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Fort Lauderdale Fishing Report

Reports from the Fishing HQ fleet, fishing Ft Lauderdale every day.

Wahoos Are Snapping in Fort Lauderdale

Nice wahoo just boated off Fort Lauderdale.

Very large wahoo just caught, estimated at 50 pounds.

What a great trip we had yesterday with a total catch of 4 wahoo, blackfin tuna and kingfish… all in a half day sportfishing charter.  The wahoos were snapping in 300ft of water off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.  We were out on a half day sportfish charter and went immediately to slow trolling live goggle eyes out of the outriggers.  There was enough wind for the kite but slow trolling allows us to cover more territory with the baits.  On the first bite, there were 3 wahoos fighting over the long-rigger bait.  The goggle eye was jumping out of the water, freaking out.  The biggest one finally got it in its mouth and the two others swam up and ate the other 2 rigger baits.  Once we caught those, and it took a while, we circled back through the same area and caught anther big wahoo, a big blackfin tuna and a nice kingfish.  It was some serious action.  The biggest one estimated 50 pounds and 2 out of 3 of the others were over 30.  You never know what you’ll catch on one of our deep sea fishing trips.

Nice catch of fish at the dock in Ft Lauderdale

Nice rack of fish at the end of the trip- 4 wahoo, 1 kingfish and 1 blackfin tuna

The fishing has been good this fall fishing season for us.  The mullet run always brings a lot of fish with it… dolphins, tuna, wahoo, sailfish and more.  We catch some of our nicest fish of the whole year over the next month or 2.  It’s been a little quiet on sailfish, but they will start snapping as soon as we have our first cold front.  For now, mahi-mahi are biting very good on the outside edge of the reef, some of them quite large. Wahoo are lurking the same area.  Bonitos, kingfish and tuna are biting pretty good on the reef.  It’s been excellent trolling and live baiting lately.  Good luck to everyone fishing over the next few weeks.  I’ll sea ya on the water.

holding the fish at the dock for a picture

Holding the fish up at the dock, nice catch of wahoos and tuna/kingfish

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

Good Fish Biting on our Ft Lauderdale Charters

Big warsaw grouper

Huge warsaw grouper caught on our sportfishing charter.

The fishing is good this week in Fort Lauderdale.  The action on the reef is still hot with lots of bonitos and kingfish still around.  Best bite is in 90-140ft, right on and just outside the reef.  Bonitos are still thick and biting strong.  If you’re catching a lot of bonitos, you are in the perfect zone for kingfish, wahoo and blackfin tunas as well, it’s just bonitos are much more aggressive.  Keep catching the bonitos and you’ll get a surprise on the line every now and then.  It’s great and fun action.

Lots of bonitos just caught on the reef

Great action on the Fort Lauderdale reef.

There are some dolphin offshore right now.  You have to spend some time looking for them but they are out there.  I have found the best zone is about 3-7 miles offshore, wherever the seaweed lines form.  Keep an eye out for Frigate birds out there too.  Dolphin are not a sure thing.  You can spend the whole day out there without a bite.  You can also go out there and find a school and load your whole fishbox up in a matter of minutes.  That’s fishing!  Dolphin are a worthwhile investment in time as it can pay off big.  If you want dolphin do an All Day Trip as it gives you the best shot.  4 hours is often not enough time.

Nice dolphin catch in Ft Lauderdale

Nice catch of dolphin on the Mary B III sportfishing charter.

Wreck fishing is also going good this time of year.  There are some late season amberjacks still biting on the wrecks.  Best season for amberjack fishing is of course the spring months.  It’s kind of late in the year but the amberjacks are still here in better then average numbers.  Also around the wrecks are almaco jacks (a close relative of the amberjack), and once in a while a big grouper.  Black, red groupers and the occasional huge warsaw grouper are possibilities this time of year.

Drift fishing for mutton snappers

Nice mutton snapper caught on our drift fishing trip.

Drift fishing has slowed down a bit but there is still plenty of action on the snappers.  Nice mutton snappers are biting pretty good.  We catch a couple nice mutton snappers on our drift fishing trips more often than not.  Mangroves and yellowtails make up the majority of our keeper snappers though.  Morning and afternoon are both good trips but our night trip is hands down the best.  Snappers are nocturnal and bite best at night.  Mangrove snappers are quite large this time of the year.  With the kingfish and bonitos mixed into the catch, there are some good catches during the day trips too.

