Cooler Weather Approaching
October 16, 2020 Fort Lauderdale 4 Photos

Trip Summary

Hello everyone Capt. Vinnie, we have a great report this week with a good mix of fish that we have ben catching, so lets get right into it! October in Fort Lauderdale is one of my favorite months to fish for mahi mahi or dolphin fish, anytime during this month when the wind blows out of an easterly direction for a few days that usually means mahi. Unlike summer time when you have to go far offshore in order to find these fish, in October you can find them as shallow as 80 feet right on the edge of the reef chasing live baits. We have been primarily catching our mahi in anywhere from 100-400 feet of water, surface baits have been the best way to catch these mahi, small baits with bonito strips or even small rigged ballyhoo have been working best to get the bites. The size of the mahi right now are very nice around 7-10lb average with some bigger ones mixed in, we also have been catching few blackfin tuna but they are on the smaller side right now, a few kingfish as well we have been catching on our planers down deep, and there has been a few sailfish around with some of the cooler weather that we have been having, the sailfish bite should become a lot better as the cooler weather approaches. I have a great yelllowtail snapper night time fishing report this week, the snapper bite at night time has been on fire and we have been limiting out on nice sized snappers anywhere from 15-20inch, fishing the deeper reef from 75-90 feet of water has been producing best for us. We have been using silversides as bait as well as small pieces of cut ballyhoo the night fishing should continue to stay very well as long as the weather is calm and there is current. I have some great pictures this week of some recent catches, busy week this week for us here but we do have some availability this week. Would love to have you, Like us on facebook and follow us on instagram @Ybnormalsportfising for daily fishing videos. More later... Capt. Vinnie
Vinnie Sacks
Fort-lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Weather Windows
Weather Windows
November 19, 2020
Hello everyone Capt. Vinnie here, decent report this week although not many days to get out there and fish due to the weather but I do have a report and some nice photos, lets get right into it! This week has been a windy one and rainy with heavy North East winds and rain but we did have a few days we could get out and get some fishing in, there has been some very nice mahi mahi around chasing bait in the shallow part of the reef, averaging from 10-20lbs, we have a great photo this week of a beautiful bull mahi we caught on a live ballyhoo in 40 feet of water just off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. On the troll this week there has been kingfish biting in depths from 90-120 feet on seawitches and bonito strips as well as small spoons, also a few tuna out in the deeper waters as well. Sailfish should be in full force very shortly after this cold front that we have going on right now. We did do a little bit of wreck fishing this week with great success, we caught a very nice amber jack this week on a live bait fishing a ship wreck right off the coast of fort Lauderdale, there is also a nice photo as well, this week we did some deep jigging on a sunken ship wreck and caught a nice red grouper too. Night fishing report I do not have due to the wind and weather but I hope to have one soon the snappers should be biting. We have some availability this week and next so please come out fishing with us, its a great way to get out of the house and have some fun. Remember to follow us on Instagram @ybnormalsportfishing and like us on facebook. more later... Capt. Vinnie
Windy and Rainy
Windy and Rainy
November 8, 2020
Hello everyone, Capt. Vinnie here this week we have not had the best weather so I don't have that much to report but I do have some great photos from a trip that we were able to squeeze in this week, this deep sea fishing trip was a slow pitch jigging charter, slow pitch jigging is a type of jigging technique that is becoming very popular right now in America and it is definitely a fun way to fish, using strictly jigs no bait catching some excellent eating fish is what its all about, on this trip we caught some of the best eating fish in our waters off of fort Lauderdale, we started out fishing deep for some golden tilefish which we got our limit very shortly one of my favorite type of fish to catch they live in depths from 700-900 feet, also while out in the deep we caught a giant squid which is a very rare catch on a lure I was even amazed which doesn't happen as often as you may think. We continued to work the depth in search of grey tilefish which are a smaller cousin of the golden tilefish but in my option taste just as good. We would catch a few tuna along the way while fishing the depths and to end the day we would catch one of the rarest fish I think you can catch in the Fort Lauderdale are known as a yellowedge grouper, being a charter capt for many years I could count on one hand how many I have caught over the years, Also very delicious as well. The jigging trips are a cool way to catch fish out here and definitely another tool to our arsenal in order to produce fish. The weather this week is pretty bad as we have a tropical storm approaching for the next few days but seems it will calm down towards the middle of the week, we have availability this week so dont hesitate to miss out on some great fishing. Remember to follow us on instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing and like us on facebook. more later... Capt. Vinnie