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Location:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States United States
Contact Name:
Capt. Mike Johnson
Address:
801 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Description:

Experience Fort Lauderdale Fishing at its best with Capt. Mike on the Local Knowledge.

Capt. Mike and crew will do everything they can to ensure you, your family, friends or co-workers have a great time.

Capt. Mike was born and raised right here in Ft Lauderdale, Florida and growing up fishing here in South Florida, he has a life time of local knowledge to guide you to the fish. Capt. Mike is an experienced, proven tournament winner and has fished the globe, from St. Thomas, Costa Rica, the Bahamas to Mexico.

Amenities:
Accepts Credit Cards, Bait & Tackle, Coolers and ice, Fish Bagged, Fish Filleting, Fishing License, Instruction, Rods, Safety Gear, Water
Experience:

Hi, my name is Capt. Mike and I've been fishing Fort Lauderdale since the mid 70's.

I grew up fishing with my family catching mahi mahi, sailfish, wahoos and whatever else would bite the hook, when I was not fishing on my grandfather's boat I was at the pier, or fishing the canal bridges for tarpon, snook and jacks.

My father and grandfather taught me a lot about fishing and boat handling but I always dreamed of working on a big sport fish boat. In 1994 I finally got my break on a local charter boat, living the dream and it only got better. Later that year I got a job on a boat going to the Bahamas where I went to fish the Blue Marlin tournaments in the Bahamas Billfish Championship Series, where I won and placed in many tournaments. I was catching the biggest fish I could dream of. I also fished Costa Rica , St. Thomas and Mexico .

After awhile I got tired of being gone all the time and wanted to settle down so I came back to Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach area where I ran a boat called the Intoxication a few years later I started working on the Hooked Up with Capt. Taco. . Capt. Taco taught me quite a lot especially about the business. He gave me my big break and asked me to go into business with him.

I now own theLocal Knowledge, I have a first class crew and boat and I love what I do.

Call me and let me show you and your guest a great time and catch some FISH!!

What to bring:

Appropriate Clothing, Beverages, Camera, Comfortable Shoes, Food Supplies, Hat, Lunch, No glass bottles, Non-Marking Sole Shoes, Soft soled shoes , Sunglasses, Sunscreen, "To go" Coolers, Zip-lock freezer bags

Boat & Equipment Info

Local Knowledge
Boat Name:
Local Knowledge
No. of engines:
2
Manufacturer:
Hatteras

Crew Members

Name:
Mike Johnson
Title:
Captain
Phone:
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Email:
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Biography:
954-764-4344 Cell

Fishing Spots

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Bimini, Bimini Islands
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Atlantic Ocean (FL) Atlantic Ocean

Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States United States

Fishing Reports

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 08.28.12

  Can't wait for this storm to go by! Mahi fishing will be off the chain with all the debris floating up from the islands. Capt Mike  954.522.4773  ...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 07.02.12

Category Archives: Fishing Report Fishing report Giant Kingfish for Mike from Arkansas Friday June 29th, 2012 GREAT JOB!!!   Category Archives: Fishing Report Fishing report Giant Kingfish for Mike from Arkansas Friday June 29th, 2012 GREAT JOB!!!   Posted in Capt. Mike Blog, Fishing Report | No Comments » Fort Lauderdale Fishing is Red Hot Right Now Sunday June 24...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 06.14.12

Ol Big Biter   Phone 954.522.4773 Email info@fishlocalknowledge.com Website http://www.fishlocalknowledge.com  ...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 06.06.12

Fort Lauderdale Fishing June 2012 Tuesday June 5th, 2012 Fort Lauderdale Fishing is Hot in June with Capt. Mike 954.522.4773 The weather is getting hot quick here in Ft Lauderdale and so is the fishing. June is a transition month that says hello to calm seas and great fishing.  The first fish on everyone’s mind is the Dolphin (mahi mahi).  Mahi travel in large schools in the summer time, although normally found a little farther offshore than in spring.&nbs...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 05.09.12

