Monster King Mackerel and Blackfin Tunas
May 01, 2015 Fort Lauderdale 4 photos
The Kitefishing with live Goggle Eyes on the reef this week has been incredible. Big Kings, Blackfin Tunas, Mahia-Mahia, Hammerhead Sharks and a couple sailfish mixed in too. I have Been fishing in 100' of waters just to the south of Fort Lauderdale, Getting non-stop action on the surface of the water. Better Buy a lot of live bait because they will not last long. Also the Deep Dropping has been constant the last three months, Golden Tile Fish and Black Belly Rose Fish.
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Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
July and Agust
August 3, 2023
This year has undoubtedly been a different one, we are seeing fish patterns that are new to us at Good Hit! Let me Start with the bottom fishing: this July and even into the beginning of August, we are seeing the best bottom bite on the east coast. We have been catching Mutton Snapper, Greater Amber Jacks, and Grouper, and When the current has cooperated, we are seeing mutton snappers that are double the size of our normal Fort Lauderdale Snapper. To Target, these fish, we prefer to anchor the boat. In certain conditions, we will hold the boat on shipwrecks, and at other times we can drift. The standard setup is two lines on the bottom; the preferred rig is a 30-50lb rod with a 60lb fluorocarbon leader. We at Good Hit, prefer circle hooks for most fishing styles, especially for bottom fishing. Let’s talk about the other style that has also been very successful this summer, and that’s trolling. We do not normally troll at Good Hit Sportfishing, but it has been producing big fish week after week. We have been trolling Bonita strips with secret-colored sea witches. I would tell you the color combos, but I would be letting out the secrets – I guess you have to find out for yourself. The trolling bite is best around the full moon; my rule of thumb is a week before the full and a week after the full (that’s when I saw the best results for trolling.) The fish we target are Wahoo. These fish are great to eat, fun to catch, and the second fastest in the ocean. It can be a love-hate relationship sometimes with wahoo. When these fish bite, they bite, and when they are not biting, you can not buy a bite. Buyers beware of targeting the elusive striped wahoo fish. We also get lots of bycatch targeting wahoo, Kingfish, bonitos, selfish, and tunas. So with these tactics, it’s still a possibility to catch other species. Story of the Month Goes out to Captain Chad on Good Hit 2.0, where he targeted a fish that hasn’t Been caught in quite some time. So Chad made a special rig in search of the Warsaw Grouper. A Deep water grouper that hasn’t been seen in the area in years. The rig that chad Made was a 100lb rig with a large circle hook; the bait of choice was a few belly strips of Bonita, which turned out to be productive. The fight lasted for 25 mins in 400’ of water on a local shipwreck. We fish around the structure near the bottom as these groupers love structure and big baits. When Captain Chad Hooked up to this Monster, the battle was on and our angler did his best to reel it up, and when it finally surfaced, the entire boat was in shock. Way to go, Captain Chad and Crew!!!Continue reading
June 22, 2023
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 [IMG_4037.jpeg] 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. [0EDA0EB**hidden content**C1E-B70BAEFB7E6E.jpeg] 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.Continue reading
Late Spring Action on Good Hit Sportfish
May 31, 2023
Captain’s Log May fishing in Fort Lauderdale Beach May is our favorite month to target blackfin tuna. Methods used are trolling or kite fishing. We look forward to this month every year, because tuna is our favorite fish to eat. May 1st it was when morning captain Chad landed the first big tuna for May, weighing in at 25 lb Later on, catching an 18lb wahoo See photo May 2nd, it was morning; captain mike and mike were out at sea. It was a good day to target amberjack and groupers; starting, we got a 35 ft amberjack on the first spot. Later on, dropping two rods simultaneously on the early morning shipwreck, we hooked two monsters (Amber Jacks) at once. See video. May 6th, it was morning when captain mike caught a doubleheader blackfin tuna, each weighing in at 20 lbs May 23rd, it was morning Captain Adam caught a 25 lb wahoo trolling a blue spoon on a no. 6 pointer board on Goodhit 3.0 See Photo May 25th, it was the afternoon when captain chad caught an estimated 100” tiger shark May 29, it was morning captain Adam caught this limit of kingfish and a few bonitos. Later in the afternoon, the ocean gave bonitos, mahi, and holy mackerelsContinue reading
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