Wintertime Mahi off Hillsboro Inlet
Report Date: January 14, 2014
Despite the rough weather, we had two very happy anglers as we motored back to Port Everglades.
This morning we had beautiful South Florida weather. We fished with a repeat customer from Montreal, Canada, and we were hoping for maybe a wahoo since it's only a few days before the full moon, and we had an outgoing tide. So we trolled strip baits on the planer and on the surface for an hour, but only saw some tuna and bonito caught on the surface baits. So we stopped by the Steeple and put out our spread in 250'. When we reached 200', we missed a really good hit on a deep google eye. Later, in 100 feet, we caught a nice cero mackerel on a pilchard flown from the kite. On the next setup, I tried to keep us at 200' on a nice color change. As we got closer to Hillsboro inlet, we got a coupe hits on the flat lined pilchards - 2 nice mahi. They were about the same size, but after a few jumps, we lost one. Here is the nice one we were able to put in the boat!
Capt. Mario Cote
No Vacansea Sportfishing