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Daytime Swordfishing In Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Vinnie Sacks
February 16, 2021
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Hello everyone Capt Vinnie here, this week we have a great report something very different and very special I would like to share with all of you. Recently we had an all day charter scheduled and with fishing being a little slow I had called our client and asked him what he thought about going offshore and taking a gamble on trying to catch a swordfish at first he was skeptical and hesitant but I assured him that he should pay off and he went with my judgement, The crew of the Yb Normal out of fort Lauderdale loaded up the boat around 430am as we would depart at 5am on our deep sea fishing adventure in hopes of catching a broadbill swordfish. To target swordfish out of Fort Lauderdale you have to go offshore around 18 miles to get to around 2,000 feet of water. We put some lines out on our way in hopes of catching some fresh bait which was successful we caught 2 skipjack tuna which we had rigged up for bait for swordfishng, our first drift was in 1800 feet and lasted around 2 hours in the daytime you use an electric reel to fish these depths and 12 pounds of weight to stay on the bottom, after our first drift not a bite so we shortly reset a little deeper we did another 2 hour drift with high hopes in getting a bite but with music playing and calm seas everyone was just enjoying there time on the water until maximum chaos once we got a fish on, after 2 long drifts with no bites we decided to set up one more time some where different after 1 hour and everyone fading on there hopes of getting a bite suddenly we would get the bite we had been waiting all day for!! once coming tight with the fish we would begin to fight him inch by inch in hopes of seeing this beast after a 40min fight we would obtain color and sink a harpoon in his side as well as 2 more gaffs at this point the battle was won a buzzer beater of a fish at the last second when we were ready to go home. Defiantly one to remember forever, lots of cheering and celebration on this accomplishment literally the feeling of hitting the jackpot, on our ride in to the sunset we were all in good spirits and high hopes once arriving to the dock we would unload the fish and take plenty of pictures to remember this day. Please check out our great photos of this epic fish we caught more reports to come soon but remember we have some availability coming up so please come out fishing with us we would love to make a memory that will last forever just like this one and as always follow us on instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing and like us on facebook for daily fishing reports and videos! tight lines Capt. Vinnie 954 559 4700

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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Forecast:

calm winds and seas

Target Species:

tuna dolphin wahoo kingfish snapper grouper

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Come Fish with the best in Ft. Lauderdale. Enjoy a trip on our 43' Air-Conditioned Sportfish featuring the largest Fishing Cockpit in the fleet. Our Courteous & Professional Crew will make this a Memory that will last a Life Time! Located only 15 minutes to Fishing Grounds we Specialize in Live Baiting, Trolling,Kite Fishing,Reef Fishing and Deep Dropping. Half day,Full Day,Night Trips or we can customize a special Charter for you. Kids Always Welcome. We Catch Quality Fish!!!!!

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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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