Catch me if you can!
Fishing Florida


Sands Harbor Marina carries live bait on site!

Stop by the dock office to pick up:

  • pilchard
  • blue runners
  • shrimp
  • goggle eyes

Monday - Thursday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday - Sunday
5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Live Bait at Pompano Marina - Sands Harbor
We work hard, so you don't have to!

For questions on size limits, contact the Florida Wildlife Commission at 850-487-0554, or visit their website: www.state.fl.us/fwc.

Please follow Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations!
State waters extend 3 nautical miles in the Atlantic.
Federal rules apply beyond state water.

You must obtain a saltwater fishing license to fish Florida waters if you are:

  • a Florida resident between the ages of 16 and 65;
  • a member of the US Armed Forces stationed here;
  • fishing from a boat in the water.

You do NOT need a saltwater fishing license if you are:

  • a Florida resident fishing from land or a structure fixed to the land (pier, bridge, dock, jetty, etc.);
  • fishing from a for-hire vessel;
  • a holder of a valid saltwater products license;
  • a non-resident fishing from a pier that has a valid pier saltwater fishing license;
  • fishing from a boat that has a valid recreational vessel fishing license;
  • a Florida resident fishing for mullet in fresh water (and have a valid freshwater fishing license).

To obtain your Florida saltwater fishing license, please contact the Florida Fishing and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-347-4356, or visit their website at www.marinefisheries.org.

The use of spearing (except for hooks with line gear and snatch hooking), powerheads, bangsticks, rebreathers, explosives, chemicals or the discharge of firearms into the water to kill or harvest marine life is PROHIBITED in state waters.

saltwater fishing in South Florida

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Excerpted from The Punxsutawney Spirit (April 6, 2002) by Terry A. Fye :

While most people visit Florida to catch some sun, Jonathon Hopkins prefers to catch fish.

Landing the trophy fish was the highlight of a recent trip to the Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Since Sands Harbor is located on the Intracoastal Waterway, the staff arranged for the "Rebound," a charter fishing boat, to pick up the anglers right at their hotel door about 7 a.m. The captain and crew of the "Rebound" supply the gear and bait and take great care in watching out for the safety of the passengers. About an hour after the early morning trip started, young Jonathan had hooked his catch.

When the boat later docked, the crew put the sailfish on a truck to transport it to the smokehouse where the fish was processed. Not particularly recognized as a gourmet variety, sailfish are smoked and turned into paste for dips and "sandwich spread, much like tuna."

"But, the best tasting fish of all" were the dolphin which they caught. Stressing that the catch "is not the familiar porpoise," Hopkins reported that Jonathan had landed a 4-foot dolphin fish during last year's trip.

Sands Harbor Resort and Marina  

Email: dockmaster@sandsharbor.com

125 North Riverside Drive
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
954-942-9100 x6000