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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…

 

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.

 

First December Sailfish

Friday, December 1st, 2017


Today’s trip was with Bob Tedford visiting from Buffalo N.Y. Winds were again out of the North East at 13 kts. and perfect for live bait kite fishing. Sailfishing is generally best with a North East wind and a North flowing current. We ran South to a couple of my favorite artificial reefs. Along the way we trolled for a short time in an area known to hold kingfish and landed one before setting out the live baits on the kite rod. We set up our first drift in 200′ of water and after a hour or so we had no sailfish sightings. We then decided to move to a shallower artificial reef in 120′ of water and try again. This seemed to do the trick as our far kite bait was engulfed by a skyrocketing kingfish that came flying out of the water but escaped cleanly with our live goggel eye. Quickly rebaiting the stage was set again and about five minutes later a sailfish tore off with the bait and the fight was on. After many jumps by the sailfish the battle finally came to an end and after a quick photo the sailfish was released to fight again.