The ocean was an amazing azure blue and flat as liquid glass. The boat was drifting as if suspended between two other worlds of brilliant blue sky and the world of gin-clear water below. It is hard to judge depth in ocean water that is so clean and pure – fish just appear from nowhere gliding up to see what you are and if there are morsels good to eat. It was on one of these days when the boat was drifting motionless in the heat and stillness of a Florida summer day when I looked over the side and saw a small school of dolphin circling the boat. I rushed into the cabin and unlimbered my 10 weight fly rod. I was so excited I was shaking trying to on a fly. This was my first and as good a chance as I was ever going to have to hook a dolphin on the fly with Captain Wayne Fellows!
I went to the back of the boat ready to cast. A dolphin swam past the transom about 20 yards off- standing in the corner of boat I backcast to my right side parallel and down the side of the boat and towards the bow then out into the blue- as soon as the fly hit the water I slowly stripped back in and on this first cast the dolphin saw the fly and made its move- I couldn’t believe my luck! He gulped down the fly and took off- I held the rod pointed at the fish and jerked back on the line to set the hook- as soon as he felt the hook set he leaped three great jumps and pulled the line tight. I held the line tight against the rod and I reeled in the slack and now I had the fish on rod and real. He made a couple of good runs and I just watched, savoring the moment! I began to reel him in and I called for the gaff- he made a couple of good turns at boat side and he was gaffed and brought on board. I have great memories of the day, the picture you see above, and oh did I tell you, it was not a really BIG dolphin, it was just my first on fly!
Fort Lauderdale Offshore Fishing can provide you with the ultimate fishing experience. You can get out into the Gulf Stream and catch some of the best Mahi-Mahi of your life. Our Fishing Charters here at iOutdoor will amazed you with the endless amounts of fun you can have in the sun. Come Share-a-little sunshine with us and get hooked up on a fishing adventure of a lifetime!
Fort Lauderdale is the ultimate travel destination when looking to get away. It’s pristine nature and beautiful beaches make it a perfect spot to spend some time in the outdoors. You will never go bored here in Fort Lauderdale as there is something to do for everyone. Experience this world-class destination along with its incredible outdoor fishing adventures. Enjoy an Fort Lauderdale Fishing Adventure next time visiting Florida.
Fort Lauderdale is a prime-time destination with an abundance of things to do. If you are looking for your next place to explore, this is most certainly one you can get lost in. The holidays are coming up and this is the perfect destination to adventure to. Whether you enjoy luxury resorts, golf courses or numerous sandy beaches, you can have it all. Don’t miss out on a fishing charter, inshore, freshwater or deep sea while you are here.
Family activities are essential when visiting Florida. Fort Lauderdale offers exceptional family water activities that can truly enhance your experience here. Saltwater fishing is a great way to get your family in the outdoors as well as bond with them like you haven’t before. Take a break from the beautiful resorts, sandy beaches and hitting the golf balls and hop on board with our local experts.
Our local experts have explored and uncovered all the waters possible in Fort Lauderdale. When you adventure out Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing, you can count that you are going to have the best experience possible. Our captains have been fishing the area for over 10 years and have caught every saltwater species in the area. Captain Wayne Fellows is a local fishing expert that will put you on fish and enrich you with years of knowledge of Fort Lauderdale.
Captain Wayne had the pleasure of fishing with a wonderful family this month. Christian, his brother Jon, his son Jacob and his son Jacob Jr along with two young ladies came out to explore what offshore fishing had to offer. They were traveling from Brazil to spend some time at this beautiful destination. While here, they had to get out in the deep blue sea.
They adventured out on a two day fishing charter out of Fort Lauderdale. The weather conditions were great on both days. Sea conditions were not as great on the first day creating an opportunity to fish closer to shore. While fishing there, they caught several species of fish. The main catch was migrating and spawning Snook. Most of the catches of Snook weighed in at 15-20 pounds.
