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Afternoon Fishing In Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood

Capt. Vinnie Sacks
January 15, 2023
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hello everyone, Capt. Vinnie here, this week has been outstanding weather wise and fishing wise, Great temps to be outside and on the water as well as calm seas too, the theme of the report is afternoon fishing this week but we will start with a morning report first, just on the edge of the reef in the early mornings if the conditions allow, kite fishing for sailfish with live bait has been a very good choice of something productive to do, there has been some sailfish action in depths from 100 feet on out to 180 but setting up shallow opens up some opportunities to possibly catch other species like kingfish as well as bonito. Trolling in the early mornings on the deep side of the reef has been pretty decent as well, some blackfin tuna around and a few wahoo. Wreck fishing has been good for hard fighting fish like amberjack, dropping live baits down on heavy tackle has been a good choice if your looking to catch something that fights hard, there is also a good chance right now while wreck fishing to catch a grouper but unfortunately grouper is not in season right now and s closed till May. Now for the afternoons, as of late in Fort Lauderdale I would say we have something going on that is very special... Late afternoons the trolling for blackfin tuna right off the coast has been Outstanding! I don't think there is another word to describe it, in depths from 180 feet on out to 350 feet there has been some very solid blackfin tuna action, some days bigger fish some days smaller fish but it has been very consistent bite every afternoon, seems to be 3pm is the magic time when the tuna really start to bite. Trolling with 2 planers under the surface and 3 surface baits has been our standard spread, Fresh bonito strips are key in my opinion to entice these hungry tuna, also mixed in with the tuna has been a few large wahoo, these wahoo feed on these tuna so if your lucky you might be able to entice a fiesty wahoo. The best bet this week I would say is to do an afternoon trip from the hours of 2pm to 6pm I don't think you will be disappointed! This week please be sure to check out some of the great pictures we have while out on our deep sea fishing charters, and remember to give us a follow on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing content, the blackfin tuna bite is just beginning to start in full force here in fort Lauderdale and should continue to improve the size of the fish as we later approach spring time, we should start to see more wahoo as well in the area, that is something to get excited about for sure, we have some availability left for the month of January so please if your coming to Fort Lauderdale and looking to do some deep sea fishing look us up we would love to have you. Should have a new report soon so be on the lookout. Capt. Vinnie 954 559 4700
More later......

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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast:

chilly, light wind calm seas

Target Species:

tuna dolphin wahoo sailfish snapper grouper

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Y B Normal
1005 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-245-9528
Alt. Phone: 954-559-4700
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