We went daytime swordfishing offshore of Ft Lauderdale today. We ran offshore 20 miles to our swordfish grounds and made some drops. The first couple drops, we didn’t get a bite. On the third drop, we had the bait down about 5 minutes, and our rod doubles over and starts screaming out line. The fish fought hard, it was almost 40 minutes till we got him to the surface. When the fish got about 50 feet from the surface, he shot up like a missle and jumped full body out of the water. We quickly backed up on top of him and Jay threw the harpoon, a perfect shot right into the fishes shoulder. We estimated the fish at 200 pounds. During the trip, we also hooked into another big fish that could have very well been a swordfish. We pulled the hooks on that fish after a few minutes, so we never saw what it was. The daytime swordfishing bite has been outstanding this month off Ft Lauderdale. We have some spots available still for our Friday Night Swordfishing Trip on October 7 if anyone is interested- $135 per person. Or…
Monthly Archives: September 2011
There are some big fish swimming off Fort Lauderdale right now. Sailfish are beginning to bite, smoker kingfish are also around, mahi-mahi are biting offshore and some monster bottom fish are biting too. Captain Rod and John were fishing aboard the Big Game on the Molds, a shipwreck that we like to fish in 200 foot of water, just north of Port Everglades inlet. We were catching a bunch of snappers on the bottom and then this monster hit. He almost got us into the wreck, but we pulled him out. The grouper weighed 46 pounds. There are a lot of fish to be caught deep sea fishing on the bottom this time of year. Grouper, cobia, sharks, barracuda, amberjacks, and swordfish to name a few.
We’re catching some nice cobia this week on our Fort Lauderdale drift fishing trips. They are biting on the top and the bottom, and even on the night trip. The Cobia are ranging in size from 20 pounds up to 60 pounds. Kingfish, bonitos and a lot of small blackfin tunas are being caught on the daily drift fishing trip aboard Catch My Drift. It’s been an excellent week of fishing. Good luck fishing everyone, there are some nice ones biting.
Capt Adam and Allen had a great fishing trip this afternoon. The fishing a little bit slow to begin with. We started off catching some small bonitos and mackerels. The bite on the troll was slow to say the least. We had a bait well full of live speedo mackerel, so we decided to switch over and start slow trolling some live baits. The best bite has been in about 300-400′ of water lately for sailfish and tuna, so thats where we set up. A half hour went by with no bites, but the waters looked good so we stuck with it. Then we get a monster strike on the left short bait. No one saw the fish bite, but we caught tell it was big by how strong the bait got pulled from the rigger and the initial run the fish took was amazing. The fish stripped off about 1/2 a spool of line before we finally started to gain on him. Once the fish stopped his big run, he actually came to the boat pretty easy. It took us about 15 minutes to fight him in. Allen actually thought it might have been a shallow water swordfish by how he was fighting and staying deep the whole fight. When the fish came within visual distance, we instantly knew it was a monster wahoo. We gaffed him, threw him in the boat and headed back home heroes for pictures and beer! There are some big wahoo biting out there and sailfish too. Sailfish season has just begun and will continue to get better and better over the next couple months. Good fishing today! Sea ya on the water.