April Producing Some Nice Fish

big sailfish

April has been a good month for fishing Fort Lauderdal’s offshore waters. Anglers fishing with me aboard the Reel Work have been catching mahi, wahoo, kingfish and even a big sailfish.

The month started out strong with one of our clients doing a great job landing the nice sailfish above. Also on board was my new mate, JP. This was his first sailfish while working a charter so, as is the tradition, he got thrown into the water after we got back to the dock.
JP goes for a swim

Earlier this week JP was working with me again when our anglers caught this beautiful wahoo.
wahoo

The next day, this group of guys went fishing with us. They had a great time catching a couple of nice kingfish, a good size wahoo, and a big bull mahi. Way to go guys!
kingfish, wahoo, mahi

The fishing is good ans should only get better as we get closer to summer.

Time to get out for some Fort Lauderdale fishing. Fill in the form on the left hand side of this page or give us a call to set up your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter.

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Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
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More Sailfish And Mahi

sailfish
mahi,kingfish,bonito

The summer of sailfish continued last week when Captain Alex and Dave did it again. There anglers caught a nice sailfish along with mahi, kingfish and bonito. It was a great trip for these happy anglers.

mahi

I was back at the helm a few days later. No sailfish that trip, but we did catch a bunch of mahi. Our happy anglers ended the trip with 12 mahi, including several big ones.

It has been good this summer for fishing Fort Lauderdale. Fill in the form on the left hand side of this page or give us a call to set up your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter.

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Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
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Fishing As Hot As August

Fort Lauderdale fishing has been as hot as the weather this August. Anglers fishing with me aboard the Reel Work have caught sailfish, shark, horse eye jack and some big amberjack.

Tail Walking Sailfish


Horse Eye Jack


Big Amberjack


Amberjack


Another Amberjack


Tigershark

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Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
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Sizzling Summer Fishing 2014

Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish…What More Can You Ask For?

Sailfish Takes Off 7-31-14

Summer fishing has been sizzling hot this week. Three of the most popular fish swimming our offshore waters, sailfish, wahoo, and tuna, have been tearing up our baits. We do not usually catch a lot of sailfish this time of year, but we have managed to catch two nice ones in the last three days. Wednesday we were surprised to catch a sail, then Friday we caught another! Check out the videos to see some of the action.

Sailfish Surfaces 7-31-14

A nice sailfish would be enough to make any fishing charter memorable,but Fridays trip also included bonito, kingfish, tuna, and a big wahoo! Now that is a fishing trip!

Big fish and happy customers. This is why I love fishing Fort Lauderdale.

Fishing has been good this summer. Be sure to fill in the form on the left hand side of this page or give us a call to set up your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter.

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Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
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Fort Lauderdale Offshore Report 7-30-14

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Deep sea fishing offshore of Fort Lauderdale has been good lately. Mahi, bonito, and kingfish are the most consistent catches. We have also caught skipjack tuna, blackfin tuna, a big rainbow runner, and a nice sailfish.

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Captain Alex was joined by my mate Dave and some eager angler for a charter aboard the Reel Work on Tuesday. They got some nice mahi and a big rainbow runner by casting bonito chunks around a log they found floating in about 800 feet of water. After the action slowed at the log they caught a few bonito and skipjack tuna while trolling bonito strips under small squidlys.

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I was back at the helm for this mornings charter. We headed back out to the 800 foot range and started trolling bonito strips under small squidlys along with a seawitch bonito strip combo behind a planer. Our anglers were having a great time catching kingfish and blackfin tuna when a nice sailfish decided to join the party. Our angler did a great job fighting the sailfish to the boat where we took a few pictures before releasing it. We don’t catch a lot of sailfish this time of year, but every now and then one will surprise us.

Summer is a great time to go deep sea fishing offshore of Fort Lauderdale. The weather is usually good and we catch a nice variety of fish. Come on down and join us for a deep sea fishing charter!

Hot summer fishing continues. Just fill in the form on the left hand side of this page or give us a call to set up your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter.

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Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
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Once In A Lifetime Fishing Charter

wahoo,snapper

I have been fishing out of Fort Lauderdale for 20+ years so I have seen a lot of things and caught a lot of fish in strange ways but today’s trip was different by far. It started out pretty normal. The customers showed up a little late but no big deal there. We left the dock and on the way out some of them came up on the bridge. We started talking about what they have caught in the past, where they have fished and where they are from as normal. We get out to the fishing grounds and set the lines out and this is when things started happening.

Our first bite was on the long planer rod. We got one of the customers to wind it in to the leader then my mate starts bringing it in. Not knowing what we have on the end of the line, our immediate thought was a bonito. As the fish gets closer we see stripes. Wahooooo goes the yell. Gaff the fish and get it in the boat. A few high fives and such later we get the planer rod rebaited and set again. A minute or so later it gets bit again. Thinking again bonito we get the leader and start bringing it in. Wahoooo goes another yell when we see stripes again. We gaffed the fish and in the cooler it goes. Another round of high fives and so on. We get the baits back out again and continue trolling in 80 to 350 feet of water. We catch a few kingfish and small barracuda then head further offshore to see if we can find some mahi.

