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Great catch in Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Vinnie Sacks
April 12, 2019
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Today we had a great group aboard the YB Normal in Fort Lauderdale Florida, we had John and his friends from Connecticut, John is in a fishing club back and home and had looked us up when he came to Fort Lauderdale to go on a deep sea fishing charter, they booked us for the afternoon private charter which leaves at 1pm sharp so after leaving the dock we ventured out to the sea bouy in port everglades which is only 1 mile from Fort Lauderdale's coast, we started out trolling with 2 planners down and 3 surface baits consisting of bonito strips and fresh ballyhoo. The water was very dirty today with sort of a green color, usually with these conditions the king mackerel bite very well so we continued to troll around with not much action we did manage however to catch one king mackeral around 100 feet of water, we decided to keep trolling for another hour or so with not much action, so after that I had made the decision to go try some shipwrecks, we had some live blue runners in the live well from a few trips ago and we dropped on the first spot with no luck, we decided to try another spot and we had an instant bite, as I pulled away from the wreck John was on the rod this was a big fish, after a 10 min battle the fish pulled off just our luck today, with time winding down I decided to head off shore there was an edge with blue water which usually means north current which can be optimal fishing conditions off Fort Lauderdale this edge was in 400 feet of water with scattered seaweed, we put only 2 planners down and 1 surface bait we decided to use a blue spoon on one of our planners and a seawitch on the other within minutes of being in this live water we had caught a black fin tuna almost instantly on our spoon we fired it back out and instantly another tuna we were in the fish for sure. I decided to give John and his friends some extra time on there deep sea fishing charter because fishing was slow and I had felt bad, I continued to work the area where we are getting bites and after 10 min we got a huge bite on the planner and after fighting it for about 15min it need up being a unbelievable catch a beautiful wahoo these are some of the coolest fish in the ocean they are fast as lighting and have awsome color, they also are some of the best eating fish too! What a wonderful catch and a great end to the day everyone was smiles and high fives, that just goes to show you that you never know whats gonna happen with fishing and to always try your hardest, we got back to the dock and unloaded the fish and took some great pictures another great adventure for the YB Normal out Fort Lauderdale

Visiting fort lauderdale and lookng for a deep sea fishing charter? Check out the YB Normal you wont regret it.
(954) 559 4700 capt. vinnie

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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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