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Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
trip description for Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale coastline offers a wide array of game fish. One of the best parts of fishing here is that you don't have to go far out to get to the deep water fishing grounds. We have an abundant coral reef system and thirty feet to 100 feet and consistently gets deeper from there on. The local crystal blue waters offer reef fishing, shipwreck fishing and we are not far from the gulf-stream. Fort Lauderdale fishing attracts all types of anglers, from passionate salt water anglers or total newcomers looking to experience the sport of deep sea fishing and Captain Mike can accommodate all of them! Most common Target Species: Sailfish: Florida’s official state saltwater fish, this tackle buster inhabits tropical and subtropical waters. Sailfish usually travel alone or in small groups. The outstanding feature is the long, high first dorsal fin. Known for its high, acrobatic jumps, the sailfish is a favorite of blue-water anglers. Grouper: A generic name for several deepwater species, these bottom dwellers are important to both recreational and commercial fishermen. Red grouper and gag grouper (sometimes called black grouper) are most popular with anglers. Anglers typically “bottom fish” for these species, but during the cooler months, they can be caught in shallow water by trolling artificial lures. Snappers: An offshore species usually found in 60 to 440 feet. Red snapper is pinkish to red in color, and its pointed anal fin distinguishes it from other members of the snapper family. Juvenile red snapper once died by the millions in shrimp trawls, but new regulations have helped this species bounce back. Red snapper are considered one of the finest food fish found in Florida waters. Mackerels: This family includes both king mackerel and its smaller cousin, Spanish mackerel. These fish can be found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and into the Gulf of Mexico. One of the state’s top ocean predators, kingfish are the favorite target of tournament fishermen. Children and family groups are always welcome at Lauderdale Sport Fishing and it doesn't matter if you are a seasoned angler or have never been fishing before. Captain Mike will help you catch that fish of your life with his extremely customer friendly attitude so you ca enjoy your trip to the fullest! Captain Mike at Lauderdale Sport Fishing has many years of experience fishing at the Fort Lauderdale waters so whether it's a corporate group or you are bringing the family and kids, let Lauderdale Sport Fishing be your choice for sportfishing in South Florida. Read More

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Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
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trip description for Full Day Trolling - 41’ Custom in Fort Lauderdale

Off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, there are a couple different techniques for trolling: trolling the reefs for Kingfish and Bonitos and trolling offshore for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tunas, and sometimes even a Blue Marlin! **Trolling the Reef** 90% of your bites will be on the deep lines, so Captain Taco will troll with 2 planner boards that take the bait about 45 feet down along with 3 baits skipping across the surface at about 5 to 6 knots. If you get a Kingfish bite 9 out of 10 times both deep rods will get hit at the same time. These fish like to travel in schools so Captain Taco will steer the boat in big circles dragging the baits around where you got the first bit and BAM every time you circle you should get another bite. (Well that’s how it ideally would work of course) **Trolling Offshore** When trolling offshore Captain Taco will pump the gas a little to cover more ground. You'll usually troll 5 to 6 baits on the surface at 6 to 8 knots. He doesn't like trolling the planners offshore due to the resistance that the planners cause, but just about anything floating out there might hold some fish. And I mean anything if he spots a weed patch, grass line, or even a piece of driftwood, you know Captain Taco's gonna pull the baits past it to see if anybody's home. Both are great options, and you might even have enough time to try a little of both! No matter what, you are sure to have a great time fishing in Ft. Lauderdale with Captain Taco. His charter is not one of those stuffy Ft. Lauderdale fishing charters where the mate and captain are stuck on themselves and barely talk to you. They want you to party, relax, or do whatever you like to do. In his mind, his job is to make your time aboard the "Hooked Up" the most enjoyable time a person can have fishing in Ft Lauderdale. All Taco's trips come with his Full-Service Package which includes an experienced captain & mate, all necessary fishing licenses, top-of-the-line rods, reels & tackle, a cooler loaded with ice for your beers & sodas, and a lot of laughs & a great time! All he recommends you bring along with you is some food and drink for your voyage, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a little luck! Read More

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Full Day Trolling - 41’ Custom

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Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
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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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Big Catch Adventure!

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Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Offshore Trolling Fun! in Miami Beach

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 Offshore Trolling Fun!