Fort Lauderdale Fishing in May is absolutely awesome. If I only had one month to pick to fish out of the whole year it would be May. For one the winds have laid down leaving us with a light South East wind perfect for kite and shark fishing. The kingfish and bonitas are thick on the reef. The Dolphin (mahi mahi) are more reliable anywhere from the reef to 10 miles off shore. The swordfish are biting and the seas are perfect for day time deep dropping for them or for drifting at night. Amber...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 05.01.12

Monday April 30th, 2012 Fort Lauderdale Fishing with us on the 22nd was Bobby, Vicky, Bobby Jr and Debra from Fort Lauderdale. Fishing was a little slower to start today but we caught a nice bonita and 8 huge tile fish. The 23rd Tom and Helen from Texas fished with us and had a great day . We started trolling and caught 3 bonitas, we quickly butterflied them into big shark baits and popped the kites and put out the big guns. We had an immediate bite on the shark bait outta of...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 04.18.12

Spring Break Fishing Fort Lauderdale April Tuesday April 17th, 2012 Fishing Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Pompano Beach waters this month will prove to be some of the years best fishing. Overall March was pretty good but April so far has been outstanding. On the troll we have been crushing medium size black fin tunas and plenty of dolphin (mahi mahi). Lots of bait around with ballyhoos on the inshore patch reefs and a ton of flying fish offshore. Sailfish are still biting on go...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 04.16.12

Blackfin Tuna   Kayleb with a huge jack!!!   This big loggerhead was "nice" enough to give this other turtle a "piggy back" ride  ...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 04.10.12

Kayleb with a huge jack!!!   or call us at  ...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 03.27.12

Caught another nice one with my buddy Bill and his son Kobe on the Bill Collector Manta Ray Ready for some fishing??? We offer half, three quarter and all day fishing trips. Start times are typically 8:00 am. We also offer Bahama trips and Day and Night time swordfish trips. Phone 1 954.522.4773 Email info@fishlocalknowledge.com Website http://w...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 03.20.12

Tuesday March 20th, 2012 Fort Lauderdale Swordfishing is normally done 12-17 miles offshore but as we all know there are no fences in the ocean and Ft Lauderdale fishing is always full of surprises! My best friend Chris that I’ve known since I was 4 chartered the boat on St. Patricks Day with his brother Bill, his cousin Scott, good friend Craig and good friend Jim. Since Scott and Craig are from West Virginia and have never been sport fishing on the ocean before we started tr...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 03.19.12

February fishing, while it had some good days, overall was very sloooooow! I know March Fishing Fort Lauderdale is going to be great! it always is. On March 1st our morning trip brought Jeff and Trevor from Michigan and another Jeff from the Poconos. Right off the bat trolling Jeff laid into a respectable 25# wahoo and I was already praising the new month. I think i got a little excited too quick because I couldnt buy another bite after that. We switched up to some kite fishing but had...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 03.14.12

Fishing Charters in Fort Lauderdale are tough to beat. Every gamefish that swims our waters is present in Fort Lauderdale fishing waters. Sailfish are still around, mahi mahi, wahoos, kingfish, amberjacks, bonitas and blackfin tunas and SHARKS! We continue to do a lot of kite fishing this month along with putting out the big baits on the 100# tackle for the giant hammerheads, thresher sharks and makos that begin their haunt upon our waters. The weather is still mild with light predomin...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 03.02.12

Friday March 2nd, 2012 Fishing Charters in Fort Lauderdale are tough to beat. Every gamefish that swims our waters is present in Fort Lauderdale fishing waters. Sailfish are still around, mahi mahi, wahoos, kingfish, amberjacks, bonitas and blackfin tunas and SHARKS! We continue to do a lot of kite fishing this month along with putting out the big baits on the 100# tackle for the giant hammerheads, thresher sharks and makos that begin their haunt upon our waters. The weather...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 02.22.12

