Another shark off Fort Lauderdale

February 19th, 2014

Today we went fishing with Frank and Frank J.R., Marcel and Oliver all from New York.

Today we set out our kites in real deep water (400 feet) along with a shark bait out on a bobber.

Since we had all the baits away from the boat we dropped down a chicken rig to the bottom. (A chicken rig 5 hooks in a line sinker at the bottom)

This way as we were waiting for the BIG bite we picked the bottom for tilefish (Best eating fish in the ocean).

We managed to catch a half a dozen-tile fish when all of a sudden BAM we were Hooked Up.

After a good 20 min battle we ended up with this nice hammerhead shark.

Thanks again to our new friends from New York for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) Sea-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

SHARKS!!! Off the coast of Fort Lauderdale

February 19th, 2014

Today we fished with 3 couples Larry and Carol from New York along with Connor and Sara also from New York and Milton and Bristly from Hollandale Florida.

Once again we went to kite fishing only this time we fished out a bit deeper in 350 feet of water and set out our kites along with a couple shark baits set down deep.

As luck would have it we caught a big silky shark and this nice hammerhead shark.

Today was the day for the sharks!!

Thanks again guys.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

sharks off the coast of Fort Lauderdale

Michelle gets her first

February 15th, 2014

Today we fished with Ken and Michelle from Saint Cloud Florida.

We picked up some live bait at the bait boat on our way out and went right to kite fishing with these live baits suspended from the kites.

We were looking for a sailfish and after the trap was set we finally got our shot.

Michelle jumped in the chair and the fight was on. After a good 20 min back and forth struggle she got her first sailfish to the boat.

Way To Go Michelle.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Best deep sea fishing trip in years off the coast of Fort Lauderdale

February 11th, 2014

WOW and WOW again could not believe we were fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale today!!             (A MUST READ)

Today Don from Minnesota and Mark from Devon England spend the day fishing with us off the coast of fort Lauderdale that’s right Fort Lauderdale and fishing was as good as it gets here.

We started out trolling and had not 1 but 2 white marlin pop up on our baits at the same time.

We managed to catch 1 out of the 2 fish at first we thought they were sailfish but as we were fighting this fish we noticed it was jumping and doing kart wheels unlike a sailfish. Than as we got closer to the fish we noticed it had huge pick fins and we knew this was no sail.

WOW what a great way to start out the trip.

How the heck were we going g to top this??

I’ll tell you how!!

We went off shore trolling and seen some thing big floating and as we got closer we found it was a homemade Cuban raft!!

Thats no Cuban that our mate Andrew

Stand by because here come the fish!!

And I mean all kinds of fish from Mahi Mahi to Wahoo’s to tripletails.

That’s right we hit the mother load.

We ended up with 1 White Marlin, 6 Mahi Mahi, 1 tripletail and 12 that’s right 12 Wahoo’s.

Holy cow this one goes down in the books as one of the great fishing trips off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.

Mark and Don what can I say I guess every dog has his day!! Pretty work.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

 

Catching the one that counted!

February 8th, 2014

Today we went fishing with Eddy, Teddy, Mitch, Will and Tom all from Florida.

Truth being told here fishing was slow so we went right to kite fishing for the big one.

It took what seemed like forever but finally we got the big bite and it tuned out to be a nice sailfish.

No we did not catch a lot but if your only going to catch one fish this was the one we were looking for.

Thanks again guys.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

 

Great day of Deep Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale

February 7th, 2014

Today the fish were biting for Mark, Bob, Vera, Larry and Charles all from Fort Lauderdale Florida.

We started out trolling the reef and catching 5 nice kingfish 3 bonitos and a gang grouper. (Sorry to say season is closed on grouper so this one gets to get bigger for another day)

Ok now that everyone had caught some fish it was time to try for a big one.

So in came the trolling gear and out went the kites with live and dead bait suspended from them along with a shark bait set down deep.

Ok now the trap was set and the wait began.

All at once the deep rod bent over and line started screaming off the reel.

The fight was on. We would gain a bit and than the fish on the other end would take it back. RATS back and forth but finally we started to gain more than he was taking.

At last this nice hammerhead shark popped up behind the boat.

We WON THIS ONE!! Wow what a blast.

Thanks again to all of our anglers for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) Sea-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

A quick note from the Captain

January 31st, 2014

A quick note from the editor/Captain/Owner Captain Taco

First I would like to thank al of the anglers that have chartered the Hooked Up over the years and made it possible for me to make a living doing what I love to do.

I know that for that I am a very lucky man.

This past January I have told many of our regulars costumers and also many knew ones how January is one of our best months for sail fishing here off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. I know that some of my Regulars and some of our newer customers have come out fishing looking for these sailfish that I have told everyone about.

I really don’t know why but it has been a very slow sailfish bite this January in fact fishing has been very slow this January.

