Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi & Black Groupers

Report Date: January 17, 2015

Fishing around the Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale area from Port Everglades this past week has been pretty good for us. Every half-day trip we caught a least 1 or 2 very nice fish. On two occasions this week we had double headers on sailfish. One day, it was a father and son that each caught their first sailfish together. On another recent trip, a repeat customer who caught is first sailfish a month ago, came back this week with another friend he ask me if we had a chance at more sailfish? I said, yes it's very possible with the cooler weather this week, and so we went.

We had a north wind and an outgoing tide, so we setup right up front, by the whistle buoy. We put 2 goggle eyes on the kite and a deep one. In very short order, we quickly caught a double header sailfish and a mahi for Jerry and his friend. The same spread later produced 2 kingfish. It's not that we're catching fish in big numbers, but they have cooperated this week to make all our customers very happy.

We also fished some area ship wrecks and did very good. We caught 2 big black groupers that we had to release due to closure of the season, but those fish put up a huge battle. And for someone who's never caught a saltwater bottom fish, it's quite an eye opening experience.

We also had our share of nice mahi-mahi. One trip, we caught 3 in the 15 lb. range. We also had some beautiful lady fishing with us this week and they caught some kingfish, tunas, 1 small amberjack and a silky shark. The weather has been nice, a little bit cooler, with enough wind to fly the kite and if we can get that north current, fishing will be even better.

Good Luck & Tight Lines,

Capt. Mario Cote
No Vacansea Sportfishing


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