What Fish Will We Catch?
Reel Dusky Charters offers a wide range of fishing trips, including night time fishing. We fish for sailfish, dolphin, swordfish, kingfish, wahoo, shark, and snapper. We are very versatile and will cater to our anglers' fishing preferences and desires. Children and families are welcome. All you need to bring for the trip is food, drink and sunscreen, we'll provide everything else you'll need.
We'll use a variety of fishing techniques depending on wind speed and direction, the type of fish we are targeting and your own preferences. Common methods include trolling (using bait or lures while moving along at a steady speed) and kite fishing (using live bait to mimic the swimming patterns of schools of bait), which was actually first practiced right here in South Florida.
Our fishing charter trips can be full day or half day - contact the Captain for details about night swordfish and bottom fishing. For more details on how our charter trips work, what to bring and what to expect, see more charter information.
What Makes Fishing Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale so Great?
The Gulf Stream, flowing from the Gulf of Mexico and passing right by the Florida coastline before heading north up the eastern coast of the US, allows for great fishing all year round offshore from Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
The current brings several huge fish migrations throughout South Florida - sailfish in the early part of the year, dolphin (mahi mahi) and wahoo during the summer. There's even a stretch of the current called Sailfish Alley which runs along the Florida side of the current, famous for the abundant sailfish it contains. Other fish we target are more prominent all year round.
Dotted across the coastline are both natural and artificial reefs which provide the ideal structure for great bottom fishing which we fish at night as well as in the daytime.
Another great advantage of fishing Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale is the water depth. The ocean gets as deep as 200ft just 1-3 miles offshore - we can be fishing some of the well-known hotspots, as well as some of the more secret locations, within 20 minutes of leaving the marina.
Meet Captain Mike Busse
Captain Mike Busse is the owner and operator of Reel Dusky Fishing Charters. Captain Mike has over 21 years of fishing experience in South Florida offshore waters. Reel Dusky Charters is dedicated to providing you with the best fishing experience that you will remember for a lifetime.
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