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Old Bull Smokes Young Bull again off the coast of Ft Lauderdale

Capt. Taco Perez
July 6, 2013
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Old Bull Smokes Your Bull again off the coast of Fort Lauderdale
June 29th, 2013
Today was a very interesting trip with Nick the Greek and his sons Anthony and Ari not to mention his daughter Katarina.
Now there was a couple reasons that made this fishing trip so interesting first and foremost on our other boat the Hooked Up 2 we had Lou and his good friend and their kids and it just so happens that Lou is Nick's twin brother. And secondly these people do NOT YELL they just talk loud!!! (LMAS) Now I do not know if this is a Greek thing or if all twin brother's thing but these guys are VERY competitive with each other. So we've got that going for us and throw in the fact that I am running one boat and my son Luis is running the Hooked Up 2.
Take all this into consideration and you have the making for 2 things. 1 Some real hard fishing and 2 there is going to be 1 happy boat and there is going to be 1 not so happy boat!!
Ok the young Bull (Luis) went right for catching little fish so the kids would have a good time and then he was going after the big one while the old bull (Me) we right for the BIG ONE.
We started out trolling and Ari put us up on the board first with a 41inch barracuda.

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But at this point the kids on the other boat were tired of catching little fish and Luis had lost some precious time fishing for them.
But all the same I knew they were on their way off shore to try for bigger game now and we could lose first place in a matter of seconds.
Si I decided to go for a hail marry and go BIG or bust.
We set out the shark baits!!!!
Mean while the other boat was trying deep drops and while they were getting bites they kept pulling the hooks. We were hanging on but I knew any second now things were going to change. And change they did when all of a sudden one of the shark rods bent over line started screaming off the reel Anthony jumped in the chair and it was GAME TIME.
At first Anthony was having a tough time holding on to the rod and fighting the fist but our mate Clint (Witch by the way was the first time he had ever fished with me) calmed him down and taught him the proper way to fight a fish.
And just like that we had a very good angler in the chair and we slowly but surely started gaining line. 45 min later up popped this 7 foot plus hammerhead shark.

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Clint and Anthony GREAT JOB and I am not yelling at you I just talk loud!! (LOL)
At the end of our trip I'll just say we were the happier of the 2 boats. Sorry young bull.
Lou and Nick my New Greek friend's thanks soooo much and we are looking forward to next year.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com


Paul catches first Hammerhead shark off Fort Lauderdale
June 27th, 2013
Today we had one of our regulars Greg along with his close friends Anthony and Heather all from West By God Virginia but now living in South Florida. We also had Mitchell and her son Paul from West Chester New York.
We started out trolling and while trolling was not red hot we did manage to catch every one some bonitos.
Ok now it was time to try for a big one so once again in came the trolling gear and out went the shark baits along with a live bait set way back.
Ok the trap was set and the wait was on. We waited and waited and yep waited than all of a sudden out of nowhere up popped this hammerhead shark right behind the boat. This was real good because every one had been waiting and waiting so now they would get the chance to see how all this waiting paid off.
BUT this wait was not over because we could not get this shark to eat anything. Captain Paul threw every thing we had out in front of the shark and he just would not hit anything.
After 10 or 15 min of this we were getting frustrated and after a while he just swam away. (So we thought) All of a sudden my high line with the live bait witch we had way back behind all the others baits got hit.
We put Paul in the chair and the fight was on. At first I was not sure what it was but within seconds we seen the dorsal fin and we all knew we had that finicky hammerhead on.
The only problem was we had him on 30-pound test line with a very light leader.
Paul slowly but surely worked him to the boat.
While this hammerhead was not a monster it was one hell of a fight on 30-pound line.

