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Fishing report from Thomas D. in Key West, Florida Book a trip with Captain Thomas here.

Fishing report from Xavier B. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Book a trip with Captain Xavier here.

Fishing report from Ron C. in Pompano Beach, Florida Book a trip with Captain Ron here.

Fishing report from Pete C. in Montauk, New York

Fishing report from Charlie L. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fishing report from Taylor S. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Book a trip with Captain Taylor here.

Fishing report from Johnny K. in Stuart, Florida Book a trip with Captain Johnny here.

Fishing report from John J. in Key West, Florida Book a trip with Captain John here.

Fishing report from Dave Z. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Book a trip with Captain Dave here.

    Happy Day Today. Deep sea fishing report for 52′ Hatteras sportfish located at Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale. Sailfishing in Fort Lauderdale is a popular activity, especially during the winter months when sailfish migrate through the area in large numbers. Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World” due to the abundance of sailfish in its waters. An angler can experience multiple sailfish when fishing in Fort Lauderdale. These acrobatic fish are prized for their fighting ability and are released after being caught to preserve the population and due to conservation has been continually growing. Sailfish are abundant in Fort Lauderdale’s waters January through May. This is when the sailfish migrate through the area in large numbers. Sailfish tent to congregate near underwater structures, reefs, drop-offs, and current edges. We catch sailfish in water depths ranging from 100 to 300feet, where sailfish are known to feed. Of course we catch them in shallower water and out many miles in the very deep water, however the sweet spot is from 100-300. Trolling is an effective method for targeting sailfish using rigged ballyhoo, mullet, or strip baits. Troll these baits behind the boat at varying depths and distances until you get a strike. Kite fishing and live baits are highly effective and one of the most popular methods. Popular choices include goggle eye, pilchards, blue runners and herring. Many anglers use teasers which are artificial or natural baits rigged to attract sailfish to the surface.

Fishing report from Taylor S. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Book a trip with Captain Taylor here.

Fishing report from Brad A. in Pompano Beach, Florida Book a trip with Captain Brad here.

Fishing report from Hunter L. in Key West, Florida Book a trip with Captain Hunter here.

Fishing report from Rudy N. in Riviera Beach, Florida Book a trip with Captain Rudy here.

Fishing report from Tony Y. in Islamorada, Florida

Fishing report from Brad P. in Marathon, Florida Book a trip with Captain Brad here.

Fishing report from Justin F. in Key West, Florida

    wind and weather has been limiting us on locations we can fish. Those that are adventurous still got out and caught a verity or snapper and jacks. Cobia have been seen and one caught on the Atlantic side wrecks, and our small boat got into some sea trout yesterday

Fishing report from Ozzy Q. in Miami, Florida Book a trip with Captain Ozzy here.

Fishing report from Alex H. in Key West, Florida

Fishing report from Ron C. in Pompano Beach, Florida Book a trip with Captain Ron here.

Fishing report from Shawn S. in Pompano Beach, Florida Book a trip with Captain Shawn here.

    Cooler weather has really heated up the fishing here in south Florida.. lots of quality Dolphin around. With the wind and the colder weather has really started the sailfish season off with a bang!!!! Multiple sails being caught daily.. plenty of blackfin and skip jack tunas around. Some are in the 8-15 lb range but there is also lots of smaller tunas and little bullet bonitas which have made the wahoo fishing insane!!! Plenty of 40 plus lb wahoos caught past few weeks. There has also been some yellow fin tunas in the area a few over 100 lbs have been caught right outside the hillsborough inlet. So book that trip!!!! Cant catch fish sitting on the sofa:fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish:
    Cooler weather has really heated up the fishing here in south Florida.. lots of quality Dolphin around. With the wind and the colder weather has really started the sailfish season off with a bang!!!! Multiple sails being caught daily.. plenty of blackfin and skip jack tunas around. Some are in the 8-15 lb range but there is also lots of smaller tunas and little bullet bonitas which have made the wahoo fishing insane!!! Plenty of 40 plus lb wahoos caught past few weeks. There has also been some yellow fin tunas in the area a few over 100 lbs have been caught right outside the hillsborough inlet. So book that trip!!!! Cant catch fish sitting on the sofa:fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish:
    Cooler weather has really heated up the fishing here in south Florida.. lots of quality Dolphin around. With the wind and the colder weather has really started the sailfish season off with a bang!!!! Multiple sails being caught daily.. plenty of blackfin and skip jack tunas around. Some are in the 8-15 lb range but there is also lots of smaller tunas and little bullet bonitas which have made the wahoo fishing insane!!! Plenty of 40 plus lb wahoos caught past few weeks. There has also been some yellow fin tunas in the area a few over 100 lbs have been caught right outside the hillsborough inlet. So book that trip!!!! Cant catch fish sitting on the sofa:fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish:
    Cooler weather has really heated up the fishing here in south Florida.. lots of quality Dolphin around. With the wind and the colder weather has really started the sailfish season off with a bang!!!! Multiple sails being caught daily.. plenty of blackfin and skip jack tunas around. Some are in the 8-15 lb range but there is also lots of smaller tunas and little bullet bonitas which have made the wahoo fishing insane!!! Plenty of 40 plus lb wahoos caught past few weeks. There has also been some yellow fin tunas in the area a few over 100 lbs have been caught right outside the hillsborough inlet. So book that trip!!!! Cant catch fish sitting on the sofa:fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish:
    Cooler weather has really heated up the fishing here in south Florida.. lots of quality Dolphin around. With the wind and the colder weather has really started the sailfish season off with a bang!!!! Multiple sails being caught daily.. plenty of blackfin and skip jack tunas around. Some are in the 8-15 lb range but there is also lots of smaller tunas and little bullet bonitas which have made the wahoo fishing insane!!! Plenty of 40 plus lb wahoos caught past few weeks. There has also been some yellow fin tunas in the area a few over 100 lbs have been caught right outside the hillsborough inlet. So book that trip!!!! Cant catch fish sitting on the sofa:fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish::fishing_pole_and_fish:

Fishing report from Dave Z. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Book a trip with Captain Dave here.

