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Ft. Lauderdale Fishing/ Daily Blog

Capt. Rick Brady
March 10, 2010
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Ft. Lauderdale Fishing/ Daily Blog
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ft. Lauderdale is known for many things, fishing just happens to be one of them. Some people come for the beaches or to escape cold weather. Mike and Jim, two firefighters from Long Island came to fish. Ok, I'm sure they had other reasons but fishing was definitely on their list of things to do. LOL
We usually start our day by asking our guest's what they would like to catch. At times, the requests read almost like a Christmas list, but Mike and Jim just wanted to catch some fish, maybe something to eat and have some fun doing it. We were happy to oblige and the fish gods smiled upon us this day.
The fishing had been slow as of late. A large school of Kingfish was located quite a ways south and had been there for days. This was the only real action that had been consistent and we headed south, hoping for another day of biting fish and reeling some in, but we got much more today.
The Kings were not biting well we had heard over half way to our mark. Already committed to going south, we continued hoping to at least find remnants of this huge school of fish. We caught one King on the way and a nice surprise of a pair of Blackfin Tunas as well. We continued on our trek south and a friend called me on the radio, a school of Kingfish were biting somewhat further south and we decided to join them in the area.
It took about an hour to catch our limit, not the action of late from this school but certainly enough to supply some dinner and have some fun. With over 3 hours left to fish, we began back toward the north, looking for other fish to supply some fun. We discussed doing some shark fishing, which we never got to do.
As we moved north, Tuna after Tuna bit our lines, sometimes one at a time, other times we had multiple hits. The school of fish wasn't concentrated but spread out over quite a large area. They would come, hit a rod or two and we'd search again for them.
We never got to do any shark fishing, the Tuna kept us busy and by the time we had to leave for the dock, we had netted 6 Kingfish, 11 Blackfin Tuna, 1 Skipjack Tuna and a bomber Bonito.
The attached picture is a mish mosh of the fish on the ground, with our happy anglers behind them.

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Mike and Jim wanted to take some home for dinner and we started cutting until they had a bag full. We, of course, were happy they left the rest with us. My wife makes a mean Tuna salad from fresh Tuna…
I received a text from Mike around 6:30pm, as we were cleaning up from our day. It read "The Tuna was awesome"! "Now I know why you wanted the rest of our Tuna! LOL"
Apparently the recipe mate Tom had provided worked well for them.

Captain Steve
Ft Lauderdale fishing (offshore)
Contact: www.all-inclusivesportfishing.com
Biz phone; 954-761-8202

Target Species:

Sailfish, Shark, Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, Kingfish, Swordfish

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801 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-761-8202
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