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Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
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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Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
trip description for Miami Nearshore Hardcore Trip in Key Biscayne

Take a break from the wild action of Miami and join Captain Nel for a nearshore adventure aboard his 41’ Hatteras sportfisher, which fits up to 5 guests. Captai Nel will make sure you're comfortable while he puts you on the fish. You'll be targeting Almaco Jacks, Amberjack, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Gag Grouper, and Mahi Mahi, depending on the season and your preferences. Whatever the target fish in season, Captain Nel is well equipped to help you get it over the rail! His boat features a flybridge to enjoy the sea breeze, and a tower to spot any fish that might be nearby. The vessel also has a comfortable re-modeled salon with bathrooms and air conditioning, meaning your half-day journey will be perfectly pleasant as you cruise through the picturesque waters. The Captain will provide you with state-of-the-art tackle and bait, ice, and fishing licenses for all members of your trip. Bring some snacks and drinks to keep in the salon cooler, as well as sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, a hat, and a long-sleeved shirt. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Miami gag grouper fishing charter

What are the best gag grouper fishing charters in Miami?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 22 gag grouper trips in Miami, and the most popular trips in the area are Miami Premier Fishing guided by John, Reef and Wreck fishing guided by Charles, and Reef, Wreck, and Drift Trip guided by Ozzy.

Our guides in Miami are rated a 5 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 Gag Grouper charter include Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Key Biscayne.

Looking for kid friendly gag grouper guides / fishing lessons in Miami? Check out our beginner and family friendly gag grouper guides in Miami.

What types of gag grouper fishing charters are common in Miami?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for gag grouper in Miami as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and lake fishing.

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

How much do Miami gag grouper fishing charters cost?

for gag grouper in Miami prices can range anywhere from about $1,010 to $3,870, but the average price for a half day trip for gag grouper in Miami is $1,668. The average price for a full day trip for gag grouper in Miami is $2,595.

What month is best for gag grouper fishing in Miami?

The most popular season for gag grouper fishing in Miami is spring, and most anglers book their trips 35 days in advance.

Do I need a Miami fishing license for gag grouper and what are the bag limits for gag grouper in Miami?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Miami 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 Miami.

What is great gag grouper in Miami all about?

In Miami's bountiful waters, the great gag grouper stands out as one of the most prized catches for anglers seeking a thrilling fishing experience. Renowned for its formidable size and delicious taste, the gag grouper inhabits the reefs, wrecks, and ledges found offshore along the coast of Miami. These impressive fish, known for their distinctive markings and powerful fighting abilities, provide anglers with exciting battles and rewarding catches, making them a favorite target among both recreational and commercial fishermen.

The prime season for targeting great gag grouper in Miami typically spans from late spring to early fall, coinciding with their annual migration patterns and feeding habits. During this time, these voracious predators can be found congregating around the abundant structure of offshore reefs and wrecks, where they prey on smaller fish and crustaceans. Anglers often employ a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing with live or cut bait, jigging, and trolling, to entice these elusive giants into biting.

Aside from their impressive size and strength, great gag grouper are also highly prized for their succulent, flaky flesh, making them a popular choice for seafood lovers. Whether prepared grilled, baked, or fried, the sweet and delicate flavor of gag grouper makes for a mouthwatering meal that's sure to delight even the most discerning palates. With their combination of thrilling fishing opportunities and delicious culinary appeal, great gag grouper remain a cherished species among anglers exploring the rich waters of Miami's coastline.

What are the most popular months to fish for great gag grouper in Miami?

In Miami, the seasonal patterns of great gag grouper fishing play a significant role in shaping the angling calendar for enthusiasts. Typically, the prime season for targeting these prized fish spans from late spring to early fall, aligning with their migratory behaviors and feeding habits. During these months, gag grouper can be found congregating around the numerous offshore reefs, wrecks, and ledges that dot the coastline of Miami, providing ample opportunities for anglers to reel in these impressive specimens.

As temperatures rise and marine life becomes more active, great gag grouper migrate closer to the shallower waters around Miami, seeking out the abundant prey species that inhabit the reefs and wrecks. Anglers take advantage of this seasonal movement by employing a variety of fishing techniques, including bottom fishing with live bait or cut bait, jigging, and trolling. With their keen senses and voracious appetites, gag grouper eagerly strike at well-presented baits, offering anglers exhilarating battles and memorable catches throughout the season.

