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SailFish, HammerHead Sharks & Tunas aboard Hooked Up

Capt. Taco Perez
April 24, 2012
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

SailFish, HammerHead Sharks and Tunas aboard Hooked Up off Ft Lauderdale
April 22nd, 2012

Today we started out fishing with Kalb and his wife Jessie from Colorado.
We started out trolling and caught 4 bonitos and 2 black fin tunas.
Once we had a few fish in the box so we switched from trolling to kite fishing with live and dead baits suspended from the kites and a couple more shark baits down deep.
From here on the big game fish started showing up.
We had a total of 3 sailfish on witch all got lucky jumping all over the place and spitting the hooks. (RATS)
But then we got a big bite on one of the shark rods and the fight was on!
It was a back and forth tug a war for a good 30 min till finally Kalb got this monster hammerhead shark to the side of the boat.
We did get 2 out of the 3 hooks out and watched him swim away in good shape.
As we got back to the dock we had George from Boston along with his son Theo from Miami Florida along with Luis from Arizona and Mark from Conn.
This afternoon we went right to kite fishing with 3 live baits suspended from the kites along with 2 other shark baits down deep.
All of a sudden between rainstorms we had a BIG sailfish pop up on one of the live baits. The sail grabbed the bait and swam away slowly as J.J. locked up the reel and Captain Greg went ahead with the boat. George jumped in the chair and the fight was on. At first this sail was jumping all over the place but then he settled down and it turned into a deep down and dirty fight. George hung in there and 20 min later George had his first sail to the boat.

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Way to go George.
Ok back to fishing and out of nowhere a big hammer head shark ate the shark bait that was also suspended from the kite.
This shark took off like a rocket ship and the long fight was on.
This time Theo, Luis and Mark all took turns fighting this big sea monster.
At last we got him to the boat and once again got 2 out of the 3 hooks out and watched him swim away in good shape.
Thanks again to all of our anglers today for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) Sea-4344 [email protected]

Fishing with the Vikings from Detroit Michigan
April 21st, 2012
Today we fished with a father and his 2 sons that had to have some Viking Blood in them because we seemed to be the only boat that stayed and fished the whole trip.
It Was Rough and Rainy!!
All the same these guys were fine with the weather so off we went for a little deep-sea fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale with David and his two sons David and Jayson from Detroit Michigan.
We went trolling in good 5 to 6 foot sloppy seas and what made it even tougher was the fish were biting!
We were catching Mahia Mahia every time I would drive the boat under these birds.
I would troll by the bird catch a couple Mahia Mahia and then I would get away from them to give Greg a chance to re rig the baits.
When it was all said and done we were all laughing about our day of deep sea fishing BUT while it was going on it was tough and to boot these 3 guys were loving it witch is why I say they must have some Viking blood in them.
By the end of the trip we had at least a dozen or more Mahia Mahia and 1 kingfish and 1 big bonito.

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David David and Jayson thanks for fishing with us I think I am still trying to get all the salt water out of my ears. (LOL)

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free 2 (877) SEA-4344 [email protected]


Another Day of Great Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale
April 19th, 2012
Great Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale
WOW what else can I say fishing has just been red hot for us aboard the Hooked Up off the coast of Fort Lauderdale and today was no exception.
We set out on our day of deep-sea fishing with Dave, Chad, Troy and Joel all from Grand Rapids Michigan.
We started out trolling and landing a box full of kingfish, 4 Mahia Mahia, 3 blackfin tunas and one big bomber bonito.
Ok we had plenty of fish in the box at this point and for the most part the pressure was off so it was time to go for the BIG ONE.

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In came the trolling rods and out went the kites with live baits suspended from them.
By the end of the day not only had Dave caught a sailfish but Joel also caught a big sailfish.