We came to a nice looking edge in 700 feet and started trolling along it when one of the guests on the bridge with me says “I just saw a fin over there”. “What kind of fin was it?” I ask. “Did it look like a shark?” No, it was big and kind of round. I put the boat into a turn to try and get back in front of it or at least see what it was. We finished the circle turn and saw a sailfish jump in front of the boat. I trolled towards it and that is when things got wierd.

We saw something dragging across the surface of the water and turned to get a better look but couldn’t make out what it was. Then we looked about 50 feet ahead of it and saw that the sailfish was towing it. Now we realize what was going on so we cleared all of the lines we had out and got a spinning rod with a weighted treble hook attached. We catch up to it again and my mate casts the hook over the line that is trailing behind. He hooks the line and gets it to the boat as I am still backing down to keep the pressure off the fish. What we hooked onto was somebody else’s broken off planer set. We attach a rod to the planer so if the fish took off we could stay with it. My mate grabed another rod and as we are still backing up on the fish he splices the leader on the other side of the planer so we can now wind the sailfish to the boat. We got the fish to the boat pretty fast because it was already worn out from dragging the rig behind. My mate grabbed ahold of the bill and held it next to the boat. There was a prerigged ballyhoo wire leader attached to a mono leader that the fish was hung on literally. There was no hook in the fish, the wire leader was wrapped around it’s bill. We safely untangle the wire, revived the fish and release it. One of the customers said that the fish came to us so we would save it’s life.

We were all happy and excited for this experience of a lifetime. We went back to trolling and had a few more bites but fishing had slowed down a little. We finished the trip catching a dozen vermillion snapper. Now I know that I have caught fish that had other hooks and rigs in them. I have event got some that we got our rig fouled in line that was hooked to a fish. But I have never to my knowledge done what happened with this sailfish. Especially not after getting 2 nice wahoo on our first 2 bites.

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Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Shark Fishing
Ft. Lauderdale Shark Fishing

We had a pretty good day of fishing Fort Lauderdale waters on Sunday. Anglers fishing with me aboard the Reel Work had a fun day catching bonito, king mackerel, a sailfish and a large shark.

As usual, we started the day catching bait before heading offshore to do some trolling. The bonito and kingfish were keeping our anglers busy when a sailfish decided to join in on the fun. After a few blistering runs and some acrobatic tail walks and jumps our lucky angler managed to get the sail to the boat for a quick picture before we released the fish. On the way back to the dock we stoped to do some bottom fishing. A big shark ate one of our baits and after a hard fight our angler managed to get it boat side for a picture and a quick release.

Don’t miss out on all of the great Fort Lauderdale offshore fishing action. Fill in the form on the left side of this page or give us a call to set up your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter.

Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
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Great Spring Fishing Continues

Ft Lauderdale Offshore Fishing Is Good

Springtime fishing continues to be good offshore of Fort Lauderdale. Anglers fishing with me aboard the Reel Work have been catching sailfish, kingfish and blackfin tuna. During the few times the surface bite has slowed down we have have had good luck bottom fishing.

On April 5th the weather was kind of rough making it difficult to spot bait fish pods. Our anglers and crew hung in there and were rewarded with a big king mackerel. Later in the afternoon we set up on some wrecks and other bottom structure and had a great afternoon of bottom fishing. Last Tuesday we had a fun day. Our anglers caught several kingfish and a nice blackfin tuna in between the 6 sailfish bites we had. Anglers and crew did a great job managing to land 4 out of the 6 sailfish.

The South Florida weather is starting to heat up and so is the fishing. Book your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter today and get in on the action. Click on the Contact link above, fill in the form on the left side of this page or give us a call at 1-877-524-9377 to set up your charter.

A Great Day Of Sailfish Fishing

We had a really good day catching sailfish off of Fort Lauderdale yesterday. Between the two charters I took out we ended up hooking 7 sailfish and landing 5 of them. Anglers and crew fishing with me aboard the Reel Work out of Ft. Lauderdale did an outstanding job getting that many fish o the boat. Our morning charter landed 2 out of the 3 fish we hooked. Several other sailfish were spotted but did not bite. Our afternoon charter was even better with 3 out of the 4 sailfish hooked making it to the boat. Again, we saw several other sails but were unable to get them to bite. Our sailfish bite has been outstanding for over a month now. I expect the fish to stick around for at least another month. Give us a call or use the contact form in the sidebar to set up your Fort Lauderdale sailfish charter today.

Spring Into Great Offshore Fishing

It is spring break in Fort Lauderdale and the schools of fish are as thick as the college kids on the beach. Anglers fishing with me this week aboard the Reel Work out of Fort Lauderdale were treated to blackfin tuna, kingfish, sailfish and even bluefish. On Thursday our anglers caught a bunch of blackfin tuna. These are a fun fish to catch and are good eating. They also landed a nice king mackerel and 1 out of the 3 sailfish we hooked. We also got into a big school of bluefish. Although bluefish are prevalent in most of Florida’s waters, we don’t usually catch them off of Fort Lauderdale.
Fishing is excellent right now and will get even better as the weather continues to get warmer. Book your deep sea fishing charter with us today to get in on the action!

Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-522-9399
1-877-524-9377
Email: lauderdalefishing@gmail.com
Website: lauderdalefishing.com
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters