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More Sail Fishing Off the Coast of Ft Lauderdale Unreal Fishing

Capt. Taco Perez
January 31, 2012
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

More Sail Fishing Off the Coast of Ft Lauderdale
January 20th, 2012

More Sail Fishing Off the Coast of Ft Lauderdale
Today we started out fishing with Danielle and Jay from Plant City Florida, Mike from Georgia, Kristina and another Jay from Palm Beach Florida.
Usually we like to start out trolling the reef because it can be fairly easy to catch a few kingfish and bonitos just to insure everyone catches some fish before we go after the big one. But lately the reef has just not been producing many fish so we have been going right to kite fishing with live baits suspended from the kites.
So that was just what we started out doing today kite fishing and BAM today it paid off for us with Daniele catching her first sailfish.javascript:insert_image('

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(Way to Go Danielle)

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Guy's thanks again for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up and thanks for the pictures.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 [email protected]

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Unreal Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

January 19th, 2012

Unreal Fishing in Fort Lauderdale
Well finally we got the cold front we needed to get the sail fish moving down.
Today we had David and his son David along with Debra and Laura all from Michigan.
Truth being told David the son had given me a call looking for one of those $35 dollar per person over crowded drift boats. I had told him that the cheapest price was not always your best bang for the buck and I sort of talked him into fishing with us aboard a sport fishing boat without a bunch of others fishing right next to him and bettering his odds of catching fish.
As everyone showed up I pulled them all aside and told them how I had talked David into chartering a sport fish boat instead of a drift boat and I also had to let them know that the last few days fishing was a bit on the slow side but assured them that I was going to do everything I could to catch them fish.
As we headed out and motoring to the south J.J. was up on the fly bridge with me talking about what we could do to better our odds of catching. At the same time we were listening to all the other captains talking on the radio saying fishing was slow and it seemed nothing was biting.
J.J. and I were looking at the sea conditionings with a hard north current and nice 4 foot swells coming out of the north and a cool 55 degrees we thought things could not have looked any better for sail fishing!!
Let me take a moment to say when we are kite fishing I drive the boat standing backwards looking at the kite baits at all times. J.J. suggested that since conditionings looked so good that today I might want to keep an eye forward looking for sail fish tailing down see and he would keep his eyes on the kite baits!
Just as the words came out of his mouth he yelled out look there a sail tailing right now!!! I looked but just could not seem to spot him so I yelled out as I was darting down the stairs put us on him I'll toss a bait to him.
Sure enough J.J. put us just down sea from the sail and I got the bait right in front of him BUT he was hauling butt and just kept going.
Ok at least we knew we were in the right area now and out went the baits.
Once all 4 baits were set in the kites I kept looking forward and sure enough I seen 2 sails tailing down sea. I yelled down to J.J. here they come as he casted a live bait in front of them but once again they were moving fast and just kept going to the south. But wait they had to get by our kite baits and just like that we had 2 sails fighting over one of our baits. Then just like that they swim off (RATS).
Than all of a sudden one had gotten by us but still had to go by our kite baits and BAM we were Hooked Up.
Not only were we Hooked Up but also this was a monster sailfish. David jumped in the chair and the battle was on. After a good 20 min back and forth tug a war David finally got his 93-inch sailfish to the boat.

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Both David's looked up at me and said YEP this beats the heck out of a crowded drift boat and needless to say I was feeling good at this point!!
Once we got the baits set back out there BAM another sailfish no I mean 2 more sails and now we were fighting a double header.
25 min later we got these 2 next to the boat. We got a couple more pictures of these sails and watched them both swim away in good shape.

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In total we seen 11 sailfish tailing and caught the 3 we got to bite.
David, David, Laura and Debra thanks for a very exciting fishing trip and remember the cheapest price is not always the best deal1 (LOL)

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 [email protected]

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