Today Deep Sea Fishing off Fort Lauderdale with Geoff, Barbra and Alan
We set out with Geoff from Ontario Canada and Alan and Barbra from Great Brittan now living in Span.
Today was a beautiful day with nice cool weather and no wind along with a good north current. Due to the lack of wind we decided to try and catch some live ballyhoos so we could slow troll them to see if we could catch a sailfish or 2.
As it turned out the ballyhoo were tough to catch due to this 15 to 18 pound bonito that was darting back and forth behind the boat trying to eat the very baits we were trying to catch.
Ok this was just not working out so Captain Greg figured we would just catch this pesty bonito get him out of the way and go back to trying to catch our ballyhoo.
We tossed out a live goggle eye hoping the bonito would pile all over him but as it turned out he would just swim up to the bait and darted away and back to chasseing our ballyhoos. (RATS) This was becoming a real problem we just could not catch these baits with this bonito chasseing them away from the boat.
Than all at once Greg picked up the gaff reached out and BAM problem over he free gaffed this big bonito. Everybody was shocked including this poor bonito it just looked at Greg with out moving and in the fish box he went.
Ok back to bait fishing but by now they were hard to catch but we did end up catching 9 that’s right only 9 but we figured 9 was better than none.
We ran about 4 miles to the south and out went the live baits.
Than all of a sudden up popped this big sailfish and our live baits were jumping out of the water and than BAM he grabbed one the rod bent over and we were Hooked Up.
Geoff jumped in the chair and the fight was on. After a good 15 min battle Geoff had his first sailfish ever within 20 yards from the boat and was reaching for his camera. Greg was holding the rod for him when all of a sudden this fish got a second wind and just like that he ran off a good 50 yards of line.
Ok now Alan jumped in the chair and again the battle was on. 10 min later Alan had the sail back to the side of the boat.
Geoff and Barbra got some pictures then we watched this big sailfish swim away in great shape.
Geoff, Barbra and Alan thanks again for fishing with us aboard the Hooked Up.
Today was a fun day Deep Sea Fishing off Fort Lauderdale.
Captain Taco (954) 764-4344 or toll free @ (877) SEA-4344 email@example.com
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