Captain
Paul Roydhouse

Member since March 2015 Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
I am a 3rd generation fisherman in Fort Lauderdale. I started in 1967 as a mate on one of the local drift boats. I fished with my dad who also worked the boat and taught me how to fish. When I was old enough, I began working as a mate on the sportfishing boats. As the years passed, I got my captain's license. I took a private sportfishing captain's job for about 8 years where the owner of the boat and I fished the Bahamas Billfish Championship tournaments, all through the Bahamas, Caribbean and south Florida. In 1994, I took out a $30,000 loan to buy a charter boat and start my own business, for me and my sons. A couple years later, we bought a drift boat, the Catch My Drift and we've been drift fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale every day since. The Catch My Drift is Fort Lauderdale's largest and only air-conditioned drift boat. We run 3 trips every day and nobody fishes more than we do. There are several captains of the boat: me, my sons Rod and Andy, and Stu and Bill.
Techniques
We drift fish on the reefs during the day, bottom fishing with chunks of squid, ballyhoo and sardines. We fish mainly for snappers, groupers and the whole array of small bottom fish that are good eating. On the day trips, you can also jig (no braided line allowed aboard) or you can flat-line. The mate will rig you up however you ask him to.

Hey, I'm Captain Paul Roydhouse

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
I am a 3rd generation fisherman in Fort Lauderdale. I started in 1967 as a mate on one of the local drift boats. I fished with my dad who also worked the boat and taught me how to fish. When I was old enough, I began working as a mate on the sportfishing boats. As the years passed, I got my captain's license. I took a private sportfishing captain's job for about 8 years where the owner of the boat and I fished the Bahamas Billfish Championship tournaments, all through the Bahamas, Caribbean and south Florida. In 1994, I took out a $30,000 loan to buy a charter boat and start my own business, for me and my sons. A couple years later, we bought a drift boat, the Catch My Drift and we've been drift fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale every day since. The Catch My Drift is Fort Lauderdale's largest and only air-conditioned drift boat. We run 3 trips every day and nobody fishes more than we do. There are several captains of the boat: me, my sons Rod and Andy, and Stu and Bill.
Techniques
We drift fish on the reefs during the day, bottom fishing with chunks of squid, ballyhoo and sardines. We fish mainly for snappers, groupers and the whole array of small bottom fish that are good eating. On the day trips, you can also jig (no braided line allowed aboard) or you can flat-line. The mate will rig you up however you ask him to.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Party Boat Fishing (AM) on April 28, 2021
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VERIFIED   NEW  Party Boat Fishing (PM) on April 20, 2021
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VERIFIED   NEW  Party Boat Fishing (PM) on May 4, 2021
We went out on the party boat, the crew was fantastic, the captain, and the other party fishers/ goers - overall everyone had...
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VERIFIED   Party Boat Fishing (AM) on February 26, 2021
We had a great time, the crew are involved and helpful. Everyone on the boat caught a fish! My expectation was a bit wrong,...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Party Boat Fishing (AM) on April 22, 2021
We took the four hour trip and had such a fun day! I would definitely recommend this for anyone. the views were fantastic and...
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