Your #1 Resource Guide and Links Directory
for Sportfishing, Charters and more...

Home: Go Fish Fort Lauderdale: Fishing Stories:
Sport Fishing Trips This Week


Capt. Steve

Jun 2, 2014, 2:26 AM

Post #1 of 3 (900316 views)
Sport Fishing Trips This Week Can't Post

May is one of my favorite times of year to fish here in Fort Lauderdale. Almost everything we catch is migrating one way or the other and each day is different. We truly have no idea what we might encounter from day to day.
Just coming off the full moon has slowed the Kingfish on the reef. These fish are very sensitive to the moon phase and on clear, full moon nights, have the ability to feed all night. The big ones have become scarce and the smaller ones are a bit finicky. But in the last few days, this has been improving as we distance ourselves from the big, bright moon.
One thing about May is the Tunas that come around. Blackfins, nice sized ones too, have been fairly frequent. Trolling has been getting us some bites of fish up to about 20-25 lbs. Live bait has had Blackfins over 30 lbs. These big Tuna are very tough to catch, finesse is always needed as they have soft mouths and hooks come out easily. It takes some smooth reeling and working the rod to bring them to the gaff.
Dolphin fishing (Mahi-Mahi) has been erratic. The fish we’ve been catching have mostly been good size but the numbers are lower than expected. Lately found quite far from shore, it’s been a gamble to try for them but if they are found, it’s worth it! Fish over 30 and 40 lbs. are being caught and the smaller ones in the 8 to 12 lbs. range.
Sailfish are everywhere from the reef area out to over 800 feet 6 to 8 miles from shore. Trolling has been the best method of catching since these fish are so spread out. Most live bait these days is used for pitch baits rather than kite fishing and trolling helps us cover some ground. And this time of year, you never know what may pop up as you drag those baits through the waters. A few Blue Marlin have popped up recently. Talk about exciting? Oh yeah!
The fact is May is a great time to fish here in Fort Lauderdale. You can expect a return of the Bonitos on the reef area, Mahi’s a bit further off shore and there’s always the chance of a Sail or other kind of billfish. So grab the kids, a few friends or clients and let’s get out there. Spending a few hours on the water catching some fish isn’t a bad way to waste a bit of time.
Keep em tight… Keep em on!
Captain Steve

New User

Jun 11, 2016, 12:10 AM

Post #2 of 3 (868044 views)
Re: [Capt. Steve] Sport Fishing Trips This Week [In reply to] Can't Post


Miami Charter Boat is famous for Sport Fishing, Miami Sport Fishing is an art form that takes skill, perseverance and an understanding of weather season and fish behavior. Miami Sport Fishing is a great city , with major airports and nightlife. You can enjoy sport fishing with family , friends in Miami, Miami charter boats have better arrangements for that. visit
Attachments: 5.jpg (80.6 KB)

New User

Feb 14, 2021, 5:10 AM

Post #3 of 3 (1668 views)
Re: [miamicharter] Sport Fishing Trips This Week [In reply to] Can't Post

Mississippi Delta, Louisiana
A view of the Louisiana wetlands at sunset, with grass in the foreground, water in the center, and sky in the distance.
When many people think of bucket list fishing trips, they imagine an alien world of winding waters and huge, colorful fish. What people generally don’t realize is that you can find all that just a stone’s throw from a major US city!

Exploring the sprawling shallows of the Mississippi River Delta is like stepping into another world. This is a land ruled by fish, where skilled captains and experienced anglers are both put to the test. The kings of these waters are “Bull” Redfish and “Gator” Seatrout – both fish which more than earn their names.

An angler on a flats fishing boat holding a large Bull Redfish with water and sky behind him
American anglers can be so used to catching these monsters that they forget just how awesome they are. Take a trip into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, though, and you’re in for an experience you’ll never forget.
achieveng |

Home   :   Fort Lauderdale Fishing Reports   :   Captain’s Blog   :   Fish Stories and Photos   :   Fishing Links   :   Forums   :   Faqs   :   Classifieds   :   Support   :   Advertise   :   Terms
© 2012   All Rights Reserved.