Fort Lauderdale waters are home to dozens of different species of fish, from marlin to shark. When you combine the abundant species of marine life with the beautiful year-round weather, gorgeous beaches, miles of waterways and beautiful scenery, Fort Lauderdale is able to offer one of the best year-round fishing destinations on the Atlantic Coast.
Mahi and Kings caught while fishing onboard the Big Fish Pros
Nice pair of Kingfish
Agnes with a Blackfin Tuna


From marlin to grouper, For Lauderdale is ripe with many species of fish.

If you’re looking to fish, there’s arguably no better location on the Atlantic Coast than Fort Lauderdale. In fact, the waters in and around the city are rich with a variety of species, ranging from big game fish like marlin and swordfish to reef fish such as grouper and sea bass. Combine the rich waters with the year-round beautiful weather that the area has to offer, and you’re in for a fun, memorable excursion when you plan your expedition with Big Fish Pros.

At Big Fish Pros, we offer both half day, three quarter and full day fishing charters, and we’ll take you out into the deep sea or stick close to land for inshore fishing. However, the time of year (and even the time of day) that you fish will largely dictate the type of fish you’re likely to catch. For example, barracuda, yellowtail snapper, mahi-mahi and tarpon fishing is typically good at any time of the year. But if you want to catch snook, cobia and amberjack, we suggest booking your excursion during the spring. Marlin fishing is best during the winter and summer months, and sailfish fishing is ideal in the winter or spring. Swordfish is caught year-round, but these fish are more active during the night.

Feel free to contact Big Fish Pros today to learn more about the types of fish our guests catch and what species are particularly active at the time of year you’re interested in fishing with us. Like we said, in Fort Lauderdale, there’s never a bad time to put a line in the water – though the time of day and the time of year can play a role in what you’re likely to catch.