Mark, Ed and Jack from New York were down on vacation in Fort Lauderdale and chartered the “Happy Day Today”.
The guys expressed a desire to take back some eating fish back home. So we decided to offshore troll for Mahi & Black Fin Tuna. Even though Sailfish has been excellent this past week. A stiff wind out of the north at 10-15 mph and seas 3-5 ft. was the setting for our fishing charter.
We headed offshore and started fishing in about 250’ of water. Our deep line consisted of a double hook Bonito strip with a pink and blue sea witch in front. For surface baits we had four Ballyhoos, two of them with chin leads, and a red and white quarter ounce jap feather for the center rigger plus a surface squid teaser.
I headed out to one of our 34 artificial wrecks sitting off of Fort Lauderdale in 385 ft of water. Our first bite was a Mahi Mahi on one of our surface baits and Ed was the angler, followed by a couple more Mahi Mahi’s, satisfying Mark’s request. A bit further south I trolled towards a schools of birds working some bait fish, but before we could get there, our plainer rod went off, and Mark reeled in Black Fin Tuna. We kept working the area and wound up with eight Black Fin Tunas, four Mahi Mahis and four Bonitos. Almost the entire catch was between the depths of 450’ to 250’ of water. The Sailfish were biting and anywhere between 200’ to 125’ of water, the best method for the Sailfish were live bait kite fishing.
With a good catch of fish on the charter boat Happy Day Today and the Topshotfishing team, it was time to start heading back from our offshore trip.
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