Outstanding South Florida Charter Fishin
October 25, 2023 Fort Lauderdale 8 photos

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The past few weeks have proven to be exciting times for fishing enthusiasts in South Florida. Despite windy weather and choppy seas, our charter fishing has been outstandingly fruitful. Why? Because these conditions usually lure in the larger fish. It's been a red-hot period for Sailfish enthusiasts who have found a productive bite along the reef ranging from 80 to 200 feet. Kite fishing is unmistakably our preferred method for tackling these challenging species, yielding impressive results. Those angling for Sailfish can also expect a good bycatch of mahi-mahi and blackfin tuna. Interestingly, our waters have also been frequented by a few large trophy sharks, namely robust bull sharks and elusive hammerheads. These unexpected visitors up the thrill factor, reinforcing that we're in the thick of trophy season. On the flip side, offshore mahi-mahi fishing has been slow, with most catches being reported along the reef through either live bait or trolling methods. Blackfin tuna has been showing up more regularly in the late afternoons, with catches typically weighing between 3 to 10 pounds. This bounty has ensured that our charter guests have plenty of opportunities to battle with larger game fish. All in all, this season's fishing report beams with excitement and promises even more action as we plunge further into the trophy season. Grab your gear and join us in the hunt for the 'Big One’! Call for reservations **hidden content**
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Fort-lauderdale, Florida, United States
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