June 22, 2023
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Queen Snapper (Caribbean)
June fishing report-
June is here, and kids are starting to get out of school. The weather begins to heat up, but so does the fishing. In June, we still see blackfin tunas from spring; the kingfish have shown up consistently on the troll. Even though it’s late in the season, we still see sailfish coming through. We have good luck on the shipwrecks for snapper, sharks, and grouper. In summer, we catch all different kinds of sharks- sandbar sharks, bull sharks, hammerhead sharks, and tiger sharks.
The Mahi fishing is already happening offshore on our 3/4 and full-day charters, targeting these fish. Yet the reef continues to provide good action on the Dailey.
June 8th - Captain Adam on Good Hit 3.0 -blackfin tuna
In one instance, Captain Adam hooked the same shark on two different rods. I have been fishing for 20 years and have never seen the same shark eat two big baits. What a crazy experience; we also have pictures to prove it.
This was a monster Tiger shark caught by Captain Chad on June 8th- Good Hit 2.0
Amberjacks are still biting on the shipwrecks in June; we have been targeting them with live bait on more oversized rods to keep them out of the shipwrecks. The amberjack will run into the shipwreck and hide, if you give them enough line. They will find the shipwreck and pop the line in an instant. Here is a picture of Captain Adam with a Healthily Golden Amber Jack.
This young angler got their butt kicked by this fish, pound for pound, one of the better fighting fish.
Around the full moons, we usually catch wahoos, and they are a challenging fish to target because you have to be moving kinda quickly to get the bite. Some select customers have this wahoo bug, and would be willing to risk it all to try to catch one of these fish. While wahoo fishing, we troll planner boards at 7-10 MPH, which is much faster than our average trolling speed.
I like to call this style wahoo or bust- you have to be patient, but like this, the angler was greatly rewarded. Not to mention, a delicious fish to eat and can be cooked any way- my personal favorite is seared.
Caught by captain Chad on June 14th
Sunday, June 18th, we had some great fishing- Captain Chad on GH 2.0 caught a Giant Kingfish trolling planner boards, using a sea witch and Bointa strip. I can’t tell you what colors, but they sure are working.
What a great way to spend Father's Day; it was like the all-stars aligned because the fishing was great on a particular day. Lots of father-son duos on this day on the water.
That same day Captain Adam, caught and released an 87” late season Sailfish.
It was utterly unexpected, and put up a wild fight. The angler that reeled in this sailfish was nine years old, and was a fantastic angler. Both Captain Adam and the young angler had to work together to catch this fish properly. A celebration was in order after this catch; what a Father’s Day to remember.
On Monday, June 19th, Captain Chad on Good Hit 2.0 had another fantastic morning. Catching a sailfish, three kingfish, two black, 3 in tunas, and 6 Bonita. Quite the catch if you ask me, it wasn’t Father's Day, but it was a Father’s Day gift.
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Its warm in Fort Lauderdale - January
Hello fishing friends, Captain Mike here with Good Hit Sportfishing
Hey there, it's Captain Mike from Good Hit Sportfishing with some January fishing news from Fort Lauderdale. While the rest of the world is experiencing freezing temperatures, we're lucky enough to have some of the warmest fishing areas in our region. This time of year, you can expect to target some red-hot fish, such as sailfish, mahi-mahi, blackfin tuna, snappers, sharks, Wahoo, and cobia.
We've started the year strong with some impressive catches, including a cobia shark caught off the kite. This little guy put up a 40-minute fight on light tackle and was caught on a live goggle-eye.
Amazingly, we've already seen a couple of mahi-mahi in attendance this January. Usually, we don't see these fish until the beginning of spring, but they're already showing up in the local area. Blackfin Tunas are also hitting the kite again, which is another fish that we don't expect until springtime. However, in Fort Lauderdale, we've already seen a couple of sizeable blackfin tuna. These fish are always a hit with our customers due to their acrobatics, delicious sushi-grade meat, and incredible light tackle fight.
At GoodHit Sportfishing, we're always happy to fish for whatever our customers want. If you have a custom trip in mind and want to target a particular species, let us know. We're open to ideas and will tailor our fishing trips to meet your specific needs.
