Ft Lauderdale Inshore Fishing

We offering the best Ft Lauderdale Inshore fishing, livebait with light tackle and fly fishing also available at night! Snook, Tarpon and Shark- Yes! Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding waters are known for the BIGGEST Snook and Tarpon! These fish put up great fights especially at night! Each year many Snook exceed 20 lbs or larger- which on average is bigger than many places around the WORLD! Tarpon offer a thrill of a lifetime- the first run is long and hard, and each run after seemingly gets longer! These fish don’t give up! Tarpon are not alone in these waters- How about catching a SHARK with a FLY rod can be breath taking! Have you heard of such a thing! It happens every day on the Ft Lauderdale Inshore fishing- see for yourself! Maybe you want to try for the “hat trick”- Snook, Shark and Tarpon! Whatever you catch – it will be an experience you will not soon forget!
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The inshore waters of Ft Lauderdale have some of the best fishing found in Florida. The average Tarpon found in the Ft Lauderdale area runs from 60 to 120 lbs., with plenty of 150 lb.+ class Tarpon being caught every year. Tarpon are known best for their spectacular high flying jumps.

These trips are tailored to you! Most trips can start early or late afternoon.

Snook and Tarpon fishing at night and early morning 
can be awesome. It’s true that tarpon 
are nocturnal and do most of their feeding 
between dusk and dawn. If you have not 
tried this you are really missing out. Good 
spots that are inundated with anglers during 
the day can be barren at night. Less boat 
traffic equals more fish willing to take a bait. Ft Lauderdale inlet the surrounding area is one of favorite areas for Tarpon. Give it a try you’ll 
love it! The prime tarpon season is March – June, but can be caught almost all year around.

Intracoastal and New River

We fish the scenic waterway among the many elite intracoastal communities. Fort Lauderdale’s known for its Venetian style canals boast some of the biggest tarpon in South Florida.

These channel waterways serve as roadways for the million dollar yachts belonging to the mansions lining the waterway. In Ft Lauderdale affluent boating paradise widely known as the Venice of America, has many hot spots such as The New River, Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades hold tarpon, snook, barracuda and jack crevalle to give anglers young and old a great time and good fight.

We service and pickup from any of many accommodations on the waterfront, daily Ft Lauderdale inshore fishing trips depart from Hyatt Pier 66, Marriott, Cruise Port and many other Fort Lauderdale locations. Call for locations and availability!

Fort Lauderdale inshore fishing is home to many hungry tarpon that call the narrow waterways home. We mainly target Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle and Bbarracuda. Most of these fish can be caught year around. However, there are times when we may suggest one species over another.

Part of the experience is taking a nice relaxing cruise up the New River through the downtown Fort Lauderdale area and past some of the most famous homes up close and personal. Don’t mistake the big house watching for just some scenic cruise. Hold onto your hats and fishing rod as we have Tarpon well over 100 lbs that are hooked but not always landed often.

While there are many tarpon over 100 lbs caught each year they typically range in size from 50 lbs to 100 lbs. Once most people catch a 100 lb tarpon they will usually prefer for one around 50 lbs range…lol

Fishing in Fort Lauderdale is best from January through April, when big tarpon are in abundance. Were available for day and evening trips!

During the summer months, the baby tarpon bite is really good. This is when the fly fishing anglers love to go catch Tarpon.

Fort Lauderdale Charter Boats
Ft Lauderdale Inshore boats are the first in a series of shallow-draft inshore fishing boats that make perfect bass boats for partners to search for their next trophy in the shallows. Featuring a broad, stable, Single Piece hull, most are between 16′ and 24′ and float shallow for lake and stream fishing, and is large and strong enough for runs inshore. Most have live wells, massive storage compartments, locking rod boxes, and loads of standard features make this base model of boats ready to go and compete with the any fleet. Our inshore fishing boats also are tricked out with options including trolling motor, t-tops, and seating. Check out your photo gallery above, a limited number of images above as boast change every year or so.

Captain Brett

Ft Lauderdale Inshore fishing -Captain Brett IsacksonCaptain Brett was born and raised in Davie, Florida. Brett caught his first fish at the age of eight on a fishing trip with his father, he was hooked and has been fishing ever since. He also enjoys fishing light tackle and excellent at fly fishing for Snook, Tarpon and Jacks and what ever else will bite in the Ft Lauderdale area for the past 30 years! Brett moved to Davie, FL at the age of two and realized his love for South Florida fishing – its beauty and its incredible fishing opportunities in the outdoors.