Sea conditions laid down and allowed them to go offshore the second day. Bottom fishing was what they wanted to do while offshore fishing. Captain Wayne took them 15 miles offshore to one of his productive bottom fishing spots. After several drops, they started hooking into big red snapper. Cut bait was the magic on this fishing trip.
This awesome group got to experience many different catches. They had a grouper on as well but you have to know how to fish for them. When grouper get hooked into, they want to run and dig into the rocks. Once this happens, you are most likely going to lose the fish.
Some additional species caught were sea bass. Sea bass can be caught on the bottom as well. Interesting enough, the reef they were fishing also was holding barracuda. This group really enjoyed landing a 5 foot barracuda.
Captain Wayne really enjoyed fishing with these clients. It is always nice to be able to share something you love with travelers and visitors. Captain Scott holds Fort Lauderdale close to his heart and would love to show you what is so magical about this destination. He looks forward to seeing you on the water next time.
Fort Lauderdale is the perfect location to spend time in the outdoors. Whether it is inshore or offshore fishing, you can have a great time with your family or friends. Take a break from the beautiful beaches and resorts and hop on board for what could be the adventure of your lifetime! Let’s get you hooked up and we are looking forward to getting you out on the water.
The Holiday breaks are right around the corner and planning your Florida vacation is in full effect. When you are coming to Florida to visit relatives and enjoy holiday dinners, don’t forget to get some fresh air. There is no better way to do that than embarking on a Florida fishing adventure. Several destinations and styles of fishing are prominent this time of year. Here is a breakdown of all the best Holiday Florida fishing charters during your breaks.
Florida Inshore Fishing can provide you with a truly unique experience in November and December. Many species can be caught depending on where you are traveling to. Whether you want a Trophy Redfish or a Giant Snook, Florida is the destination for you especially in Fort Lauderdale, FL. When you adventure out inshore fishing you never have to worry about getting seasick as you are fishing calm waters so you can hop on board after Thanksgiving without any problems.
Daytona Beach through Fort Lauderdale Beach poses the hottest location in the state for inshore fishing this month. If you are looking to catch the biggest redfish of your life, this is the spot to do it. Our local experts have knowledge and experience to get you on fish all trip long. Each trip you can almost be guaranteed to catch one trophy sized redfish. While you are waiting for the big bite, you can also catch sea trout, sheepshead, black drum and many more species. You will never get tired of fishing here in South Florida.
Don’t miss out on the tail end of the mullet run either. Florida Snook, Jack Crevalle and Tarpon are feeding strong on the mullet. As the mullet move down the coast and into the backwaters, it gives you a perfect opportunity to catch big inshore species. Get out with a local expert that knows your destination. Night fishing in Fort Lauderdale is incredibly fun especially for first-timers. Every location will provide you with a unique experience worth trying.
Fort Lauderdale Bass Fishing is a highlight during the Holiday season. If you are looking to land that trophy largemouth bass, Central Florida is the place to visit. Several lakes including Lake Tohopekaliga, Lake Monroe, the Butler Chain of Lakes and even the North side of the Legendary Lake Okeechobee have been producing excellent fishing. All of these lakes especially Lake Okeechobee are in excellent condition. The grass is growing nicely providing great structure for largemouth to grow big. While visiting Central Florida for the Holidays, give bass fishing a try and watch how much it bonds the family together.
Last but not least, Florida deep sea fishing season is upon us as colder water rolls through. Florida is the best destination for getting offshore and going deep sea fishing. If you can battle the seas, which we would recommend doing before Holiday dinner, adventure out from Ft Lauderdale to Daytona for quick access to some incredible offshore species. Right now, large schools of blackfin Tuna are everywhere. You can also catch mahi-mahi just offshore within 20 miles. Fort Lauderdale possesses some of the best bottom fishing for snapper and grouper. You never know what you will reel up which makes fishing extremely exciting and abundant.
