Big Blackfin on the Ft. Lauderdale Drift Fishing Boat

Drift fishing is going pretty good this week off Ft. Lauderdale.  We caught some nice kings today, a couple pretty big ones.  We also caught lots of bonitos, which we’ve been catching for the past few weeks here.  I’m glad we’re catching so many bonitos.  They aren’t the best eating fish, but they are excellent bait.  They are great for strips, make excellent chum and we use them whole for bait when someone wants to go shark fishing.  This week, I’ve dumped all the heads and carcasses from the fileted fish at the same spot.  Its probably booming with shark activity by now and I can’t wait till I get a shark trip.

Ft Lauderdale deep sea fishing charter catch and crew standing for a picture.

Nice catch of fish on our deep sea fishing charter

Along with the bonitos and kingfish, we also caught a really nice blackfin tuna.  It was a pretty nice one, about a 30 pounder.  The guy that caught that one is gonna eat good tonight.  Capt. Vic was very proud of himself for putting the boat on that fish.  There have been a few nice blackfin tuna caught this week and all of them have been 25-30 pounders.  Good to see fish like that migrating through Ft. lauderdale.

Nice tuna caught deep sea fishing aboard the Catch My Drift

Nice blackfin tuna caught by Capt. Vic on our deep sea fishing charter.

Our night trip gets the hot vote this week.  On our night time anchor fishing trips on our drift boat, we’ve been catching a lot of snapper.  Not the yellowtail snapper that we’ve been trying for either.  In fact, even though we’ve been fishing in prime yellowtail water, we haven’t caught but a handful of yellowtails this week.  The snapper we’ve been catching these past few days are the mangrove snappers.  Mangrove snappers tend to be a bit bigger than yellowtails and every bit as tasty.  Last night we caught a nice pile of mangroves and the word from the night fishermen is that the mangroves are spawning.  All week they’ve been biting and they finally just told me today.  I guess that I ought to go night fishing more often.  Mangroves have been 3-6 pounders and are biting just about anything.

Nice catch of fish on our party boat fishing trip by these guys.

Nice fish biting today in Fort Lauderdale on our party boat fishing trip.

Tommorrow all the sportfishing boats are going out, so hopefully we’ll have a few fish stories for ya all.  Thanks for reading and I’ll see ya all tommorrow.