    Sailfish have been coming through on the reef anywhere from 100 out to 300 feet of water. We have been having success with both live and dead bait fishing. Kite fishing is the prefered method with using live baits and presenting the baits on the surface. Also slow trolling Ballyhoos have been effective. These fish are a prized catch and provide one of the most active and acrobatic fights. A strong run Mackerel inshore catching 4 to 6 per trip and getting Mahi Mahi hook ups offshore. Also catching some decent bottom fish with some Mutton Snapper and Amberjacks. Last year around this time we had a good three to four weeks of productive Ft. Lauderdale fishing. The weather is nice with a little cooler temperatures and consistent trade winds. Here are some rundowns from recent trips: Dustin and Matt from Tennessee chartered us for a half day fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale. We started the morning trolling the reef in 150’ of water. Shortly after getting lines in the water we started catching King Mackerel and they were biting on the deep planner line with a baited sea witch. The guys took turns catching the Kings and we caught a total of 10 fish and ended up keeping 4 of them. The King action was pretty consistent getting strikes every 20 minutes. Next we decided to send a live bait down to a sunken ship wreck. It was a shallower wreck in 120 feet of water. We made up a rig with a 30 foot leader to the live bait and a 16 ounce weight. Sent the bait to the bottom of the wreck and hooked a big Mutton Snapper. For the last part of the charter I decided to run off shore to look for Mahi Mahi. We have been catching them anywhere from 500 feet of water out to 800 feet of water. I started trolling in 500 and by the time we made it out to 600 feet of water caught 2 Mahi Mahi. We had a half day fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale with Steven and Ronnie from Boston. We started the charter with trolling the reef in 150 feet of water. There had been some good trolling action with King Mackerel fishing so we started trolling South. All the King bites came from the two deep planner lines with the baited sea witches. As we were heading South the majority of the hook ups were on the shallower side of the reef in 80 to 90 feet of water. They were mostly smaller sized King Mackerel and some larger ones mixed in. We ended up catching a total of 9 King Mackerel and kept 5 of them. Some of the larger Kings were weighing over 20 pounds. Next we decided to head offshore and target Mahi Mahi. We trolled out to 750 feet of water and found some “slicks” running north and south. It didn’t really look like much but we stayed on the slick and found 6 Mahi Mahi. Of the 6 fish caught we released two and kept 4 of them. Bill and Bradley from Detroit Michigan were on a work convention and brought their families out for a half day charter. The wind had shifted and the water color changed from the day before so I headed a different direction to find the fish. For the first half of the charter we trolled the reef up to the Northern structures and targeted King Mackerel. The family was having a great time catching the Kings and of course the planner rods had all the action. After we had 5 fish in the box we decided to swing for the fences and try for some big game. We cleared the spread of baits and got out the 80’s which are for larger gamefish. The 1st mate rigged the two dead baits with using a single large circle hook in the lower and upper part of the jaw. I positioned the boat into the current and we set out the baits. The fish are traveling into the current and can “smell” the blood and oils coming out of the bait. It didn’t take long before a shark found one of the baits and game on!! The rod bent over and drag started ripping off the reel. Brad was the angler and he did a great job fighting the shark. After a 45 minute fight a large Tiger Shark came up to the surface. The first mate started to wire in the shark and he had the Tiger along side the boat. We first attempted to cut the hook in half with bolt cutters. The Tiger Shark started thrashing from side to side and as I had the bolt cutters firmly clamped down on the hook the fish actually straightened out the hook. Was pretty intense for a moment, the shark swam away and no one got hurt. Steve and Nicole from Orlando Florida booked us for a half day charter in Fort Lauderdale. Steve asked to try fishing offshore for Mahi Mahi and I recommend we first start the morning out and try to catch a few King Mackerel, and then head offshore and look for Mahi. So we started the charter on the reef trolling for King Mackerel and ended up hooking a few fish soon as we started. However they were smaller sized fish and we released them. I continued working the reef a little deeper water and in 180 feet of water found 3 Kings. Now that we caught 5 fish and with 3 in the box the next move was heading offshore to deeper water. I was searching for the same “slicks” I found the day before. Sure enough in 750 feet of water they were still there. The first mate got the spread of baits in the water and we worked down this rip line. After a short period of time we ended up hooking a Sailfish. Steve did a great job angling the fish and we successfully removed the hook, got a quick picture then released the Sail. We got the lines back in the water and continued fishing in this area. It didnt take long before we got another nice bite. This time it was on the planner rod. The line started ripping out and we had a big fish on. The first mate had his gaff ready and the angler was fighting the fish. Steve did a great job fighting this fish as line was ripping out. As the fish was getting closer we could see it was a Wahoo. The 1st mate reached down and gaffed the Wahoo and in the box.

Fishing report from Michael O. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fishing report from Joel B. in Marathon, Florida Book a trip with Captain Joel here.

Fishing report from John C. in Pompano Beach, Florida Book a trip with Captain John here.

Fishing report from Emilio S. in South Padre Island, Texas Book a trip with Captain Emilio here.

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