Hello everyone, Capt. Vinnie here. This weeks report is just like the title says SOLID. The warm weather has already arrived, feels like summer time, hot temps some days windy other days not even a breeze but good fishing right now off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. Just on the edge of the reef is where most action has been best, for the most part the most consistent bite has been kingfish and bonito, they have been biting anywhere from 100 feet of water on out to 150 feet, trolling has been the best choice right now, live bait has been hard to get and there has been alot of seaweed certain days. Trolling with fresh bonito strips in my opinion is always a fantastic choice to entice finicky fish to strike, fishing with a planer to take the bait under the surface right into the strike zone has been the most productive. Moving a little deeper the afternoons have been fantastic for larger tuna, blackfin tuna up to 25lbs have not been uncommon, the depths from 200 on out to 350 feet is where you want to be for those guys, same theme as inshore with the trolling for the tuna, but increasing our trolling speed and using lighter leader has been a great way to dial the tuna in perfectly, while tuna fishing there has been a select amount of wahoo available as well, one of my favorite fish to eat, one more fish that has been prevalent, is a few and I mean a few mahi mahi, on days when the wind has been blowing out of the east and the seas are churned up, we have been catching a few mahi n birds, although it is a little early in the season for them it is a good sign that the fish are starting to move our way. Last but not least, we did a little bit of bottom fishing this week and had some success with some large vermillion snappers and a few lane snappers, on the days that the current is light we have been doing some snapper fishing in depths up to 300 feet, small pieces of cut bait like fresh bonito and or squid has been a good choice for these tasty snappers right now, nothing huge but all very good sized anywhere from 1-3lb fish perfect for a nice fresh fish dinner.
This week be sure to check out some of the great photos of some recent catches we have been having while out on our deep sea fishing charters and remember to follow us on social media platforms like Facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing content. Summer is right around the corner and so is the fishing and the summer heat, something to look forward to would be mahi season which should start to pick up towards mid June. We still have some availability for the month of May so if your coming down to Fort Lauderdale and looking to do some deep sea fishing we would love to get you out and show you a great day on the water… more later… Capt. Vinnie 954-559-4700