Sailfish offshore and Tarpon inshore
April 07, 2015 Fort Lauderdale 4 photos

Trip Summary

We fished hard on April 7 th, having three trips on that day. In the Morning we Headed out to 350 ft of water with a nice current edge , which had purple water and north current. We Put the Kites up with live goggle eyes, after about 2 hours we hooked into one on the largest sailfish I have ever seen off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. The sailfish was 99" overall and was a Beast. We fought the fish for nearly an hour, our customer mike was about beat,by the time we got the fish. Later that night we had a Tarpon trip, fishing dead bait on the bottom on a near by sandbar. After 15 mins of fishing, we hooked our first tarpon, who dragged us around more than a quarter mile before landing the fish. When we got set up again we hooked a double header tarpon, pulling hooks on one and catching another. By the end of the night we ended up gonig 2/5 on tarpon and hooking into what we thought was a giant goliath grouper. We never saw the fish, pulling full drag into the marine, we ended up getting cut off. All in all we caught Enzo and Kaden their first tarpons ever, not an easy task and quite the rush. Book Your Trip today, Good Hit Sportfishing.
Michael Muldoon
Fort-lauderdale, Florida, United States
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The Sail fishing has got off to a great start, we have been Seeing Sailfish since September 1st. We normally fish for Sails by kitefishing and dragging live baits when we do not have wind. On Good Hit Sportfishing we are live bait specialist, using live bait 90% of the time. We also like to use light tackle to target these fish, either 20lb spinner or 20lb conventional outfit. On our boats we use top of the line equipment, to make sure we do not have equipment failure. Having great equipment is a huge part of the battle when it comes to light tackle fishing. On October 4 th 2019, We hooked four sailfish at the same time. Landing 3 of the 4 sailfish with only one angler, he sure had his hands full with all these sailfish. His buddy’s were really kicking theirselves for not coming on that day! Alantic Sailfish are the most popular gamefish our customers like to target off of Fort Lauderdale. We target these fish only one mile off of the beach in Fort Laudersale. While winter approaches the more Sailfish we see, having the best number in November . We have been having the best luck with our 3/4 day fishing charter, leaving an hour earlier than the other boats and coming in an hour later than the other groups. Sometimes that extra hour in the morning really makes the difference. If you have any questions about Sail Fishing, message me at anytime. I would be happy to answer and questions about our fishery. I hope you guys enjoyed my post. Captain Mike, Good Hit Sportfishing