The wahoo bite is going off in Ft Lauderdale this week. Just about every trip we’ve run this week has caught one or more wahoos. They seem to be biting in all depths, but the best bite is defintely on the incoming tide just on the inside of the reef. They are also biting good on the outside of the reef on the outgoing tide. Wahoo are biting on everything… trolling baits, spoons, live baits pulled from the outriggers and the downriggers. The wahoo bite usually peaks in February every year and they really started biting good this week, so get ready for some awesome wahoo fishing.
The sail fishing in Fort Lauderdale is also very good this week. Some monster sailfish are being caught by kite fishing on the edge of the gulfstream. Yesterday, we caught a humongous sailfish on 25# test for over 2 hours. It ended up being an over 90 pounder and it fought like a beast. Most sailfish only take a half hour to 45 mins to fight, but this one was particularly ornery.
Capt Adam and Bobby had a very unusual catch the other day aboard the Out of the Blue. While kite fishing in 300ft of water, they hooked into and caught an over 6ft mako shark. Mako sharks are quite rare in Ft Lauderdale, even for us who do a lot of shark fishing charters. The mako shark ate a 10 pound bloody bonito bait that we had rigged and set on the bottom. We knew it was a mako shark when it charged the surface and jumped over 10ft in the air. Mako sharks are one of the only sharks that jumps out of the water while fighting and man, it is awesome! They also have the scraggliest set of teeth of any shark out there. While kite fishing and shark fishing, we also had a deep drop line going down with a multi-hook rig. We caught a pile of tilefish deep dropping while we were big game fishing at the same time. Excellent fishing this week out of Fort Lauderdale. Good luck fishing this week everyone. I’ll sea ya on the water.