FORT LAUDERDALE FISHING CHARTER - THE SHOOTING STAR
"Shooting Star" is an exceptionally well maintained Fort Lauderdale fishing boat. She is a custom 46 foot Bertram sportfisher, powered by twin 730 H.P. Detroit Diesel Engines which will provide us a safe, comfortable, dry ride to the fishing grounds.
Bertram Boats are known for their safety. sea worthiness, and all around fishability. You can find many Bertrams on the water as they are one of the top choices for charter boat captains.
The vessel is fully equipped with all of the required US Coast Guard safety equipment. Even though the ride to the fishing grounds is a short one the ride time to and from the fishing areas is quick and provides more time for fishing.
The Shooting Star is one of only two sportfishing boats in the world with an exclusive dry exhaust system-which means,NO DIESEL FUMES! Most boats experience nasty diesel fumes in their cockpits as the exhaust rises up over the transom into your face, but our exhausts are over 30 feet in the air! This takes all fumes (and most engine noise) away from the cockpit, making the Fort Lauderdale fishing and cruising experience that much more enjoyable for you and your guests.
Here is Captain Dave at the helm of the Shooting Star.
The Shooting Star
The Shooting Star is so unique, it has appeared on 3 episodes of Miami Vice.
The Shooting Star has won the Hatteras Bertram Shoot-out.
Charter Boat Electronic Fishing and Safety Gear
Some of the key features of the boat are:
Enclosed flushing Head (toilet)
Comfortable cabin (salon) for storing your things
Comfortable seating for 6 passengers
Up to date safety and fishing electronics
Radar, GPS, Sonar/Fish Finder
Iced Fish Boxes
Tunes - radio
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Gear
All the fishing gear on board is well maintained and durable. There is a variety of different sizes of rods and reels for matching the right gear for the type of fishing. The gear is either Shimano or Penn which are leading brands for quality.
What To Bring To The Boat
Fort Lauderdale fishingCaptain Dave Baldwin
and Shooting Star Fishing Charters will supply everything you need to catch fish which will include top brand name rod n reels, fishing tackle, dead bait, "Live Bait is extra", fishing licenses, and even ice for the fish. We have provided a list of a few things you may want to bring that may make your Fort Lauderdale fishing trip more comfortable below. In addition to the listed items you may bring, if you also have a pair of boat shoes like Topsiders or Docksiders then you should wear them. Tennis shoes or other soft soled shoes are OK too.
LIGHT WEIGHT SHIRT
LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING
NON-SKID RUBBER SOLED SHOES
A SMILE..HAVE FUN!
Bring a cooler for food and drinks. Ask your Florida charter boat Captain how large of a cooler you will need to carry your fish home in.
A sports bag is a good idea to bring for carrying your rain gear, hat, glasses etc and other personal items that you need on a saltwater charter fishing trip.
Bring food and drinks.You are welcome to bring beer, wine or cocktailson the boat.
If you will be fishing in foul or rainy weather then you may want to bring some gear to keep you dry.
Bring sun glasses. Preferrably polarized fishing glasses to lessen the sun's glare that reflects up off the water.
Bring a camera to take snapshots of those big fish you catch or video of the beautiful offshore waters of Florida.
A hat or ball cap is a good idea, especially for you guys that are getting a bit thin on top. Protect your head from the sun's burning rays.
If you get sea sick or aren't sure if you get sea sick then it is a good idea to take Dramamine the night before your trip and again in the morning one hour before you leave the dock. Another remedy, an All Natural remedy for sea sickness would be to take Ginger before your trip. Nothing can ruin a fishing trip worse than a guy named "RALPH".
The Florida fishing region can get very hot during the summer. Make sure you bring sunscreen, especially if you burn. If you have sunburn then you can't enjoy your Fort Lauderdale charter fishing trip.
You probably already paid for the trip but you should make sure you have some cash in pocket so you can tip the First Mate. Being Mate on a charter boat is not easy work and these guys deserve every dime they get. Tip them well! - Gratuity of 20% is common.
Shooting Star Charters 801 SeaBreeze Blvd Bahia Mar Marina, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 766-9908