Good weather, good sea conditions
December 03, 2019 Fort Lauderdale 8 Photos
Fluctuating catches despite beautiful weather coupled with good current and clean water continue here on our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale. Numbers of fish remain down but the possibility of catching a good sized fish on any charter is very real. Beautiful Wahoo in the lead photo was pushing 60#. There are others here, mostly around structure in less than 300 feet of water. We had her twin hooked up today only to lose her after 15 minutes of give and take, and Wahoo of that size are exceptional fish here along the south Florida coastline. Some Sailfish continue to be frequenting the reefs and also just off the edge. We have had some anglers hailing from the north who frequently target Muskies and a light tackle Great Barracuda is a similarly constructed fish and it has been fun catching some really good Cudas for these anglers and hearing the their comparisons of the two species. This is catch and release fishing. Cudas are now a closely regulated and monitored fish, with a legal size window to keep one if one wishes, but we let them go after a toothy photo. These big Cudas are on certain shallow water wrecks now and most of the big ones will be moving off of those wrecks very soon. Good fun, good angler conversations. Ford vs Ferrari / Cuda vs Muskie. Now is the time to watch closely inshore for Ballyhoo showering as they are pursued by Sails. Catch, photo and release. Some good Kings will continue to be in there tight too, especially as Spanish Mackerel show inside joining the juvenile Bonito already there as favorable food for them as we close out November. Tight lines, good fishin to all.
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Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Mid January fishing charter report
January 15, 2021
As we move away from 2021 all of us here at Marlin My Darlin are looking forward to spending our days on the ocean and also hopefully a safe and healthy year. We of course wish all of you who follow our Ft. Lauderdale fishing reports the same. You will notice quite a few photographs of recent anglers (as always) and their fish. Some really nice fish caught by our guests as you can see, but there continue to be tough days of fishing out on the water. We and the entire fleet find days where it is a struggle to bend the rods. Every day we start afresh with high hopes and we and you are going to have a good time offshore either way. Some days yield really good fish and others leave everyone light in the caught department. Comfortable sea conditions, favorable weather, good current and water clarity basically day after day keep hopes high as we leave the inlet, but as I mentioned dependable catches have more captains than just myself and my own scratching their heads. So there you have it, straight up, presented as it is. Strong days followed by weak days. As they say if “you don't go you won't know.” There are good fish to be had, wish there were more. Always 110% here, fishing hard every day and having fun. Feel free to call me direct @ 954-778-8173 my cell anytime between 7 AM and 9 PM to discuss catches and charters, and always book us direct at that same number. See you on the rip, Rick
Year end Fishing in Ft. Lauderdale
December 26, 2020
This will be our final report of the year for what is happening on our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale. So we'll take a second to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous upcoming year as we put 2020 in the rear view mirror. So here's to looking forward to 2021 as although we have had some good fish there continue to be difficult days. Some Sails around but certainly scattered. Live Ballyhoo have been best for us quite possibly as they have allowed us to cover more ground and try various depths. Picking some school sized Kings along the reef edges. Some Blackfin Tunas off the edge but the larger schools that were so busy working the bait over have moved on. Doing some extra bottom fishing and Amberjacks and some snappers on the wrecks. So every day pretty much has the opportunity to score a memorable fish such as a Sail, Wahoo or large “Smoker” sized Kingfish, but some days are downright tough to find the right combination. It is accurate to say the fishing is all over the charts right now, but it is also pretty much accepted that a tough day on the water is better than a good day at the office. Get those kids out there, good numbers of small fish around just the right size for children, and keep the fingers crossed, there could be a fatty out there for you. Enjoy the photos. Happy New Year to all.
Kids and fishing in Ft. Lauderdale
December 17, 2020
A quick report about fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale involving children. Simple answer is to bring them along. For one we have large safe and comfortable boats.46.5 and 53 feet long. Keeps them as stable as possible (you too). Also our inlet is over 50 feet deep, and deep is best for making the transition from inland to ocean. The inlets to each side of us are a fraction of that 50 foot depth, and can really get sporty with the right (or wrong might be a better choice of words) combination of tides and wind. We have pint sized flotation devices for pint sized kids, not just children and adult sizes. Pint sized rod assortment also to complement our arsenal of big game stuff for bigger kids and adults. We carry many kids on our fishing trips in Ft. Lauderdale, and very often the parents on those charters allot at least a good portion of time directed at catching appropriate sized fish for the younger set. We know, we have kids of our own. As you are likely aware, private charters are a flat rate regardless of the number of persons , just don't exceed the 6 person maximum. So bring your kids of all ages and your camera, and pocket that babysitter money. Enjoy the included photos of the younger set that have all joined us here aboard Marlin My Darlin. It is said “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Pictured are Kings, Bonito, Tunas. Barracudas, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, even Shark, a real kid pleaser, and of course the young anglers Most recently are the first four pics of Ashley's kids fishing with us Tuesday morning on a half day trip three days ago. Our next report will have photos of the same species with kids AND adults, as that is what is happening now. Tight lines, Happy Holidays. For questions and all reservations Capt. Rick @ 954-778-8173
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