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$23 for a Four-Hour Drift-Fishing Trip from Fishing Headquarters ($40 Value)

Central Beach

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In a Nutshell

Rods, reel, bait, tackle, and licenses included; cooler on board for drinks and food, including beer; the crew cleans the fish for tips

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 13, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Subject to weather conditions Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $23 for a four-hour drift-fishing trip (a $40 value)

The use of rod, reel, bait, tackle, and licenses is included. Passengers may bring their own food and drink, which can be stored in a provided cooler. Beer is allowed, but hard liquor and glass containers are not. After hauling in mahi-mahi, tuna, or kingfish, passengers can tip the ship's mates to clean and fillet it for them.

Fishing Headquarters

Just a mile into the waters off Fort Lauderdale Beach, the currents churn with migrating kingfish, tuna, marlin, sharks, and other fauna. With 40 years of experience on this crowded expanse of slate blue, Paul Roydhouse knows how to catch them. Aboard their 85-foot boat, he and his crew lead trip groups in drift fishing, a method that entails letting the boat float with the wind and current like a depressed seagull. They load up the drift-fishing vessel or a 48-foot sport-fishing boat with everything from bait and tackle to licenses and rods. Passengers cast lines from fighting chairs, buckling themselves in to battle mahi-mahi and sailfish in jeweled veils of spray. On the Mary B III, up to 50 patrons sprawl in the sunshine, clicking together beers brought from home; chartered vessels also can slip through the water toward the Bahamas. During nighttime swordfish cruises, Paul and his crew shut off the engines, letting lines baited with squid and glow sticks hang in the dark until the massive fish grab them and thrash through the water.


Tips

  • “THESE GUYS ARE PROFESSIONAL AND MAKE EVERYONE ONE THE BOAT VERY COMFORTABLE..THEY SEEM TO TRY TO DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THE PEOPLE TO BOARD CATCH...”

    “THESE GUYS ARE PROFESSIONAL AND MAKE EVERYONE ONE THE BOAT VERY COMFORTABLE..THEY SEEM TO TRY TO DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THE PEOPLE TO BOARD CATCH SOMETHING..GOOD GUYS...”

  • “Was excellent, will definately go again, more than I expected, awesome fishing guides, great experience worth way more than we paid”

  • “Great Captain and Crew, very helpful, had a great time, and caught a nice King Fish to boot.”

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    Central Beach

    301 Seabreeze Blvd.

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

    +19545254665

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