Bluefish at the dock

Tons of Bluefish caught fishing in Fort Lauderdale

What an awesome day of drift fishing today aboard the Catch My Drift.  Bluefish, which are not normally caught in Fort Lauderdale and are more of a northern fish, came through our waters with a bang today.  We caught over 1000 pounds of fish in a half day trip… unbelievable!  The action was non-stop for almost 2 hours.  The school of bluefish was marking on the fish finder like a solid wall of fish 30ft below the surface.  Under the boat, the water looked a lighter green color, because there were so many fish below just out of visibility.  We brought back about 30 or 40 for people that wanted to take their fish home, and released probably twice that many.  Every one of them was 10 pounds or bigger.  That adds up to over a thousand pounds of fish!

Ft Lauderdale Bluefishing

Nice catch of Bluefish aboard the Catch My Drift

Bluefish had been biting all week in Fort Lauderdale, but today the bite was off-the-chain and the best I’ve ever seen it.  I remember about 10 years ago, we had these big bluefish come through our waters in big numbers like this, but I haven’t seen it since and never this good.  We do catch the small bluefish (snapper blues) on the night anchor trip pretty often.  They are the ones you have to measure to see if they meet the size requirement of 10 inches.  The ones we’re catching right now, on the day trips, are 10 pounds and over 30 inches!  Strap in for some awesome action this week on bluefish.  Also, BIG GAME ALERT:  MAKO SHARKS MAINLY FEED ON BLUEFISH AND WILL FOLLOW BEHIND THESE SCHOOLS PICKING OFF WEAK AND INJURED FISH.  OTHER SHARKS WILL DO THIS TOO.  If you’re looking for a big game shark fishing charter, charter our sportfishing boat for a private shark fishing charter.  The odds of catching a monster game-shark are good!