It was a great day of fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale today. We caught all kinds of fish ont he drift boats. Kingfish, bonitos, snappers were all part of the catch today. We had a pretty full crowd on the boat and I think everybody got to pull on a nice fish today. A couple of the kingfish were really big, almost 20 pounders. Thats a pretty nice kingfish to be caught on light tackle. Sardines and ballyhoo were the best baits for the kings and bonitos, but the guys fishing the bottom caught the most snappers with squid on chicken rigs.
The afternoon trip unfortunately was not as good as the morning. On the afternoon run we only caught a few snappers to speak of. Not much going on out there in the afternoon. For the past few days the fishing on the drift boats hasn’t been all that great in the afternoons. The morning and the night trips have been the best. And I usually prefer the afternoons because we’ve already been out fishing all morning and we know exactly what and where to fish by then. Well, that theory went out the window this week because the fishing these past couple of days has been pretty awesome in the morning and slow in the afternoon. At least the night night fishing has been good. At night we’ve been catching lots of yellowtail snappers, mutton snappers(a few nice ones of these) and mangroves and lanes too. The snapper fishing has been pretty dang good at night and even during the day if you fish the bottom. Anyway, enjoy the photos, I’ll post another report on tommorrows fishing. Cya later!