Yellowtail snappers are biting

Nice yellowtail snappers caught on our drift boat

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

September Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Nice sailfish caught on the troll

Nice sailfish caught trolling in Fort Lauderdale

September is a great month for fishing in Fort Lauderdale.  It’s officially our last month of summer and the beginning of our fall fishing season.  We get the best of both seasons.  First off, the summertime action on the reef has not slowed down.  Bonitos and kingfish are still biting excellent anywhere in 80-120ft of water.  Some barracuda, small tunas and sometimes a wahoo are being caught trolling in those same waters.  And besides the great summertime fishing, this is the start of our sailfish season in Ft Lauderdale.  Sailfish start biting now and the bite continues to get stronger and stronger as the weather cools down, climaxing in January-February.  Sailfish are a definite possibility this month on any reef trip.  We catch them on our sportfishing and drift boats.

Wahoo caught on the troll

Wahoo caught trolling offshore Fort Lauderdale

Our drift fishing trips are doing well on mangroves and yellowtails, emphasis on the mangroves.  Some nice size mangroves are hitting the docks and decent numbers of them.  Assortment of big yellowtails and some small mutton snappers may be mixed in the catch too.  Groupers are around this time of year and are biting, a few reds or a big black might be caught on our daytime drift trips.  Adding even more variety this time of year are cobia as they migrate through our waters.  Cobia are hungry, inquisitive and spooky fish.  They are challenging to hook, catch and actually get/keep in the boat.  They put on every bit as strong a fight inside the boat as they do on the line.  Cobia are great eating and always an exciting, unexpected surprise.  They move through in schools this time of year following stingrays, turtles and other slow moving sea creatures.  You never know when you’ll catch them.  We caught our first few of the season this past week.

Nice cobia in the boat.

Nice cobia caught aboard the Mary B III.

You never know what you will catch this time of year as different fish are biting every day.  One day they are biting good and the next they are temperamental and won’t eat a thing.  Only one thing about fishing is predictable and that is that fishing is unpredictable.  Have fun and enjoy the great fishing off Fort Lauderdale beach.  Sea ya on the water.

Nice snapper catch

Nice catch of snappers on our night anchor trip

Nice catch fishing the Ft Lauderdale reef

Fun reef fishing trip with bonitos and kingfish

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

Great Action Fishing the Fort Lauderdale Reefs

Big black grouper caught drift fishing on the reef

Steve with a monster black grouper caught drift fishing on the Catch My Drift

There’s a multitude of fish showing up on the Fort Lauderdale reefs.  First off, on our drift fishing trips, we’re catching a lot of mangrove and yellowtail snappers.  An occasional big grouper might be caught on one of our drift trips too.  Mainly, we’re bottom fishing on that trip, but if an angler prefers a top-water rig, you have the possibility of kingfish, bonitos, blackfin tunas and mahi-mahi.  All are possible catches this month fishing the water over the 100-120′ reef.

Happy fisherman posing with a snowy grouper

Nice snowy grouper caught bottom fishing off the Fort Lauderdale coast

On our sportfishing charters, the stakes go up.  Trolling allows us to cover 10X the territory that we can cover drifting in the same time period.  We can troll deep lines and surface lines simultaneously, cover all the different water columns on the reef.  Trolling the reefs this month yields bonitos and kingfish, sometimes more bonitos than you even care to catch!  Also you have the chance at an oddball blackfin tuna, barracuda or wahoo!  Even a sailfish or two gets caught on the troll this season.

Nice wahoo just caught and all lit up.

Nice wahoo caught on a sportfishing charter with Fishing Headquarters.

Mahi-mahi mainly stay further offshore this time of year.  Once in a while they may come in on the reefs, but they mainly stay 5-10 miles offshore.  There’s too many predators on the reefs this month.  Going out for mahi-mahi is a gamble.  We get them sometimes, but not all the time.  And it requires a big investment in time, usually a 6 hour is the least we go that far offshore on as it leaves nothing to fall back on if we don’t find them out there.  But that’s fishing… And it makes it all the more exciting when we do find a school of them and we can crush ’em, fill the whole fish box in minutes.  The dolphin are out there to be found, you just have to go looking and cover A LOT of ground.  Mostly schoolies this time of year but they’re grouped together in schools so you can catch a good amount of them.  Sometimes a big one will be out there, a loner maybe with a cow or two with him.  Dolphin fishing can be hours and hours of boredom, interrupted by a few moments of chaos and panic.

