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Top Fishing Charters in Fort Lauderdale

Miami Beach, FL

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24 Proline Center Console. Great offshore!

1-6 passengers Captain Available

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Tailored to you - boat can do it all

1-12 passengers Captain Included

Pompano Beach, FL

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Cruise the Intercoastal on my Family friendly boat

1-6 passengers Captain Included

Hillsboro Beach, FL

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65' Sportfish Donzi - Fishing Charter or Cruise!

1-6 passengers Captain Included

Coral Gables, FL

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"Live Salty" on the water!

1-8 passengers Captain Included

Hialeah, FL

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Good times ... ready for everything 21ft Proline

1-7 passengers Captain Available

An Amazing Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter

Did you know that you can charter a fishing boat from Fort Lauderdale and sail it all the way down the coast to Miami? When you charter a fishing boat with Boatsetter, you have the choice of so many different locations.

When you look at splitting the cost with a few friends, you'll find lots of boats in your budget. The clean blue coastal waters are perfect for your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter.


Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Here are three of the most popular Fort Lauderdale fishing charter trips for you and your friends to take.

Fish at Dania Beach

Visit Dania Beach for the incredible fishing conditions and stunning scenery. You can even try your luck catching sharks off the waters of the nearby Pompano Beach.

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Dine at the Southport Raw Bar

After a long day on the water, try the Southport Raw Bar, which offers free docking fees for your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter and unforgettable large platters of king crab!

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Go Downtown

Once your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter is safely docked, head to Las Olas Boulevard is for high-end shopping and an active nightlife scene. Meet other boaters at the historic Himmarshee Village, as well as tourists from all over the world.

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Best Places to Fish in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale has more than 20 miles worth of calm beachfront water to explore. Your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter can take you to all of these top fishing locations.

So Many Beaches

Sail your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter north to Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, and Dania Beach. These are some of the fishing hotspots that line the Atlantic coast and have convenient municipal piers for docking your boat.

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Intracoastal Waterway

Fort Lauderdale is lucky to have this mixture of freshwater and saltwater as a fishing option. There are plenty of hidden fishing holes, as well as excellent sightseeing opportunities all along the waterway.

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Port Everglades

Just outside Fort Lauderdale is Port Everglades, a busy cruise terminal, which brings in tourists by the boatloads year-round. Plenty of fish are attracted to the waters around this prime location.

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How to Fish in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you have decided to charter a boat in Fort Lauderdale, here are some things to consider before you get started.

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The Type of Fishing

The type of fishing you will be doing will affect the kind of bait and tackle that you get, as well as the types of maps you use out on the water.

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Fishing Holes

Choose the fishing holes that are most convenient. The nearby Florida Keys can be a fun day trip to catch bonefish, as well as snook and other species in the inshore waters.

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Special Regulations

Pay attention to the special regulations for operating a boat in Fort Lauderdale, such as the limits on where gasoline motors can be used and safety equipment requirements.

Types of Fish in Fort Lauderdale

If you have decided on a fishing trip to Fort Lauderdale, there are so many spectacular species of fish to catch.

Blackfin Tuna

In the spring, large schools of these fish migrate along the coast as they head north all the way up Florida. Tuna fishing in Fort Lauderdale is best achieved with live bait which attracts the sharp-eyed fish.

Redfish

Redfish are often found inshore where they eat anything they can catch. From the flats to the channels and mangroves, plenty of these fish can be caught with even the lightest of tackle.

Silky Snapper

Schools of silky snapper often roam deeper reefs and rocky bottoms up to 500 feet. Deep dropping is the best way to target these fish. The most important aspect of targeting silky snapper is pinpointing the exact areas where they congregate.


Top Types of Fishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

When you charter a boat in Fort Lauderdale, you can try out so many different kinds of fishing.

Coastal Fishing

Drop anchor from your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter near the shore and spend some time fishing the shallow waters.

Try the Intracoastal Waterway

For freshwater options, the Intracoastal Waterway can be a nice change from the ocean. Think about the types of fish you'd like to catch before you try this out.

Fishing Around Anglins Fishing Pier

Anglins Fishing Pier in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea offers sand and reef fishing. If you walk on the pier, look down through the slats to see all the tropical fish that live all around the wooden columns.


Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fishing Seasons

Fishing is excellent in Fort Lauderdale during every season. If you charter a boat in Fort Lauderdale, here are a few things you can expect.

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January

Try some bottom fishing as you guide your boat far offshore. The weather may be a little chilly, but that’s what your cabin is for!

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February

Greater amberjack, yellowtail, and other reef fish can be easily caught during the month of February.

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March

Fort Lauderdale's waters are full of reef fish and even species like bluefin tuna can be found as the temperatures start rising.

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April

This is the perfect month to try some fishing for cobia or other common fish like king mackerel.

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May

May is the best month in Fort Lauderdale for offshore fishing. Trophy catches like sailfish and blue marlin are the targets around this time of year.

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June

Escape the crowds in Fort Lauderdale and get out on the water. Anchor your fishing charter, drop a few lines, and see what bites.

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July

July is usually the hottest month in Fort Lauderdale, with average temperatures well above 90. This is a good time to try for red snappers and tarpon.

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August

August is good for offshore fishing for all types of pelagic fish such as groupers and snappers.

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September

Fort Lauderdale gets slightly cooler and blackfin tuna and sailfish can often be caught just a few miles from the shore.

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October

October in Fort Lauderdale brings cooler temperatures. Cruise the beautiful waters on your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter and try to catch some reef fish.

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November

November is still a good time to fish for pelagics and also try out some bottom fishing from your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter.

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December

Temperatures may be cooler, but fishing trips can still be great fun in one of the bays or while bottom fishing offshore.


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