What a great past couple weeks of fishing. I didn’t have time to log on the computer at all lately to update my fishing blog. Ft Lauderdale has been red hot lately with some huge game fish. There are sailfish biting, big sharks of almost every species, mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo and even groupers around the shipwrecks. It has made for some exceptional fishing off our South Florida coast. Almost all the fish caught in these photos were caught on our half day sportfishing charters. I have a ton more recent photos from fishing, but its impossible to post them all. Too many good catches lately, so here are the best quality photos that I’ve taken recently. As you can see, WOW! These are some jurassic sea monsters.
First off, sailfishing has been great off Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Palm Beaches lately. Lots of big sailfish are still around and its pretty late in the season for them to be so plentiful still. Well, I’m certainly not complaining… keep them coming! This photo is of a really big sailfish(just over 8 feet) this guy and his girlfriend caught with us recently. We’ve been releasing at least 10 sailfish a week and sometimes more between our 2 sportfishing boats, the Big Game and Out of the Blue.
Sharks too have been biting like crazy. This is the peak of shark season for us in Fort Lauderdale and this has thus far been a banner year for us. Sharks have been more plentiful in the last 5 years than I can remember for the past 20 years. We’ve never caught so many of them and so great a variety. Thresher sharks, hammerhead sharks, sand bar sharks, bull sharks, dusky sharks, and even tiger sharks have all been caught on sportfishing trips recently. And as if the shark and sailfish action hasn’t been too much to handle for us, the bottom fishing around the shipwrecks has been extremely productive.
Big groupers, amberjacks, cobia and barracudas have all taken up residence around our local shipwrecks. If our customers are looking for action rather than Monster gamefish, we’ve been going “wreck hopping”, which is moving from shipwreck to shipwreck and dropping live baits to see if anyone is home. This has been an excellent way for us to get action and make sure everyone on the boat gets to catch a couple nice fish out there. The fishing has been really good lately so if you’re thinking about going out fishing in the Fort Lauderdale area, try a fishing trip with us. We’ll show you all a spectacular time.