South Florida Sport Fishing Crew and Boat Profile

Hi, I'm capt Rob Archibald and I would like to welcome you to ultimate sport fishing aboard the crowd pleaser. We offer the best 1/2,3/4 and full day fishing trips available anywhere in south Florida. I am a lifelong resident of the Fort Lauderdale area and have spent my entire life down here fishing, whether it was the bridges, piers and canals as a youngster or exploring offshore in my first boat as a teenager, the pursuit of offshore game fish has never grown old for me and ultimately led to my full time adventure aboard the crowd pleaser. It doesn't matter whether you are an experienced angler,first time fisherman, or simply family looking to enjoy a day out on the water and bring home some dinner, we want to show you everything that south Florida offshore fishing has to offer. We can customize any trip to suit your needs. Our main goal is to catch you fish however we want you to have an awesome time that will be remembered for years to come.
Crowd pleaser is not one of those boats where the captain is yelling at the mate all day creating a tense and stressful environment, we prefer to keep it light, a no pressure atmosphere where a good time may be had by all. As a lifelong resident I am pretty knowledgeable about the area, if you are looking for a hotel, restaurant or whatever please don't hesitate to give us a call, let us be your local connection in addition to your fishing boat.
Hope to hear from you, tight lines, capt. Rob

The boat is a 45' Hatteras, a classic fish slaying machine. The Crowd Pleaser is very wide and stable which means less rocking and rolling making a comfortable ride for your South Florida Fishing trip. It is tournament rigged, equipped with three fighting chairs making it easy to land all fish in multiple hook ups. Inside, the boat is fully air-conditioned with a large salon, kitchen, two bathrooms, television and a full sized refrigerator for any items you want to keep cold.

Anyone who comes along for the ride can do so in comfort and style. Guests are also welcome to ride upstairs with the captain, if they desire, as they say the view is best at the top. If your party is just looking for a cruise instead of fishing we will be more than able to accommodate you on this beautiful sportfish.

We offer 1/2, 3/4 and full day South Florida fishing trips for up to six people. Cruising the intracoastal is also available by the hour and is recommended at sunset.

We are the local Florida charter fishing boat for Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Lighthouse Point, Boynton Beach, and any points west. We are also a very short drive from Fort Lauderdale.

Onboard the Crowd Pleaser we have a vast array of fishing tackle that is all top of the line. We have all the bases covered for every style of South Florida fishing you can think of.

Florida Sport Fishing Ft Lauderdale

Bottom fishing
If you want something for the table we can spend an hour of your trip catching snapper. Often you can get them from three to five at a time on special rigs we make for them.

Ft Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing
Deep sea fishing can be incredible. Just a couple miles off our Ft. Lauderdale coast lies the gulf stream. Just outside the reef in fact. If mahi-mahi (dolphin) are what you are interested in this is the place for you. Out in the blue gulf stream water we also get wahoo, and an occasional marlin too. Once you find the fish offshore you usually fill the box. The trick is finding them which occasionally takes some time. We therefore try to reserve trips out there for 3/4 and full day trips, unless we know where the fish are already.

These are just a few of the many ways we fish, and you may encounter several on your Ft. Lauderdale fishing trip. We will do whatever it takes to catch the most fish and/or biggest fish we can for you.

Some customers ask me if we can do a specific type of Florida Sport Fishing. Some have heard of kite fishing and want to try it to catch a sailfish, others only are interested in dolphin or fish for the table. If you want to target something specific just let us know. That's what we are here for!

We offer half day sport fishing trips, 3/4 day trips, or All day trips; 4 1/2, 6 1/2, 8 1/2 hours respectively in and around the Ft. Lauderdale area as well as Boca Raton, Pompano and Deerfield Beach. A typical day of Florida Sport Fishing on the Crowd Pleaser starts off with catching dolphin, king mackerel, Bonitos, and other fish on the reef. This is just the beginning and is usually done trolling. Its a fun way to let everyone catch some fish. Afterwards we will switch to another style of sport fishing.

The South Florida area is home to Sailfish, sharks, blackfin tuna, and many more large pelagic sportfish. Live bait is often the key to catching them. When conditions are right we will put up fishing kites and suspend the baits from them. If you have never done this type of Sport Fishing it is a real treat! Nine times out of ten you can see the sailfish or other large fish come up to the surface to stalk the frantic baitfish. This is truly one of the most exciting aspects of Ft Lauderdale fishing and is usually followed by a solid hook up!

Two types of Florida fishing such as this fit nicely into a half day trip-our standard. When we have more time we often try other types of sport fishing such as:

Wreck fishing
Dropping large live baits down to our plentiful wrecks and artificial reefs provides some huge bites! We get several types of grouper throughout the year as well as golden amberjacks, large
snapper, and suprises like sharks, cobia, and many more.