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Fishing Report:   I usually write about one trip with how it happened but this week has been so good it\'s hard to pick just one. We\'ve had a great week catching fish of all sorts from small to large. Let me give you a rundown of what\'s been going on.
The troll has been very productive. Blackfin Tuna up to 12 lbs. or so on the troll with bigger Tuna being caught on live bait. Small to medium sized Mahi-Mahi\'s have also been around with a few bruisers mixed in for good measure. Bonitos and King Mackerel have been biting well on the reef area with an occasional shot at a Sailfish. All our trips have been catching great fish!
But wait, there\'s more! Switching to live bait has also been very good. Sailfish, the larger Tuna and Mahi\'s have been eating us up. Shark fishing right now is off the scale. It\'s springtime and these fish are migrating and hungry. Finding something big these days is not hard.
One afternoon trip this week had Elisha, his 2 brothers and dad Joe. His dream fish was to catch a Dolphin( Mahi-Mahi). As I said, there have been some around so off we went just a few miles from shore and found a Magnificent Frigate bird flying over an area. A quick turn toward the bird and we were hooked up in no time. Elisha got his dream fish along with 4 or 5 others. But his surprise was not quite over.
We had caught 9 or 10 Mahi\'s and had to toss some back because they were too small. Larger fish had been hitting the live baits so we opted to put the kites up.


ID: 7624
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Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-24
Fishing Report Title: Great Fishing Continues In Fort Lauderdale
State or Fishing Region: Florida Fishing Reports
Charter Name: Fantastic Fishing
Boat Name:
Report By: Captain Steve Souther
Licenses, Associations:
Locale or Marina: Bahia Mar Hotel and Yachting Center
Phone: 954-728-9880
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Website: http://www.fanntasticfishing.com

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Fishing Report:   Fort Lauderdale fishing trends are rapidly entering the warm weather mode and our most welcome visitors are the schools of Mahi-Mahi beginning to show with some regularity offshore. Many of the schools of these Mahi-Mahi contain more fish than in recently past weeks and it really pays to be ready with a few spinning rods when the opportunity at a school of fish presents itself. We had the Spanglers aboard today for a three quarter day trip. They are repeat customers and Ed is always a pleasure.
Beautiful conditions here today were perfect for Mahi fishing. Clean blue water and a moderate north current as we headed offshore. Not too much activity inside of 400 feet, but that changed from 500 to 700 feet of water. Weed rows inside of 400 held no bait and essentially no fish. Beginning in 50 feet there weren’t really any more weeds than inside but a slight increase in current had the fish around the weeds in that 500 to 700 foot area.
Fair numbers of schoolies in loose schools today and the nice 30 pounder was a loner in 675 feet. Tough fishing conditions with the weeds very scattered, keeping 1st mate Brian very busy and then busy again tending the lines to be free and clear of the weeds, and that is what sets a good mate apart from the rest The keeper sized schoolies and that nice fat Cow pictured are good motivation to keep after your baits.


ID: 7623


Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-23
Fishing Report Title: Fort Lauderdale fishing for Mahi-Mahi
State or Fishing Region: Florida- SE Regional Report
Charter Name: All-Inclusive Sportfishing
Boat Name: Marlin My Darlin
Report By: Rick Brady
Licenses, Associations: Coast Guard
Locale or Marina: Bahia Mar
Phone: 954-761-8202
Email: Email the angler or Capt.
Website: http://www.all-inclusivesportfishing.com/

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Fishing Report:   Snook fishing is producing plenty of drag screaming action for anglers. Docks seawalls and local inlets are holding plenty of fish. The snook are taking live baits and artificial lures. Fly anglers the dock lights offer rod bending action and can produce lots of fish in a few hours, match the hatch and the drag will scream.

Tarpon action is heating up and the bigger fish are chewing on the first and last of the incoming tide. Live baits and swim baits are the best methods to get hooked up. The average size of the tarpon has been 10 to 60 pounds. The bigger fish will start to show on the beaches in the next few weeks.

The grass flats are holding a plethora of species snook, trout, jacks, drum and many others are all taking jigs and live baits in there vicinity. Look for birds or bait schools in the area and work that area thoroughly.

Well that is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski, PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371


ID: 7622


Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-21
Fishing Report Title: Jupiter snook fishing banaza
State or Fishing Region: Florida- SE Regional Report
Charter Name: Phlats Guide Services
Boat Name:
Report By: capt. craig korczynski
Licenses, Associations:
Locale or Marina: lake worth lagoon, loxahatchee river, lake okeechobee
Phone: 5616444371
Email: Email the angler or Capt.
Website: http://www.PhlatsInshoreFishing.com

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Fishing Report:   Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Ken Brown and son, Steve, from Orlando returned to land from cruising the Caribbean and needed more of the salt water so they chartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Winds were out of the east at 12 mph, temperatures in the mid 80’s, seas running 3-4 ft – a beautiful sunny day.

