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Best Fishing Guides
in Fort Lauderdale
2020

Why These Fishing Guides?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Fort Lauderdale Fishing Guides on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

AWOL Fishing Guide

AWOL Fishing Guide has been running fishing tours in Ford Lauderdale for more than 20 years. Captain Carl follows catch and release practices and works with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the Coastal Conservation Association to encourage conservation. The company guides its tours in areas including New River, Intracoastal Waterway, and Port Everglades to search for species such as tarpon, snook, barracuda, and jack crevalle.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Captain Brian Charters

Captain Brian Charters is run by a licensed Coast Guard with more than 40 years of fishing experience. The Ford Lauderdale fishing business guides tours in Biscayne Bay, Flamingo Bay, and the Fort Lauderdale Inlet. The company helps guests catch species such as tarpon, snook, speckled sea trout, barracuda, redfish, sheepshead, and Spanish mackerel. Clients have given positive feedback for Captain Brian Charters' knowledgeable and polite captain.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

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Chasin Finz

Chasin Finz is a deep sea charter based in Hollywood, FL that guides its tours on a 53-foot Hatteras sport fishing yacht. The boat has a large cockpit with more than 53 square feet of room, a blue water fighting chair, a 150-gallon live bait well, a tackle center, and two 400-quart in-deck fish boxes. The company runs half-day to full-day trips, swordfishing trips, blue water wreck fishing trips, and private parties along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Hollywood, FL 33019

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Fish Local Knowledge

Captain Mike Johnson, who has been fishing for more than 45 years, runs Fish Local Knowledge in the Fort Lauderdale area. The fishing business runs its charters on a 43-foot Hatteras sport fishing boat with a large fishing cockpit, three fighting chairs, and a door for hauling in large fish. The company's special trips include corporate fishing trips, Bahamas fishing charters, shark fishing at night, and deep drop swordfishing.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Adventures

Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Adventures guides fishing tours in the South Florida Everglades and Lake Okeechobee. The company runs tours in remote areas where few anglers go. The captain has spent more than 25 years fishing in central Florida lakes and has a USCG boat operator's license. The captain has been seen on NBC Sports and has received praise for his friendly, laid-back attitude.

Dania Beach, FL 33004

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Lady Pamela II Sportfishing

Lady Pamela II Sportfishing is run by Captain David, a full-time boat captain who owns the business. The company runs shared trips, private trips, trolling trips, night snapper fishing trips, and specialty trips including kid-friendly trips, swordfishing charters, shark fishing charters, Bahamas charters, and corporate charters. Clients have given positive feedback for the company's reasonable prices and informative captain.

Hollywood, FL 33019

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Lucky Fishing Charters

A USCG licensed and insured captain runs Lucky Fishing Charters in the North Miami area. The business guides its tours on a 32-foot SeaVee, which has rod holders, electric outlets, extra large fish boxes, and three live wells. The captain is a member of the Florida Guides Association and the Miami Sport Fishing Club, and is an approved Mercury Marine Guide. The captain has also placed in a variety of tournaments, such as first place in the SeaVee Owners Tournament, first place in the Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club Inter Club Sailfish Tournament, and second place in the Grove Slam Tournament.

North Miami, FL 33181

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Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing brings more than 35 years of fishing experience to its Fort Lauderdale clients. The business accepts children as well as adults onto its fishing trips that fish for species such as sailfish, marlin, sharks, tuna, grouper, and wahoo. The company leads tours on its 46-foot Hatteras Sportfisher, which has a rigged tower and twin GM 8-71 TI turbocharged diesel engines. Clients have praised the business for its memorable and exciting tours.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Reel Work

Reel Work guides its Fort Lauderdale fishing charters on a 45-foot custom Hatteras Sportfish with a tuna tower and a salon with a couch. The captain is certified by The International Game Fish Association. The business runs deep sea fishing tours in search of sailfish, swordfish, marlin, sharks, barracuda, amberjack, dolphin, mackerel, and snapper.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Summer Wind Sport Fishing Charters

Captain Scott Hall runs Summer Wind Sport Fishing Charters on a 34-foot Contender powered by two Yamaha outboards. The captain has more than 10 years of experience in the fishing industry and is licensed by the US Coast Guard. The business guides half-day to full-day fishing trips in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, and South Florida for up to six passengers. Clients have praised the business for its personalized service and knowledgeable captain.

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

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Ultimate Sport Fishing Charters

Ultimate Sport Fishing Charters runs half-day to full-day fishing trips for sailfish, mahi-mahi, tuna, king mackerel, wahoo, grouper, barracuda, snapper, and other species. The business guides fishing tours for up to six people in and around Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, and Deerfield Beach. Now that Christian's here

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

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