Fishing Reports by Captain Steve Souther
About The Author:
Company: Fanntastic Fishing
Area Reporting: Fort Lauderdale
Bio: Captain Steve Souther has now joined our team at Fanntastic Fishing and we\'re delighted to have him and his 37+ years experience. Fishing professionally locally since 1976, Steve has guided thousands of novice and experienced anglers to the joys of deep sea fishing on both drift and charter boats. Often asked what is the biggest fish he\'s ever caught, he answers with a smile... \"I haven\'t caught him yet...\"
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] One of the greatest parts of my job is taking kids fishing. Here off Fort Lauderdale so many families vacation here,
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Dolphin fishing off Fort Lauderdale hasn’t been great the last few years but this year but this year has been different. Summertime fishing used to be mostly fishing for Dolphin...
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] As we near the end of spring things are changing in the fishing just off shore of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. May is traditionally one of our best...
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] While a high percentage of our guests are men here in Fort Lauderdale, there are some ladies that also like sport fishing or just fishing in general. Today’s trip was a group of gals that were far from the ordinary.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The area just off shore of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood has been producing some great fishing trips for our guests.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] You never know what will happen on an all-day fishing trip here in Fort Lauderdale. Our group today had fished the afternoon the day before with
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The fishing off shore of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Florida has been on the slow side as of late. We are in the middle of what should be some of the best fishing for Sailfish of the year but
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] One of the great things about daytime Swordfish Trips is the Hollywood Hills is right off shore of us and that gives us a high chance for success.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale area fishing has been interesting, to say the least. Normally my fishing report for the New Year would be pretty much about the Sailfish activity...
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Here in the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale area it is not unusual to have a few birthday fishing trips come our way. The day was Blake’s birthday and what he REALLY hoped to catch was a Dolphin and maybe a Sailfish.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing reports are always fun to write when the fishing has improved and that’s the case today as we talk about the fishing off the shore of Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, Florida
[Hollywood,FL] It seems the movie “The Bucket List” has made its way to the fishing world here in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale. We get many requests now for certain kinds of fish and today, with previous guests Jeff and his son Joel, the request was for a Sailfish.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Our recent move from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood still has us operating out of the same port and fishing the same areas. And writing this fishing report is especially fun as we’ve had some exceptional fishing this week.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] One of my first trips from our new dock in Hollywood, Florida was not exactly the perfect south Florida day and my fishing report is about this trip. Doctor Dale
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] As we enter October, we have already experienced our first cold front taking temperatures to a brisk 71 degrees. While this may seem like a small thing to you, especially if you live up north, down here this slight drop can mean all kinds of good news for the fishing.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Now having just 1 person on board is kind of a treat for the crew. We have to learn just one name, there’s never a question of who will fight the fish and so on.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] While the sport of fishing here in Fort Lauderdale is a year round thing, certain times of the year cause an excellent result in how good the fishing is and what we catch.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Our trip today was a mixed group of people and of course, they ALL wanted to catch fish. Trolling had been producing some small sized Bonitos on the reef and with little wind, we decided to keep the boat moving in our high 80’s temps and begin out day with some easy fish to catch
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale fishing has been fairly consistent lately. Trolling the reef area has been producing Bonitos, a much sought after bait fish, in some good numbers.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] There aren’t many places in the world where just 20 minutes or so from the dock you are wetting lines and fishing in the deep sea. Fort Lauderdale happens to be one of them
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fort Lauderdale has been fairly consistent in both weather and fishing as of late. Calm seas and light breezes in the mornings make for almost lake conditions as we headed out to see what could be done to keep this crew occupied.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] An all-day fishing trip for Dolphin this time of year in Fort Lauderdale can be very rewarding. Dolphin, or Mahi-Mahi as we call them to eliminate confusion between the fish and the mammal
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] This time of year in Fort Lauderdale our guests often request to fish Dolphin for the targeted species.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] It started like any other fishing trip we run here in Fort Lauderdale. Good morning, get their names and where they are from. Mark and Amy, like so many couples, just out for a good time and Amy says she wants to catch something big.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] While not always this way, the Mahi-Mahi fishing has taken off in Fort Lauderdale's off shore area. The last week has been exceptional for these highly sought after fish.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing for Dolphin (Mahi-mahi) around Fort Lauderdale has improved tremendously this week. It has been an absolute blast going off shore a ways and finding large beds of seaweed. While the seaweed is tough to deal with as far as keeping the baits clear, it’s worth it when you see Dolphin racing out from under those beds and heading for your rigged baits.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Each fishing trip we run has an element of surprise in it as we begin our day. We never know what we will encounter as we put our baits out in the water. Just as our guests, we have hopes of great fishing but what kind of fish and how big will they be?
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Something we do often, to entertain our guests while fishing here in Fort Lauderdale, is drop live baits on some of the deep wrecks and reefs here off our shore. Fort Lauderdale and Broward County have a fairly extensive artificial reef program.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] May is one of my favorite times of year to fish here in Fort Lauderdale. Almost everything we catch is migrating one way or the other and each day is different. We truly have no idea what we might encounter from day to day.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Some of our guests that fish with us in Fort Lauderdale just seem to be lucky and that certainly includes Rudy. Lucky at fishing is always good.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing in Fort Lauderdale is just one of the many attractions of things to do while visiting us. Many families come for the sun, the beaches and to generally relax and have some fun. Our family today has fished with us 5 times before and had very poor luck. Ken made this quite well known as he boarded the boat.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] While fishing off Fort Lauderdale has improved, especially in the reef area, landing a complete fish has gotten harder. Kingfish and Bonitos are plentiful this time of year and following them are some of the largest sharks we catch all season.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Calm seas, light winds, sunny skies and some great fishing… Does this sound good to you?
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] 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.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] While fishing hasn't been bad in Fort Lauderdale, it hasn't been good either. But all that's changing with the start of spring!
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing for food fish doesn't mean that's all you'll catch. Sometimes it's a fish of a lifetime!
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] You have to wait for the bite when fishing. And sometimes, you have to wait your turn to catch your fish too.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Our winter and sea temperature has been warmer than normal. It's given us some slow fishing days. But now things are changing for the better!
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Mahi-mahi are usually caught in the spring and summer. This year, they are a little early.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Our Sailfish fishing in Fort Lauderdale is best in the winter months and this fishing report is about one trip the other day. This time the plan came together.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] When cold winds blow from the north, expect Sailfish to bite. But there are other fish too...
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Cold fronts and northerly winds push baitfish south. The Sailfish Follow these baitfish and starting in December, our Sailfish bite improves.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] While waiting for a bite in the kite, it's always nice to see what's below. many times, you get rewarded.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] At times, even the little fish are fun to catch. But then, so are the bigger ones...
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Trend reports give a snapshot of what we are catching locally on all our boats.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing for a friend can sometimes be tougher than fishing for someone you don't know. This time it worked out.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] 3 guys, a 4 hour charter and a fish of a lifetime...
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] A four hour trip can produce a number of different species here. And a family doesn't have to devote an entire day.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The catching a fish is the exciting part of the trip. The fun comes from the experience.
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] An afternoon trip with family and friends. Quite the first time experience for one of our anglers...