Fifteen minutes after leaving the dock at Bahia Mar, lines were in the water at the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, located 1.8 miles from shore in 120 ft. of water. We started off with two #8 plainers, one with a 3 ˝ blue reflector drone spoon and the other with a chartreuse sea witch in front of a double hook Bonito strip. For surface baits, we had two Ballyhoos and two Bonito strips. Our objective today was to catch edible fish so I started trolling east and west over the drop off while headed towards one of our 34 artificial wrecks located in Fort Lauderdale, ranging from 520 ft. freighters to 30 ft. barges.

As we were trolling with our plainers in 180 ft. of water off of Fort Lauderdale, line exited the plainer rod at a fast past, as the rod tip bounced up and down, which is a good indicator that the blue striped Wahoo was at the end of the line. Ken was our angler and kept reeling the line in. Before Mark, our mate, could grab the leader, a Sailfish appeared at the end of the line, to our surprise. Never


ID: 7621
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Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-21
Fishing Report Title: Fishing Fort Lauderdale Happy Day Today
State or Fishing Region: Florida- SE Regional Report
Charter Name: www.topshotfishing.com
Boat Name: Happy Day Today
Report By: Capt. Zsak
Licenses, Associations:
Locale or Marina: Fort Lauderdale
Phone: 954-309-74157
Email: Email the angler or Capt.
Website: http://www.topshotfishing.com

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Fishing Report:   Jc Sportfishing Weekly Fish Report.
As the Admiral Seas It
Fishing Report: 4/14/14 to 4/20/14
Stop by Our Office for up to Date Fishing Report.
Today is Easter Sunday and the weather looks pretty decent out. All the kids will be heading home as all the holidays are wrapping up and I think things will get back to normal for us here in Cabo. Spring break and Easter holiday is a big deal here and the town fills up with young kids from the US and lots of Mexican nationals from the mainland of Mexico and even people coming from northern Baja to vacation in southern Baja. There is no doubt that Easter is a religious holiday and then it turns into a big party, anyway on with the report.
Jc Sportfishing Charters is a family owned and operated business and has been fishing in Cabo San Lucas for the past 18 years. Jerry, explains that his charter business is geared more for families and novice anglers, making sure everyone who charters a boat with him have a great time and lots of fun. We welcome families, and groups. We want everyone who fishes with us to take all the sites in and have memorable experience. This is what is most important to us. We have and do a few tournaments each year and can cater to fisherman who might be interested in tournament fishing. Well lets get on with the fishing report for this past week.
WEATHER: The weather has been pretty cool and windy but nice day time highs in the mid 80,s to low 90,s. We did have a couple


ID: 7620
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Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-21
Fishing Report Title: Cabo San Lucas Sportfishing Report and Baja Fishing
State or Fishing Region: Mexico Fishing Reports
Charter Name: Jc Sportfishing Charters
Boat Name: Bob Marlin
Report By: Jerry Chapman
Licenses, Associations:
Locale or Marina: Cabo San Lucas
Phone: 624 147 5821
Email: Email the angler or Capt.
Website: http://www.jcsportfishing.com

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Fishing Report:   It\'s been awhile since I\'ve posted so I figured now would be a good time since the winds blowing and I\'m not fishing. Last trip I fished was Saterday, 4-12, the day before the front came through. The fishing was awesome! I had one guy come down that was eager to hammer on some yellow fins, and that we did! We had his limit of yellow fins in the boat, released two yellow fins and caught a few blacks to go along with them all in 2 1/2 hours of fishing! We headed in early with a full box of fish and one wore out fella! Fishing\'s great give me a call or check out the web site to book your trip now!

The fishing is the most consistent I\'ve seen it this year, now is a great time to book a trip! Contact me for trip booking and special offers today!

Capt. Chandler Cataldie

318-730-4410

www.ChampionFishingCharters.com

36\' Yellowfin Trip Yamaha 350


ID: 7619


Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-19
Fishing Report Title: Venice offshore report
State or Fishing Region: Louisiana Fishing Reports
Charter Name: Champion Fishing Charters
Boat Name:
Report By:
Licenses, Associations:
Locale or Marina: Venice, Louisiana
Phone: (318) 730-4410
Email: Email the angler or Capt.
Website: http://championfishingcharters.com/

