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!
Inlet Snapper Fishing Charter
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! Your Adventure Starts Today while Visiting Florida. If you enjoyed this post about Inlet Snapper Fishing Charter, you might also enjoy our Fishing reports.
Three Day Florida Fishing Mania
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 number 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 of 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 a 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 feet 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 number 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 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!
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King Mackerel Fishing Charter
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!
Come Catch Yours Today with Captain Wayne exploring Ft Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing.
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