While you are covering these waters you may also get to experience the star of the show this month, the sailfish. Sailfish are here and they are here to stay for the next couple of months. Cooler water temperatures draw them close as they chase bait and the holiday season is a prime time to go fishing for them. Go out there and fly a kite in search for one of the most acrobatic species you will ever get to experience. Hold on for the fight of your life with a local expert near your desired destination.
We look forward to getting the opportunity to explore Florida with you. Our local experts can help you search down any Florida fishing species. Let’s get you and your family hooked up on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. You won’t regret exploring the unknown as you spend some quality time away from everything on one of the endless fisheries here in Florida. Enjoy your vacation here in Florida and soak up some sunshine one fish at a time!
Ft Lauderdale is a premier destination for outdoor activities. Whether you are visiting the heart of downtown or surrounding areas, you can access endless fun. If you are tired of sitting on the beach or shopping around town, hop on board our fishing vessels and head offshore. Offshore fishing or Deep Sea Fishing is a great way to soak up some sun and experience the fight of your lifetime. Our Fort Lauderdale pelagic fishing charter can show you the amazing fishing experience you can have.
Offshore fishing can be accessed quite quickly when fishing out of Ft Lauderdale. South Florida is a prime location for deep sea fishing because of its access to the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is a large stream of water that moves water, bait and fish from one destination to the other. You can catch some of the biggest fish you can find right along this incredible water highway. It is not too often that you get the chance to go deep sea so when you do, you want to be with a local expert.
Our fishing charters are run by highly professional and knowledgeable experts that will put you on fish the whole trip. Sit back and enjoy the ride while your captain takes you to promising fishing grounds. As a result, you will have the time of your life with friends and family. Captain Wayne is an excellent fishing captain that will work endlessly to get you on your dream fish.
When you are adventuring deep sea in Ft Lauderdale, you will be leaving out of Fort Lauderdale basin. If you get the opportunity to fish, you will be fishing on a boat catching, not cruising. This boat comes equipped with everything you need for deep sea fishing along. You also get comfort and speed.
Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing is absolutely incredible this time of year. Our Captain’s have the pleasure of fishing with Pablo Sierra and a group of his friends. The boat was loaded and these gentlemen were looking to get into some quality pelagic species. Luckily, they were in store for an excellent day on the water. If you are looking for a wide variety of species, you have to come visit Fort Lauderdale and more specifically Ft Lauderdale.
Beautiful weather and perfect fishing conditions led to a strong bite right off the bat. Pablo and his friends reeled in numbers of fish of each species. Adventuring offshore is like adventuring into the unknown. You never know what is going to bite the line. Pablo and his crew got the chance to experience some of the best species to catch. They started out with the bonito then they caught a barracuda. These fish were just getting their arms warm for what was to come. After these species were caught, schools of blackfin tuna came up and they started putting them in the boat as well. It was not long after this that the Mahi-Mahi showed up. They did not catch a bull but put several quality fish in the boat. After trolling live bait and ballyhoo, they slowed down their fishing tactics and landed some bottom fish including snapper.
Finally, we get to the catch of the day. Pablo and his friends landed a beautiful sailfish while fishing with live bait. The bait of choice was a google-eye. They also love to eat pilchards and blue runners. Whatever live bait you can get your hands on will provide you the best chance to catch that trophy fish. As a result, you have much great success putting a wide variety of species in the boat. Sailfish put up an excellent fight truly worth experiencing.
Certainly, this amazing group of men had a fantastic time cruising offshore. The ability to relax, sit back and enjoy a couple cold ones while reeling in fish is what life is all about. Bring your family and friends on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. You never know what you will catch and every fishing trip is a new adventure.
Furthermore, one of the many benefits of fishing out of Fort Lauderdale Marina is that you can come back and enjoy downtown Fort Lauderdale after your trip. Give your captain some time after the trip to clean your fish and you can take it to the local restaurant to have them cook it up. There is no better way to end a day of fishing then relaxing with your friends, enjoying the Fort Lauderdale views, beaches and eating your fresh catch!
