The dolphin bite is hot this week for the Fishing Headquarters fleet. Every trip this week has pretty much come in with a stellar catch of mahi-mahi dolphin. The bite is going on about 4-5 miles offshore in about 600 feet of water. A lot of scattered seaweed and debris floating around is bringing all the dolphin out there into that zone. Several trips this week caught over 20 dolphins, plus there are some big wahoo and many small tunas also biting. The sailfish action in on the reef is also worth mentioning. Kite fishing for sailfish with some live goggle eyes for bait is all but a guaranteed bite. The sailfish are hitting in 100-150ft of water, just a mile off the beach.
Some good bottom fishing is also going great here in Fort Lauderdale. There are a few big grouper, snapper and cobia biting around the shipwrecks in 200-300ft of water. Amberjacks and some various sharks are also biting when bottom fishing around these shipwrecks. The variety of fish and the sheer action these past couple weeks has been awesome. Last year, December was the best month of the year for dolphin and sailfish. If fishing continues in the direction its going, I think this December will be even better than last. Good luck fishing everyone, there are some great fishing biting! Sea ya on the water.