Fort Lauderdale fishing Mahi-Mahi
February 25, 2015 Fort Lauderdale 1 photo
On our last report we spoke about the much awaited cold (cooler) fronts and how the anticipated upswing for offshore Fort Lauderdale fishing really didn't turn many heads or really last very long to boot. Slow tough days on the water and an occasional nice catch. And then there are the good days. Memorable days, which keep us all coming back. Pictured is Karen and 1st mate Big Dave with a killer Mahi-Mahi aboard the Marlin My Darlin. This fish took a live Pilchard cast especially for him on an offshore edge in 860 feet of water. He turned down two previous casts with a good frisky bait as frustration mounted on our end. A third cast with a brand new bait with a slightly different hook placement got the green light we hoped for. That is a real nice Mahi on 20 pound spin and she did a great job with a large and difficult fish. We had 6 or 7 more keepers and 3 or 4 of them took some coaxing as well. Two Wahoo and a nice fat Skippy rounded out the trip. Lots of people ask me when is a good time to go fishing and always my initial reply is “any time you can”. I say that and then I'll get more specific about my favorite months, etc. But it's true you know. Every day is different and has the potential to be special. Get out there. We closed our last report lamenting the erratic offshore fishing and that we were looking forward to a new day “tomorrow”. Sometimes tomorrow is another tough day. Sometimes it isn't. “Any time you can”. Tight lines and good fishing
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Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Improving catches on fishing charters i
February 19, 2021
Pleased to report that the catches have been again better here on our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale. Some nice fish, and more fish around. As you see pictured Wahoo, Kings, Jacks, Tunas with Bonito mixed in, and Sharks. Everything happening in 400 feet of water or less. That's within two miles of shore here. Weather continues to be so very wonderful when compared to virtually everywhere else in the country. Some showers this afternoon, a front pushing through will bring some wind. And we are ready for the wind. As I spoke fishing has improved, but the Sailfish continue to puzzle all. We are happy with catches, and notice that Mako Shark. Good fun, good fish for sure and a special fish. That aside back to what is missing. It is “supposed” to be high season for the Sails. This front is dragging down, coming slowly, this is fine by us. Looking at several days of northerly winds in the forecast. Good breeze but certainly very fishable, especially as that direction of wind pops the sails up on the surface if (and it is) the current is north. And and a big AND for sure is the Sails themselves we are all wishing for.. Everybody will be watching the swells and certainly armed and dangerous. Ready and waiting, they will come, they always do, but late, very late this year. Tight lines, see you on the rip.
Mid February fishing in Ft. Lauderdale
February 10, 2021
Been awhile since we last posted an update on our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale. We have been fishing every day, and I mean every day. Weather has been decent and although the erratic catches continue and some days we struggle we have again had some good fish. There have been some very nice Kings to the south and when the current is right a decent snapper bite. Some improvement in the Blackfin Tuna fishing as the numbers have ticked up for them in water from 200 to 500 feet in depth with Bonito mixed in when inside of 250. Truly large Barracudas, most of the Sharks we are seeing are around 7 feet in length. Sailfish and Mahi-Mahi remain difficult which is something certainly nobody is happy about.. I like to say every day is different, and as we all know that's accurate, but most everyday has been the same for those Sails and Mahi. One here and one there. As I mentioned we are fishing every day, so to reserve your fishing trip in Ft. Lauderdale always call me direct @ **hidden content** to lock in your day. Enjoy the photos of recent anglers. Happy Valentines Day, be safe. Rick
Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale
January 27, 2021
We continue to enjoy very nice pleasant days on the water as once again so much of the country gets mugged with winter systems and far from ideal January weather conditions. I'm sure we'll get some winter (South Florida style) weather before the Fall, and we'll enjoy the warm days (83 today, 71 tomorrow and then back up to 78 on Sunday). All of us here on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts try for some continuity with the catches, and that has not been easy. There are once again some fine fish around, but not every day. We , meaning myself and certainly most of the captains in the fleet, feel some change in this postcard perfect weather would be a plus. A couple of good strong frontal systems with enough horsepower to push through all of Florida without getting bogged down along the way as has been happening this winter would be welcome. That from a fisherman's perspective, not a lay out on the beach sun and sand viewpoint. Let her blow a bit, put an extra layer on and lets see what happens. A couple of good fronts would work nicely. Don't hate me, I know the very moderate winter weather here is huge plus when you load up and come south, but we could use some nasty. There are good fish to be fought as you can see by the photos of recent anglers, but not every day. We want every day, just like you
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