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A Great Start To The New Year

Capt. Vinnie Sacks
January 11, 2022
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hello everyone...Capt. Vinnie here I hope everyone had a great holidays and New Years, fishing down in Fort Lauderdale has been very good and I would love to tell you about it so lets start the report. This week in Fort Lauderdale starting inshore there has been a fair amount of Spanish mackeral on the beach side, trolling down the beach with small lures in about 10 to 15 feet of water has been best, mackerel are a great fish for the dinner table but also are great fighters making super fast runs as well. Just on the edge of the reef there has been sailfish like I said last week sailfish bite should continue to improve more and more every week, kite fishing has been the preferred method of attack for these guys and live bait is a must. Most of the sailfish we have been catching right off the coast of Fort Lauderdale have been in depths from 100 to 200 feet of water. Also something that we have been starting to see alot of is sharks. There has been an abundance of hammer head sharks in the area. Sharks are great gamefish, we are not able to kill any of the sharks that we catch but if your looking for a fight this is most certainly a bucket list item for most people!! Moving offshore there has been a fair amount of blackfin tuna, days that seem to be overcast have been best for these guys, small spoons and seawitches with strip baits have been best fishing a little on the deeper side as well from 300 to 500 feet. The next species that comes to mind that has been biting fairly well is wahoo, we have been doing quite well recently on this species right off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. Wahoo is a predatory gamefish that is super fast and has very sharp teeth big baits like rigged ballyhoo as well as bigger strip baits and bonito strips have been best for these guys depths from 180 to 400 have been the ticket and early morning seems to be the most productive. This time of year whenever we tend to have a strong wind from an easterly direction there is usually mahi mahi, more of a sometime fish we do catch a few of them in the winter time. All in all lots of variety right now in Fort Lauderdale and a great time to go fishing also. Last but not least bottom fishing for snapper has been productive, deeper wrecks and ledges have been best with small pieces of cut baits working well, the primarily snapper species have been vermillion but we have been getting a few yellow eye, lane, and mutton snappers in the mix also. If your coming down to the fort Lauderdale area and looking to do some deep sea fishing we would love to have you. Be sure this week to check out some of our great photos of some recent catches during our deep sea fishing trips. as always remember to follow us on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing videos and pictures. Tight lines
Capt. Vinnie 954 559 4700
more later......

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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast:

winds north east around 10mph

Target Species:

tuna dolphin wahoo sailfish snapper grouper

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1005 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-245-9528
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