Haha, a pretty cool couple of days out here fishing Fort Lauderdale. Kings, bonitos, and snappers are biting good. Actually the snapper fishing has been really good. Yesterday on the drift fishing trip, we caught a whole bunch of yellowtail snappers, mutton snappers, a few vermillion snappers. The snapper fishing was needless to say pretty good. We caught a couple of kings too. Bonito bite has slowed down from the non stop action of the summer but there are still some around. On this trip with all the snappers we caught an 8 pound jolthead porgie. Now thats a big porgie, and he was the only one of the trip. Kings, lots of snappers, huge porgie and some other bottom critters.. we got the whole seafood buffet. The fishermen on this trip are gonna eat good tonight. It took us about an hour to clean all those snappers. The muttons were all decent sized and the yellowtail were big flags, 2-3 pounders.
On another trip yesterday, we had some slower action on the snapper bite. We caught a few snappers and some bonitos. We also caught a few kingfish. We did catch a nice 25 pound cobia though, which was a nice bonus fish for this trip. We weren’t expecting that to happen. Usually the cobias don’t start showing up until November, but we’re catching a few now. Maybe we can expect them a little early this year.
On the sportfishing boats, they’ve been catching kings, and lots of ’em. Every trip this week we’ve come in limited out on kingfish. We catch our 2 per person limit too quickly. It’s ok with us though, we’ve been spending the extra time on the trip fishing for sharks and sailfish. A few big sharks have been caught by our charter boats this week(on kingfish no less!) and we’ve gotten a couple sails too. Every third trip or so, we’ve been coming in with a big blackfin tuna or wahoo. Fishing has been very decent, and the big fish are starting to bite. We’ll see how the rest of the week fares. Good luck out there everyone.