FISHING FORT LAUDERDALE - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

FISHING FORT LAUDERDALE

January 30, 2012

 

On January 25th, we had a full day 10 hour charter with Sean and a group of visitors from Kentucky. Fishing was a little

 

slow, and all Sean’s group wanted to catch was a sailfish, so we trolled for 5 hours in the morning hoping to get a bite. We picked up a few kingfish and a blackfin tuna, but no sailsAfter 5 hours of trolling we ended up way down south towards north Miami. I knew of a wreck in the area so we dropped a live bonito on the wreck, with no success,and then made a few more drops with different baits before getting a bite. Once we got that bite, it was a huge greater amberjack that put up an awesome fight. We finally got him to the boat, got some great pictures, and let him go. There was still time to get the sailfish that the group wanted,so we ran a little north and put the kiteup. We set up right in the Port Everglades tidal out flow off Dania Beach, in 110 feet of water, using live goggleyes for bait. Sure enough, before the end of the trip we went one for two on sailfish!

 

January 26, 27

 

On January 26th and 27th the wind was out of the southwest which generally makes fishing slow, but we still managed to catch fish for everyone that came fishing. We caught some bonitoson every trip, along with some king mackerel, and few 5 lb blackfin tunas. On the 26th we also landed a mah-mahi and an amberjack. A nice barracuda was caught on the 27th.

 

January 28

 

The wind finally switched around to the north, and that has kicked up the bite. Today we caught a lot of bonitos, a nice barracuda and some king mackerel. We didn’t sailfish today, but the word is that a few boats fishing morning charters had a few bites. That is a very good sign after having that southwest wind the past few days. As always, we’ll keep you posted on the Fort Lauderdale fishing action!

 


Baracuda with Tom

January 28

 

The wind finally switched around to the north, and that has kicked up the bite. Today we caught a lot of bonitos, a nice barracuda and some king mackerel. We didn’t sailfish today, but the word is that a few boats fishing morning charters had a few bites. That is a very good sign after having that southwest wind the past few days. As always, we’ll keep you posted on the Fort Lauderdale fishing action!

 Ryan and his AmberJack

Tight Lines,
Capt David Ide
954 761 8045

TESTIMONIALS

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