Good action on the reef.  Wahoo and bonito.

Nice wahoo and bonito caught trolling the reef.

Wrecks deserve an honorable mention too as they are holding some big fish this month.  Amberjacks are still biting on the deep wrecks.  It’s a worthwhile endeavor to save 1/2 hour at the end of the trip to cherry pick a couple shipwrecks to make a quick drop on with a live bait… to see if anyone is home. Once in a while, a huge warsaw grouper might be caught.  These monsters of the deep aren’t caught often, but I sure get excited when one of them pops up to the surface.  Coming up from so deep, the gases expand inside their belly cavity and it blows the stomach up with air.  That’s what’s poking out of the warsaw’s mouth in the picture below.  These monsters of the deep are fun to catch as they fight extremely hard (until they get near the surface).

Big warsaw on the deck with his belly sticking out of his mouth.

Huge warsaw on the deck with Capt. Rod lying beside him.  That’s his belly sticking out of his mouth.

There’s a lot biting off the Fort Lauderdale coast this month, especially on the reef.  While some days are slow days and some days are great days, the majority of fishing trips this month should be action packed with some great fish stories.  Good luck everyone.  I’ll sea ya on the water.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

500 Pound Swordfish Caught Daytime Swordfishing in Fort Lauderdale

500 pound swordfish caught on our daytime swordfishing trip

Monster swordfish caught on a daytime swordfishing charter in Fort Lauderdale with Fishing Headquarters.

There are some monster fish biting off the Fort Lauderdale coast this week.  Sailfish and sharks have been active, lots of action on the reef and there are some pretty large fish biting around the shipwrecks.  That’s not all though.  Today we had a daytime swordfishing charter and ended up catching an estimated 500 pound swordfish, one of the biggest we’ve ever caught off our dock.  It was an incredibly exciting and equally exhausting catch.  Fishing trips like this don’t happen every day.

Hauling the swordfish into the boat.

Hauling the monster swordfish into the boat.

We had a swordfishing trip today, a daytime trip, which meant fishing with electric reels down on the bottom out in 1500 ft of water.  Up until a few years ago, we would only go swordfishing at night.  Swordfish are nocturnal feeders.  During the day, they stay down on the bottom at average depths of 1500ft deep.  At night, swordfish rise to within a few hundred feet of the surface to actively feed and look for food.  It only made sense to us to only go out to fish for them at night.  We never fished for them during the day because we didn’t think they would bite. In the past few years, we’ve found out how wrong we were.  Swordfish feed during the daytime too, they just stay down deep in the cooler waters during the daylight hours.

Happy crew with their monster catch!

Capt. Rod and Mick with their monster catch!

On our daytime swordfishing charters, we usually troll out to the fishing grounds which are about 20 miles offshore.  This is through prime mahi-mahi territory.  Mahi-mahi are actually more of a high-percentage catch for us on swordfishing charters than swordfish are.  On the troll offshore, you can hit mahi-mahi, blackfin tuna, barracuda, wahoo and even the rare and elusive blue marlin.  Today though, we didn’t get a single bite on the way out to swordfishing grounds.

pulling the swordfish up onto the dock

Swordfish being pulled up onto the dock

We made 4 drops before we finally hooked the fish.  Each drop is pretty time consuming.  At those depths, it takes 10-15 minutes just to drop your bait all the way to the bottom.  With the Gulfstream current, its hard to keep the bait on the bottom without letting it drift up higher.  The scope of the line and the current are constantly pulling it.  Anyway, on a single swordfish drop, you get about 15-20 minutes of bottom time with the bait in the zone.  After that, it has drifted up too high so we reel it in and start again.  It takes 15-20 minutes for the electric reel to wind in all that line, without a fish on it.

Mick posing with the swordfish on the dock

Big swordfish on the dock after a daytime swordfishing charter.

On the 4th drop, we finally got a hookup and it was BIG.  The fish smoked drag off the reef for the longest time.  We must have had almost a mile of line off the reel.  We slowly gained it back in, inch by inch.  After two hours, we finally got sight of the fish and could see how big it was.  The last hundred feet of line took the longest and the fish appeared bigger and bigger and we brought him up closer to the surface.  When we had the fish about 20 feet away, Mick, the first mate on the trip, threw the harpoon which impaled the fish through it’s shoulder.  The fish was caught!

