the boat is a padded lounge area, making this charter great for families and avid fishermen alike! Not to mention, she comes loaded with everything you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water from rods, reels, and tackle, to fishing licenses, ice, soft drinks and water! All you need to bring are some snacks and your shades, Captain Christopher will take care of the rest! One note is that you will get bait after meeting at the dock. You and Captain Chris can try and go out and catch the bait yourselves but it is also available for purchase. Captain Chris likes to tell his clients: "If time is of the essence, rather than burn time messing around catching bait, there are plenty of guys selling bait as we leave the dock and the 20-40$ is often well-spent cash head straight out to the bigger fish." But like everything else with Captain Chris, the decision is up to you! Read More

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Offshore Fishing

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Inshore fishing in Miami Beach

Everything is provided along with live bait. This trip is perfect for individuals prone to seasickness or have children and elders in their group. Generally targeting snappers, grouper, and jacks, as-well as gamefish such as Tarpon and Snook. At the end of trip tell us how you want to take your catch: gutted, scaled, or filleted. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Fort Lauderdale

Inshore Fishing

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34 ft 1 - 4 People From $945
Fishing in Pompano Beach
Fishing in Pompano Beach
Fishing in Pompano Beach
trip description for chasing mahi tuna wahoo kings and sails in Pompano Beach

On this trip we target mahi tuna Wahoo Kingfish and sailfish. we can use multiple methods of fishing depending on the day and what we think is best but trolling is usually the go-to most times of the year. we can also Target these same fish with lighter tackle using different techniques Read More

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Chasing Mahi Tuna Wahoo Kings And Sails

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fort Lauderdale red grouper fishing charter

What are the best red grouper fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 22 red grouper trips in Fort Lauderdale, and the most popular trips in the area are Daily Drift Fishing Trips guided by Andrew, OffShore Trip - 26' Bimini guided by Will, and Full Day Trolling - 41’ Custom guided by Taco.

Our guides in Fort Lauderdale are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2698 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Red Grouper charter include Pompano Beach, Miami Beach and Miami.

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

What types of red grouper fishing charters are common in Fort Lauderdale?

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

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

How much do Fort Lauderdale red grouper fishing charters cost?

for red grouper in Fort Lauderdale prices can range anywhere from about $800 to $3,905, but the average price for a half day trip for red grouper in Fort Lauderdale is $1,556. The average price for a full day trip for red grouper in Fort Lauderdale is $2,739.

What month is best for red grouper fishing in Fort Lauderdale?

The most popular season for red grouper fishing in Fort Lauderdale is spring, and most anglers book their trips 27 days in advance.

Do I need a Fort Lauderdale fishing license for red grouper and what are the bag limits for red grouper 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 red grouper fishing in Fort Lauderdale all about?

In Fort Lauderdale, red grouper adds an enticing element to the local fishing scene, drawing anglers eager to reel in these delicious and prized bottom-dwelling fish. Known for their vibrant red coloration and firm, flavorful flesh, red grouper are a highly sought-after catch among both recreational and commercial fishermen. Fort Lauderdale's extensive network of reefs, wrecks, and artificial structures provides ideal habitat for red grouper, offering anglers ample opportunities to target these coveted species throughout the year.

Anglers in Fort Lauderdale employ a variety of techniques to target red grouper, each requiring skill, patience, and a deep understanding of the fish's behavior. Bottom fishing with live bait such as pinfish, grunts, or squid is a popular method, allowing anglers to present natural-looking offerings near the grouper's preferred habitat. Additionally, jigging with artificial lures or vertical jigs can be effective in enticing strikes from red grouper hiding in the rocky crevices and ledges of underwater structures. Anglers must exercise patience and precision as they maneuver their bait around rocky outcroppings and drop-offs, where red grouper often lurk.

The pursuit of red grouper in Fort Lauderdale offers anglers the opportunity for rewarding and satisfying fishing experiences against one of the ocean's most prized bottom-dwelling species. Anglers must be prepared with sturdy tackle, sharp hooks, and a well-equipped boat to handle the challenges of targeting red grouper in the diverse and dynamic waters of Fort Lauderdale. By employing the right techniques and staying attuned to environmental conditions, anglers can increase their chances of success and enjoy the exhilarating challenge of landing these flavorful and highly prized fish.

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

In Fort Lauderdale, the seasons for targeting red grouper offer anglers distinct opportunities throughout the year to pursue these delicious and sought-after bottom-dwelling fish. While red grouper can be found in the waters off Fort Lauderdale year-round, there are certain times when their presence is more pronounced, making for more productive fishing outings. Typically, the prime seasons for targeting red grouper in Fort Lauderdale coincide with the cooler months of the year, particularly from late fall through early spring. During this time, red grouper are more active and abundant as they follow the migration patterns of baitfish and other prey species.

The peak red grouper season in Fort Lauderdale typically occurs during the winter months, when cooler water temperatures and favorable oceanic conditions create optimal conditions for these bottom-dwelling predators. Anglers often target red grouper near reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures using a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or jigging with artificial lures. The winter season presents anglers with the best opportunity to encounter sizable red grouper and engage in thrilling battles as these powerful fish make their presence known.

