Great Bottom Fishing in Fort Lauderdale this week

Big sailfish and jacks

Big sailfish and 5 big jacks caught sportfishing. 3 of the jacks eaten in half by a big game shark while fighting them up from the wreck

Great action fishing in Fort Lauderdale on the bottom around the shipwrecks this week.  Groupers, jacks and cobia are biting good.  The kingfish action is almost non-existant this week on the troll.  Some nice wahoo are biting on the troll this week, but little to nothing else.  So, we’ve been concentrating lately on kite fishing for sailfish (which are still around and biting good) and wreck fishing for action.  All the wrecks in 200ft and deeper are starting to hold jacks.  Amberjacks and almaco jacks are already showing up, a little earlier this year that we expected them.  It’s been a great bite on them this week.  Drop a pinfish or blue runner to the bottom and you should get a bite instantaneously.  The jacks are ranging in size from 10 pound almacos up to 50 pound amberjacks and they are HUNGRY!

Warsaw grouper

50 pound warsaw grouper caught deep dropping around a shipwreck


Groupers are also biting good on the wrecks these days.  Many groupers are out of season this month, but not all of them.  Black, gag and red groupers are all out of season and must be released.  But the deep water groupers, warsaw and snowy groupers, are still in season and we can keep them! 

Fort Lauderdale grouper fishing

Big black grouper caught bottom dropping in Fort Lauderdale

Cobia are also biting around the wrecks and giving us some good action.  Cobias school up around these wrecks, so when you catch one, keep dropping.  There are bound to be more of them down there.  On this trip, we caught 3 cobias with these guys.  Every drop we made got a cobia and they were big ones, 40-50 pounders.  The wreck fishing should continue to get better and better for us over the next couple of month, all the way until the end of May.   Great fishing and good action in Fort Lauderdale this week.  Let’s go Fishing!

Fort Lauderdale cobia fishing

Big cobia caught deep dropping on a wreck in Fort Lauderdale


cobia fishing

Another big cobia caught by these guys sportfishing in Ft Lauderdale