Hauling the fish into the boat was more than a small task.  It took everyone aboard to get this fish into the boat.  High fives all around!  There was no beating the catch we just got so we throttled up and ran the 20 miles back to Fort Lauderdale to take pictures with the fish.  We used a block and tackle to lift the fish onto the dock.  We took pictures with the fish over the course of the next hour and half.  After the photos were done, we cut the fish up and gave the meat away to friends and customers, feeding over a hundred different people.  Catches of swordfish this size don’t happen often.

The big fish are biting off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.  Swordfish, sharks, sailfish, marlin, barracuda and amberjacks are all big game fish that are in season now and lurking off our coast.  Let’s go fishing.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

Fishing Picking Up in Fort Lauderdale- Hot Reef Action

Nice dolphin and wahoo catch in Ft Lauderdale

Nice catch of dolphin and wahoo on our sportfishing charter

The fishing is picking up this week in Fort Lauderdale.  The drift boats are catching lots of yellowtail and mangrove snappers.  Sportfishing boats are catching a mix of tunas, bonitos, kingfish, mahi-mahi and wahoo.  Some big fish are showing up around the wrecks too including big groupers and amberjacks.  Our fishing action is heating up as fast as the south Florida weather.

Nice snapper catch on the drift boat

Nice catch of snappers caught drift fishing on the Catch My Drift.

First off, the drift boat trips are catching a lot of snappers.  Yellowtails and mangroves are biting great on all 3 trips (morning, afternoon and night).  Almost all of them are keeper size and we’re catching good numbers of them.  A few of our mangrove snappers have been humongous lately.  Lots of grunts, porgies, toro, jacks and other small bottom fish are biting.  A few kingfish are starting to bite on the drift boat, with a couple bonitos mixed in.  Our night anchor fishing trip is slamming a lot of snappers, mostly yellowtails and mangroves but a few muttons mixed in.  Groupers are biting too, but not in abundance.  A few red groupers, a rare black and quite a few hinds/coneys.

Nice pile of fish on the dock after a trip

Nice catch of yellowtails, muttons and lots of action on the drift boat.

Sportfishing boats are doing well trolling the reef.  Action is good with some bonitos, small blackfin tunas, kingfish keeping the action steady throughout the trip and every now and then something unexpected jumps on there.  Odd ball catches on the reef this season are larger sized blackfin tunas, barracuda, sailfish, wahoo and sometimes even jacks or pompano.  Wrecks are holding some good fish.  Amberjacks are here and biting on all the wrecks over 200ft deep.  Some big groupers have hit the dock this week too.  You never know what you might catch live baiting around the shipwrecks.


Blackfin tuna off Ft Lauderdale

Nice blackfin tuna caught trolling the reef.

There’s good action on the troll with the possibility of catching something bigger.  If you troll a little further offshore, some dolphin are showing up about 8-10 miles offshore.  They are mostly schoolies, schooled up so if you find a school, you can sit on it and catch a bunch of them.  Watch for floating debris, weedlines, birds or anything out of the ordinary to find fish.  When you get one on the line, keep it in the water for a minute or two to see if a school shows up.

Nice dolphin just boated

24 pound dolphin just caught trolling in Fort Lauderdale

There’s plenty to keep you busy this month fishing the waters of Fort Lauderdale.  Good luck to everyone fishing over the next couple weeks.  I’ll sea ya on the water.

Nice amberjack caught deep dropping

Amberjack caught deep dropping on a shipwreck offshore Ft Lauderdale

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

Off and On Fishing this week in Fort Lauderdale

Nice wahoo just caught

Nice wahoo just boated fishing offshore Ft Lauderdale

A line from one of my favorite books, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” pretty much sums up the fishing this week in Fort Lauderdale.  We had some awesome trips where we hit wahoo, mahi-mahi or some big fish off the wrecks and we had some trips where we couldn’t get a bite no matter what we tried.  The good news is that the fish are out there, they just aren’t making it easy on us.  Dolphin are showing up offshore, in approx 500-600ft of water.  That’s only a couple miles off our coast, so you don’t need to go super far offshore to find them.  It’s best to go trolling for them as you can cover a lot more ground on the move with your lures out.  Our trip yesterday was trolling and found some frigate birds flying overhead.  They hit a nice school of mahi-mahi and ended up with a great catch.  A few big wahoo were also caught this week.  We catch them trolling as well, usually on our deep planer baits.  Wahoo love deep trolled lures.  This is a good month for wahoo in South Florida, as you can catch them at just about any place and at any time.  You just need to run over them.

