Ft. Lauderdale is hot!
Capt. Cary Hanna
September 22, 2008
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
Sorry for not reporting on the fishing scene in the past month but I'm starting to hate computers and viruses.
We have had some great outings this month but I'll get to the real time for the latest bite this week. Just from live baiting we have had some great success on the afternoon bite past the 3:00 hour. On Sunday live Goggle eyes produced a nice Wahoo about 30 pounds. A Wahoo bite from a drifting boat is always great as your rod bends over and line peels off like you got a 50 pound Kingfish. Its always a plus to have fisky baits and a good baitwell that keeps the water circulating at a good pace. We had baited the hook and as soon as the Gog hit the water he swam off in a hurry. I knew he would get some attention and within 5 minutes we were on.
On Tuesday's afternoon trip we had great baits again with nice Gogs and large Pilchards. Our first drift a Sailfish rose up to our spread, knocked the first Gog off the hook, swam over to the far Gog and we got tight on him. We had a nice north current making it harder for us to just real this fish in. We had to persue the chase to get back some line on the reel. We billed the Sailfish, removed the hook and set him off home.
The Kingfish were a steady bite down deep at least 50 feet with no King bites on the surface. Our last few moments on the trip one rod slowly bent and finally a sailfish busted the surface making 2 Sailfish bites for us. One fish on a Goggle eye another on a nice Pilchard. Our last Sailfish I noticed as he was jumping he was throwing blood, usually indicating he's hooked inside the gills. Whenever you notice blood, it's best to cut the line rather then struggling with him to get your hook back so that he can still swim away alive.
The days are becoming a bit cooler in the mid 80's with a nice breeze. This month and next should make for a great time to get on a boat and do some kick back fishing with some nice action.
See you on the rip,
Captain Cary Hanna
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