Captain Barker is looking forward to the next opportunity to take out Pablo and his crew. They were awesome to fish with and they absolutely had a blast.
Fort Lauderdale is one of the best locations to come visit. Don’t miss out on the endless fishing adventures that are available to you. Bring your family along on an adventure that can change your life. Relax and enjoy while your professional captain take you to the prime fishing grounds for your desired catch. We look forward to seeing you on the water next time!
August was an amazing month for offshore fishing in Fort Lauderdale Beach. Taking a quick cruise to the Atlantic Gulf Stream or the local reefs and wrecks produced a steady bite for its visitors. August was also the month that Red Snapper Season opened up for several weekends. Inlet Snapper Fishing Charter was one of the best experiences here in South Florida along the east coast.
Right in Ft Lauderdale, you will find the entrance to the great Atlantic Ocean. While cruising through the intercoastal waterways to get there, enjoy the sights and wonders of South Florida. As you travel out of Port Everglades Inlet make sure you capture the beautiful views of the beach and scenery.
Our local experts have years of experience cruising these waters and getting out to the local reefs for an abundance of species. Some of our experts have learned a variety of techniques including inshore fishing and offshore fishing. When the weather gets rough, you can always come in and catch some great species on lighter tackle. Ft Lauderdale deep sea Fishing has been where it is at though when the weather permits.
Captain Wayne Fellows had the pleasure of fishing with Ariel and Tai. They were traveling from California and Japan to do business at a convention. It was a fun morning with the owners of Jackall Lures this summer. The fish were all fired up and ready to be caught. Ponce Inlet and Fort Lauderdale Beach gives access to some of the best waters to catch Red Snapper and Mango Snapper. Sometimes when you go out you come across other species that can change the plans or direction of your fishing adventure on a Ponce Inlet snapper fishing trip.
Ariel and Tai wanted to catch mango and red snapper. They got the mango snapper all fired up on the local reef and started reeling them in. It was awesome to have a school of great fish below the boat. Sometimes when you fire up a school and you put out bait and get the water chummed up, you happen to acquire some unwanted guests. Tai was looking for a good fight and he sure got one.
As they were reeling in a mango snapper left and right, they wanted to go for something bigger. Chunking out bigger bait and letting it get to the bottom, it was not long until something picked it up. Tai was in for a long 20 minute fight that he actually had to have Aerial assist him with. The tax men were in town and they brought one to the boat. They caught a 7 foot, roughly 200 pound reef shark. It was an awesome fight. You just never know what you will catch on a Fort Lauderdale Beach Fishing Charter. When you bottom fish like such, you will always encounter sharks whether you are catching them or they steal the struggling fish you just hooked.
After getting taxed as they call it, the bite slowed down. After some time, the red snapper moved in. Ariel and Tai had a lot of fun catching several of them before the bite shut off. It was not long after the bite shut down that we decided to move inshore in order to catch a Snook, but could not find the snook they were after!
Captain Wayne had an awesome time with Ariel and Tai. They are looking forward to getting back on the water next time they visit Florida. You truly can’t beat what this beautiful area of Florida can offer you. Don’t miss out on your adventure in search for the inshore or offshore species of your dreams. Fort Lauderdale Beach can most certainly accomplish your goals and dreams right here in Florida. We can’t wait to see you on the water next time!
Have you ever asked yourself, “Can I Catch Snapper in Fort Lauderdale, Florida?” The answer to that is most certainly you can. Naples is one of the best destinations to catch a variety of different snapper that are absolutely delicious to eat. While adventuring out on a Fort Lauderdale Snapper Fishing Charter, let the Ponce Inlet take you away into excellent fishing territory!
One of the benefits of fishing in Fort Lauderdale is that you can truly get to experience an inshore or offshore fishing trip. Many destinations across the state have areas you can offshore fish within 1-5 miles. When you are on a Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing charter, you have to travel sometimes up to 26 miles to get to the best fishing grounds.