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Nice going Paul and we are looking forward to fishing again next week.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com


Robert having a great time fishing off Fort Lauderdale
June 26th, 2013
Today we fished with Robert from Minnesota.
We started out trolling the reef and catching some bonitos and a mackerel.
Ok skunk out of box and now time to try for the big one.
We brought in the trolling gear and set out our kites with live dead bait suspended from them along with a couple shark baits set down deep.
Trap set and BAM hammerhead head shark on!!
After what seemed forever Robert finally got this 8-foot plus hammerhead to the side of the boat.
Nice going Robert and remember we are waiting for a couple pictures to post.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) Sea-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Sean finally catches his Shark
June 25th, 2013
Today we had one of our regular costumers aboard the Hooked Up 2 fishing aboard the Hooked Up 1 due to some engine work we were doing on the other boat.
The reason I am telling you all this is because the last couple times Sean from Ma. Fished with us aboard Hooked Up 2 fishing was slow and while we did catch bonitos and kingfish on the reef Sean really wanted a big shark.
(My crew made it a point to REALLY point this out)
Well every dog has his day and today Sean finally caught this big hammerhead shark.

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Now while I am very happy for Sean I just don't know about all the smart remarks I am now getting from Greg and Paul? (LOL) Nice going guys.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

This is a must read fishing off Fort Lauderdale
June 24th, 2013
This is a must read fishing story with one happy ending.
We set out fishing with Brendan from P.A., Corey from Lake Meyers and Samantha from parts unreadable. (LOL)
We went right to kite fishing and fishing was good.
We had caught a big barracuda than soon after we hooked into a hammerhead shark. After a good 30 min battle we got the hammerhead next to the boat and we were able to get 2 hooks out of the shark before watching him swim away in good shape.

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After a bit more fishing we caught another barracuda.
At this point we still had a little time left on this trip so we just stayed there with a couple live baits suspended from the kites and shark bait down about 100 feet while using a balloon as a bobber.
All of a sudden the balloon popped and line started screaming off the reel.
At this point we still had a good 35 to 45 min left in the trip before heading back to the dock. We knew that we could catch this fish kind of fast due to the fact that we had hooked him on such a big rod and reel but we really did not have enough time to bring in all the kites and shark baits and than switch back to trolling. After 15 to 20 min to get this shark to the boat and switching over we would only have about 5 or 10 min of trolling so we kind of took our time with this fish (Shark we thought).
So the drag was backed off a little and every one was having a ball fighting another shark once again we thought.
All of a sudden Captain Greg and Captain Paul got a quick glance at the fish down deep and they both noticed that this fish had strips and all of a sudden things changed real quick.
But now that everyone was trying hard to get this mystery fish to the boat the fish had other ideas. Just like a missile this fish ran out a bunch of line and the much more intense battle was on.
Finally after what seemed forever Paul reach way out with his gaff and got this 75 that's right 75 pound Ono (AKA Wahoo) in the boat.

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This fish ate a bonito slab that had 1 circle hook in it and the whole thing was down the hatch. WOW after all these years fishing I've never head of an Ono eating a big chunk of bait just drifting in the current.

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Nice going to our anglers and for us fisherman let this be a lesson you just never know for sure what's on the other end of the line.
Captain Taco (954) 764-434 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Carrina from Michigan catches Hammerhead off Fort Lauderdale
June 23rd, 2013
Today we had Corrina from Michigan down visiting her friends Ashley, Audrey, Bill, Anthony and Susan all from South Florida.
Truth being told here fishing was slow. It seemed the kingfish and bonitos had shut down on the reef and the Mahi Mahi were nowhere to be found.
Ok time to go for BIG or BUST.
Out went the kites with live bait suspended from the kites and shark baits both suspended from the kites and down deep. All of a sudden BAM we were Hooked Up and Corrina jumped in the chair.
After a good 25 min and a little coaching Corrina had her first shark ever to the side of the boat.
Ok so we may not have caught a lot BUT every one had a ball and the fish we did catch was a big Hammerhead.
As we got back to the dock we had Christopher from Loxahatchee Florida ready to do a little shark fishing of his own.
Once again fishing was slow on the reef but once again back to shark fishing and Christopher also caught a big hammerhead shark.
I know we did not catch a lot of fish today but all the same we made the best of what the ocean had to offer and caught big sharks.
Thanks again to all of our anglers today for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com


