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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4.49
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87%
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98%
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91%
Appropriate for children
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96%
Catch intended fish
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Kane K.
San Juan
 5.00
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8:30 AM with Captain’s Bobby and Mick

VERIFIED   Party Boat Fishing (AM) on August 7, 2020
We went on the a shared private charter with Captain Booby at the helm and Captain Mick helping us on the deck! They were fun...
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Natilia R.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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4 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Party Boat Fishing (AM) on November 16, 2020
It was my boyfriend’s surprise birthday trip and we had a great time. All the mates were helpful and very kind. There...
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Bishopville, MD
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Best trip ever

VERIFIED   Party Boat Fishing – Night on August 27, 2020
Captain Scot was awesome. His mates were just as great. Especially Nick. They took off all the fish rerigged broken lines...
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Marla R.
Highland Beach, FL
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Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   Party Boat Fishing (PM) on July 10, 2020
This trip was my son’s first fishing experience. The captain and crew took the time to help him with everything from baiting...
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Zina D.
Las Vegas, NV
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Night trip

VERIFIED   Party Boat Fishing – Night on July 1, 2020
I didn’t catch anything, my friend caught 2 little snappers, but we had a really nice time.  The captain was very...
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