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trip description for Florida Fishing Fun! in Fort Lauderdale

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

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trip description for Prime Time Ultimate Fishing Trip in Fort Lauderdale

A fully customized 52′ Hatteras with 892 Detroit Diesels – 750 horse power each. The cockpit is where all the action takes place – with one central fighting chair and plenty of rod holders. our Fort Lauderdale sightseeing boat is fully air conditioned, including TV, radio, refrigerator, and ice maker. One of the most comfortable Florida fishing charters. Arrive approximatly 15 minutes prior to your departure to allow the crew to get aquainted with everyone and figure out what species to target. Once on our way, the mate will go over the proper fishing techniques to be used. Don’t worry, no experience is needed. One of the best aspects of fishing in South Florida is how close the deep water is in close proximity to the beach. The average depth drops off 100 feet of water every mile traveled off land. It is a beautiful thing when you are fishing within 30 minutes of leaving the dock. Read More

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trip description for Full Day Ultimate Fishing Trip in Fort Lauderdale

A fully customized 52′ Hatteras with 892 Detroit Diesels – 750 horse power each. The cockpit is where all the action takes place – with one central fighting chair and plenty of rod holders. our Fort Lauderdale sightseeing boat is fully air conditioned, including TV, radio, refrigerator, and ice maker. One of the most comfortable Florida fishing charters. Arrive approximatly 15 minutes prior to your departure to allow the crew to get aquainted with everyone and figure out what species to target. Once on our way, the mate will go over the proper fishing techniques to be used. Don’t worry, no experience is needed. One of the best aspects of fishing in South Florida is how close the deep water is in close proximity to the beach. The average depth drops off 100 feet of water every mile traveled off land. It is a beautiful thing when you are fishing within 30 minutes of leaving the dock. Read More

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trip description for 4 hour Offshore in Fort Lauderdale

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

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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

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trip description for Big Catch Adventure! in Fort Lauderdale

4 Hour Charter- In South Florida our fishing grounds are only One Mile off of the beach, so you never know what you are going to catch near shore. This is always why our 4 Hour Charter is the most Popular, we are fishing within 30 minutes from leaving the dock. 6 Hour Charter- For those looking for a little more time on the water, the 6 hour charter is the perfect compromise between a half day and a full day charter! Fish for Dolphin, Kingfish, Snapper, Tilefish, Bonito, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Game Sharks and more. 8 Hour Charter- Full Day" Charter on Good Hit 2.0 “The Big Boat” – 37′ Ocean Master. Fish for Dolphin, Swordfish, Kingfish, Bonita, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Dolphin, Barrelfish, Tilefish, Game Sharks and more and get the most bang for your buck with out 8-hour full day charters! 10 Hour Swordfish Charter- Swordfish, also called the Gladiator of the Sea, is one of the most elusive and sought after fish that is to be found in the South Florida. On Night Trips we use squid, mackerel, or any sort of live bait. Normally fishing in 1100ft-1600ft of water, fishing the upper water column. Deploying the bait to depths of 100ft-400ft. Using glow sticks to give light to your bait. The average weight on swordfish is around 80lbs, with some swordfish exceeding 300 lbs.This Ocean Master has also been on the Netflix’s series Blood Line. Come check out this boat and see why we are so found of her. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fort Lauderdale wahoo fishing charter

What are the best wahoo fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 76 wahoo trips in Fort Lauderdale, and the most popular trips in the area are Unforgettable Day Offshore guided by Tim, Half Day guided by Taylor, and Fort Lauderdale Fishing Trip guided by Dave.

Our guides in Fort Lauderdale are rated a 4.78 out of 5 based on 2707 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 Wahoo charter include Pompano Beach, Miami Beach and Miami.

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

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

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

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

How much do Fort Lauderdale wahoo fishing charters cost?

for wahoo in Fort Lauderdale prices can range anywhere from about $750 to $3,990, but the average price for a half day trip for wahoo in Fort Lauderdale is $1,541. The average price for a full day trip for wahoo in Fort Lauderdale is $2,407.

What month is best for wahoo fishing in Fort Lauderdale?

The most popular season for wahoo fishing in Fort Lauderdale is spring, and most anglers book their trips 29 days in advance.

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

In Fort Lauderdale, targeting wahoo tuna adds an exciting dimension to offshore fishing expeditions. Renowned for their speed, strength, and delicious flesh, wahoo are highly prized by anglers for their challenging fights and culinary appeal. These sleek predators can be found prowling the deep waters offshore throughout the year, with peak seasons typically occurring during the cooler months. Anglers often venture far offshore to target wahoo, where they patrol the edges of the Gulf Stream and other offshore currents in search of prey.

