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Old 03-08-2015, 05:39 PM
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the full moon did not help! why don't you try going fishing in the afternoon? The bite turns on just as the sun is going down behind the buildings + you are practically the only one out there (during the week). We had free jumping mahi near us last time and tons of tuna busting all over the place
Old 03-20-2015, 07:21 AM
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Plan on heading out tomorrow. I haven't been out of PE in over a year, GP is to get out to the 180 range and troll east looking for life.
Old 03-20-2015, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse8410 View Post
Plan on heading out tomorrow. I haven't been out of PE in over a year, GP is to get out to the 180 range and troll east looking for life.
Same here. We need some fresh fish! Going to head NE because the wife doesn't want to go SE.
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I'm also headed out but going to try the night time sword thing. The weather looks as good as it can get. If anyone else is going to be out let me know.
Old 03-21-2015, 11:16 AM
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Any fishing reports?
Old 03-21-2015, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by gameon View Post
Any fishing reports?
Fished the last three days straight with company in town. Thursday: 1 king and 1 dolphin on the troll. Free jumping sails around, lots of life.
Friday: totally dead. Troll, kites, everything. Fished for 7 hours. Nothing
Saturday: 2 kings on balloons then the breeze picked up late in the day for the kite. Finally found good water off pompano in 400'. Put the kite up and had something big crash the long bait, but didn't hook up

Overall it's really really slow out there still.
Old 03-21-2015, 08:36 PM
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[QUOTE Overall it's really really slow out there still.[/QUOTE]

Sadly that's the norm out there and it gets worse each year. Gives cause for one to wonder what they are doing with all the fishing license money we give these days. Just heard there was just an approval for 400 more apartments off 17th St. Causway. Now there's the solution; keep on building and squeezing in more people down here. ;?
Old 03-22-2015, 06:31 AM
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We made it out in time for the sunrise Saturday 3/21. We zigzagged from 200 ft to 800 ft from PE to Boynton. We got two know downs that didn't even damage the bait. There was no weed to speak of, but every time I checked our baits they had a strip of weed caught on them. Gorgeous day to be on the boat but fish were not in town.
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Originally Posted by reellucky954 View Post
We made it out in time for the sunrise Saturday 3/21. We zigzagged from 200 ft to 800 ft from PE to Boynton. We got two know downs that didn't even damage the bait. There was no weed to speak of, but every time I checked our baits they had a strip of weed caught on them. Gorgeous day to be on the boat but fish were not in town.
About the same for us, but we did manage to get 2 small blackfin tuna.
Blackened tuna for dinner!
Old 03-22-2015, 06:50 AM
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Caught a couple small fins, some Rosies, a Barrel & 2 tile off PE yesterday. Current was so slow I was dropping 2lbs in 1000' with the motors off!
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Originally Posted by SplashFL View Post
Sadly that's the norm out there and it gets worse each year. Gives cause for one to wonder what they are doing with all the fishing license money we give these days. Just heard there was just an approval for 400 more apartments off 17th St. Causway. Now there's the solution; keep on building and squeezing in more people down here. ;?
I not sure how more apartments have any bearing on fishing, or how "license money" can increase the fish population, but I think the BP oil spill might still be having an effect on the pelagic fish population.
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Heading out tomorrow to look for some tuna. I can't do weekends anymore.
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Nice fat golden! Great catch!!
Old 03-22-2015, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
Heading out tomorrow to look for some tuna. I can't do weekends anymore.
Yeah, weekends are pretty brutal out there. Had company that came to fish, so had to do it.

I have only lived/fished here for 2 years now, but it's no where near as good as I expected. Last season was ok, but this fall/winter has been awful. Just a bad year or is this typical?
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Went this morning, probably the busiest day I have ever seen going and coming at PE. Caught a few kings and macks drifting pilchards. Only got hit on the topwater baits. Quit at 12:15 and went home.
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Originally Posted by Its Alright View Post
Yeah, weekends are pretty brutal out there. Had company that came to fish, so had to do it.

I have only lived/fished here for 2 years now, but it's no where near as good as I expected. Last season was ok, ut this fall/winter has been awful. Just a bad year or is this typical?b
No, this winter has easily in general been the worst year of fishing in my memory, I've been fishing offshore here for over 30 years. It's been slow up/down the coast as well so it's not just a Broward thing.

I have about 6-7 trips since Jan mostly kitefishing and a few trolling days and have one 20lb dolphin and a few cutoffs to show for it. Usually wintertime you can plan on seeing a sail every 3-4 hours of kitefishing at a minimum, usually 2-3
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I not sure how more apartments have any bearing on fishing, or how "license money" can increase the fish population, but I think the BP oil spill might still be having an effect on the pelagic fish population.
It's real simple. The more apartments the more places for more people to live, and the more people, the more out there dragging baits, and the more pollution running off the roads into the waters killing the life in them. When I first moved to present waterfront home, 27 yrs. ago, it was normal to see the bottom of my canal and when the mullet made their run the schools were sea-wall to sea-wall (80ft) and at least 100 ft. first to last fish. The Jacks would show to feed and the canal came alive. Not been able to see the canal bottom nor seen more then 3 or 4 mullet at a time in at least a dozen years.
Re: the fish license money. We pay and pay and unless I'm mistaken, I thought it was supposed to go for "conservation of the fishery," yet all I see out there for the most part are more and more of the many different types of law enforcement driving around on expensive boats, and the oil spill seems to have made it all that much worse.
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Originally Posted by SplashFL View Post
It's real simple. The more apartments the more places for more people to live, and the more people, the more out there dragging baits, and the more pollution running off the roads into the waters killing the life in them. When I first moved to present waterfront home, 27 yrs. ago, it was normal to see the bottom of my canal and when the mullet made their run the schools were sea-wall to sea-wall (80ft) and at least 100 ft. first to last fish. The Jacks would show to feed and the canal came alive. Not been able to see the canal bottom nor seen more then 3 or 4 mullet at a time in at least a dozen years.
Re: the fish license money. We pay and pay and unless I'm mistaken, I thought it was supposed to go for "conservation of the fishery," yet all I see out there for the most part are more and more of the many different types of law enforcement driving around on expensive boats, and the oil spill seems to have made it all that much worse.
Reality is pretty depressing - interesting to envision 25 or 50 years from now
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Originally Posted by scubaholic View Post
Reality is pretty depressing - interesting to envision 25 or 50 years from now
Sadly, I think it will only get worse when they start dredging Port Everglades to allow the super container ships to use the port. All of that sand and silt, not to mention all the other pollution associated with an expansion project of that magnitude, will surely cause irreparable damage to local reefs and thus our fisheries.
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Originally Posted by holy_crap View Post
Sadly, I think it will only get worse when they start dredging Port Everglades to allow the super container ships to use the port. All of that sand and silt, not to mention all the other pollution associated with an expansion project of that magnitude, will surely cause irreparable damage to local reefs and thus our fisheries.
Like someone said to me on this subject the other day; "what's with our elected officials who continue to approve all this over growth; don't they dive or fish or drive on the same roadways as the rest of us, or has some type of personal financial gain given them cause to go with their gain regardless of the consequences?" A few months ago I read there were approx. FOUR THOUSAND new apts in various stages of approvals and construction in just Broward County alone, and so now add 400 more to the 17th St. Causway area. ;?

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