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Fishing Report:   Fishing in Fort Lauderdale is on the upswing, as it usually is this time of year. April is a kind of starting point where our springtime fishing increases the number of fish and species we catch. Those winter months are usually Sailfish season and even though those up north had extreme winter conditions, we down here in the south experienced and unusually mild winter. With the water never reaching its lowest temperature, the fish had no reason to migrate. But they will, and soon!
We’ve seen this before, most recently just a few years ago. April came after a slow billfish season and in mid-April, we were having some of the best billfish fishing we had seen in a few years. Sailfish were migrating both directions at the same time. But it’s not just about billfish, there’s more.
We’ve already seen increases in King Mackerel, Bonito and Tuna. Mahi-Mahi have also been around though not abundant yet, that is yet to come. And with the Kings and Bonitos around? Here come the sharks as well. April is the time of year we catch most of our biggest sharks as they breed and feed through our waters. I should mention that almost ALL sharks we encounter are protected and released. Only the short finned Mako shark is kept and they are very rare to catch.
With the abundance of fish on the troll, we haven’t been Snapper fishing much but April is a good time for that as well. We’ll also be looking forward to grouper season opening back up May 1st.
Our trip just


ID: 7618
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Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-19
Fishing Report Title: Fort Lauderdale Fishing Improves
State or Fishing Region: Florida Fishing Reports
Charter Name: Fantastic Fishing
Boat Name:
Report By: Captain Steve Souther
Licenses, Associations:
Locale or Marina: Bahia Mar Hotel and Yachting Center
Phone: 954-728-9880
Email: Email the angler or Capt.
Website: http://www.fanntasticfishing.com

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Fishing Report:   Travis booked us for a half a day fishing in Ft. Lauderdale aboard Marlin My Darlin and the focus was on making it fun for his two boys Will and Parker. Will is 9 and his little brother Parker comes in @ 5 years old. Lots of junior anglers the last couple of weeks with Spring Break.
Captain Kopper at the helm today and that’s a good match as he enjoys junior sized anglers and really applies all the tricks he has gleaned out of fishing out front here for over 35 years to bend those rods. Mother Nature gave us quite a nice day today. Sunny and mild, not too hot due a slight onshore breeze to take the edge off the heat that comes with a full sun here in South Florida. Current running slowly to the north and clean water as Travis and the boys cleared the inlet on the way to the reefs. Bonito and Mackeral today to go along with that nice Amberjack in the photo, the largest fish on the charter. That Jack took a live bait that was fished right on the bottom at a shipwreck in just over 200 feet of water. Spin rod and 20 pound line, “Reef Donkeys” always a good powerful fight, especially when the anglers are young.
Tight lines


ID: 7617


Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-17
Fishing Report Title: Fishing in Ft. Lauderdale with dad
State or Fishing Region: Florida- SE Regional Report
Charter Name: All-Inclusive Sportfishing
Boat Name: Marlin My Darlin
Report By: Rick Brady
Licenses, Associations: Coast Guard
Locale or Marina: Bahia Mar
Phone: 954-761-8202
Email: Email the angler or Capt.
Website: http://www.all-inclusivesportfishing.com/

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Fishing Report:   Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak

Mr. Fuel and son, along with Mr. O’Shen and son, Todd, from Michigan chartered the Happy Day Today along with the Topshotfishing team to do some deep sea sport fishing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The two sons and friends were down in Fort Lauderdale on college brakes, enjoying the weather and attractions. Winds were out of the south, southeast at 12 mph, seas running 3-4 ft., blue skies, temperatures in the high 80’s.

Of course, the only thing young college fellows want is to tangle with a Shark, so after leaving the dock at Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale, FL, 20 minutes later we were in 350 ft. of water off of the sea buoy in Fort Lauderdale, FL in our Shark grounds. I put out one kite with two live Goggle Eyes from the kite and our Shark baits consisted of a bottom, midrange and surface baits. Our first strike was an 8 lb. Mahi Mahi off the kite.

As the boys were sipping their beers and waiting for the dorsal fin to break the surface, the bottom bait rod bent over. We knew it was a Shark but the question was which type? One of the boys jumped into the fighting chair to do battle; thirty-five minutes later a Dusky Shark appeared by the side of the boat, as Mark, our mate, grabbed the leader; pictures were taken and the Shark was released to fight again. We set up again and waited and waited and waited – with no time left, it was time to bring in the lines. With two


ID: 7616
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Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-17
Fishing Report Title: Sport Fishing Fort Lauderdale Happy Day Today
State or Fishing Region: Florida- SE Regional Report
Charter Name: www.topshotfishing.comn
Boat Name: Happy Day Today
Report By: Capt. Zsak
Licenses, Associations:
Locale or Marina: Fort Lauderdale
Phone: 954-309-7457
Email: Email the angler or Capt.
Website: http;//www.topshotfishing.com

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Fishing Report:   Spring is a great time for backcountry fishing here in the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon Florida. Seatrout is the main target species while fishing the creeks and drop offs here in the “old channel” at Edgewater, Oak Hill, and New Smyrna Beach. The water temperature has warmed to the 70’ mark now in mid April, so the baitfish have begun to return to the area signaling the return to warm water patterns, mullet and glass minnows the main spring baitfish species for the backwaters. Along with Seatrout we are having fast fun light tackle action with lots of Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and always more species also on my backcountry charters. Live shrimp can be the most productive bait for this mixed bag type of catching, but Allison here visiting from Atlanta and her husband did a fun charter with me and caught this quality Seatrout on a shad tail jig .........