Anglers in Fort Lauderdale employ a variety of techniques to target wahoo, each requiring skill, patience, and a deep understanding of the fish's behavior. High-speed trolling with lures is a popular method for covering large areas of water and enticing strikes from wahoo. Anglers use specialized lures designed to mimic the rapid movements of baitfish, often trailing them at speeds of up to 15-20 knots to trigger aggressive strikes from these fast-moving predators. Additionally, live bait fishing with rigged ballyhoo or bonito can be effective in enticing wahoo, particularly when targeting larger specimens near offshore reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures.

The pursuit of wahoo in Fort Lauderdale offers anglers the opportunity for thrilling battles and memorable catches against one of the ocean's most formidable predators. Anglers must be prepared with sturdy tackle, sharp hooks, and a well-equipped boat to handle the high-speed runs and powerful strikes of wahoo. By employing the right techniques and staying attuned to environmental conditions, anglers can increase their chances of success and enjoy the exhilarating challenge of targeting wahoo in the offshore waters of Fort Lauderdale.

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

In Fort Lauderdale, the seasons for targeting wahoo offer anglers distinct windows of opportunity to pursue these elusive and prized game fish. While wahoo can be found in the waters off Fort Lauderdale throughout the year, there are certain times when their presence is more pronounced, making for more fruitful fishing expeditions. Generally, the prime wahoo seasons in Fort Lauderdale coincide with the cooler months of the year, particularly from late fall through early spring. During this time, wahoo are more active and abundant as they follow the migration patterns of baitfish and other prey species.

The peak wahoo season in Fort Lauderdale typically occurs during the winter months, when cooler water temperatures and favorable oceanic currents create optimal conditions for these fast-moving predators. Anglers often venture offshore to deeper waters, where wahoo congregate around underwater structures, edges of the Gulf Stream, and other offshore currents. The winter season presents anglers with the best chance to encounter sizable wahoo and engage in thrilling battles as these powerful fish make blistering runs and put up formidable fights when hooked.

While the winter months mark the peak wahoo season in Fort Lauderdale, these prized fish can still be targeted year-round with varying degrees of success. During the warmer months, wahoo 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 wahoo, particularly around offshore reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures. By understanding the seasonal patterns and habitat preferences of wahoo in Fort Lauderdale, anglers can maximize their chances of success and enjoy exhilarating fishing experiences throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching wahoo fishing in Fort Lauderdale?

In Fort Lauderdale, anglers employ a variety of effective techniques to target wahoo, ensuring thrilling and successful fishing trips. One popular method is high-speed trolling, where anglers trail specialized lures behind the boat at speeds of up to 15-20 knots. These lures are designed to mimic the rapid movements of baitfish, enticing wahoo to strike with their fast-paced action. Anglers often target areas with strong currents, such as the edges of the Gulf Stream and underwater structures like reefs and wrecks, where wahoo are known to congregate.

Live bait fishing is another effective technique for targeting wahoo in Fort Lauderdale. Anglers rig large baitfish such as bonito or ballyhoo with wire leaders to prevent wahoo from biting through the line. These rigged baits are then trolled or drifted near offshore structures where wahoo are likely to be lurking. Live bait fishing allows anglers to present a natural and enticing offering to wahoo, increasing the chances of a successful hookup.

Vertical jigging is also a popular technique for targeting wahoo in Fort Lauderdale, especially around underwater structures and drop-offs where these predators are known to hunt. Anglers use heavy-duty jigging rods and metal or lead jigs to mimic the movements of injured baitfish near the bottom. By jigging the lure up and down in a rhythmic motion, anglers can attract the attention of wahoo and entice them to strike. Regardless of the technique used, anglers targeting wahoo in Fort Lauderdale must be prepared with sturdy tackle, sharp hooks, and a well-equipped boat to handle the high-speed runs and powerful strikes of these formidable fish.

What other species are popular in Fort Lauderdale?

Aside from wahoo, Fort Lauderdale offers anglers a diverse array of species to target, ensuring excitement and variety on the water. 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 those seeking a different kind of challenge, Fort Lauderdale's extensive network of reefs, wrecks, and artificial structures offers ample opportunities to target bottom-dwelling 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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with Chad and Nano on the boat. It was great weather and great fishing! We couldn’t have asked for a better team.

    Matthew R. with Chad R. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Beautiful boat and super nice crew

    Eric P. with Ralph M. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ralph was a blast, definitely recommend and would go again!

    Zachary M. with Ralph M. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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 Tim 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 Tim 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 Tim M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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

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

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

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

  • ★★★★★
    Great day fishing! I highly recommend fishing with these experts!

    Chet B. with Nel M. of Key Biscayne, 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 Tim M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain and first mate.

    Robert D. with Eric R. of Miami Beach, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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 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 Tim M. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing trip, highly recommend, The captain was really very nice and professional

    Dayron M. with Edmond W. of Pompano Beach, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Friendly people! We enjoy our time. We spend a full day deep sea fishing.

    Sandra L. with Nelson D. of Miami, Florida

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