Great fishing this week in Ft Lauderdale
March 11, 2015 Fort Lauderdale 1 photo
It’s been one helluva great week of fishing in Fort Lauderdale. The dolphin are biting excellent, some sailfish are around and biting, big groupers and other big bottom fish are biting… lots of activity out there on the reefs. The cold snap we just had over the weekend has really gotten the sailfish frisky. And with the stiff winds, it’s the perfect conditions for kite fishing. Sailfish are concentrated in **hidden content**ft of water, a line of water about a mile off our coast affectionally called ‘Sailfish Alley’. This is the area just outside the reef and inside edge of the Gulfstream, a perfect zone with a lot of available food for pelagic predators. The dolphin fishing is really getting good too. We’re getting them on our drift fishing trips and our sportfishing charters. Sportfishing charters have the definite advantage in dolphin fishing because they go trolling. But savvy anglers are hooking into them on the drift too. Most dolphin have been schoolie sized, with a few bigger ones mixed into the bunch. Wahoo are out there in good numbers too, also being caught on the troll. Wahoo are argued to be the fastest fish in the ocean. When a wahoo hits your line, there is little doubt of it being anything but a wahoo. Drag screams off the reel like you just snagged a nuclear submarine. It’s obvious that a fish shaped like a torpedo is built for speed. One of the best eating fish out there, wahoo are always a prized fish. We’ve been catching an inordinate amount of wahoo this week. February is one of the hottest months for wahoo. This great fishing is just the prelude to our best season on the year… March, April and May. The best 3 months of big game fishing off our coast is getting rolling now. This is the start of our big game fishing season in Fort Lauderdale and all evidence points to this being a banner year for us. We don’t crush them on every single trip, but the fish are definitely out there and waiting to be caught. Good luck to everyone fishing with us in the coming weeks. Have fun and catch’em up! Tight Lines, Capt. Andy Roydhouse
The exceptional Party Boat Fishing, run by Captain Andy Roydhouse offers unrivaled reef and nearshore trips. A family business, Capt. Andy is the fourth generation of fishermen in his family and is committed to providing a fun, productive time to all aboa...
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Yellowtail snappers are snapping! Mutto
December 11, 2020
Nice catches of yellowtail snappers and mutton snappers are biting on our daily drift fishing trips out of Fort Lauderdale. In the winter months, snappers go shallow, so we're finding them on the 40ft ledge, right off the coast. Afternoon and night trips have been best lately, but that is always subject to change each day. Groupers too are biting good. Lots of other small to medium sized fish such as grunts, porgies and triggers are also among our daily catches. A rare kingfish or blackfin tuna may also be on the menu for the day. Good luck to everyone fishing this week. I'll sea ya on the water. Capt. Andy
Good Snapper Fishing
September 22, 2019
The snapper bite is hot in our waters this month. Mutton snappers especially are biting good. Morningand afternoon trips have been the best. Rough waters but good fishing. I’ll see you out there Capt Andy
The Snappers Are Biting Good
September 18, 2019
Great snapper fishing this week on our morning and afternoon trips. Mutton snappers, the largest snappers that we catch here in south Florida, are biting good. September is always a favorite month here for the larger snappers and we get plenty of yellowtail and mangrove snappers biting too. October is another good month for the snapper fishery but September is my favorite. Most action on the mutton snappers is on the day trips, but the yellowtails and mangroves are biting better in the night time. Good luck to everyone out there on our trips this week. I'll see ya on the water. -Capt Andy
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