Spring Action Continues
Capt. Michael Muldoon
May 2, 2017
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
April has Been a great month fishing out of Fort Lauderdale, Seeing Sailfish, Blackfin Tunas, Cobias, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Bonitos and Wahoos. We have mainly been kiting fishing throughout April, Mainly using the regular Thread Fin Herring. Having Bait this month is extremely important, with trolling regularly slow and live bait fishing very hot. On one trip we caught 6 out of 8 Sailfish, seeing a few more during the trip.
On this trip we hooked a triple header out of a 6 banger. We saw bigger packs of Sailfish moving South at a high rate of speed, some of the better Sailfish action I have seen.
The Mahi Mahi fishing has been hit or miss, with a few days producing Dolphin and a couple without. We are stilling hoping for a Big Push any day now.
Later in April we had a few good days with meat fish, catching a 53lb Kingfish, 35lb Cobia, 2 Sailfish and a few 10lb Blackfin Tunas. I blame all the good fishing on the quality of bait, the bait that you can not buy but have to catch yourself.
We also recently fished the Final Sailfish Tournament in the End of April. This Sailfish Tournament is located in Key West, and is the last Sailfish Tournament of the season. Catching 13 out of 15 Sailfish, which was good enough for 14th place out of 34 boats. We were Lucky enough to catch a 64lb Wahoo, which we were not expecting.
This Wahoo was big enough to win the Big Fish Bonanza, biggest of all the meat fish in the Tournament. What a Great Tournament that the Blue Water Movements puts on, what a great experience.
Do not forget May 1st is opening Grouper season!!
Captain Mike 954-629-7336
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast:
May 1st is Grouper Season, Get out there while they are still biting!
Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Swordfish, Grouper
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