Nice mahi-mahi catch on our sportfish trip

Nice catch of mahi-mahi on our sportfishing charter.

Tunas are also biting very good.  They are mostly the small to medium sized tunas, but sometimes a big one takes the bait.  They are all keepers though and excellent eating size. We had a fishing charter on our higher capacity vessel, the Mary B III and they caught a ton of blackfin tunas, one big blackfin tuna and about 20 big, fat vermillion snappers.  Not a bad catch!  Tunas are popping up on the reefs, especially in the afternoons.  We find them busting small baitfish on the surface and you can see a field of splashes on the top of the water where they are feeding.  We troll around these fields of tuna with some natural feathers and small, streamline lures for the best results, and we can usually catch a nice bunch of them before we spook the school and they disappear.

Nice catch of tunas and dolphins

Tunas and dolphins caught on our sportfishing charter

Wrecks are holding some nice fish too.  Some big amberjacks are showing up on our 200-300ft deep shipwrecks as they always do this time of year.  This is the month of the amberjack’s migration through south Florida as they congregate around the wrecks to feed on the abundance of small fish that also congregate on the wrecks.  I’m not sure where they go after they move through our waters, but they will be here through the end of June and then disappear.  Groupers, cobia, snapper and tilefish are also biting good around these shipwrecks.  When we can’t find anything trolling, hitting the wrecks is a good, high-percentage way to put fish in the boat.  To sum it all up, there is some good fishing out there but the fish are not making it easy on us.  You just have to fish hard and put in the time.  Good luck to everyone fishing this week with us.  I’ll sea ya on the water.

Nice amberjack pulled up from a shipwreck

Nice amberjack caught deep dropping over a shipwreck.

Nice AJ just brought up from a wreck

Nice AJ caught deep dropping in Fort Lauderdale

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

Great Fishing This Week in Ft Lauderdale- Some really good catches

Dolphin, tuna catch at the dock

Nice catch of dolphins, tunas and wahoo on our sportfishing charter

We’re having an excellent week of fishing on our sportfishing and drift fishing trips.  There are a lot of species out there biting and some big fish to be caught.  Of course, every day is different so not every day is a banner day, but this is definitely one of our best times of year for fishing.  First off, dolphin are out there and biting good.  Trolling is a great way to go after dolphin as you can cover a lot of ground dragging lures around.  We can try different depths, different fishing areas and look around for activity such as birds or fish busting on the surface. This week, scattered dolphin are biting just outside the reef and tunas are also popping up and mixed in with our catches.  Yesterday we had Greg and his friends out fishing and caught a whole bunch of mahi-mahi dolphin, some tunas and a nice wahoo!  A few nice wahoo are hitting the docks this week.

Nice inshore fishing catch

Nice catch of kingfish, barracuda and jack crevale on an inshore charter

Some kingfish are also showing up on the reef, a VERY welcome sign.  This year, kingfish have been unusually slow for us off the Fort Lauderdale coast.  Kingfish are one of our “bread and butter” fish that make up a good portion of our catches.  Well, over the past 2 weeks, we’re seeing more and more kingfish biting.  We’re happy to see them and we’re targeting them more and more on our drift and sport fishing trips.  On the trip in the above photo, we started off trolling for kingfish on the reef and later came into the Intracoastal and did some inshore fishing where we caught that giant barracuda and jack crevale.  Sweet catch!

Nice cobia in the boat

This couple caught a nice cobia on their sportfishing charter

Bottom fishing around the shipwrecks has also been very productive.  This is the time of year the big amberjacks take over our local shipwrecks in a big way.  Amberjacks are very aggressive and pounce on a bait seconds of within it coming into their view.  Amberjacks don’t let a live bait swim next to them for very long.  Besides amberjacks, we also catch some other very nice species on the bottom around these underwater structures.  Almaco jacks, groupers and cobia also inhabit these deep wrecks.  Shipwrecks are great artificial reefs which hold some pretty big game fish and make for excellent fishing spots.  Groupers just came into season last week after a 4 month closure.  Also cobia are showing up this time of year and are a very fun fish to catch.  You’ll see us catching a lot of various bottom fish species over the next couple months.  Thank you to everyone who has fished with us this week and good luck to everyone fishing with us in our upcoming trips.  Good luck and I’ll sea ya on the water!

