May Means Variety and Lots of Action
Report Date: May 2, 2015
The month of May is here and it offers a nice variety of fish and good fishing.
The last few trips of April produced some nice fish for our customers. One trip, we had a group of hockey players from Canada who joined us for a full day trip. I made sure we had plenty of live goggle eyes and pilchards onboard before leaving the inlet. That morning, I decided to start our day a little north of Port Everglades. We started fishing in 100' of water and caught s few kingfish, and then the kingfish bite stopped. I decided to fish some local wrecks between 100' and 150' where we managed to catch a few amberjack. Halfway through our trip we headed out a little deeper and found very good action and with lots of mahi - most of them between 10 to 15 lbs. In the end, everybody had a chance to reel in some nice fish.
Next, we were joined by Stephane Bellucci and his son Luca for two half-day fishing trips. As we headed out the inlet I asked them if they ever fished in saltwater before and their answer was yes - a lot. So now I was under some pressure to produce. I went to work North of Port Everglades and started in 200' near the Steeple. We had a nice north current and in a short period of time the first bite was on a flat lined pilchard. It produced a 20 lb. blackfin tuna for Luca. Then a goggle eye on the kite was hit and this time it was a sailfish for Stephane. We took the time to take picture and released the fish healthy. Then we moved shallower and caught a kingfish. We also tried bottom fishing and caught an amberjack and a big black grouper. Again, due to the season closure, we released the fish after a quick picture.
On the second day by the end of the trip, I've caught them their first sailfish, their first amberjack, their first blackfin tuna and their first black grouper. Back at the dock, they told me it was their best ever fishing trip ever! That made me very happy!
The last three trips, we fished north of the inlet and had good success. The last trip, I decided to go south of Port Everglades and found a good kingfish bite in 100' feet and green water. We later tried going deeper, but with no bite, came back inside and got rewarded with a hammerhead shark who took a live goggle eye on the kite. And later, another hammerhead shark took one of our deeper goggle eyes. So we had a double header and a first time shark for our customers. So overall, fishing is good and the tuna are starting to show-up off Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood areas. So, let's go catch a few.
Good Luck & Tight Lines,
Capt. Mario Cote
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