Fort Lauderdale Fishing Review

By August 17, 2011 Uncategorized
Mary B III drift fishing catch

Nice catch of bonitos, kingfish and wahoo on the Mary B III

This is a review from one of our customers who fished with us last week.  Thanks for the good word Lance.
Hot fishing on the Mary B III– posted August 17, 2011
Great summertime fishing on the Mary B III out of Fishing Headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Two all day trips lasting about 8 hours. Trolled in the morning and bottom fished by drifting in the PM. Lots of reel
screamin’ bonitas (25 one day) and some nice kings. Three cobia were hooked within 30 minutes on one day. Two were boated, the largest got away, and it was BIG! Bottom fishing was pretty good. Lots of bait stealers but managed to catch quite a few snapper and other assorted fish. Small groupers, doctor fish, triggers, lizard fish, blue runners, bar jacks, grunts, and remoras to name a few. Snapper were mostly yellowtail, but an occasional mangrove and one Mutton. Tasty! Captain Stu and First Mate Chris were awesome. They will work hard to get you on the fish. Chris is experienced, very friendly and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Ft Lauderdale area. It is very affordable compared to chartering a sportfishing yacht. My son and I were able to do two 8-hour day trips and a six hour night trip for about $600, tips included. For comparison, charter fishing is about $400 per person for a single 4-hour trip. So, we would have spent about $800 (plus tips) for about 18 percent of the time we were able to spend on the Mary B III. Awesome deal and great fishing! There were only 7 of us on the boat the first day and 4 on the second day. Lots of action. The night fishing trip is more crowded and was not as productive. If you are experienced I would recommend bringing your own gear. The rod and reels on the boat are certainly adequate but I wish I had a more sensitive rod for bottom fishing. 40# mono and steelleaders. 4 to 5 oz. weight. No braid line. Good fishing!!!
Big catch on the Mary B III

Good action on the Mary B III