Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mahi-Mahi Action Hot This Week Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

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Sportfishing Charter

Nice sportfishing charter catch aboard the Big Game

The mahi-mahi are biting awesome this week in Fort Lauderdale.  This hard east wind we’re having the past couple days has gotten the mahi-mahi active and chewing.  The drift boats are catching them, the all day trip is catch A LOT of them, our sportfishing boat is catching some BIG ones… fishing is good this week.  Some scattered blackfin tunas, kingfish and a couple nice wahoo have also hit the dock this week.  Vermillion snapper season has just opened up, but we’ve been ignoring them in favor of the excellent mahi-mahi bite that is going on.  The great thing is that these dolphin fish are biting in only 100-300ft of water, in close only a mile offshore.

Drift fishing trip

Nice catch on the Catch My Drift, fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale

Today’s drift fishing trip aboard the Catch My Drift was great.  We caught 11 mahi-mahi, a couple kingfish and 2 nice mutton snappers.  The mahi-mahi hit us as a school, and we caught all 11 fish at the same time.  We had 12 people on the boat and everybody that had a line in the water got hooked up.  Almost every trip we’ve had this week, both drift fishing trips and our sportfishing charters, has caught mahi-mahi.  Fishing is excellent in Fort Lauderdale right now.  The next couple weeks should give us a lot of action.  Good luck out there fishing everyone.  Sea ya on the water.

drift fishing trip

Nice catch of dolphin on a Fort Lauderdale drift fishing trip

Sailfish Biting on Sportfishing Boats

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Fort Lauderdale sailfish

Nice sailfish caught today on a sportfishing charter in Fort Lauderdale

The sailfish bite was pretty good today, each of our sportfishing charter boats landed nice sailfish.  I was out on a half day fishing charter aboard the Out of the Blue.  We started off trolling the reef to see what was going on.  Not much action to begin with so I went right over to the shipwreck to get some action.  We dropped a live blue runner to the bottom and got a quick hookup.  It ended up being about a 50 pound amberjack.  Nice fish to start the day with.  We tried a few more drops, but no other bites.  So we went back on the troll.  I spotted some flying fish getting showered on the surface just inside of me, so I did a turn to go over by them.  As soon as we got close, the right planer bait gets hit and starts peeling off drag.  A few seconds later, I see that it’s a sailfish when the fish starts tailwalking on the surface.  We caught the fish, got a quick photo and turned him loose.  We trolled for another hour and caught a few small kingfish, cero mackerel and a little shadow jack.  Capt Paul, my dad, also caught a sailfish today on the afternoon trip, as well as some nice almaco jacks and a couple groupers around the wrecks.  Capt Rod, my brother, caught a sailfish today as well, trolling offshore.  He went on a daytime swordfishing trip today.  No swordfish, but he caught a sailfish and some nice mahi-mahi while he was out there.  Pretty decent catches today on our sportfishing boats.

Amberjack in Fort Lauderdale

Nice amberjack caught on my sportfishing charter today in Fort Lauderdale