Ft Lauderdale Sailfish Trips
<p>Today on their Fort Luaderdale Fishing Trip Dennis and Jim from Wisconsin did some kite fishing in search of Fort Lauderdale greatest gamefish. Fishing had been a little slow the last couple days so we were hoping to get lucky on this short three hour trip. It turned out to be Jim's lucky day as the sailfish came up and ate the perfectly presented live goggle eye fished out of the kite. We went ahead with the boat as the sailfish went airborne. After a twenty minute see saw battle Jim finally got the fish to the boat for a quick measurement and a clean release. Nice job Jim!
Fishing continued to pick up this week for Scott and his son Zach on the 5th who each caught their first sailfish! Zach who is about 14 did an amazing job on the rod and was able to coach his dad through his fish (lol). Great Job Zach! we also caught a nice kingfish and missed two other sailfish bites.
On the 6th Alex and his family from Russia fished with us in the morning and caught a nice kingfish and unfortunately could not stay connected to the two sailfish we on.
Jan 8th we had them AGAIN, Big Al, Linda and MAtt and this time they brought to friends Frank and Ivan. We started the morning catching some big pinfish to try and catch one of the couple Goliath Groupers that have been hangin in a certain spot. After securing a half dozen pinnies we made our first drop. The bite was so hard and fast it blew or sucked rather the pinnie right off the hook. The next one we hooked and I tried to pull the fish away from the structure and somehow managed to pull the hook. Licking our wounds we went off shore to begin some trolling. Reports on the radio were slow and not very encouraging, we picked up one king and decided to put the kites up. We had a sailfish up immediately but jumped him off as he got fouled in the leader on the bite. The next sailfish was not so lucky as Frank jumped in the chair and began battlem, he almost finished it too before he turned the rod over to IVAN, do the fish even have a chance with a name like that? Ivan finished the fish up pretty quick and we got some pictures and turned him loose. Thanks Guys!
sailfish threw stomach picture
About The Author: Captain Mike Johnson
Company: Local Knowledge
Area Reporting: Southeast Florida - Fort Lauderdale
Bio: Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale Capt. Mike Johnson has lifetime of experience on local waters. A charter fisherman since 1994, Mike obtained his captains license in 1996. He has several tournament wins under his belt in both the Bahamas and Florida’s east coast. He recently purchased a 42’ Hatteras, The Local Knowledge, which is in charter at the Bahia Mar Radisson Marina, located in Fort Lauderdale. Capt. Mike aims to make sure that charters not only catch fish but have a great time doing it. Nobody likes a grumpy crew!