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The March Mahi-Mahi run in Fort Lauderdale

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Mahi-mahi in Fort Lauderdale

Nice mahi-mahi just caught sportfishing in Fort Lauderdale

Every March there is a few days, sometimes up to 2 weeks of fishing, where the mahi-mahi fishing just goes insane.  Mahi-mahi come right in on the reef in 100ft of water to spawn.  These aren’t you’re average mahi-mahi either.  We’re talking about the 15-25 pounders biting solid just 1 mile off our beach.  I’m already seeing signs of the mahi-mahi run beginning, with some really nice ones caught over the past couple days.  Watch for the wind to shift and switch to out of the East.  When there is an East wind for a couple days in a row, THAT is when the bite happens. It doesn’t last long, just as long as that east wind continues.  As soon as the wind shifts, the bite reverts back to normal.  East wind is of course the roughest wind in Fort Lauderdale to fish in, but it’s worth it!  You won’t ever see better mahi-mahi fishing, no matter where you fish.

Mahi-mahi aren’t the only fish biting out there.  We’re catching some monster hammerhead sharks.  Hammerhead sharks make a major migration down our coastline over the next couple months.  Hundreds of thousands of hungry hammerheads, swimming about 2 miles off our coastline down the warm waters of the Gulfstream current.  If you’ve ever wanted to do a shark fishing charter, now thru May is the absolute best time to go.  You may even catch a really exotic shark such as a mako or thresher shark.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing

Monster 300+ pound Hammerhead shark caught on a shark fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale

Wrecks are holding some big fish too.  Amberjacks are starting to bite and they are getting more concentrated on the wrecks every day.  Some groupers are still biting and few cobia and barracuda are caught wreck fishing in Ft Lauderdale too.  There’s a lot of action to be had fishing, you just have to get out there to try.

Amberjacks in Fort Lauderdale

Monster amberjack caught deep dropping in Ft Lauderdale

Great Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

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black grouper

Nice 20 pound black grouper caught bottom fishing in Fort Lauderdale

It was a great sportfishing trip today aboard the Big Game with Capt. Rod.  We had some customers from New York, that fished with us last year out and the fish cooperated nicely.  The action was great on grouper, snapper, kingfish, cobia and even sailfish.  We even caught a really rare tiger shark, which is a shark that we hardly ever catch here in Ft Lauderdale, and we do a lot of shark fishing!  Catching a sailfish was the goal out there and it happened, finally for us at the end of the trip.  Nice fishing with you guys and we look forward to fishing with you again next year!   On a side note, sailfish are biting really good and all week has been good dolphin fishing too, so there is a really good variety of big game fish off Fort Lauderdale.  Good luck fishing everyone.

Cobia fishing

Big cobia caught sportfishing in Fort Lauderdale

Rare Tiger shark

Rare tiger shark caught shark fishing in Fort LauderdaleNice sailfish caught sportfishing in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Deep Sea Fishing Bite Is ON!

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Sailfish jumping off Fort Lauderdale

Sailfish jumping off Fort Lauderdale

The bite is on off the Fort Lauderdale coastline.  Kingfish and bonitos are still here and chomping at everything you throw at them.  They are biting right on the reef in only 100-150′ of water.  We are catching them by drift fishing with ballyhoo and sardines, and trolling for them is also very effective.  A few blackfin tuna and wahoo are also being caught, mixed in with the kingfish and bonitos.  Snappers and grouper on the bottom are also biting good.  This week, we’ve caught lots of yellowtail snappers and mangroves, and a few mutton snappers.  Fishing the bottom is always good for action.

Drift fishing for snappers on the Mary B III

Drift fishing for snappers on the Mary B III

There are a few sailfish showing up for us on the sportfishing boats.  September is the beginning of sailfish season here in Fort Lauderdale and the sailfish are already starting to bite for us.  In less than a month, we will be kite fishing for sailfish on almost every fishing trip.  Sailfish are one of the most sought after game fish in the world and here in Fort Lauderdale, we can catch them just 1 mile off the beach.  Sailfish are incredible fish that spend for time during the fight jumping out of the water than they are in it.  From now until late January, the sailfish bite will be good and sometimes great.  There is a lot of action and wonderous variety to be caught deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale this time of year.  Good luck fishing everyone!

The kingfish are biting good in Fort Lauderdale

The kingfish are biting good in Fort Lauderdale