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Dec 10 and 12 Hooked Up shark fishing

Capt. Taco Perez
December 17, 2009
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Dec 10
Today we had Ryan from Winnipeg Canada and his new bride Jodi from Manit.ba Canada out for their first fishing trip off the coast of Ft laudable and they were joined by Harold from Mass.
The funny part about this combination of folks fishing with us today is that Harold just got off a crew ship and Ryan and Jodi are just leaving on one for their honeymoon. They are sailing on the newest and biggest crew ship in the world the Oasis which just so happens to be the same crew ship I went on last week. One thing is for sure they are going to have a great time.
As we cleared the inlet we knew that there had been a few sail fish around so we went right to kite fishing hopping to get our shot or two at some sails ourselves.
As it turned out we never did see any sails but Jodi caught a big black tip shark

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and Harold caught one nice dolphin fish.

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I've got to say fishing was pretty slow today but with everyone having a good time it just didn't seem like a slow day after all. Then I found out that whenever Jodi goes fishing no one catches much so I guess we'll just put the blame on her (LOL)
All kidding aside Jodi, Ryan and Harold thanks so much we truly enjoyed having you guys fishing with us and we hope to get you guys out fishing again soon.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344
Dec 12
Today was kind of a special day for me because I got to spend the day fishing with my son Luis. Not only do we get a very limited time to spend together but also he has been fishing since he was about 2 days old and he had a great trainer (LOL) never the less he truly is years ahead of a lot of other fisherman at the your age of 19.
We got to spend the day fishing with Matt, his sister Alicia and his girlfriend Carolyn all from Boston Mass. And as it turned out all three of our anglers had done a bit of fishing themselves. So we had a good team to start with.
Matt had told me days before that what they were really after was big game. So having said that we went right to the bait boat and loaded up with a well full of live goggle eyes and off we went. We went right out to about 150 feet of water and set out both our kites with live baits suspended from them.
Once we got our kites set out there it only took a few min till our first bite. It turned out to be a dolphin fish. From that point on it was pretty much none stop action one dolphin after another with a king fish thrown in here and there. In fact we were getting so many bites that I started to worry about running out of live baits.
All of a sudden I seen this big fin shooting right toward one of our precious few live baits that we had left. So I shouted reel the bait up in the air so this monster hammer head shark would not get it. Luis was quick with the rod and got this right long kite bait about 15 feet over the surface. Just as we cleared our live bait out of harm's way Luis yelled up at me and handed me the rod with the dangling bait was connected to. Then I saw what Luis was up to so I reeled in the kite ever so carefully as to just let the live bait touch the water just enough to keep this shark interested in him. As soon as I got the kite to the first kite clip Luis handed me up his new rod he wanted to put in front of this monster. (It was the biggest rod on the boat)
Then I started letting the kite back out trying to get this shark to come after this bigger bait connected to a bigger rod.
It only took about 2 seconds in the water and BAM he was all over it. So now we were Hooked Up with a sea monster that at first showed no signs of slowing down. Alicia Jumped in the chair and now the big battle began. It was a back and forth battle for a good 35 min till Matt decided to give his sister a little break. Since Matt was fresh and rested he got the fish coming our way. Once the fish got close enough for Luis to grab the leader we thought we've got this one. But then out of nowhere this fish got another burst of energy and ripped the leader out of Luis's hands and gray hounded away from the boat. Now I've got to say that in all my years of fishing I've never seen a hammer head shark jump.
We decided that Matt just made this fish even angrier so we got Alicia back in the chair. In the next 30 min we got the fish to the boat 3 different times and each time it would take off again.
Finally the fish came to the boat a lot more settled down. We got a rope around him and slid him in the tuna door. Got a few pictures and slid him back out the door and on his way. But of course the fish had to get the last word because as Luis sled him out he wacked Luis once across his foot. But it all turned out great Luis was OPK Alicia caught the fish of a life time and the fish was in great shape as he swam away.

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We did manage to get Carolyn evolved with the sharks to. She ended up reeling in a big black tip shark. But it was nowhere near the 100 incher we had caught earlier.
Matt we looking forward to fish with you in Jan hope Alicia and Carolyn can make it with you.

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That's all for today just another day at the office aboard the HOOKE UP
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344

Target Species:

Sail fish, sharks Dolphin Fish King Fish ECT

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Hi my name is Taco and I run one of the best charter fishing boats down here in South Florida. WHY? Because Iíve been fishing the waters down here since 1969 and I started at the bottom and worked my way up the ladder. I know what it is like to read a web site and than once you get to boat things are not as you thought they would be. Not here I say it like it is. No surprises. Iíve got a 45 foot Hatteras with a big cock pit. Fully aircondishened and refrigerated. Big comfortable platform.

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