Regular clients Bobbi and Newt from South Carolina did 3 afternoon charters with me while here on their Central Florida vacation, catching all the different species that my backwaters have to offer, Newt caught and released the best Trout of the trip on a Gulp shrimp jig.......

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Bobbi with one of the many Seatrout she caught..............

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And Bobbi with an unusual Central Florida catch of a hard fighting Permit........


ID: 7615
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Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-16
Fishing Report Title: Florida Inshore Saltwater Daytona Beach NewSmyrna Orlando Guide Report
State or Fishing Region: Florida Fishing Reports
Charter Name: Edgewater River Guide
Boat Name:
Report By: Capt Michael Savedow
Licenses, Associations:
Locale or Marina: NewSmyrnaBch Daytona MosquitoLagoon
Phone: 3866893781
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Website: http://EdgewaterRiverGuide.com

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Fishing Report:   We had the pleasure of having the Elliott family aboard the Marlin My Darlin for two ˝ day Ft. Lauderdale fishing trips this week. These folks weren’t experienced locals heading out for their umpteenth time. This was a first time offshore trip for them and something they had always wanted to experience. I spoke with Mrs. E several times in the days leading up to the charter and on that first day.
A decent day waited for us offshore the first morning, but not a perfect one. A south wind had a chop on the ocean and while very fishable (as local anglers say) there was a bounce to it. Nice clean water again on the reefs and a partly cloudy sky. Just less than a knot of north current in 120 feet of water. Good fishing conditions.
Our second charter with the Elliotts had an essentially sunny sky and the wind had dropped out a bit, but still we were able to launch our kites later in the charter after trolling back and forth across the reef line and over and around a couple of wrecks. Water again clean but a bit bluer and once again the north running current. Close to a Postcard Perfect day. Good fishing and good fun for the Elliotts on their trips. Three Sails, Kings, Bonito, and Tuna. Almost all action was inside of 300 feet of water depth with the best action inside 150 feet.


ID: 7614


Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-15
Fishing Report Title: Elliott family Ft. Lauderdale fishing trip
State or Fishing Region: Florida- SE Regional Report
Charter Name: All-Inclusive Sportfishing
Boat Name: Marlin My Darlin
Report By: Rick Brady
Licenses, Associations: Coast Guard
Locale or Marina: Bahia Mar
Phone: 954-761-8202
Email: Email the angler or Capt.
Website: http://www.all-inclusivesportfishing.com/

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Fishing Report:   Monday morning, 3/31, it was a hard call on whether to fish offshore or inshore for the Frantz family--Mike and Sue, daughter Kim, and grandson Kevin. After many days of wind and high seas, predictions were for calmer conditions, with two-to three foot seas, but winds were still blowing pretty strong. The family had already fished one trip in the backwaters with me a few weeks ago and wanted to experience some gulf fishing. Another consideration was the low tide conditions in the bay. So we decided on the near-shore reefs. Even there, at three miles and six miles off the beach, conditions were sloppy in the early hours, and fishing was tough. It was the first time I had seen so many sail-cats at the reefs, perhaps because of the influx of fresh water with all the recent rain. The group caught and released several of those, along with some grunts, mangrove snapper shorts, and sheepshead to 12 inches.

Tuesday, 4/1, seas were calmer than they had been in a good while, and I got out 28 miles that April Fools’ Day with Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and friend Wayne, along with Wayne’s son, Ryan. We had steady action all day, and the group caught a big yellowtail snapper at 17 inches, a 13-inch mangrove snapper, three keeper lane snapper, twenty porgies to 14 inches, and a 22-inch Spanish mackerel, all on shrimp. We could have caught more yellowtails, had it not been for the greedy goliath grouper that invaded our fishing hole! We used a blue runner for bait to catch


ID: 7613
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Todays Date:04/24/2014
Date of Report: 2014-04-15
Fishing Report Title: SW FL: Bonita beach: 50-lb King, 8 1/2-ft Hammerhead, Grouper & More!
State or Fishing Region: Florida- SW Gulf Coast Report
Charter Name: Fishbuster Charters, Inc.
Boat Name: Seachaser; Stratos
Report By: Captain Dave Hanson
Licenses, Associations: USCG-licensed, NAFC, CCA, Imperial River Conservancy
Locale or Marina: New Pass, Bonita Beach
Phone: 239 947-1688
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