Big black grouper caught drift fishing

Nice black grouper just caught on our drift fishing trip

Almaco jack caught fishing off a shipwreck

Nice almaco jack caught fishing a deep shipwreck in Fort Lauderdale.

Colorful catch of mixed fish caught on a charter

Nice colorful catch of mixed fish on our sportfishing trip.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

Grouper Season Open- Groupers biting in Ft Lauderdale

Red grouper caught on the Catch My Drift

Nice red grouper caught drift fishing in Ft Lauderdale

The grouper season started up this week on May 1 and there are some good catches of groupers already hitting the dock in Fort Lauderdale.  Reds, blacks and gag groupers are biting on the reefs and wrecks, just a mile off our coast.  We’re catching them mostly on our drift fishing trips and night anchor fishing trips, both trips which concentrate on bottom fishing.  Squid chunks work well, as do sardines and ballyhoo.  May and June are traditionally 2 of the best months for grouper action.  And while grouper fishing, you’re also in prime area for mangrove and mutton snappers.  Our night anchor trips have been crushing the snappers this week.  Yellowtail snapper are biting excellent and there’s good numbers of mangroves and muttons too.

black grouper caught on drift boat

Nice black grouper caught drifting on the Catch My Drift

On our sportfishing charters, we’re actually catching groupers well on the troll.  Wreck fishing is traditionally the best method to catch groupers, but trolling is working well these days as you can cover a lot of ground on the troll.  And trolling the reef also gives you a good shot at catching kingfish, bonitos, blackfin tuna and mahi-mahi, all of which are biting now.  And let’s not forget our biggest gamefish out there to be caught… sharks.  This is our best time of the year for catching big game sharks.  Several sharks over 200 pound were caught this week.  If you want to go out there and try to catch a fish bigger than you are, shark fishing is for you.  This is perhaps the best month of the year to fish Fort Lauderdale as just about everything is biting.  This great fishing should continue through May and June, when a new batch of summer fish start showing up.  Good luck out there fishing this week.  I’ll sea ya on the water.

Groupers on ice

Nice catch of groupers caught trolling

Nice catch of snappers at night

Nice bunch of snappers caught on our night anchor trip

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

Fun Fishing Trip Today in Fort Lauderdale

Nice mixed bag of fish caught today on our fishing charter.

Nice catch today with Fishing Headquarters.

We had a fun and exciting trip today, so I figure I’ll write a fishing report about it.  We had some serious fisherwomen on the boat today including Betty Reyher, Ashley Reyher, Laura Hogel, Elizabeth Forde, Jill Irvine and Shelly Lewis.  These gals can fish!  We started off trolling and caught a wahoo right off the bat.  We missed a couple nice dolphin too.  We decided to go out and do some deep dropping for golden tilefish, so we headed offshore with our trolling lines out.  We caught a couple dolphins on the way out there.  We put the kites up with some live goggle eyes and did some deep dropping at the same time.  The golden tilefish were biting good, so we caught a few nice ones.  No action on the kite though.

Wahoo just caught off Fort Lauderdale

Ashley with a nice wahoo just caught

After we got our golden tilefish, we decided to go in a little shallower and drop for snappers.  We caught about 10 vermillion snappers.  The girls had plenty for dinner so we put the trolling lines back out and headed for home, catching one last tuna before we were done.  The action fishing Fort Lauderdale this week has been excellent.  Dolphin, wahoo and tunas are around and although we didn’t catch any today, the sharks and sailfish are biting pretty good too.  Deep dropping is also a great way to get some great eating fish for dinner this time of year.  You can’t go wrong fishing Fort Lauderdale in April and May.  Good luck to everyone fishing this week, the fish are biting!

Nice mixed bag of fish caught on our charter

Nice mixed bag of fish caught on our sportfish charter

Mahi-mahi just caught trolling

Shelly with a mahi-mahi just caught trolling

Nice tilefish just brought up for 600ft deep

Laura with her big golden tilefish

Nice tilefish just caught in Ft Lauderdale

Tilefish just caught deep dropping off Ft Lauderdale

Mahi-mahi caught trolling on the reef

Jill with a mahi-mahi just caught trolling the reef of Ft Lauderdale.

Colorful box of fish caught on our Ft Lauderdale fishing trip today

Colorful box of fish caught on our Fort Lauderdale fishing trip today

Tight Lines,

Capt. Andy Roydhouse

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