Great Shark Fishing Off Fort Lauderdale aboard Hooked Up 954.764.4344

2012-02-16 02:19:58
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Bahia-Mar Marina out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Luis Perez

<p>Great Shark Fishing Off Fort Lauderdale

February 16th, 2012

Great Shark fishing off Fort Lauderdale!

Today we started out fishing with Ron from Vero Beach Florida and Bob from Hernando Florida.

We started out trolling the reef looking for some good eating fish for these guys but all we caught was 1 kingfish and a small black fin tuna.

Ok time for plain B so we did some deep drops looking for some snowy groupers but all we caught was one big vermilion snapper and of course they are still out of season till the first of March so back over the side he went.

Ok the heck with looking for these good eating fish we decided to try for a sea monster.

So out went the shark baits and before we knew what was going on our deep rod bent over with what seemed to be a fright train on the other end and the fight was on with Bob doing all he could just to hang on to the rod.

25 min later up popped this big 5 foot plus hammerhead shark.

Ron and Bob it was a ball fishing with you guys sorry we could not fill the box with good eating fish but it was a blast all the same.

As we got back to the dock we had a new group of anglers eager to give their luck a shot at some deep-sea fishing aboard the Hooked Up.

We had Adam from Poland, Sherrie from Arkansas, Mason from South Florida, Bonnie from Charlotte North Carolina, Herb from Evans Georgia and Kenny from Toronto Canada.

This time we went right to kite fishing with live baits suspended from our kites along with some shark baits out there JUST IN CASE.

Our first bite turned out to be a nice Mahia Mahia and Bonnie wasted no time jumping in the chair. 5 min later BAM he was in the box and the skunk was out of the box.

Than all at once our deep rod with a shark bait on the other end bent over and all hell broke lose.

I can't remember who jumped in the chair first but I do remember that this sea monster on the other end made short work of him and before long we had to switch anglers.

And than again we had to switch anglers this went on and on for over 40 min till at last as a team they finally got this BIG hammerhead shark to the boat.

Captain J.J. managed to slide the shark's head through the tuna door and we did manage to get all 3 hooks out of this shark. We got a few quick photos and watched him swim away in great shape.

Holly Cow what a blast!! Thanks again to all of our anglers today for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up.

It turned out to be a Great idea to Shark fish today off Fort Lauderdale!

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344

Fish Species: Many fish to eat
Bait Used: Live & Dead
Tackle Used: Rod & Reels
Method Used: Trolling & Kite Fishing
Water Depth: 100' to 350'
Water Temperature: 71
Wind Direction: South East
Wind Speed: 10 knots
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344

Luis Perez

About The Author: Captain Luis Perez

Company: Taco's Hooked Up Sportfishing

Area Reporting: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Bio: My name is Taco and I run the best Fort Lauderdale fishing charter in South Florida! Heck, you won't have a better time on any fishing boat from West Palm to Miami. Why, because you get a sport fishing captain who has fished the waters of Fort Lauderdale for over 20 years. I know where to fish and how to fish for sailfish, marlin, tuna, dolphin, barracuda and just about anything that has gills.

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