Fish Fort Lauderdale with Capt. Mike 954.522.4773 Jan 14 Barbara, Myra, Mark, Noah and Steve fished Fort lauderdale with us this morning for a good pick on some nice king mackeral. The afternoon trip brought Dick, Dave and Bob from Boston joined us looking for some Fort Lauderedale sailfish action. We popped the kites up and put the gogs out and got an insta bite on two big bomber bonita. We thought we were looking at the start of a great afternoon of fishing unfortunately those w...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 02.08.12

Today on their Fort Luaderdale Fishing Trip Dennis and Jim from Wisconsin did some kite fishing in search of Fort Lauderdale greatest gamefish. Fishing had been a little slow the last couple days so we were hoping to get lucky on this short three hour trip. It turned out to be Jim’s lucky day as the sailfish came up and ate the perfectly presented live goggle eye fished out of the kite. We went ahead with the boat as the sailfish went airborne. After a twenty minute see saw battl...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 12.27.11

Troy with a great wahoo!         Email info@fishlocalknowledge.com Phone 954.522.4773 Website http://www.fishlocalknowledge.com  ...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 11.07.11

"The Customer is Always Right"   Nov. 4 Sailfishing Fort Lauderdale     Today great friend and long time repeat customer Jerry, from New York joined us for what turned out to be a great day of sailfishing off Fort Lauderdale. Jerry and his good friends Dom and Anthony pronounced (ANT-KNEE) chartered the Local Knowledge looking for some Dolphin action (mahi mahi) and possibly some sailfish or sharks. The past few weeks mother nature has dumped tons of rain u...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 10.06.11

Fishing Fort Lauderdale today was Great.   We had Brian and Jamie from Boston, here in Fort Lauderdeale for their Honeymoon. Brian must be doing something right to get her to go fishing on their Honeymoon.   We cleared the inlet about 8:15 this morning and put out the trolling spread. It was a little slow to start with just one kingfish for the first hour. A little while later Jamie caught a very small bullet bonita and then Brian caught a big skipjack tuna. I believe Bria...

Atlantic Ocean Fishing Report 08.09.11

Day Three brought Another great with Brian, Art, Ron, Chuck and Joe from East Penn and O'Reilly Auto. We didnt pull in any giant sea montsters like the previous two days but we had alot of action deep dropping and trolling. We caught a big horse eye jack on the troll as well as a shark. Neither one what you would expect to catch on the troll. Lots of barracudas a couple of queen snappers and pomfrets.     Day four we went out real quick in the morning with Josh, Feddie and Haro...

Atlantic Ocean Fishing Report 08.09.11

Day 5-10     Casey, Doug, Daniel and Tom Busted up some yellowtail snappers, a couple of small groupers, lots of cudas and a shark with us. Now day 6 was just a little more exciting fish wise. We had Bruce and Doug from Iowa, Ron from right here in Pompano Beach, Fl and Wendell from Bonita Springs. We went offshore today first looking for mahi mahi and Blue Marlin. We worked it hard too all the way to the north, but we only jumped off one small mahi. What was killing me was tha...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 08.02.11

Tuesday August 2nd, 2011     Day two finds us with Keith and Mike from Tuscon, Kurt from Alberta and Steve and John from Pennsylania.   Fishing started offshore in search of Mahi mahi, marlin, sails or anything that would bite for that matter. We ventured about four miles offshore which off of Bimini puts you in over 2000 feet of water. We found some decent edges and weedlines to fish to but no bites. We eased back up on the reef for the barracuda assault and cau...

Atlantic Ocean Fishing Report 08.02.11

Bimini Day 1 East Penn Trip         Wow! I can’t believe we are finally here in Bimini with East Penn Manufacturing again. We’ve been looking forward to this trip all year. We started off Day 1 with Darren and Dwayne from Ellis Battery in Missouri, Mike and John from Midwest Wheel in Des Moines, John from East Penn and Joe from Deka Batteries. As I pulled the throttles back on the “Local Knowledge” after clearing the cut and gliding over the “wall”, the trol...

