Posts Tagged ‘fort lauderdale fishing charters’

Sailfish are finally arriving in South Florida

Thursday, January 11th, 2018


Sailfish are beginning to show up off Fort Lauderdale the last couple of days. I think the last cold front that passed through has started to push fish south into our waters. We had good conditions the last few days as the front went through. NE winds of 15kts, north current, blue water close to shore, and baitfish in the water. This all added up to some great fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale…

 

Trolling the shallow reef is whats hot.

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017


The last couple of trips we have been spending a good portion of our time trolling the shallow reef in 15 – 30′ of water. Weather has keep us from venturing to far offshore so trolling the 3rd reef for kingfish and kite fishing for sailfish along the drop off is the preferred choice. When the bite is slow we have been moving inshore to the first and second reef and trolling small deep diving lures. We have been catching a variety of species including red grouper, mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper, mangrove snapper, yellow jack, cero mackerel, spanish mackerel, and kingfish. These fish provide lots of action and are some of the finest eating fish from the sea.

 

Birthday Trip for 7 year old Townes Swenson

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017


Yesterday’s trip was with the Swenson family visiting from Portland, Oregon. We decided to start out fishing the first reef just South of the Port Everglades inlet and try to get some fast action for the kids. This turned out to be a great decision we were quickly hooked up with mutton snappers one after another. This red hot bite also included a nice cero mackerel, yellow jack, yellowtail snapper, and blue runner. This smorgashboard of species provide plenty of action and excitement for Townes (7) and Sloane (10) Swenson. We then decided to spend an hour out in deeper water and try for a sailfish or other large gamefish for dad. After an hour or so we had no activity on our live baits dangled from the fishing kite and we decided to run in to the inshore canals and catch a barracuda or jack cravelle before returning to the dock. Townes hooked up and landed a nice jack to top off his birthday trip.