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trip description for Miami Beach Fishing Adventure in Miami Beach

It takes around 15 minutes to reach the ocean from Captain Maurice's dock and most of the fish you'll catch are within two miles offshore. Miami's warm Gulf Stream waters produce fish all year round, including Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Kingfish, Tuna, Amberjack, Barracuda and Sharks. Miami is unique because you don't have to commit to a full day adventure to chase after these big pelagic species, and though you may have better chances at bigger fish on longer adventures, the possibility (for big fish) is always there on the 4 hour as well! Captain Maurice will provide all the necessary gear for your adventure! All he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and your sun protection. He'll take care of the rest. Read More

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trip description for Tarpon and Snook Trip in Miami Beach

Based out of Miami Beach, Captain Leo is your top choice for light tackle sportfishing in South Florida. Captain Leo specializes in wrestling with Tarpon and Snook—the king and queen of the Florida inshore! Nothing makes him more excited than getting his clients hooked up with these epic fish. His charter is equipped to give you a fishing experience of a lifetime and will go the extra mile to ensure your success. This trip is a little more action-oriented, but children and families are still welcome, and we encourage anglers of all skill levels to join Captain Leo to feel the power of a full-grown Tarpon, you won't soon forget it!! Captain Leo provides everything for your charter from rods and reels, to ice and water. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and other soft drinks, and your sun protection. Polarized sunglasses can be a huge help as well! Read More

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20 ft 1 - 3 People $$
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Head offshore with Captain Raul for an epic half or full day adventure off Miami Beach. The beauty of the Miami beach fishery is its crazy close proximity to the deep water. While most fishing destinations require a full day aboard the boat in order to get far enough offshore, in Miami, you can easily hook into some tasty and large sportfish on a half-day adventure. Going out for a full day, however, gives you enough time to reach really deep fishing spots and go after the biggest, fastest fish out there. Some of your targets can be Swordfish, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain, so all you need to bring are you favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Raul will take care of the rest! Read More

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trip description for Fort Lauderdale Snook and Tarpon in Plantation

Based out of Fort Lauderdale, Captain Brett is your top choice for Snook and Tarpon trips in South Florida. Captain brett specializes in wrestling with these Silver King and Big Snook. His charter is equipped to give you a fishing experience of a lifetime and will go the extra mile to ensure your success. Nothing makes him more excited than getting his clients hooked up with these epic fish! His trips are listed at 4 hours, but he's the kind of captain that doesn't watch his watch. He's there to make sure you get your shots on fish, and if that means staying out an extra hour you know he's all about it! This trip is a little more action-oriented, but children and families are still welcome, and we encourage anglers of all skill levels to join Captain Brett to feel the power of a full-grown Tarpon, you won't soon forget it!! As you climb aboard the 22' Sterling, be sure to have adequate sun protection like a hat, polarized sunglasses, sun block, and maybe even a light long sleeve shirt. The 250HP Suzuki engine makes for a smooth ride amongst the swamp, and the vessel comes equipped with a cooler to store your prize trophies. Captain Brett will provide all the light tackle as well as live and artificial bait. Also– don't forget your camera! The Everglades is one of the richest biological environments in the world and you're sure to see some interesting species beyond the massive Bass on the end of your line. Captain Brett provides everything for your charter from rods and reels, to ice and water. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and other soft drinks, and your sun protection. Polarized sunglasses can be a huge help as well! Read More

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22 ft 1 - 3 People $
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trip description for Tarpon Trip - 22' Pathfinder in Miami Beach

South Florida Inshore Charters is located in sunny South Florida and is run by Captain David. They welcome people of all ages from the novice angler to a seasoned old salt.  So Come Join Captain David on his loaded 2012 Pathfinder with a 150 Yamaha, Power Pole, and Motor Guide Auto-Pilot trolling motor with a 30 and 35 gallon live well to keep those mullet, shrimp, pilchards, herring, pinfish and ballyhoo frisky all day long. The boat is as versatile an inshore vessel as you can find with a draft of 12inches but yet big enough to fish the reef comfortably with the seas 2ft or less. For these Tarpon trips you will do a mix of sight fishing and drift fishing for these Silver Kings. Explore the Flats, Bays and Surf for rolling fish, or bust it to the channels to wait for them to swim by. Both are awesome techniques and result in big fish! On the day of the charter be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, food and drinks Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fort Lauderdale tarpon fishing charter

What are the best tarpon fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 tarpon trips in Fort Lauderdale, and the most popular trips in the area are "Locked In" Inshore Fishing guided by Brian, Half Day guided by Taylor, and Night Time Inshore Tarpon & Snook guided by Dennis.

