Snappers are Snapping in Fort Lauderdale

lots of snappers being caught deep dropping

Katie catching a stringer full of vermillion snappers.

Today we took out my sister, Katie, on our sportfishing trip aboard our boat, the Big Game.  We started off catching some small tunas and bonitos on our way out to one of our favorite shipwrecks to fish.  When we got to the wreck, we started doing deep drops using a multi-hook chicken rig.  As soon as we hit the bottom, we could feel the bites… ratt-a-tat-tat, non stop.  When it felt like every hook was hooked up, we reeled them in.  It wasn’t more than a half hour before we had our limit in the box.  A lot of the vermillions were big too, 3-4 pounds (that’s full grown for a ‘vermie’).  We got back and filleted the snappers and had a big family fish fry.  I cooked the fish myself with my secret recipe.  They tasted great!  The snappers are snapping in Fort Lauderdale in 300ft of water.  It’s a great time to go fishing!