WOW another day of Great Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 [email protected]


WOW Action Packed Day Of Fishing aboard Hooked Up off Fort Lauderdale
April 17th, 2012

Today we started this great day of Deep Sea fishing aboard the Hooked up off the coast of Fort Lauderdale with;
Jim from Organ and Ken from South Carolina.
We started out trolling the reef with 2-planner board running about 45 to 50 feet down along with 3 baits skipping across the surface.
Trolling was good with us landing 8 kingfish, 5 Mahia Mahia and 1 black fin tuna.
Ok now with the skunk out of the box in came the trolling gear and out went the kites with live goggle eyes (Live Bait) suspended from them.
From there it wasn't long till our first sailfish bite.

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I can't recall who caught the first one but soon after that we were Hooked Up again and by the end of the trip both guys had caught a sailfish.

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Man it seemed we were just on fire today and as we got back to the dock we picked up our afternoon trip.
Dave from M.N., Ken from Pompano Beach Florida, Rob from Orlando Florida and Chris from Nashville Tenn.
Ok back to trolling the reef and yes once again the reef trolling was red hot.
By the end of the trip we had 2 bonitos, 10 black fin tunas, 4 Mahia Mahia and 4 kingfish.

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WOW what an action packed day of fishing today aboard the Hooked Up off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
Thanks once again to all of our anglers for fishing with us today.

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


Sharks, Sailfish, Tunas, Kingfish, Mahia Mahia and boat load of Fun Aboard Hooked Up
April 15th, 2012

Today we started out fishing with Mike, Tahoe, Daizy, and Morgan from Miami Florida and Sang from Wyoming.
Good eating fish is what we were looking for so we started out trolling the reef looking for kingfish but they just were not biting. That all but one was not biting we did end up catching one and he was a NICE 30 pounder. Well I guess that makes up for the ones that did not want to bite!!
Ok so the king bite was slow so we headed out for a little deeper water and found 4 nice Mahia Mahia fish. While these king fish are edible fish they are a bit fishy but as for the Mahia Mahia well just take a look at just about any sea food restaurant menu and you'll find them their. (Yummy)
As we got back to the dock we had Ben, Matt, Stephen and James ready to give their luck a shot at some deep-sea fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale aboard the Hooked Up.
We started out trolling looking to throw a few fish in the box before we went for the big one.
While trolling we did catch 1 kingfish, 3 Mahia Mahia and 2 small black fin tunas.
Ok skunk out of the box so in came all the trolling gear and out went the kites with live and dead bait suspended from them along with a couple shark baits set down deep.
The trap was set now we just needed a bite. And a bite was just what we got when one of the big shark rods bent over line started peeling off the reel and we were Hooked Up.
Matt jumped in the chair and the fight was on. At first all Matt could do was to hang on as all the line was being peeled off the reel at a very fast pace. But after a few min the line slowed and Matt started to gain a little. Than back out it went then he would gain a little more back and forth we went.
Than all of a sudden we had a bite on one of the kite baits that were still out there. Line started walking off the reel while Matt was still doing battle with this sea monster he had on. Than all at once J.J. locked up the reel as Captain Greg went ahead with the boat and just like that a big sailfish came out of the water and jumping all over the place.
Now as Stephen jumped in the chair we had our hands full with 2 big game fish on at the same time.
Finally after what seemed forever Stephan got his first ever sailfish to the boat.
Way to go Stephan.

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Ok back to Matt's fight and after another 10 to 15 min later Matt had this BIG hammerhead shark to the boat.
Aboard the Hooked Up we have invented this big loop made out of plastic coated cable that we just slide over the sharks head so we can handle the shark without sticking a gaff into him so we can try to get the hooks out and get a quick measurement and a few pictures and release him in great shape.
Well that's what we did with the big hammerhead but I am sorry to say that while we were fighting the sailfish he got wrapped up in the leader and came in backwards and he did not make it.
However we did have the meat smoked and passed all the smoked meat out so it did not go to waist.

Guys WHAT A BLAST thanks again for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up.

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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