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Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing Report – Spectacular Sailfish Su

Capt. John Logan
February 23, 2024
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

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Greetings, Anglers!
This week in Fort Lauderdale, a thrilling update awaits offshore enthusiasts—our latest charter fishing report brims with action and record-breaking catches!

**Sailfish Bonanza Hits Fort Lauderdale**

Recent temperature dips have set the stage for an exceptional phenomenon. Chilled currents have guided a stunning swarm of sailfish towards our shores, triggering an angling frenzy unlike any we've seen in recent years. In an incredible display of abundance, some of our charters have reported hauling in upwards of 20 sailfish in a single outing – sheer fishing nirvana!

**Prime Time for the Sailfish Migration**

Our captains are reveling in the thick of the sailfish migration, an annual dance typically spanning from December to April, with March being the apex. These majestic creatures, noted for their larger-than-average sizes this season, are on the move and biting. The skillful use of live bait suspended from kites, a cherished local technique, has been our secret weapon in attracting these spectacular fish.

**Mahi-Mahi and Tuna Round-Up**

While sailfish steal the spotlight, mahi-mahi has also graced our lines, sprinkled amidst the sailfish action. Blackfin tuna have added to the excitement, offering anglers a robust fight and the chance at a prized catch. A few lucky boats even clashed with the elusive yellowfin tuna, which have shown their might by testing our tackle limit.

**Reef Trolling and Offshore Swordfishing**

Trolling the reef has settled into its seasonal norm, yielding a dependable supply of kingfish—an expected delight during this period. Our focus, however, remains steadfast on live bait fishing. As for swordfishing, the offshore grounds maintain their allure with steady action. Over the coming months, we anticipate an upswing as these deep-water gladiators frequent our waters. Swordfish, targeted at profound depths — often reaching 2,000 feet — challenge even the most experienced anglers with their craftiness and are notorious for their tender mouths, resulting in a heart-wrenching escape rate of about 60%.

**Wahoo and Shark Encounters**

The wahoo presence has persisted, with a consistent catch rate that keeps anglers on their toes. And with spring upon us, the local shark population has been making its presence known. Sprinklings of impressive hammerheads and formidable tiger sharks have been an exhilarating addition to our expeditions, catering to the adventurous spirit of our clients who relish shark fishing. As the season unfurls, the anticipation grows. Stay hooked to our reports for the latest updates on what's biting in the waters of Fort Lauderdale. Tight lines and happy charters—may your next trip be as fruitful as the sea is Vast! Call for Reservations (954)778-8173 www.all-inclusivesportfishing.com

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The Marlin My Darlin is a 46' Hatteras that is comfortable, clean, fully air conditioned and rigged for ALL types of fishing in our area. We excel in entertaining ALL levels of fishing experience from the first time novice to the experienced angler. Located on Fort Lauderdale beach, our dock is just minutes from the fishing grounds so your time is spent fishing, not traveling. Check out our sites, you'll be glad you did.

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Marlin My Darlin Sport Fishing
801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-761-8202
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