We have had some success fishing offshore in depths anywhere from 600 to 800 feet of water. Catching Mahi - Mahi and Wahoo The average size is ranging aywhere from 8 to 12 pounds for the Mahi's,Wahoo's about the same.
Additionally fishing out of the charter boat Happy Day Today, we do have a tower on the 46' Hatteras which is nice in locating birds, rip currents and anything floating that may attract a predatory species like Mahi and Wahoo. We are using the normal methods of trolling ballyhoo and strip baits with a sea withch, chugger head and or mylar in front of the bait.
Whenever we see a good "Fishy" area off Ft. Lauderdale, we first troll around the area looking for mahi wahoo. Then after a good 5 turns around the floating debrisl we then deploy live pilchards. If there is a Mahi within 100 yards, he will find the bait. Additionally, we will also head to the swordfishing grounds and fish the deeper water (900 to 1100) looking for Mahi, Wahoo and Marlin.
The weather has been decent to where the seas havent been too rough. When trolling in the deeper water, we beef up the tackle a bit in case the man or (Marlin) jumps on there.
Also we have been day time deep dropping and night time fishing, the bite is ok We are catching Swords,but not like the years before.
If interested in a fishing charter out of Ft. Lauderdale, contact capt tommy zsak to reserve a charter.
46' Hatteras "Happy Day Today"