The Spring Has Sprung! Wahoo Galore.
Capt. David Ide
April 10, 2018
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report
I absolutely love April and May fishing in Fort Lauderdale. The variety of fish in our area when "spring has sprung" is very exciting! We have an abundance of bait, birds and game fish all in our area and it is only going to get better. Sailfish, tuna, wahoo and mahi are just some of the species you have a shot at everyday!
On many days we are going through every bait in the well. The best fishing has been in the dark blue water where we have found current and small weed patches. There have been a lot of frigate birds and sea gulls giving away the location of the edge as of late. Trolling or using fishing kites when there has been wind has been most effective.
The wahoo around have been stealing the show. High speed trolling using bonita or mullet strips has their attention. We are also getting strikes on our kite baits while fishing for sailfish. This is why we usually fish wire on our kite baits just in case a big wahoo, kingfish or shark comes along, we are ready.
Check out this beautiful wahoo our client caught. Just look at those stripes!
As spring break comes to an end, we had some great junior anglers on board. Kids of all ages and experience levels are always welcome. We provide a safe, fun and educational fishing experience for everyone. Our junior anglers did great. Some reeling in sailfish and others reeling in some real brutes!
Check out this amberjack he reeled up like a champ!
Everyone did great! I truly look forward to the fishing over the next 8 weeks. I'm going to try to do a better job to get more photos and videos like we did last year as I'm getting a lot of request for that. Don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel as I will be releasing much of the content there.
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