Sailfish Biting on Sportfishing Boats

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

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