We just had a great weekend of Sailfishing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The weather was perfect over the last five days, sun shinning and calm seas. There is a 2 to 3 foot swell off Fort Lauderdale, and no heavy winds, the average wind off Ft. Lauderdale has been 10 mph to 14 mph.
Also we have been catching a lot of bait which have been and are concentrated off the wrecks off Ft. Lauderdale. The bait are a huge resource for our fishery due to the obvious reasons, large fish eat smaller fish and so on, when the wrecks as well as bouys and anchored ships will hold and have schools of bait fish, the Sailfish as well as many other species will concentrate around these areas. The best way to target thest fish are to eigther use kites and or troll bait fish using ballhyhoo. Both methods are very effective, kites are good because they present the bait fish in a pattern that resembles a school of fish. We use both circle hooks which can be are are very effective when used correctly. Out of Fort Lauderdale, fishing for Sailfish the circle hooks will set in the corner in the mouth of the fish. The hook will never set and or hook the Sailfish and there for we will be able to release the fish with no harm.
Using J hooks are also very effective, they do rust out of the fishes mouth when released, it really depends on the charter and their confidence in hooking the fish, if the charter does want to hook their our fish, we will know on the way out of Ft. Lauderdale their hook of choice.
We are happy to answer any questions and of course any of our charters are welcome to visit the charter boat, please do contact us to further discuss the charter, available fishing dates and current caught fish.
Thanks and tight lines,