Fort Lauderdale has been great for the sailfish this year. There have been a lot of fish caught on our sportfishing charters. There has been some very cold weather which always brings the sailfish up to the surface. I’ve seen a lot of free jumping sailfish on the edge of the gulfstream this wee. Free jumpers are always a good indication of the level of sailfish activity in our waters. The Catch MY Drift has caught and released A lot of sailfish this week, but our sportfishing boats are catching the big numbers on sailfish.
This is very late in the season for mahi-mahi, but they are still biting strong. There are still some nice schools of mahi-mahi swimming along the 200’ edge and bigger dolphin are biting farther offshore. The Big Game has thrown some awesome catches of dolphin on the dock this month. Wahoo and tuna are biting offshore also. They are usually caught while kite fishing for sailfish or high speed trolling offshore. They are always a nice treat.
Head boat fishing on the reef has been very productive also. The smoker kings are biting on most of our half day trips. There are a lot of regular sized kingfish around with the bigger ones. Cobia are starting to bite for us. We’re catching them on the night and the day trips. Cobia always seem to bite right around this time of year. They follow the mullet down the beaches.
Night anchor fishing has been the best way to catch snappers. The Saturday Night anchor trip has been the best catch, because the snapper bite has been the best later in the evenings. Yellowtail, mangrove, and muttons snapper are all being caught on our night anchore fishing trips. The sharks are beginning to show up on the reefs too at night. We’ve caught a couple little tiger sharks, black tips, and cuban night sharks. Not bad fishing at all. Sea ya out there on the ocean everybody!