While the winter months mark the peak red grouper season in Fort Lauderdale, these prized fish can still be targeted year-round with varying degrees of success. During the warmer months, red grouper may move farther offshore or into deeper waters in search of cooler temperatures and suitable habitat. Anglers willing to venture out to deeper offshore areas can still encounter red grouper, particularly around offshore reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures. By understanding the seasonal patterns and habitat preferences of red grouper in Fort Lauderdale, anglers can maximize their chances of success and enjoy exhilarating fishing experiences throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching red grouper fishing in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, anglers employ various effective techniques to target red grouper, ensuring exciting and fruitful fishing expeditions. One popular method is bottom fishing with live bait, which involves dropping natural offerings such as pinfish, grunts, or squid near the ocean floor where red grouper typically inhabit. Anglers use heavy-duty tackle and sturdy fishing lines to handle the powerful strikes and deep dives of these bottom-dwelling predators. Patience and precision are key as anglers maneuver their bait around rocky outcroppings and ledges where red grouper often hide.

Jigging with artificial lures is another successful technique for targeting red grouper in Fort Lauderdale. Anglers use specialized jigs designed to mimic the movements of injured baitfish near the bottom, enticing strikes from red grouper lurking in the rocky crevices and structures. By jigging the lure up and down in a rhythmic motion, anglers can attract the attention of red grouper and entice them to strike. This method requires skill and finesse to effectively mimic the natural movements of prey and trigger a reaction from the fish.

Additionally, trolling near reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures can also be an effective technique for targeting red grouper in Fort Lauderdale. Anglers trail lures or rigged baits behind the boat at varying speeds, covering a larger area of water and enticing strikes from red grouper patrolling the edges of these structures. This method allows anglers to explore different depths and areas to locate active fish, increasing their chances of a successful catch. Regardless of the technique used, anglers targeting red grouper in Fort Lauderdale must be prepared with the right equipment and a solid understanding of the fish's behavior to maximize their chances of success on the water.

What other species are popular in Fort Lauderdale?

Aside from red grouper, Fort Lauderdale offers anglers a diverse range of species to target, ensuring excitement and variety in fishing expeditions. One popular catch in the area is the majestic sailfish, known for its impressive size, striking appearance, and acrobatic leaps when hooked. Fort Lauderdale's offshore waters provide prime habitat for sailfish, particularly during the winter months when they migrate southward in search of warmer waters. Anglers often troll with live bait or artificial lures to entice these powerful and sought-after game fish, creating thrilling moments on the water as they engage in spirited battles with these iconic predators.

For anglers seeking a different challenge, Fort Lauderdale's extensive network of reefs, wrecks, and artificial structures offers ample opportunities to target species such as snapper and grouper. Mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, and yellowtail snapper are just a few of the species that inhabit these structures, providing anglers with the chance to test their skills in both inshore and offshore settings. Bottom fishing with live bait or jigging with artificial lures are effective techniques for targeting these prized table fare species, offering anglers the opportunity to reel in delicious catches while enjoying the scenic beauty of Fort Lauderdale's coastal waters.

Fort Lauderdale's diverse marine ecosystem also supports a variety of other game fish species, including kingfish, mahi-mahi, and tuna. These fast and powerful predators can be found patrolling the offshore waters throughout the year, providing anglers with ample opportunities for thrilling encounters. Whether trolling with lures, live bait fishing, or casting from shore, Fort Lauderdale offers a wealth of options for anglers looking to target a variety of species and enjoy unforgettable fishing experiences on the vibrant waters of South Florida.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    I've been out on charters many, many times mostly down the east coast but also in Cabo. I must say the trip out with captain Manny is one of the two best trips out I've ever experienced. Her out is on fish, Jordan (the mate) ensured the rods and basis were correct and ready to catch fish. This was just a half day trip but next trip I'm going full day. Wow, I highly recommend Captain Manny!!!!! The catch highlights have to include the 54" barracuda and a 7' shark (it took two of us tag teaming and over 30 minutes to bring the shark alongside the boat for measurement.

    Steve H. with Manny S. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a fantastic 8-hour trip with Brad. He put us on the fish and provided excellent service!

    Nathaniel H. with Brad A. of Pompano Beach, Florida

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    Brad did a great job! Was funny and knowledgeable. Had a wonderful time

    Melissa M. with Brad A. of Pompano Beach, Florida

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    Brad was great. He was very knowledgeable about the locations and what we were looking for. Highly recommend and I will use him again if available.

    Jimmy W. with Brad A. of Pompano Beach, Florida

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

    Roger B. with Taco P. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip! Captain John and John were ver accommodating. We caught 10 fish (in all, over a100lb) . Definitely a repeat trip coming up!! Thank You John.& Captain John!:)

    Sam E. with John B. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful day with John & John this holiday weekend! We caught a ton of fish, great stories and local insights. They cater to all of our experience levels and ensured that everyone had a wonderful day on the water! Would definitely recommend them and will go out with them again in the future!

    Kevin P. with John B. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Maurice and his son took 5 of us out and despite unusual 50 degree rainy weather in Miami we absolutely crushed it. Caught some kingfish, false albacore, and-the cherry on top-a beautiful sailfish. Maurice worked tirelessly to put us on fish and even stayed out a little longer than we should have to get us more bites. He runs a very clean operation and I’ll be back for more.

    Attison B. with Maurice Y. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    For first timers it was a great experience! Captain Shawn and Blake took good care of us and made sure we were able to get in some fish! I would definitely do it again!

    Josh B. with Shawn S. of Pompano Beach, Florida

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