There has been a lot of action on the Fort Lauderdale reefs this week. Our sportfishing charter boat, the Big Game, has been coming back to the dock with an abundance of kingfish on most trips. Kingfish are migrating now, in 80′-120′ of water and are biting just about everything: strip baits, ballyhoo, spoons, sardines. The good thing is that catching everyone at least a few fish on our deep sea fishing charters has been quite easy for us. Along with the kingfish, there have been some bonitos, barracuda and sometimes tuna.
Sailfish are still in full swing. The sailfish winter bite is on, and Fishing Headquarters has been catching more than their share of them. Last week, one of our sportfishing boats, the Keeping It Reel, caught a sailfish on every deep sea fishing charter they had, all week long. That’s a pretty nice winning streak for catching sailfish, even for this time of year. Sailfish are biting best 140′ deep on live baits.
Mahi-Mahi are still around offshore too. With the good action in on the reef, most charter boats are staying closer to the reef, rather than venturing offshore in search of mahi-mahi. We’ve had a few fishermen aboard our charters recently that really wanted to go offshore trolling, so we went out there anyway. We’ll we’re glad we did because the dolphin fishing is still red hot. Dolphin have been stacking up on offshore weed lines and color changes. Trolling has been very productive because we can cover a lot of territory while we’re out there. Our Wednesday All Day Dolphin trip has had a few good weeks in a row, with good mahi-mahi catches and a few wahoo. You can’t beat the price of our Wednesday All Day Trip, only $65 for a full day of offshore sportfishing.
The sharks are here! Sharks are beginning to show up on the edge of the gulfstream. They aren’t here in great numbers yet, but there are a few around. Shark season is just around the corner and I think we’re going to have a great year on sharks. Last year, the hammerheads and sand bar sharks bit spectacular. We even caught some tiger sharks last year and we almost never catch those. We’ll see. Until then, the fishing is good now, so give me a call and book your fishing adventure today.