What an off-the-scale fishing charter we had today. Capt Rod was aboard the Big Game and took out 6 women on a deep sea fishing charter. They said they wanted action but would like to catch something big too. With the objective set, we set out for fishing. Our first stop was to go kite fishing on the reef as the best bite had been early in the morning the day before. This was a good plan because it wasn’t 1/2 hour with the kites out that we had a sailfish jumping behind the boat. It was a 7ft sailfish and with an experienced lady angler in the chair, we caught the sailfish in under 15 minutes.
With a sailfish already caught and the wind starting to die off, we reeled in the kites and went trolling. Within a few minutes of trolling, we had a nice mahi-mahi on the end of the line… a nice find in only 150ft of water. We trolled a while longer with a few mystery hits that didn’t get hooked. When we got up to the north, just off Pompano Beach, we started doing deep drops on some shipwrecks we know in 300ft of water. The bite was AMAZING!!!
Almaco jacks were snapping, we could hardly get a bait to the bottom. Every single drop we caught a nice fish. The first couple were almaco jacks. Then we caught a nice mutton snapper….. and then another almaco jack…. and then a 20 pound black grouper…. and then another almaco jack. The bite was awesome, better than the fishing in Ft Lauderdale has been in a long while. We headed back to dock with a banner catch: 1 sailfish, 1 mahi-mahi, 5 almaco jacks, 1 mutton snapper and a black grouper. The Spring fishing season is finally here, a time when the deep sea fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale rivals the action of anywhere in the world. Good luck fishing the next few months everyone and enjoy the great fishing in Fort Lauderdale.