Our guides in Fort Lauderdale are rated a 4.88 out of 5 based on 2555 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 Tarpon charter include Miami Beach, Miami and Pompano Beach.

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

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

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

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

How much do Fort Lauderdale tarpon fishing charters cost?

for tarpon in Fort Lauderdale prices can range anywhere from about $600 to $1,250, but the average price for a half day trip for tarpon in Fort Lauderdale is $718. The average price for a full day trip for tarpon in Fort Lauderdale is $1,106.

What month is best for tarpon fishing in Fort Lauderdale?

The most popular season for tarpon fishing in Fort Lauderdale is spring, and most anglers book their trips 53 days in advance.

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

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Fort Lauderdale don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Fort Lauderdale. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

What is tarpon fishing in Ford Lauderdale all about?

Tarpon fishing in Fort Lauderdale offers anglers an exhilarating experience amidst the city's stunning coastal backdrop. Known for their impressive size and acrobatic leaps, tarpons are prized catches that lure both seasoned anglers and newcomers alike. Fort Lauderdale's extensive network of canals, bays, and open waterways provides ample opportunities to target these majestic fish throughout the year.

During the peak season, typically from late spring to early fall, tarpon migrate along the Florida coast, offering anglers prime opportunities for thrilling battles. Local charter captains and guides are well-versed in the tarpon's behavior and can navigate the waters with precision, increasing your chances of a successful catch. Whether casting along the beachfront, trolling in the Intracoastal Waterway, or exploring the expansive Everglades, Fort Lauderdale offers diverse fishing environments to pursue these silver kings.

Beyond the excitement of the catch, tarpon fishing in Fort Lauderdale allows anglers to immerse themselves in the city's vibrant coastal culture. With its lively waterfront restaurants, bustling marinas, and scenic beaches, Fort Lauderdale provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable fishing adventure. Whether you're seeking trophy-sized tarpon or simply looking to enjoy a day on the water, Fort Lauderdale's rich fishing heritage and abundant tarpon population ensure an unforgettable experience for anglers of all skill levels.

What are the most popular months to fish for tarpon in Ford Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, tarpon fishing seasons are eagerly anticipated by anglers year-round. The tarpon migration typically peaks from late spring to early fall, drawing anglers from around the world to the city's rich waters. During these months, tarpon flood into the area's coastal estuaries, canals, and channels in search of food and ideal spawning grounds. This influx of tarpon presents prime opportunities for anglers to test their skills against these powerful and acrobatic fish.

While spring and summer mark the height of the tarpon season in Fort Lauderdale, tarpon can still be found in the area's waters during the cooler months. Winter and early spring offer a chance for anglers to pursue tarpon in calmer conditions, with fewer crowds on the water. Local charter captains and guides are adept at navigating the changing conditions throughout the year, ensuring anglers have the best chance of hooking into these iconic silver kings regardless of the season.

Fort Lauderdale's diverse ecosystem provides ample opportunities for tarpon fishing year-round. From trolling along the Intracoastal Waterway to sight-fishing along the city's beaches and exploring the mangrove-lined channels of the Everglades, anglers can find tarpon in a variety of habitats throughout the seasons. Whether you're a seasoned angler looking for a challenge or a novice eager to experience the thrill of tarpon fishing, Fort Lauderdale's tarpon seasons offer something for everyone to enjoy.

What techniques are popular for catching tarpon in Ford Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, tarpon fishing techniques vary depending on the conditions and preferences of the angler. One popular method is sight-fishing, particularly along the city's sandy beaches and shallow flats. Anglers use polarized sunglasses to spot tarpon cruising near the surface, then cast live bait or artificial lures in their path. This technique requires patience and precision but can result in thrilling hookups with these iconic silver kings.