While the late spring to early fall window marks the peak season for great gag grouper fishing in Miami, opportunities to target these prized fish can still arise during other times of the year. However, anglers should be mindful of seasonal closures and regulations set forth by fisheries management authorities to ensure the sustainability of gag grouper populations. By adhering to these guidelines and understanding the seasonal patterns of these elusive predators, anglers can maximize their chances of success while contributing to the conservation efforts aimed at preserving the health of Miami's marine ecosystems.

What techniques are popular for catching great gag grouper in Miami?

In Miami, targeting great gag grouper requires anglers to employ a variety of specialized fishing techniques tailored to the unique habits and behaviors of these prized fish. One popular method involves bottom fishing, where anglers use heavy tackle and sinkers to keep their bait anchored near the ocean floor, where gag grouper are known to congregate around reefs, wrecks, and ledges. Live bait, such as pinfish, grunts, or squid, is often preferred for enticing these voracious predators into striking, although cut bait can also be effective.

Another effective technique for great gag grouper fishing in Miami is jigging, which involves using weighted lures or jigs to mimic the movements of prey species. Anglers deploy jigs of varying weights and colors to explore different depths and attract the attention of grouper lurking near the bottom. By imparting erratic movements to the jig, anglers can provoke strikes from gag grouper, triggering thrilling battles as these powerful fish attempt to engulf the artificial bait.

Trolling is yet another popular method employed by anglers targeting great gag grouper in Miami's waters. This technique involves slowly dragging baited lines behind a moving boat, covering a large area of water in search of active fish. Anglers typically use deep-diving plugs or rigged baits to target gag grouper at varying depths, adjusting their trolling speed and route to maximize their chances of encountering these elusive predators. Whether bottom fishing, jigging, or trolling, mastering these techniques is essential for anglers seeking to experience the excitement and challenge of great gag grouper fishing in the vibrant waters of Miami.

What other species are popular in Miami?

While targeting great gag grouper offers an exciting fishing experience in Miami, anglers have a wealth of other species to pursue in the diverse waters off the coast of this vibrant city. One popular target for anglers is the snapper, with species like the mangrove snapper and yellowtail snapper abundant around the reefs and wrecks that dot Miami's coastline. Anglers often use live bait, such as shrimp or pilchards, and employ techniques like bottom fishing or jigging to entice these delicious and prized fish into biting. Snapper fishing provides both recreational enjoyment and the opportunity to reel in a tasty catch for the dinner table.

Another sought-after species in Miami's waters is the king mackerel, known for its speed and powerful runs. These pelagic fish are often found in offshore waters, particularly around baitfish schools and structures like reefs and wrecks. Anglers use a variety of techniques, including trolling with live bait or artificial lures, to target king mackerel. With their aggressive strikes and impressive fighting abilities, king mackerel offer anglers an exhilarating challenge and the chance to land a trophy-sized fish.

In addition to snapper and king mackerel, Miami offers opportunities to catch a wide range of other species, including grouper, mahi-mahi, sailfish, tarpon, and wahoo, among others. Whether fishing from a charter boat, pier, or shoreline, anglers can enjoy the thrill of targeting a variety of fish species throughout the year. With its rich biodiversity and favorable climate, Miami remains a premier destination for anglers seeking unforgettable fishing experiences and bountiful catches in 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

  • ★★★★★
    Superb! We have been on many, many guided fishing trips, and this one is the best I can remember! Ozzy took us to the fish we wanted to catch, and we caught more than twenty yellowtail snapper, plus a beautiful mutton snapper and a bonus barracuda! Ozzy and his wife Yari were professional, knowledgeable and super friendly! Highly recommend!

    Jimmy H. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, everything went great!

    Matthew W. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

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    Captain Charles is a great guide! Knew the area very well and did a great job helping us get fish!

    Matthew W. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Ozzy and his wife were absolutely wonderful!! They were so friendly and welcoming. They genuinely wanted us to have a good experience and even went over our time slot because Ozzy was determined to have us catch something big before the end, and we did!! The last fish we caught was a huge barracuda! It was truly such a fun experience and you could tell how passionate Ozzy and his wife are about what they do. We would love to come back one day and go fishing with them again!

    Kelly O. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ozzy and his mate were Amazing!! a little communication issue with billing at the last second but the experience was amazing !!

    Chris F. with Ozzy Q. 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

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