Today was a good day fishing off Ft. Lauderdale, we started off trolling for King Mackerel in 120 feet of water and used strip baits and Ballyhoo and ended up catching 8 King Mackerel. Then off to a wreck. By using a live bait on a wreck, got connected to a nice 18 pound Snapper caught fishing on a wreck located in about 200 feet of water. Then everyone decided to target Sailfish with live bait. Using live bait is the best way to target Sailfish off Fort Lauderdale due to our reef and bottom structure.
Using 5 live baits and one and half hour into live baiting, a Sailfish popped up in the spread of baits. He zipped over to the first bait, didnt feed, then went deep for about 30 seconds to 45 seconds. It felt like an hour. All of a sudden the short bait started going nuts, and the Sailfish piled all over the short bait. Hooked the Sail and fought the fish for about 5 minutes then the hook pulled. It was very unfortunate not be able to catch the fish, however still nice to have the action and the opportunity off Ft. Lauderdale to see the strike and the first jump.
The Sailfish season is here and we are starting to see more every week. With each cold front that comes over South Florida, we have a good bite. Hoping for a cold winter.
To book a charter, call us at (954) 439-8106 and we can discuss the fishing, whats biting, and all aspects of the charter.