Sailfish offshore and Tarpon inshore
April 07, 2015 Fort Lauderdale 4 photos
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.
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March Madness at Good HIt
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March Madness at Good Hit Sport Fishing is always known for big fish. In March we are always excited to get out on the South Florida waters because we really don’t know what tomorrow brings, but it’s always big. This is a year we will never forget. On March 14th, Captain Adam and our guests caught a fish they will never forget. A juvenile, 100” Great White Shark, this shark was hooked up directly off Beachplace in Fort Lauderdale. The bait that was used was a king mackerel caught earlier on the trip and was put on the bottom. After the catch, the local news was waiting at the dock for an interview. It was broadcast all over South Florida, then later another interview was done in South Dakota when our customers returned home. It later aired in the Tri-State area. Needless to say, these boys will be stoked for a while. All sharks at Good Hit sportfishing are catch and released, we Do NOT bring these beautys onboard. Check out the interview and other links here: WSVN Fort Lauderdale Interview: **hidden content** **hidden content** March has been known for hooking different kinds of exotic sharks and is when most pelagic fish are migrating south. A few of the different species we caught in March: Tiger sharks, Hammerhead shark, Bullshark, Sandbar sharks, and more. Knowing that the next fish could be a legendary catch, we are extremely excited to fish in March, and get out on the water.Continue reading
Swordfish and Sailfish on the Menu at Go
December 2, 2022
December in Fort Lauderdale brings the fish; cooler weather pushes the migratory pelagic fish south for winter. Using the Gulfstream as a highway, pelagic these fish make our area of South Florida home for the next few months. Swordfishing can be good during the day or night, really any weather window you have to make it to the swordfish grounds. Sailfish can be targeted in winter by either kite fishing or pulling live baits; when the bite heats up, you can sight fish for these speed demons. Targeting sailfish is expensive. They say $**hidden content** is spent in the sportfishing industry for every sailfish caught. Sailfish and Swordfish are our two favorite species to target, they can be tricky but thats why we donit. December- May is high season, so if you have the date in mind, grab it before it's gone.Continue reading
Fall Fishing - Fort Lauderdale
November 10, 2022
Fall Fishing at Good Hit Sportfishing is targeting Sailfish, Swordfish and Mahi. The weather cools down, and the fishing heats up. We enjoy sight fishing for Sailfish and Mahi Mahi on light tackle crashing ballyhoo on the surface. Using strictly spinning rods so we can cast directly to the fish. For the Swordfish we can target them day or night with very good sucess. For the daytime fishing we use electric reels, because the fish are **hidden content**ft down on the bottom. At night time we like to fish the higher water colum. Fishing 50-450ft below the surface using, mackerel, squid, bointa and blue runners for bait. Glowsticks and small LED blinky lights work great for night time fishing. Remeber no light, no bite. I hope you guys enjoyed my rant, Captain MikeContinue reading
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