Good Hit Sportfishing Fishing Reports
July is for Mahi Mahi
Julio 16, 2019
July 2019 This Month’s post is dedicated to Mahi Mahi July has been a great month for catching Dolphin, we have snared Mahi on almost all of our offshore trips this month. We have been catching them from 650-1,000ft of water recently. The best way to target Mahi is “running and gunning” - that’s running the boat at high speeds and looking for looking for something to fish to. Mahi can be found anywhere there is life offshore - usually under sargassum weed lines, floating boards, or any large object floating in the water that has bait on it. Our favorite bait for Mahi has been live pilchards by the dozen. Using live bait is key for catching the Dolphin, and having lots of them is also important. Our set up of choice is a medium sized spinning rod for the best action and being able to cast to the fish is also key. The best find we had this July was a large pallet floating in 750ft of water It was not only a nice piece of debris, but it had a large turtle swimming around it that wouldn't leave. The Mahi tend to swim with these turtles given the right conditions. This pallet just happened to have 100’s of gaffer sized Mahi underneath it, and they were biting as fast as the bait would hit the water. We caught our limit on that trip! August and September are also great months for the Mahi, and Dolphin fishing seems to only get better. I hope you guys enjoyed my post, Captain Mike.
May Fishing Fort Lauderdale
Mayo 1, 2019
The sail-fishing continues to be productive through spring . Doing the normal, kite fishing when we have wind and drifting pilchards when the seas are calm. Grouper Season Has finally opened and the Grouper fishing is Hot. When we have current we are catching a few in a trip. We caught our personal best Gag Grouper in the first week of May 50.15lbs. Along with the Groupers, the Mutton Snapper are also starting to make an appearance as well. The wreck fishing is the most effective technique recently, catching a 30lb cubera snapper on our normal ship wreck. This is the third Large Snapper we have caught in 3 months of wreck fishing. One of the toughest fish in the ocean, and also put up a hell of a fight. While swordfishing has been on fire, this is the best year we saw for swordfish in 8 seasons. Day or Night have both been productive, catching one of these galtitator of the seas is not out of the question. On the few swordfishing trips that we did, we caught multiple fish. I would recommend the daytime for the best experience. We prefer to use two electric reels during the day. We also carry a few manual assist reels if you want to crank one in yourself. Consider yourself warned, reeling in a swordfish in 1800’ can be strainuuis. When sword fishing is slow during the day, stoping for grocery’s on the way In is a must. A few drops in 800’ of water can land you some tasty Black Belly Rose Fish. Which are a deep water fish that are easy to catch, and also great for the dinner table. Bringing in the new year with good fishing is always a good sign for the year to come. Make sure to check out our custom trips to find which trip best suits you and your group. I hope you guys enjoyed my post, Captain Mike
Calm Seas and Great Fishing in South Flo
Septiembre 5, 2018
As the seas remain calm into Early Fall the fishing continues to improve. Bottom fishing is red hot on certain ship wrecks, and the Sailfish have made an early arrival. We are seeing sailfish on the surface, chasing ballyhoo and other small baitfish. When this happens early, we know it’s going to be a great sailfish season. In early fall, we like to target sailfish on light tackle, spinning rods to be exact! The Mahi fishing has been incredible all Summer, and will begin to slow down in late October, so if Mahi fishing is what you enjoy, better get out there! I hope you enjoyed my short post, Captain Mike. We have plenty of openings this fall, see if we can put you on a Sailfish before the year is up.
Agosto 1, 2018
Summer fishing is coming to an end, but the shark fishing is just getting started. This is the best season I have ever seen for a variety of diffent sharks. We have been catching Hammerheads, Bullsharks, Sandbar Sharks, Lemon Sharks, and Sand Dusky Sharks. We are catching most of these sharks inside 150ft of water on heavy tackle on the bottom. If you dare to test your skill we can arrange a light tackle attempt. Some of these fish are hard to tackle on big equipment, but if light tackle is your preference step up to the plate. All of our shark fishing is strictly catch and release, we also now use circle hooks to preserve the life of the Shark. 95% of these fish are Federally protected, which means the sharks stay outside the boat. We also tag and release these fish for Science. Not to mention the Mahi fishing has been great offshore, another fishery that was above average for the season. 9 out of 10 Mahi Mahi trips were a success, having everyone working together surely helps ass well. The Mullet run is not far away, bringing many different predator species into the south Florida area. We expect this, "Mullet Run" to start in the beginning of September and go all the way to November. Another thing to look forward to in out Fishery. I hope you guys enjoyed my post, tight lines Captain Mike
July Mahi Madness
Julio 17, 2018
July Mahi Mahi bite has been on Fire. Targeting these fish on light tackle spinning rods with live bait. Only the best equipment will do on the Good Hit, especially when targeting these fish on lighter gear. Fishing 10-20lb mainline spinning rods is also the most effective, heavy gear usually makes the fish line shy. We have been finding these fish 8-15miles offshore, which is best for the 6-8 Hour Charter, even with a fast boat. Giving ourselves plenty of time for searching the vast horizon. We also search for the debris as a team, the more eyes the better, even a first timers can help find something in the water. Looking for floating debris such as- tree stumps, trash cans, pallets, buckets, washer machines, have all been known to hold fish. Finding a large piece of debris in the middle of the ocean is like finding an oasis in the dessert. The normal depths that we have been finding Mahi is **hidden content**ft of water. Some of the most recent debris that we have found actually had a school of Wahoo under it. Trolling at high speed normally entices a Wahoo's appetite. Any debris holding fish is worth a few passes for a wahoo attempt. I hope you chose Good Hit Sportfishing for your next offshore adventure.
Summer Time Swordfish 2018
Junio 14, 2018
In June and July we normally get our fair share of customers who want to target Swordfish. Just recently we had a repeat customer who booked for 2 days, he wanted to give Swordfishing a fair shot. We made sure our costumer was at the dock bright and early and ready for a long day at sea. In the summer, Swordfishing is ideal with windless conditions and calm seas. On day one we caught a 69" Swordfish with minutes to spare, completing our customers dreams of catching a Sword. The fish put on a great fight near the boat, even jumping entirely out of the water less than 6ft from the boat. Making our customer yell from excitement, it feels great to help someone tackle a life long goal. On the second day we targeted Swordfish, we ran into a giant school of Mahi Mahi, Bar Jacks, and Rainbow Runners. Losing track of our goal, because the missions was already completed we caught or fill and headed to the dock. I hope you guys enjoyed my post! The Mahi Mahi and Swordfishing will be good through winter, tight lines and make sure to get out there before it is too late. Captain Mike owner operator at Good Hit Sportfishing
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