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..."

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The Best Mahi Fishing in October Ever! (10/09/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The offshore action is not waiting around for the Great Pumpkin to arrive. Here at Fantastic Sportfishing, we continue to enjoy stellar Fall fishing action in the beautiful waters of South Florida. We’re fishing every single day and we’re pulling up to the dock with stuffed fish boxes and sore arms.
Schools Are In Session (9/11/2018)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Now that Labor Day is in our rear view mirror and everyone has settled into a new school year, the offshore action is not taking recess. Here at Fantastic Sportfishing, we continue to enjoy great late Summer/early Fall fishing action in the beautiful waters of South Florida. We continue to fish every day and continue to return with great catches.
Kids Fishing Fort Lauderdale (1/27/2017)
[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 Dolphin Fishing (9/17/2015)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Dolphin fishing off Fort Lauderdale hasnt 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 Fishing Report (5/28/2015)
[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...
Ladies Sport Fishing Fort Lauderdale (5/21/2015)
[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. Todays trip was a group of gals that were far from the ordinary.
Fort Lauderdale Great Fishing Trips (3/31/2015)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] The area just off shore of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood has been producing some great fishing trips for our guests.
Great All Day Fishing Trip (3/25/2015)
[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 Hollywood Fishing Report (3/05/2015)
[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
Swordfish Success Hollywood Fishing Trips (1/25/2015)
[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.
Hollywood Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report (1/08/2015)
[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...
Birthday Fishing Trip Does Well (12/16/2014)
[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 Blakes birthday and what he REALLY hoped to catch was a Dolphin and maybe a Sailfish.
Hollywood Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report (12/07/2014)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing reports are always fun to write when the fishing has improved and thats the case today as we talk about the fishing off the shore of Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hollywood Florida Sailfish Fills Bucket List (11/21/2014)
[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 Hollywood Fishing Report (11/15/2014)
[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 weve had some exceptional fishing this week.
Fanntasic Fishing Report Hollywood Florida (11/03/2014)
[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 Fanntastic Fishing Report (10/29/2014)
[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.
Bills Fort Lauderdale Fishing Trip (10/26/2014)
[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, theres never a question of who will fight the fish and so on.
Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing Improves (9/27/2014)
[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.
Fanntastic Fishing Lands Mako Shark (9/17/2014)
[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 80s temps and begin out day with some easy fish to catch
Hammerhead Now His Biggest Fish (9/04/2014)
[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.
Fanntastic Fishing Gets Son First Sail (7/30/2014)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] There arent 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
Family Fishing Fun Fort Lauderdale (7/26/2014)
[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 Dolphin Fishing Trip (7/18/2014)
[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
Happy 4th Fishing Celebration (7/10/2014)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] This time of year in Fort Lauderdale our guests often request to fish Dolphin for the targeted species.
Big Hammerhead Makes Our Day (7/06/2014)
[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 Mahi-Mahi Fishing Exceptional (6/29/2014)
[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 Dolphin Fishing Improves Tremendously (6/18/2014)
[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, its worth it when you see Dolphin racing out from under those beds and heading for your rigged baits.
Fish Variety Makes Our Day (6/14/2014)
[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?
Fantastic Fort Lauderdale Bottom Fishing (6/05/2014)
[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.
Sport Fishing Trips This Week (6/02/2014)
[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.
Great Sport Fishing Trip (5/30/2014)
[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.
Family Fishing Fun Fort Lauderdale Style (5/20/2014)
[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.
Big Sharks Make Fishing Tough And Fun (5/10/2014)
[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.
Good Fishing Great Weather Fort Lauderdale (5/04/2014)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Calm seas, light winds, sunny skies and some great fishing Does this sound good to you?
Great Fishing Continues In Fort Lauderdale (4/24/2014)
[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 Fishing Improves (4/19/2014)
[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!
Family Fishing Fun (4/12/2014)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing for food fish doesn't mean that's all you'll catch. Sometimes it's a fish of a lifetime!
Patience Pays Off (4/08/2014)
[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.
Summertime Fishing In March (4/01/2014)
[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!
Mahi Madness In March (3/27/2014)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Mahi-mahi are usually caught in the spring and summer. This year, they are a little early.
Fort Lauderdale Sailfish Fishing Report (2/22/2014)
[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.
Sailfish Fishing Charter Fort Lauderdale (1/27/2014)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] When cold winds blow from the north, expect Sailfish to bite. But there are other fish too...
Sailfish Fishing Improves Off Lauderdale (1/04/2014)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Cold fronts and northerly winds push baitfish south. The Sailfish Follow these baitfish and starting in December, our Sailfish bite improves.
Snapper Fishing Fort Lauderdale Style (12/29/2013)
[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 Deep Sea Fishing Report (12/27/2013)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] At times, even the little fish are fun to catch. But then, so are the bigger ones...
Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Trends (12/13/2013)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Trend reports give a snapshot of what we are catching locally on all our boats.
Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Report (10/14/2013)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] Fishing for a friend can sometimes be tougher than fishing for someone you don't know. This time it worked out.
Shark Fishing Fort Lauderdale Beach (10/09/2013)
[Fort Lauderdale,FL] 3 guys, a 4 hour charter and a fish of a lifetime...
Ft Lauderdale Family Fishing Trips (10/03/2013)
[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.
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