More sharks off the coast of Fort Lauderdale
June 22nd, 2013
Today we fished with a family from Sweden that was on vacation down here in Sunny South Florida.
We had Niclas and his wife Cealia along with their 13-year old son Oscar and their 11-year-old daughter Emma.
We started out trolling the reef with 2 planner boards down 45 feet and 3 baits on the surface.
The deep lines were getting all the bites and before we knew it we had a box full of bonitos.
Ok now that the skunk was out of the box we brought in all the trolling gear and out went the shark baits.
It wasn't long till we seen a shark fin heading for our surface bait and before we knew it BAM we were Hooked Up.
After a good 25 min back and forth battle we got this family the first shark they had ever caught.

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Niclas thanks again for bringing your family out fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.

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As we pulled back to the dock we had David from Illinois and Pascal from Canada eager to see how their luck would pan out with some deep-sea fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. At this point it seemed every one had shark fever so this after noon we went right to shark fishing and today shark fishing was good with David catching a monster silky shark and Pascal catching a hammerhead shark.
SHARKS SHARKS SHARKS are here off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com
Fishing on Val,s B Day off the coast of fort Lauderdale
June 20th, 2013
Today we had a shared charter with Meg and her daughter Val from Chicago O by the way Happy 14th birthday Val. We also had Justin from Utah.
Today turned out to be a blast trolling the reef and landing lots of bonitos along with a couple kingfish and one big jack carvel.

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Meg and Val we are looking forward to fishing with you again tomorrow and Justin we'll see you on Saturday.
Thanks again. Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Giant Sailfish off Fort Lauderdale
June 17th, 2013
Today we had a father and son team Greg and Greg out of West By God Virginia.
We started out trolling and trolling was good with 1 kingfish, a bunch of bonitos and a couple Mahia Mahias.
Ok skunk out of the box and time to go for the big one.
In came all the trolling gear and out went the kites with live baits suspended from them along with a couple shark baits set down deep.
All of a sudden out of nowhere came this sailfish. With in seconds we were Hooked Up and Greg J.R. had the rod.
This was a good 25 min back and forth tug a war but when it was all said and done WOW well just look at this picture!!!
This was one MONSTER SAILFISH.

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Nice going Greg and to the rest of our anglers today Thanks today was A BLAST FISHING OFF THE COAST OF FORT LAUDERDALE

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free 2 (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Great Fun Fishing Fort Lauderdale
June 15th, 2013
Today we started out our day fishing with 6 guys witch we never got their names ob where they were but I do know that we trolled the reef with 2 planner board down deep and 3 baits skipping across the surface.
Another thing I do know about this trip is that trolling was very good today.
This time I am going to let the picture tell the story.
As we got back to the dock we picked up our afternoon trip with Tommy from Atlanta Georgia and Michel from New York City.
Once again we started out trolling the reef but the trolling had slowed down with only 2 kingfish being caught.
Ok back to Big Game Fishing. We set out our shark baits along with a couple of live baits.
Once again it was our deep line that paid off for us when this nice sand bar shark bit into one of our baits.

Thanks again to all of our anglers for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) Sea-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

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Old Bull Smokes Your Bull again off the coast of Fort Lauderdale
June 29th, 2013
Today was a very interesting trip with Nick the Greek and his sons Anthony and Ari not to mention his daughter Katarina.
Now there was a couple reasons that made this fishing trip so interesting first and foremost on our other boat the Hooked Up 2 we had Lou and his good friend and their kids and it just so happens that Lou is Nick's twin brother. And secondly these people do NOT YELL they just talk loud!!! (LMAS) Now I do not know if this is a Greek thing or if all twin brother's thing but these guys are VERY competitive with each other. So we've got that going for us and throw in the fact that I am running one boat and my son Luis is runn

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