Atlantic Ocean Fishing Report 08.02.11

Tuesday August 2nd, 2011     Day two finds us with Keith and Mike from Tuscon, Kurt from Alberta and Steve and John from Pennsylania.   Fishing started offshore in search of Mahi mahi, marlin, sails or anything that would bite for that matter. We ventured about four miles offshore which off of Bimini puts you in over 2000 feet of water. We found some decent edges and weedlines to fish to but no bites. We eased back up on the reef for the barracuda assault and caught ab...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 07.13.11

Fishing Fort Lauderdale with us today for an all day trip was Kyle, Mark, Pam, Kim and Ashley who were visiting us from Orlando.   We started our day at 8 am and met the bait boat to pick up a dozen goggle eyes to do some kite fishing once the wind came up. We then raced out to the ships anchored off of Fort Lauderdale beach and caught a bunch of speedos and blue runners for some wreck fishing. After about 15 minutes we had all we needed. We put out the trolling spread and began ou...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 07.12.11

Fort Lauderdale Fishing with Capt. Mike 7/11/11     Fishing Fort Lauderdale on the Local Knowledge Sport Fishing boat with us this morning was Renato and his son Miguel, who joined Chris and Abigail from Texas for some offshore fishing fun. After loading everyone up and securing some goggle eyes from Lauderdale Marina we cleared the inlet about 8:15. With our reef system and drop off so close to shore we had lines in within twenty minutes.   We started the day on the t...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 05.16.11

Today Joe, Danny and Bernie from Fort Lauderdale joined us for some great fort Lauderdale sport fishing. Joe, being a local and long time fisherman wanted to entertain his buddies and wanted some fish for the fryer and BBQ tonight, so we went on pursuit on the "troll". I have to say that the action was non stop all day.   First the bonitas assaulted our baits, while not good eating they provided some action and were good warm up fish for the new guys.   We then g...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 05.10.11

Fort Lauderdale Fishing May 1st     What a great day of fishing off Fort Lauderdale today for Mario, Gary, Tom, Rob, Ben and Tony all from south Florida. We started on the troll and crushed the bonitas by putting 20 in the box and releasing some others. We also caught a mahi mahi, a blackfin tuna and a 20# kingfish. The highlight came when we were kitefishing for sail fish and a 150# hammerhead ate the bait instead. Tom worked on the fish for 40 minutes on 20# line before the...

Atlantic Ocean (FL) Fishing Report 02.24.11

Fort Lauderdale Fishing has been off to a great start this month. Some hammerhead sharks and sailfish have been stealing the spotlight right up until the 5th when the blackfin tunas showed up from Palm Beach through Fort Lauderdale all the way past Miami. While most of these tunas were not the 20-30 #’s we are accustomed to seeing later in the spring, the 7-12 # (footballs) were still a lot of fun on the light tackle and great tasting on the table. Agrein and Tina from British Columbia and Ca...

Fish

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Barracuda, Great (Sphyraena barracuda)

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Bonito, Atlantic (Sarda sarda)

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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

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Dolphinfish, Common (Coryphaena hippurus)

169
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Grouper, Gag (Mycteroperca microlepis)

167
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Grouper, Goliath (Epinephelus itajara)

69
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Grouper, Red (Epinephelus morio)

137
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Grouper, Snowy (Epinephelus niveatus)

39
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Jack, Crevalle (Caranx hippos)

184
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Kingfish, Southern (Menticirrhus americanus)

38
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Little Tunny (Euthynnus alletteratus)

93
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Mackerel, Atlantic (Scomber scombrus)

123
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Mackerel, King (Scomberomorous cavalla)

149
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Marlin, Blue (Makaira nigricans)

98
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Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus)

123
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Shark, Bull (Carcharhinus leucas)

88
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Shark, Great White (Carcharodon carcharias)

21
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Shark, Hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran)

53
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Shark, Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus)

38
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Shark, Sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

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Shark, Thresher (Alopias vulpinus)

32
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Snapper, Red (Lutjanus campechanus)

97
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Swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

60
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Tripletail (Lebotes surinamensis)

53
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Tuna, Blackfin (Thunnus atlanticus)

51
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Tuna, Bluefin (Thunnus thynnus)

77
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Tuna, Skipjack (Euthynnus pelamis)

47
Wahoo

Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)

122

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