Hello everyone Capt. Vinnie here, I hope everyone had a great holidays and a happy new year! Here at the YB Normal in Fort Lauderdale we have had a very busy holiday weekend with lots and lots of fishing, so I have a great report this week. Starting out inshore there has been an excellent Spanish mackeral bite close to shore in depths around 25 to 30 feet of water just outside the first reef. Small feathers and spoons have been working best and trolling a little quicker seems to be the best way to catch the larger mackeral. Also mixed in with the mackerel there has been some smaller bonitos and a few yellow jacks as well, the mackeral bite has been much better in the later afternoons then the mornings. Moving out to the edge of the reef there has been a few kingfish early in the mornings while trolling as well as some larger bonitos and blackfin tuna. Trolling with baits below the surface has been the best. The sailfish action has been steady as well. Live baiting with live ballyhoo on light tackle spin rods has been a great way in order to get a finicky sailfish to bite and some of the larger blackfin tuna that are in the area. Moving out into the deep there has been a few wahoo biting early in the mornings due to the full moon we just had, a natural color lure like something blue and white is a good choice right now and trolling over deeper shipwrecks makes for a good combination if your looking to target a wahoo. Right now there are lots of options of different species biting right off the coast of fort lauderdale specially if your looking to go out deep sea fishing. This week please be sure to check out some of the great photos of some recent catches we had while out on our deep sea fishing charters and remember to give us a like and follow on social media platforms like facebook and instagram @Ybnormalsportfishing for daily fishing content. Some great weather and some good fishing right now make for a great reason to come down to fort Lauderdale and see us plenty of availability for the 2024 season so make your reservations now.
Capt. Vinnie (954)-559-4700