Last couple fishing trips out of Fort Lauderdale we have headed offshroe to target Mahi- Mahi and Wahoo. The offshore bite has been decent, I would say we have a 75% chance to find the fish. We are catching the Mahi 6 to 8 miles offshore (in 700 to 900 feet of water) and when we do locate the weedline, current rip and or floating debris, we are on the fish. The Mahi love to hang around the giant clumps of weed that hold the bait. The Mahi will stay with a floating pallett or any floating debris that will start to hold a bunch of little bait fish. The hard part about Mahi fishing offshore is locating the area, once you find the spot, the fish are there. How to locate what feels like a needle in a hay stack is look out for birds, the birds are great indications as they will stick on top of the area and circle, swoop and flock around the massive floating object. Now once located, there are multiple ways to catch the Mahi and Wahoo. You can troll the naked or skirted Ballyhoo's around the area, or can live bait the area, by tossing pilchards and other livies in the water, the fish go crazy. Also dont forget about the Wahoo hanging around the area about 50 or 100 feet down, by using down riggers and deep gear, get that bait, spoon or lure down to the Wahoo and more than half the time, the Wahoo will feed. Our success has been three out of four trips we finding a fishable area where were we are cathing 3 to 5 Mahi's around the 15 to 20 pound range. Also a handful of Wahoo mixed in the area weighing around 20 pounds also.
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