We use various fishing styles, tactics, and bait at GoodHit Sportfishing in January. Our favorite baits include goggle-eye, threadfin hearing, pilchards, and ballyhoos. Our tactics include kite fishing, drifting, anchoring, and deep dropping. Most of these tactics use live bait, and we sometimes troll. However, this time of year, all the biggest fish in our photos were caught using live baits, mainly out of the kite, some drifting, and some deep dropping.
Thanks for reading my post - Captain Mike, Good Hit
BIG FISH ONLY- GO BIG OR GO HOME
Winter shark fishing
the waters of Fort Lauderdale offer excellent opportunities for shark fishing enthusiasts. With the arrival of winter, some larger species of sharksSure! Here's a fishing report about shark fishing in can be found Lauderdale during winter , the waters closer to shore off Fort Lauderdale offer excellent opportunities for, making it shark fishing. an exciting time for anglers The cooler temperatures.
One popular and lower tourist spot for shark season make it fishing in Fort an ideal time Lauderdale is the to target these historic pier. powerful predators.
When it comes to targeting, you can sharks, many target a variety anglers prefer of shark species using baits such as- Bointa, mullet, kingfish, snapper, lady fish and jacks. These baitfish are known to attract a variety of shark species common to the area, including hammerheads, blacktips, bull sharks, and tiger sharks.
One popular fishing spot for shark enthusiasts is the Fort Lauderdale Beach, where the deep waters create a favorable environment for finding larger specimens. Additionally, the nearby reef systems and shipwrecks can also hold sharks, providing exciting opportunities for anglers.
Furthermore, be prepared to practice catch-and-release and strong fights, providing an exhilarating experience for anglers. We like to measure, name, and tag these sharks for research. Now days you do not have to kill the shark to get it mounted. All you need is exact measurements and you can get an exact replica.
When targeting sharks in December, it's important to use the right equipment. A sturdy fishing rod and reel with a heavy-duty line (at least 100b test) are recommended to handle the strength and size of these powerful creatures. Additionally, stout leaders made of steel or heavy fluorocarbon are necessary to prevent the sharp teeth of sharks from cutting your line.
Live bait, such as mullet, bluefish, or ladyfish, is often preferred when shark fishing. If live bait is not available, fresh cut bait can also be effective. We will use strong hooks that can handle the jaw strength of sharks.
By following and practice catch-and-release these guidelines, handle them with care in Fort Lauderdale care to ensure this someone catches the again.
Good luck and lastly weather tight lines!
December in Fort Lauderdale
Despite being Winter, December in Fort Lauderdale provided anglers with pleasant and warm weather, making it an ideal time for fishing enthusiasts. temperatures ranged from mild to moderately warm throughout the month, creating comfortable conditions for outdoor activities.
During this time, anglers experienced great success in catching various types of big fish. The rich waters of Fort Lauderdale offered ample opportunities for a diverse range of species. Anglers were thrilled to have numerous successful catches, making their fishing trips truly unforgettable.
Some of the prized catches during December 2023 included: Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna
1. Mahi-Mahi: These large and colorful fish were abundant off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. Anglers reported an impressive number of Mahi-Mahi catches, with some weighing up to 30 pounds. The vibrant blue and green colors of these fish added to the excitement and beauty of the fishing experience.
2. Sailfish: Known for their speed and acrobatic jumps, Sailfish were a common sight during December. Anglers had thrilling encounters with these majestic creatures, particularly towards the beginning of the month. Catching a sailfish was a highlight for many anglers, as they put up an exhilarating fight on the line.
3. Wahoo: These powerful predators were also prevalent in the waters of Fort Lauderdale. Anglers reeled in Wahoo weighing up to 50 pounds, providing an adrenaline-pumping challenge. Their streamlined bodies and striking silver color made them a prized catch for many fishing enthusiasts.
4. Blackfin Tuna: Another highly sought-after species, Blackfin Tuna added to the excitement of December fishing in Fort Lauderdale. These fast and agile fish offered an enjoyable challenge for anglers. They were commonly found in schools, allowing for multiple catches in a single trip.
Overall, December 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, proved to be a fantastic month for fishing. The warm weather, combined with plentiful and diverse fish species, made it an ideal destination for anglers. Whether you were targeting Mahi-Mahi, Sharks,Sailfish, Wahoo, or Blackfin Tuna, the waters of Fort Lauderdale provided an unforgettable fishing experience.
I will a post amazing pictures of the species,I hope you guys enjoyed my post.