Captain Mark adventured out on a perfect day for some fishing. Conditions were nice with 5-10 mph winds that kept the day cool and exciting. Eric, Doug, Katie and Dan were even more excited to get to travel offshore on our fishing charter. They were in store for an awesome day!
When Captain Mark arrived at the fishing grounds, the group immediately started catching them. Bottom Fishing is the tactic and method of choice when fishing in Fort Lauderdale. They were catching Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snappers, and short Groupers. Eric, Doug, Katie and Dan kept roughly half of the fish along with one keeper grouper.
Captain Mark had one heavy rod out for a larger grouper and the line went off while waiting. It was something big but we could not make out what it was. After a 30 minute battle, the fish surface and it was a 7 foot hammerhead shark. You never know what you will catch when adventuring out fishing here in Fort Lauderdale on a Fort Lauderdale Snapper Fishing Charter.
After bottom fishing, the group wanted to try some trolling. When trolling here offshore in Fort Lauderdale, you are in search for Mahi Mahi and big fish like King Mackerel or Kingfish. They were not able to connect with a Kingfish but found caught a Spanish mackerel.
Captain Mark is looking forward to fishing with Eric, Doug, Katie and Dan again in the future. If you are looking for a great way to bond with your family, a Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter is the way to go. While visiting the Paradise Coast, adventure out into the depths and see what you can hook yourself into. You never know what will happen and where the ride will take you. Enjoy the gorgeous Florida sun in a variety of different ways when traveling to Florida! We will see you on the water next time.
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When traveling to Florida you must experience the endless opportunities to get in the outdoors. You can spend a Three Day Florida Fishing Mania with family or friends. Fort Lauderdale Florida offers some of the best fishing you can set your hook into. I never could have imagined the amount of memories that could be created with Captain Wayne.
Captain Wayne had the pleasure of fishing with Laura and her dad Jim. They were traveling from Chicago on vacation with no expectation to what was to come. Laura was surprising her dad on a Florida Fishing adventure of a lifetime over the course of three days.
Fort Lauderdale Bass Fishing
The first day out was spent Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing. Lake Okeechobee is looking beautiful this time of year. Fall is the perfect time to soak in the scenery and explore new parts of the lake. You could be highly surprised at what you can experience on a lake this size.
Laura and Jim enjoyed the partly cloudy weather conditions with temperatures in the mid 90s. While waiting on the bite, they sat back and relaxed with a nice breeze in the air. Great weather promotes a great bite this time of year as they put over 20 largemouth bass in the boat. They caught some quality ones too with the biggest weighing 5 pounds 4 ounces.
They both shared the passion for fishing but never got a chance to key in on artificial baits. Wild caught shiners were the most effective technique to catch largemouth bass on Lake Okeechobee. It is also very exciting since you never know when you are going to land that fish you have been dreaming of.
Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing
Captain Wayne adventured out to something different on their second day. Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing for Mahi Mahi or Dolphin was something that was always fascinating to Laura and Jim. There is nothing like cruising off the shores of the beach and into an unpredictable day out in the ocean.
We had a window of great weather for most of the day with storms expected for the afternoon. The seas were at 2 to 4 foot most of the day which wasn’t a problem for catching fish.
Laura and Jim really wanted to catch this delicious fish that they haven’t gotten the chance to do before. We made it happen with a slow start catching non-keepers. Being patient is the game while you are Florida Fishing and we finally connected with the keeper we were waiting for.
It was not long after that one keeper that they got to experience something they would never forget. Two more hits and fish started a Mania that was highly unexpected. We came across a school of Mahi that rewarded us with 40 Mahi in the boat. It is always good to preserve the fishery so we only kept 14 of them and released the rest.
After an experience like that their arms were very tired and their faces were sore from the amount of laughs and smiles. They had dinner for multiple nights and they called it a day.
Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing
On their final day with Captain Wayne was something they wanted to check off their bucket list for a long time. Snook has always been the species that they have wanted to catch. Fort Lauderdale is the perfect location to catch a variety of the species, especially your first Snook or Tarpon.
It was looking like a great day again with beautiful weather for another amazing fishing trip. The mostly sunny conditions promoted excellent fishing. A mix of 25 Snook and Tarpon were caught along with a few Snappers. They were excited to catch the quality Snook they did.
One of the many things people love about Snook fishing is the fight they put up. You could never imagine the strength they have when they are on the end of your line. Laura and Jim thoroughly enjoyed catching their first Bull Redfish.
It was truly an honor and my pleasure to provide Jim a gift from Laura that they will never forget. I am looking forward to the next time they return to catch more of these incredible species here in Florida.
If you are looking for a memorable fishing adventure that will provide you stories for a lifetime, do not look further than the great state of Florida. We can provide all that you need to enjoy a great day out on the water with the ones that are important to you.
I know next time I am visiting Florida and Fort Lauderdale, I will be chasing all the species I can from salt to freshwater!
Florida has incredible fishing adventures that can be experience all year round. When traveling down or up the west coast of Florida, experience a King Mackerel Fishing Charter that will leave you wanting more.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a beautiful place to visit. It has many different attractions from its gorgeous sandy beaches to the inshore and offshore fishing adventures.
I had the pleasure of fishing with Kelly and her party that wanted to experience what the waters of Ft Lauderdale, FL had to offer. One of the best parts about fishing here is the endless amounts of opportunity you have to catching the fish you have been after.
While we were slow trolling live bait, we were able to box a 30 pound King Mackerel. They enjoyed the rush and fight from this amazing fish. Aggressive Barracuda also came out to play and we caught a number of those. Not necessarily targeted but very exciting to catch for all ages.
Off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, you can catch a multitude of species of fish. The possibilities are endless. Take a break from the beautiful beaches and enjoy the view from a beautiful boat that trolls the waters in search for all the major game fish.
We look forward to fishing with these wonderful people again in the future and if you want some of this action this summer, do not miss out!
Great weather for fishing. West winds are starting to stack up some weeds offshore, and they proved to be somewhat fishy this trip. NE of the weather buoy some tightly scattered weeds proved to be just what the icebox needed. We started around the perimeter first, and the results came slowly, but good. First fish in was a 15lb Mahi. Like the last few weeks of fishing these anglers had never caught a “Dolphin”, and made it the target species of the trip. No company with this catch, so lines back to work.
Another half hour, and the line goes off again. It did not seem too big till the angler put some bend in the rod, then a couple hundred yards of line peeled. This fish was not a jumper, but still we waited till we seen the colors to know what we had. It took a while with our Dolphin rigs to finally work it to the boat, but the Blue stripes was a very welcome sight. Wahoo in the boat. This 50lb fish made the day for these guys, and we still had time to fish.
Another pass around the area with no results, so we decided to cut through the weed field. A little time passed, and a lot of cleaning fouled lines of weed, but another hookup. Another Mahi-Mahi was on the line, dragging weeds with it. As we got it near the boat we saw it had company. The second fish did not take the other lines, so a pitch rod went to work. It looked, it followed, but nada. Other offerings were put in front of it but it turned its nose up at all we offered, and eventually made its way off. We sent lines back out, working the weed field some more with no more action while Port Canaveral Offshore Trolling.
Finally we headed to 8A to see if we could pick up a King or two to make a Slam. One line down, another out the back, and into slow gear we went. 20 minutes into the run, the downrigger released, and drag went out. This fish came to the surface and went airborne. A nice 20 lb bull Mahi was on the line. We worked it to the boat, and about a foot short of gaff range it decided it no longer wanted to play the game, and unhooked itself. Big smiles were on the anglers faces despite the loss of this fish. With lobster red sun burnt skin, they were ready to return to port and clean fish.