Another effective tarpon fishing technique in Fort Lauderdale is trolling along the Intracoastal Waterway and nearshore reefs. Anglers deploy large live baits, such as mullet or ladyfish, behind the boat while slowly cruising along the coastline. This method allows anglers to cover a lot of water and target tarpon as they migrate along the coast. Additionally, anglers may use planer boards or downriggers to present baits at varying depths to increase their chances of enticing a strike.

For those seeking an adrenaline-pumping experience, fly fishing for tarpon in Fort Lauderdale is a challenging yet rewarding technique. Anglers use specialized flies designed to mimic the tarpon's natural prey, such as crabs or baitfish, and cast them with precision to cruising or rolling tarpon. This requires skillful presentation and accurate casting, as tarpon can be notoriously selective and easily spooked. However, the exhilaration of hooking into a tarpon on fly gear makes it a favorite technique among dedicated anglers in Fort Lauderdale's vibrant fishing community.

What other species are popular in Ford Lauderdale?

In addition to targeting tarpon, Fort Lauderdale offers anglers a diverse array of other species to pursue. One popular option is snook fishing, as Fort Lauderdale's coastal waters are home to healthy populations of these elusive and hard-fighting fish. Whether fishing along mangrove shorelines, bridges, or inlet jetties, anglers can find snook lurking in ambush spots, ready to pounce on live bait or well-presented lures.

Another exciting species to target in Fort Lauderdale is the mighty mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. During the warmer months, these colorful pelagic predators can be found patrolling the offshore waters, often congregating around floating debris, weed lines, and underwater structures. Anglers troll with brightly colored lures or live bait to entice mahi-mahi, known for their acrobatic leaps and delicious table fare.

For anglers seeking a challenge, Fort Lauderdale offers opportunities to target elusive game fish such as wahoo and sailfish. These high-speed predators inhabit the deeper offshore waters, where they patrol the edges of the Gulf Stream and offshore reefs in search of prey. Anglers deploy a variety of trolling techniques, including rigged baits and artificial lures, to tempt these powerful fish into striking. Whether targeting snook, mahi-mahi, wahoo, or sailfish, Fort Lauderdale's rich fishing grounds ensure an exciting and rewarding angling experience for enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

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

    Melissa M. with Brad A. of Pompano Beach, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip for my son and me with Jonathan (Jonny). He is a great captain and fishing guide! Looking forward to future trips!

    Gary W. with Jonathan F. of Pompano Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience on the boat with David. Super patience and super knowledgable, hooked some giants and had a blast!

    Austin E. with David C. of Miami Beach, Florida

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

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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    He was great. He worked his ass off, but unfortunately we didn't catch a fish.

    George B. with David C. of Miami Beach, 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

  • ★★★★★
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great Trip, Tarpon, Baracuda, Sharks ECT Captain was knowledgeable and very Helpful. Loved the night fishing! I highly recommend this Captain 👨‍✈️

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

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing fishing trip with Brian. Each step in the process was clearly explained which was helpful as none of us had much fishing experience. Brian has a great sense of humor which made the trip even more enjoyable and great knowledge of houses while we were looking fishing spots. Highly recommend to have this fun fishing trip with Brian.

    Karin R. with Brian L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Charles got us on big fish and really taught us a lot. Outstanding guiding skills. Will definitely use again. Greg

    Greg R. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Lunker Peacock city. Great guide, great experience, and great company. I'll be a regular with Captain Charles.

    Jorge B. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a fun and great time

    Kenneth with Michael O. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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.

    John M. with Michael O. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Brian was great. He put us on the fish right away. We had a blast catching all different kinds of species. We topped it off by catching a really nice barracuda. He was a lot of fun. Highly recommend him.

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

  • ★★★★★
    Great day on the water with Cap't David! We hooked up with tarpon all morning and had an absolute blast. Can't say enough good things!

    David T. with David C. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My trip was canceled Ron

    Santy S. with Brian L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Brian was great! In Shore was perfect for our family

    Cindy M. with Brian L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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