Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo & Big Mahi Spring Fishing Report

May 20, 2018

Wow, what a spring it has been for good fishing in Fort Lauderdale.  We have been catching blackfin tuna consistently along with a lot of mahi and a few wahoo.  The sailfish have slowed down a little as the wind has been out of the South, but on the days it turns North we are getting them on the edge.

The key has been to fish the rips and edges.  The edge has been in about 300 to 500 feet lately with beautiful blue water on the deep side.  It acts as a highway for fish to find food.  We simply sit on the edge with our baits right in their path and have been doing very well.  Kite fishing and trolling planers has been the most effective.

There has also been an abundance of weed out here.  While it makes fishing more difficult, it acts as a housing for baitfish thus keeping the predators in the areas and feeding constantly.  Finding frigate birds as been the giveaway as to where the dolphin have been.  They have been ranging from 10 to 25 pounds with some 50 pounders caught recently int the area.   Our good friend to our South, lost a monster at the boat last week.

I expect the blackfin tuna bite to keep going for another 4 weeks, so now is the time to get in on this bite.  We will run trips all the way until dusk for those that want to target them in the evening as well.

Please watch our video report and subscribe to our Youtube channel for more reports and tackle tips:


What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke