There has been a lot of action on the Fort Lauderdale reefs this week. Our sportfishing charter boat, the Big Game, has been coming back to the dock with an abundance of kingfish on most trips. Kingfish are migrating now, in 80′-120′ of water and are biting just about everything: strip baits, ballyhoo, spoons, sardines. The good thing is that catching everyone at least a few fish on our charters has been quite easy for us. Along with the kingfish, there have been some bonitos, barracuda and sometimes tuna.
Monthly Archives: November 2008
The sailfish bite is still on, and I think this is the second cold front of the year. Sailfish love the cold weather and whenever we get a cold spell, the sailfish always snap. The next few days should be some awesome sailfish fishing in South Florida. One of our boats, the Keeping it Reel, has caught a sailfish on every single charter this week. Sailfish are biting while kite fishing with live baits and trolling artificial lures. When the sailfish are biting trolling baits, I usually just assume troll for them, because you can cover a lot more ground out there. Also, trolling usually yields good catches of king mackeral and sometimes wahoo and mahi-mahi.
Our sportfishing boats have been doing well on every trip this week. The mullet have begun to make their run down the South Florida coast and with them, come the big sailfish and shark migration. The canals in the Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway are all packed with finger mullet, which is the undeniable sign that the mullet are making their run down the beach. They do this every year and always bring with them the same big game predator fish, following them. I’ll definitely be trying a little beach fishing in the mornings, fishing for tarpon and sharks, until the lifeguard kicks me out at 7:30AM. Then, a few minutes late for work, I’ll be heading out on a sportfishing charter to do some sailfishing.