If you read and see the pictures in my blogs from Januarys in the past you can see how it was last year and the year before.

But all the same I just want to say sorry about the fishing this Jan but the good news is they have to come through so we are looking forward to the bite turning on and day now.

Thanks again to all of our anglers.

Captain Taco

1 Fish makes the trip

January 29th, 2014

Today we fished with Rick from South Carolina, Bob from North Carolina, Mark from Delray Beach Florida and Jonathan from Hallandale Florida.

We started out trolling with 2 planner boards running about 45 feet deep and 3 ballyhoo baits skipping across the surface.

All at once we had a sailfish behind one of our surface baits and as we were trying to hook him when a second sail popped up! The first sail took a couple shots at our bait and BAM we were Hooked Up.

The second sail also took a couple shots but RATS could not get him hooked.

After a good 20 min back and forth tug a war we finally got him to the boat.

WOW what a great way to start out this fishing trip.

BUT much to our disappointment that was the last bite we had this afternoon.

Guy’s great start but sorry about the slow ending.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

David and Michael finally catch a sailfish off Fort Lauderdale

January 23rd, 2014

Today we fished with David and Michael from parts unknown.

We started out trolling but trolling was slow so we switched to kite fishing along with a bait on the bottom.

At first it was the bottom bait that paid off for us when an Amoco Jack took the bait.

Ok not a giant fish but fishing was slow so we were happy to get the bite.

Than all of a sudden a sailfish showed up and everything changed for the better. After a good 20 min battle David finally reeled in this big sailfish and we all lived happily ever after. (LOL)

Thanks again guys. Like we kept saying it only takes a second!!

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

 

 

 

Kids catching tile fish off Fort Lauderdale aboard Hooked Up

January 18th, 2014

Today we fished with Will, Sean, Tim and Christine from New Jersey.

Today fishing was slow and we had little angers that were eager to catch fish so to increase our odds we set up our kites in 400 feet of water wishing for any thing like a sailfish, Mahi Mahi, shark ob tuna but at the same time we fished a deep rod on the bottom for tile fish.

We needless to say thank god the tilefish were biting and while they are not real big fish they are great eating.

Thanks again to our little angler for fishing with us aboard Hooked up off fort Lauderdale.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free  (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

 

 

Kids having a ball fishing Fort Lauderdale

January 17th, 2014

Today we had a ball fishing with Tom, from Fort Lauderdale and John and Jim from Ohio and couple others that we never got their names..

Today while fishing was on the slow side we were just determined to put fish in the box.

So we went right to trolling and little by little we did manage to boat a kingfish, 2 cero mackerel and Spanish mackerel and a bonito.

Thanks again to anglers for making it all possible.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

 

King Fish are biting off the coast of Fort Lauderdale

January 16th, 2014

This morning we started out fishing with Frank from Memphis Tenn., Terry and Moe from Houston Texas.

We went right to kite fishing with our live baits suspended from the kites. We also fished a rod on the bottom with a live bait down there.

We ended up with this very nice kingfish and 1 mutton snapper.

As we pulled back to the dock we had our afternoon trip eager to give their luck a shot with us deep sea fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.

We had Christian from Boca Raton Florida and Brandon, Timothy, Michael Amanda all from Orlando Florida.

This after noon we went right to trolling on the reef with 2-planner boards running about 45 feet deep along with 3 baits skipping across the surface.

Today it was the deep lines that paid off with 5 mackerels.

Thanks again to every one for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Kite fishing off Fort Lauderdale aboard Hooked Up

January 15th, 2014

Today we went right to kite fishing and had a ball fishing with Scott from Baxter I.A., Neal from Nancy, Kentucky, Ryan from Lake Paston, South Dakota, Nathan from Monticello, I.L. and Dale out of Marry Land.

While fishing was not red hot we did manage to catch a few nice fish like 4 nice kingfish, 1 mutton snapper and last but not least a big sailfish.

 

Thanks again to all of our anglers for fishing with us today off the coast of Fort Lauderdale aboard the Hooked Up.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) Sea-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Good Trolling today off the coast of fort Lauderdale

January 13th, 2014

Today we fished with Mathis, Steve and Stephen all from Canada.

We went right to trolling and today trolling was good.

We ended up with 1 Wahoo, 1 rainbow runner, 2 black fin tunas and 4 Mahi Mahi.

Nice going guys.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

Tom Catches his first sailfish off Fort Lauderdale

January 12th, 2014

Today we had a ball fishing with Tom from London England.

We were looking for a big trophy fish so we went right to 150 feet of water and set out both kites with live baits suspended from them.

It did take some pertinence but at last a big sailfish popped up and after a good 20 min back and forth struggle we finally caught Tom his first sailfish.

Thanks again Tom.

Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 tacohookedup@aol.com

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