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Great Sailfish in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida aboard Hooked Up

Capt. Taco Perez
November 16, 2011
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing with the Granite Group
November 5th, 2011
Today we had Mike from Concord New Hampshire, Brad and Bob from Burlington Vermont and Ted and Dale from Conn.
Today was kind of a special day for me because I got to fish with my son Luis and we were looking to kick some butt today.
Luis had rigged a bunch of killer trolling baits and he was really looking forward to tricking some sail fish into biting into some dead baits that Luis said would look as if they were alive while slow trolling them.
BUT no the old bull (me) said we are going to catch them with live baits suspended from the kites.
Truth being told here today it just seemed fishing was good all around us but we were having a hell of a time trying to get one behind the Hooked Up.
While we did manage to catch a nice dolphin fish I just could not seem to get in front of a sailfish.
Ok I gave up and decided to give Luis's style a shot.
So in came the kites and out went all these teasers Luis had rigged along with some trolling ballyhoo and swimming mullets.
After about 20 min of slow trolling I be dammed here he came all over Luis's teaser.
Luis just so happened to have a live bait hooked onto a spinner rod and ready to go. Once the live bait was thrown out in front of this sailfish he turned and lit up like a Christmas tree and was all over the bait.
Brad jumped in the chair and the fight was on.
We happen to hook this fish while slow trolling next to a ship and yep that was just where this hot fish was headed.
We came back on this fish just about as hard as the boat would back down with Brad reeling like a mad man the hole time.
Finally we got past the ship and from there Brad just worked his sail closer and closer to the boat. Than Luis with his 12-foot arms reached out and grabbed Brads Sail by the bill and he was in the boat.

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Now I know this was a great catch but it seems all Luis wants to do any more is slow troll dead baits for these sails.
I know that 9 out of 10 times the old bull knows better than the young bull but god forbid the young bull is right just one time and I never hear the end of it. (LOL)
Mike and Mike thanks to both of you for allowing us to entertain your guests aboard the Hooked Up and I know it was rougher than hell so next time we will make it up to you guys with some great Florida weather.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Great fishing aboard Hooked Up Thanks to Ray
November 3rd, 2011
Today we started out Nov fishing with Tim from Charlotte North Carolina, Pat from Syracuse New York, Kim from Liverpool California and last but not least Ray from San Francisco California.
We started out fishing in about 300 feet of water with our 2 kites and 4 live baits suspended from the kites.
While fishing started out a bit on the slow side but we had Ray on our side and once he started chumming the waters fishing turned around real quick for us with dolphin fish coming into the boat one after another.
All of a sudden we got a bite that was screaming line off the reel. We knew this was no dolphin fish and before we knew it a big sailfish started dancing all over the surface. Tim jumped in the chair and the fight was on. It was a tough fight but Tim hung in there and 20 min later we finally had Tim's big sailfish to the side of the boat.

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Captain J.J. reached over and slid him into the boat for a measurement and some great pictures and we watched him swim away in good shape to fight again another day.

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Ray thanks so much we never could have done it without your help (LOL)
Guy's thanks again for a fun day of fishing and we hope to see you guys again soon.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Fishing 4 SailFish With Dave Aboard Hooked Up
October 29th, 2011
Today we fished with Dave from Kansas and after such a great bite yesterday we were looking forward to more of the same today.
But as luck would have it the sea conditions had changed and while the wind was still out of the northeast our north current had all but stopped.
All the same we set out our kites with live baits suspended from and the trap was set.
Today it took a lot more waiting and waiting for the bite but at last we did get that sailfish bite we were looking for and the fight was on.
Dave jumped in the chair and the fight was on.
After a good 15 min of a back and forth tug a war Dave got his first sailfish to the side of the boat. Captain Greg reached over and slid the sail into the boat for a quick measurement to have a replica trophy made of Dave's sail a quick photo and back to sea he went to fight again another day.

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Dave thanks again for spending the afternoon fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Target Species:

many fish to eat

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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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Hooked Up sport fishing
3051 NE 48 Street APT 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: 954-764-4344
Alt. Phone: 954-608-7000
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