Captain
Rod Roydhouse

Member since February 2017 Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
My dad has been fishing in Fort Lauderdale since the 60s. I grew up fishing in here too and became a captain the day I turned 18 – and I've been out fishing every day since! I love fishing and love getting my customers hooked up to the fish of a lifetime. Nothing thrills me more than having people come fishing with me year after year and planning their vacation based on coming out on a big game fishing charter with me. I love to fish and love getting new people into this sport. It's a lot of fun and there isn't any excitement to match being hooked up to a world-class gamefish.
Techniques
I love to fish for big game fish. We specialize in fishing for Sailfish, Sharks and Swordfish... all the biggest gamefish that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. I of course like to fish for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo and more as well, but at New Lattitude Sportfishing, we definitely specialize in big game fishing!

Hey, I'm Captain Rod Roydhouse

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
My dad has been fishing in Fort Lauderdale since the 60s. I grew up fishing in here too and became a captain the day I turned 18 – and I've been out fishing every day since! I love fishing and love getting my customers hooked up to the fish of a lifetime. Nothing thrills me more than having people come fishing with me year after year and planning their vacation based on coming out on a big game fishing charter with me. I love to fish and love getting new people into this sport. It's a lot of fun and there isn't any excitement to match being hooked up to a world-class gamefish.
Techniques
I love to fish for big game fish. We specialize in fishing for Sailfish, Sharks and Swordfish... all the biggest gamefish that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. I of course like to fish for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo and more as well, but at New Lattitude Sportfishing, we definitely specialize in big game fishing!
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Shark Fishing is Hot in Fort Lauderdale
Shark Fishing is Hot in Fort Lauderdale
Feb 17, 2017 Fort Lauderdale
Caught a very rare mako shark out of Fort Lauderdale on our shark fishing charter. Mako sharks are not common to Fort Lauderdale, but we do catch them here this time of year. Today, we went out and hooked into about 140 pound mako shark. Mako sharks are cool because they are one of the only sharks that jump out of the water and of all the fish in the sea, mako sharks make the coolest, highest and most awesome jumps. Spinner sharks are the only other shark that I know that actually jumps out of the water. This mako did some awesome leaps, jumping nearly 25 feet in the air in an awesome aerial display. When the mako did his first jump, I thought it was a sailfish on the line. But then I saw how fat the fish was and knew it couldn't be a sailfish. Sure enough, when the fish got close enough to the boat to visually identify, it was a mako shark. February through May is the best time of year to come shark fishing in Fort Lauderdale. We catch hammerhead sharks, makos, thresher sharks, black tip sharks, nurse sharks, tiger sharks and more. There are thousands of shark species in the ocean and many of them are caught in our waters. Feb-May, we have an epic shark migration right down our coastline. Literally hundreds of thousands of sharks swim northwards along our coastline this time of year as they move back north with the returning warmer waters. That migration takes them right along our coast, just a mile and a half offshore. We know exactly where to find them and we go right to that depth and set our baits. Some of the largest game sharks of the year will be caught over the next couple months. If you're looking to hook into and catch one of the coolest, most sought after game fish in the sea, this is the month you want to come fishing. Tight lines and I'll sea ya on the water! Capt. Rod Roydhouse New Lattitude Sportfishing

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4.59
out of 5 stars from 138 reviews
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Half day Captain Ron
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Ashley F.
San Juan
 5.00
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No luck but good times

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on January 16, 2021
We had a great day on the water with Phil and Andrew. Two great guys. Unfortunately, the fish weren’t biting today, but we’d...
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Omer N.
Miami, Florida
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PM Trip in late November

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared on November 29, 2020
This trip was excellent. Friendly captain and first mate. We hooked into a massive Almaco Jack, which gave me a great 8 minute...
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Branden S.
Williamsburg, OH
 5.00
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on January 21, 2021
Had a great time captain and crew amazing . Shark got away but always next time
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Robert R.
Miramar, FL
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Half day Captain Ron

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on December 19, 2020
My stepson and I had an absolute incredible experience, I got to enjoy watching him catch his first selfish. The crew was top...
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John C.
Charlotte, NC
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on June 24, 2020
Don’t even think. Just hit the book now button. My only regret was not choosing the 6 or 8hr trip so we could have been...
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