He decided to become a Miami Fishing Guide to share his experience and fishing knowledge of South Florida areas with new friends; whether a beginner, intermediate or a professional. Brett specializes in everything, livebait, fly fishing and light tackle. Brett’s goal is to share as much fishing and local knowledge as possible on your trip while providing major entertainment. Brett has a huge repeat business, a testament to his understanding to Customer Service!

Captain Brian

Captain Brian has over 40 years of fishing the Miami area, including the Everglades, the Keys, and Biscayne Bay, Captain Brian has caught just about anything that has gills, fins and can swim. Captain Brian was raised in Miami Florida. Brian catches fish almost daily and enjoys family fishing outings, he is the Bass Pro Pro Staff representative for South Florida working out of the Dania Florida store. Fishing the waters from Palm Beach, Miami, and Ft Lauderdale for the past 20 years! Captain Brian has mastered Miami area over the last 12 years and realized his love for Biscayne Bay – its beauty and its incredible fishing opportunities.

As a Miami Inshore Fishing Guide he shares his experience and fishing knowledge of Biscayne Bay with new friends; whether a beginner, intermediate or a professional. Brian likes light tackle in search of Sea Trout, Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper and Sharks. His knowledge on your trip will provide safety and major entertainment.


Snook are seasonal in Florida waters. They can be found in inlets, backcountry mangroves and flats. Snook on light tackle and fly rod are a favorite method for serious anglers. Snook like live bait best like shrimp, crabs and fingerlings but will take artificials and flies.


Speckled trout are a river, backwater and flats favorite. They are good eating and are fun to catch on live shrimp under a popper cork. Speckled trout hit surface lures in the mornings, and buck tails jigs really anytime of the day! Drift fishing across a grass flat- watch out!


Snapper are one of Florida’s most sought after and tasty bottom species. There are a number of snapper varieties and all are good to eat. It takes special tackle and technique to catch these wary fish- they are very sensitive to terminal tackle and presentation of bait. Fluorocarbon leaders are important part of your presentation. Snapper like shrimp, crab and other small crustaceans. Snapper like bottom cover like reefs, wrecks and other structure and can be found in all Florida saltwater bodies.


Tarpon are one of the most exciting and sought after game fish to be found anywhere! The Tarpon is one of the most remarkable sport fish in the world, when hooked they perform acrobatic jumps which defy belief. Spin or fly casting with lures or live bait (crabs or shrimp) and big flies are effective ways to catch Tarpon. Tarpon are generally cooperative eaters, but their bony jaws make it hard to maintain a hook up, the result is that many fish throw the hook after a few jumps. Tarpon are not good to eat, but they are sure fun to catch!

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have before booking, during, or after your charter. We’ve compiled a list of our frequently asked questions, but if doesn’t answer what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us.

Air Conditioning
Most all inshore style boats are open, they have no cover or air condition

You are welcome to bring alcohol on board any of our charters, but please avoid bringing glass on board as it poses a safety hazard.

Standard bait is not included unless otherwise specified by Captain
Live bait is typically not included in the price and the cost is the responsibility of the charter although the guides does catch a lot of hi bait for free.

Most all bass boats do NOT have a bathroom (“head”) on board (but are generally close to restrooms while fishing) At anytime with a short notice we can take to you to a marina or restroom facility.

Cancellations & Refunds
If not otherwise specified, our cancellation window is 72 hours or more prior to the charter for standard trips and 14 days or more for over six and yacht trips.
Customers who cancel within the cancellation window will receive a full refund of any amounts paid.
Customers who cancel after the cancellation window expires are responsible for the full amount of the charter, any catering or add ons that have been purchased, plus a 20% gratuity.

We can arrange custom catering on most all trips, ranging from drinks and snacks. Most of the locations also have access to resorts on the water for lunch.
Please contact us for a catering quote.

Children are very much welcome and permitted on all charters and there is no minimum age.

Fish Caught
Any fish that are caught on your charters and are legal to take belong to you, Florida State law regulates what you can and cannot keep and your captain will know these.

Food & Beverage
All of our charters provide a cooler with ice for you to store any food or beverage you bring. We also provide bottled water.

A 15-20% gratuity for your Captain is customary and not included in the price.

Fishing Licenses
Everyone on saltwater charters ONLY are cover by state law when purchasing a chartered saltwater trip!

We will provide the exact address of the boat with your confirmation or upon request, locations are subject to change depending on weather.

Maximum Passengers
Due to US Coast Guard regulations allow charter boats a limited to a maximum of four passengers. Many of our boats will only accommodate two or three, this is why its important to let us know at the time of booking so we can get you the biggest boat available.

Unless otherwise stated or discussed, you are chartering the whole boat and there is no additional parties.

Seasickness is another term for motion sickness and typically manifests itself in the form of fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. In the inshore charters there is no need to be worry about seasickness as the water is calm.

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