Fishing Report: 2023 Mission Fishin! dates

By RJ Boyle | Contributing Columnist

Mission Fishin! is a wonderful program for families with special needs. We would love for you to be a part of this on the water experience. You can volunteer yourself and or your vessel for one of the functions listed here.

RJ Boyle (left), Josh Davis (center), and Tony Davis on a previous Mission Fishin! Trip. [RJ Boyle]

Feb. 24

April 1

May 6

June 17

July 15

Sept. 23

Oct. 21

Nov. 11

We generally have between six and twelve boats for the events. We meet at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club at 7:45 a.m. on Saturdays and return to the dock somewhere around 12 p.m. Each trip is specific to the family. Some families love to go in the ocean and fish while others just enjoy an Intercoastal cruise. Either way, the families get to enjoy some time off land away from all the hustle and bustle of life. Check out for details and a sign up form. 

Swordfish and sailfish are your best go to this week

The fishing was relatively slow most of the week and the sea conditions were a bit rough. Sailfish was the main target for most boats fishing near shore this week. Most boats targeting sails caught two to five fish per trip. These are good numbers but should pick up with the next cold front. Further offshore the swords were biting and this seems to be consistent with the pattern over the last three years. January and February are some of the best months for giant fish. We did have one story of a fish that was lost that was pushing the 1,000 pound mark. The crazy thing with swordfishing is no matter how long you have done it you cannot target a certain size fish. The giant fish hooked earlier this week out of Lighthouse Point was fought for five hours before breaking the line. 

For an up to the date fishing report, tune into the Paul Castronovo show on Fridays at 6:40 a.m. on 105.9 FM.

Tight lines!

RJ Boyle is the owner of RJ Boyle Studios in Lighthouse Point and has decades of experience fishing the waters off South Florida and beyond. To contact him at his studio or to inquire about his charter boats, visit or call 954-420-5001.

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