Ft.Lauderdale fishing in Open Lake Discussion Posted October 19, 2017 I go there a few times a year on business and directly across from the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park on A1A near the Bahia Mar are quite a few charters which I have taken. There are like 5-6 of them. They are around $650 plus tip. Takes about 1 hour each way and like 4 hours of fishing. My advice though is I do not book ahead anymore (and this is just me) because too many times the weather is real rough or it rains hard the time you are booked for if it is days or weeks in advance . I go on the fly because when I do I make sure the weather is nice and chances are real high that if you just show up, you are good to go- there is usually a boat ready to roll and wheel and deal.