Bring your suntan lotion
Capt. Cary Hanna
June 23, 2008
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
Wow, its getting hot! Early morning temps are nice but by 9am that sun is already kissing your skin. You can count on the bite in the early am but typical summer patterns have the bite shut down by early afternoon. Thats not a rule but for the most part thats the pattern.
Blackfin Tuna showed up a bit later this year as we usually start finding them in April May. Average tunas go from 25 to 35 pounds and are a real trophy to catch. Kingfish are biting good and the better size ones have been down very deep in the cooler waters. Dolphin schools have been offshore averaging 10 miles or more but with the right easterly winds they will push in closer.
We have caught a few Sailfish in the shallower waters. A few other boats reporting the same, most likely chasing pods of bait down sea.
On the Swordfish front, last Saturday night was the Swordfish summer slam tournament and 1st place weighed in a 545 pound Swordfish.
See you on the rip,
Captain Cary Hanna
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