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Trully A Happy Day Today Aboard the Hooked Up

Capt. Taco Perez
August 29, 2010
Fort Lauderdale - Saltwater Fishing Report

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344
Aug 17
Today We truly had a Happy Day Today fishing out of Bahia-Mar Marina aboard the Hooked Up we had a shared charter with Brain from England, Chris from Palm Harbor Florida, and Joe and Evan from parts unknown. We started out trolling the reef with our 2 planners running about 45 feet deep and 3 baits skipping across the surface. While trolling we ended up catching a few king fish and a bonito.
Ok time for plain B so in came the trolling gear and out went the live baits. Today we did not have enough wind to fly our kites so we slowly trolled them down the reef.
Ok so now we had all four goggle eyes (live baits) out there and the trap was set and all we needed was for some big fish to come along and eat one.
Than all of a sudden out of nowhere up popped this big sailfish on one of our baits. It only took seconds till he swallowed the bait and we were Hooked Up. This fish was dancing all over the surface and Evan wasted no time jumping in the chair.
(THE FIGHT WAS ON) It was a back and forth tug a war for a good 15 min but finally Evan got this big sail fish to the side of the boat. Captain J.J. got a hold of the fish for a quick measurement to have a replica trophy made of Evan's catch a couple quick photos and back into the sea he went to fight again another day.

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Way to go Evan and thanks again to the rest of our anglers today.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344
Aug 19
Today we had a family from Rochester Ney York Sylvia and her husband Chuck and their kids Curtis, Heather and Trisha out for a few hours of deep sea fishing aboard the Hooked Up.
Once again we started out trolling the reef with our two planners running deep and three baits skipping across the surface. Today the reef was full of life. We were catching kings and bonitos one after another.
Since we already had a box full of king fish and bonitos we decided to try for a monster fish and just see how our luck would turn out. As it seems our luck was going to be very good because as soon as we got a couple shark baits set out there we got a big shark bite within in two min. Curtis jumped in the chair and the fight was on. Talk about lucky! But after about 5 min of fighting this fish the line went slack and so did our luck.
O well I guess that's why they call it fishing and not catching.
But we still had a little time left so we set the baits right back out there and just as we were running out of time and about to reel in the lines our deep rod bent over and line was screaming off the reel. Curtis jumped in the chair and we were HOOKED UP. It was a back and forth tug a war for over 40 min but at last Curtis hung in there and much to our surprise up popped this big hammer head shark in the middle of Aug.

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We never expected this but hey we could not have been happier and we did manage to slide Curtis's fish into the boat for a quick measurement for a replica trophy to be made of his great catch and slid him right back out the door to fight again another day.
Way to go Curtis

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As we got back to the dock we had our afternoon trip waiting on us. We had Chalet, Di, Sue, Karl and George all from Birmingham England.
They were going on a cruise in a couple days and thought they would try their luck at some deep sea fishing off the coast of Ft Lauderdale.
Once again we went right to trolling the reef and YES the kings were snapping.
We were catching all the kings we wanted as a matter a fact with still a good 30 min left to fish they let us know that they were all beat and had caught more than enough.
Guys thanks again and hope you guys have a ball on your cruse.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344
Aug 20
This morning we started out fishing with Paul, Charlie, Luis and John all from South Florida. Once again trolling the reef was the big ticket. And once again the reef paid off with king fish and bonitos. BUT all of a sudden one of our surface baits that was skipping across the surface paid off for us today.
As we were trolling one of our rigger baits popped out of the out rigger and Captain Kevin wasted no time getting to the rod and picking it up. Just as Kevin picked up the rod Captain Greg seen a nice sailfish tracking right behind the bait. Kevin dropped the bait back to him and BAM we were HOOKED UP.
Paul jumped in the chair and the fight was on. It took Paul a good 15 min to finally get his sail to the side of the boat. We got a few quick photos of the fish swimming next to the boat and Kevin reached down and cut the leader right next to the hook.

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Sometimes it seems to be easier on the fish to just cut the leader as close as possible to the hook instead of trying to hold the fish to try to get the hook out. At times a sail fish goes nuts at the boat and ends up doing more harm to himself.
Nice going guys!
This afternoon we had a family from Caracas Venezuela out for a few hours to give their luck a shot aboard the Hooked Up. We had Diana and her two kids Manuel and Alan.
Once again the reef was the place to be with the two planners tearing it up.
We ended up with 8 nice kingfish and 3 bomber bonitos.
Thanks again to all our anglers today.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344
Aug 21
Today we had Ashley and Alex from Switzerland and Alan from Ft Lauderdale out for just a few hours in the late afternoon for a bit of deep sea fishing.
Now I've got to say that there is nothing better than writing a great fishing report about what a good day of catching we had aboard the Hooked Up.
BUT if all my reports were about how great the fishing was every day well let's just say that is just not fishing and I am sorry to say that today was one of those slow days on the rip.
We started out trolling the reef knowing that was going to be our best shot at throwing some fish in the box but today in the late afternoon it just was not happening.
We managed to catch a couple of king fish with our planners but that was it.
So we switched over to some shark fishing but once again no luck.
Alan thanks again for your patience and remember we owe you one.
Guys it would be a lot easier if I just skipped this report but I pride myself on telling it like it is and most of the time we get the best of the fish but once again it is fishing NOT CATCHING.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344
Aug 24
Today we had a shared charter with Willy from Westin Florida and Nick from New Jersey.
Getting fish in the box was the plan today and the best way of doing this was once again trolling the reef with two planners running about 45 feet down along with a few baits skipping across the surface.
Once again it was the planners that paid off in a big way. The kings were there and hungry so we ended up with a box full of kings.
Willy and nick thanks again for fishing with us aboard the hooked up and Willy we look forward to fishing with you again in October to catch you that sail fish you want.

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Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344
Aug 26
Today we had Amanda and Jim from Dallas Texas out for a few hours of deep sea fishing aboard the Hooked Up.
Trolling had been producing fish for us all week so we went right back to trolling the reef.
We set our two planners out running about 45 feet down along with three surface baits skipping across the surface.
When I say that the bonitos were biting like mad dogs I just don't know how else to put it. I'm not sure how many we caught let along how many we threw back. But I think it was somewhere around 1,000,000,000 (LOL)
Guys thanks again for a fun morning of fishing and sorry about your foot ball team I just don't think this is the year for the cowboys (LOL)
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free (877) SEA-4344

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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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