The drift fishing boats have been coming in with a great variety of fish. Lots and lots of snappers of all varieties have been hitting the docks. Mutton snappers, mangrove snappers, yellowtail snappers and vermillion snappers are the majority of the different snappers we’re catching out there these days. The kingfish action has been slow, hardly any kingfish are biting at all on the reefs. That’s usually to be expected this time of year. Fortunately, when the kingfish aren’t biting, our fishing captains have a few other tricks up their sleeves to catch our customers some fish. We’ve been going out deep to some of our deepwater snapper spots and dropping all the way to the bottom. As soon as we hit down, we feel ‘ratta tat tat, ratta tat tat’. Wind it up from the bottom and there are anywhere between 2-4 snappers on the line. 2 at a time is a fun way to catch them.
The sportfishing boats have been catching some bigger game fish. The sailfish are still biting and we have been getting a few of them still, but the sharks are starting to come through now too. Yesterday we caught this 5 footer. It was a reef shark of some kind, but a nice sportfishing surprise for us. We caught this fish on the downrigger with a live bait while fishing on top of a shipwreck in Pompano. Also there have been some bigger amberjacks around the shipwrecks showing up lately. Barracudas and amberjacks have been biting great out of Ft. Lauderdale. All in all the fishing has been quite good. This last photo was taken after an intercoastal trip where the customers just wanted to look at the houses and see the waterways. We threw a line out really quick and wouldn’t you know it, a nice barracuda jumped on there. Another nice fish caught out of Fort Lauderdale.