Little Kids Big Fish

Posted January 29, 2020

Here at the YB Normal in Fort Lauderdale we love to take kids fishing no matter how old they are, just something about taking kids fishing has a special place in my heart, its such a great feeling when they get excited about catching a fish, in this report I want to talk about a great trip that we recently had on the YB Normal, Bryan from Missouri recently book us for a private 4 hour morning charter he would bring his family out fishing with us his 2 daughters both ages 17 and his 4 year old son Will who would be going on a boat for the first time, we would leave the dock around 745am sharp and head out to the fishing grounds which in fort Lauderdale is less than one mile to catch quality fish, we would start out with our basic spread of 6 lines 4 of these would be surface baits and 2 of them would be planners with bonito strips, we would get a bite right away on one of our surface baits and 4 year old Will was the angler he would reel in a small bonito perfect size fish for him, next up we would receive a bite on the #4 planner and Bryans daughter will reel in a nice sized kingfish a very good eating fish and good fighter as well, we would continue to troll and hook a sailfish out of no where and fight this fish for over 45 min after tag teaming this fish Bryans 2 daughters would land this beast of a sailfish defiantly trophy size no doubt, we would take photos for memories and release the sailfish, shortly after we would receive a bite on our deep planer a #8, 4 year old Will was the angler and he would give it everything he had to get this fish to the boat after a great battle he would land all by himself a beautiful wahoo! one of my favorite fish for the table as well as the colors and patterns a beautiful fish, he reeled the fish in all by himself I was even impressed and that doesn’t happen often, everyone was cheering on Will and he was even smiling, we would shorty head in and return to the dock. It was a great deep sea fishing trip, as we say dinner and a show. We would take some great photos at the dock as Bryan would thank us for showing his family a great time and he would then be on his way.
I feel that it is very important for a Childs first time on the boat to be a memorable one in order for them to want to keep going out, so we always give it our best for the kids.
As far as night fishing goes I have been out a few times this week and the bite has been some what decent if the wind is light we have had good catches of mangrove snapper as well as yellowtail and lane snappers, our best baits have been silversides for the snappers and small pieces of cut bonito, its been a good few days down here in Fort Lauderdale we do have some availability the next few weeks and we would love to have you out fishing. with us so what are you waiting for book us now!!
more later…
Capt. Viinnie


This Trip's Catch

Wahoo