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Old 05-17-2020, 10:39 AM
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I have 2 buddies and a younger brother coming to the Lake Worth / Boynton area to celebrate my 50th bday in late July. We are all genuinely surprised I made it 50 given the craziness of my college years but alas here we are. I have only done a couple charters and both were ok I suppose - any day of fishing is better than no day of fishing but we are all pretty much noobs. I’m looking at getting my first CC over the winter.

Both previous charter trips were 4-person Half-days with only a couple rods out and a fishing chair...as soon as something hooked someone jumped the the chair and reeled it in but it was slow...we caught 3-4 total over 4 hours.

I was watching the latest YT video with Blacktiph and the guy from Slob City catching kings and they were literally running back and forth from rod to rod catching as fast they put out the bait...it looked insanely fun.

Are there charters out there they seem a little more intimate like this where it feels like your fishing with a buddy on his boat who knows what the hell he is doing as opposed to something more commercial?

If so, what should we expect to pay for an 8-hour trip to have a day that we’ll never forget? We are not super particular about what we will catch....we just want some strong fighting fish early and often.

Thanks a bunch!

Michael Myers

Old 05-17-2020, 10:57 AM
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Stay away from big sporty's find CC outfit who can run gun to find fish. You see way too many "shore"captains running big sporty's cause they don't want to put a dent in the tank.Not saying all but seems to be more and more common. I literally watch a sporty drag baits in 45 ft of water for hours with clients. It was sickening. Meanwhile, my buddy and I managed to load the cooler up with some cobia, snapper and king. Once that bite slowed we picked up headed out and start dragging baits picking up 1 gaffer and slinger phins. Saw clients back at marina and overheard how disappointed they were for spending 2500 and watching the fillet tables full of guys who do not fish for living. I'm sure someone here can point you in the right direction in that area.
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I'd recommend doing a full day , here are a couple good charters to check out .

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You have to get a referral, just like a Dr or Lawyer, and not pick those dudes that just troll strips around all day.
Why not call Carl at Slob City? I know he's not winning any friends from that video but he is a great fisherman and I assure you he'll be much nicer! He is typically out of PB
In Boynton/LW you can go with Reel Rival and also Capt. Chris Lemieux. Both great.
IMO, best in the area is DayMaker Charters out of Stuart if he has availability.

Edit: Happy Birthday!
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Originally Posted by Rundeep View Post
Stay away from big sporty's find CC outfit who can run gun to find fish. You see way too many "shore"captains running big sporty's cause they don't want to put a dent in the tank.Not saying all but seems to be more and more common. I literally watch a sporty drag baits in 45 ft of water for hours with clients. It was sickening. Meanwhile, my buddy and I managed to load the cooler up with some cobia, snapper and king. Once that bite slowed we picked up headed out and start dragging baits picking up 1 gaffer and slinger phins. Saw clients back at marina and overheard how disappointed they were for spending 2500 and watching the fillet tables full of guys who do not fish for living. I'm sure someone here can point you in the right direction in that area.
This is such a BULLSHIT response!!! You classify all sportfish charters because you saw 1??? I fish 3-4 x week and know just about every sportfish charter that leaves Hillsboro inlet and not 1 conducts business this way. And if you know people paying $2500 for a charter in southern Florida then they’re just flat out DIPSHITS!!! There’s ALOT of ocean out there and because one group of rec or charter boats get on fish doesn’t mean ALL charters do. Total D*&$@ comment

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X2 Chris Lemieux out of Boynton...He does it all, live bait, bottom, daytime sword...check his web site.
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Originally Posted by lovemydog View Post
This is such a BULLSHIT response!!! You classify all sportfish charters because you saw 1??? I fish 3-4 x week and know just about every sportfish charter that leaves Hillsboro inlet and not 1 conducts business this way. And if you know people paying $2500 for a charter in southern Florida then they’re just flat out DIPSHITS!!! There’s ALOT of ocean out there and because one group of rec or charter boats get on fish doesn’t mean ALL charters do. Total D*&$@ comment
Agreed, comple BS response nobody is charging $2500 for a day in the area to troll in 45’, maybe closer to their for a swordfish charter (but not near that much), and the charter boats catch more fish on a consistent basis than those who are not chartering (i.e. the weekend warrior). Plain and simple, the reason for the sportfish is comfort for the clients. Everyone is an “avid” fisherman when they step on board, but 80% of them are in the A/C cabin most of the trip, especially in the summer months, waiting for a hook up to reel it in.
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Controlled Chaos, Slob City or Lemieux are all great options up that way. If you want to venture to Pompano I can assist. Late July is going to be hot & you'll likely be running offshore chasing Dolphin as the bite on the "Edge" will be tapering off. For a full day you should be looking to pay 800-1200 depending on variables. Don't rule out a Sword Charter.
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Why not charter slob city? Be sure to express your expectations of the trip too.
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Originally Posted by lovemydog View Post
This is such a BULLSHIT response!!! You classify all sportfish charters because you saw 1??? I fish 3-4 x week and know just about every sportfish charter that leaves Hillsboro inlet and not 1 conducts business this way. And if you know people paying $2500 for a charter in southern Florida then they’re just flat out DIPSHITS!!! There’s ALOT of ocean out there and because one group of rec or charter boats get on fish doesn’t mean ALL charters do. Total D*&$@ comment

I've been sitting at the charter docks at Hillsboro. I will never fish out of there again. Those were exactly the type of people he was talking about. Go out, drag baits, get paid. Even the "top" captains did this, one tried to screw me over, until I pointed out what he was doing was illegal.

No, not all charters do this, but it is very common in the area.
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You have the right mindset of not being stuck on a certain type of fishing. Let the captain know up front what you would like to target, but give him the option to switch it up to what is biting. I have been on a ton of charters. Personally, paying $800-$1000 to troll all day for a few fish just sucks in my opinion. If you can't find the fish trolling, then put me on a reef to bottom fish so I can take home some fillets. A full day of snapper and grouper fishing is great too.

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