May is here and what a beautiful month. The action in Fort Lauderdale this month has been on the reef. Sure, there are some dolphin biting here and there offshore, but they have been few and far between. Kingfish are biting like mad just a mile our shore, so we haven’t ventured out too much farther than that. My dad always said to me, “The first rule of fishing is never leave fish to find fish.” Kingfishing in on the 80′-150′ reefs has been action packed this month, and I’m looking forward to an action packed summer as well. Our 4 hour drift fishing trips are bringing in some very nice catches of king mackerals(kingfish), and snappers. There have been a few mahi-mahi and groupers mixed in also.
From now until the end of September, is about the best few months for our drift fishing boat, the Catch My Drift. The kingfish, bonito and tuna drive a major migration through our waters this season. Snappers too, are thick in the late spring and early summer with the mutton and mangrove spawn. There’s always a variety of fish to be caught on all our different fishing trips.
The sportfishing boats are getting their fair share of the reef action too. The sportfishing boats, by dragging live baits around the reef, are catching some humongous kingfish. King fish average 4-10 pounds, but can actually grow to over 50 pounds. We don’t get the kingfish over 30 pounds very often, but it’s awesome when we do. This week, our sportfishing boats have coming in with a few awesome catches of giant kingfish. And of coarse, whenever you are deep sea fishing in kingfish waters, you also have good chances at sailfish, tuna and wahoo. A few big wahoos have hit the docks this week also.
Well, that’s the fishing report for this week. Great fishing on all the boats. Fishing is actually pretty easy when the fish are biting this good. Thanks for reading my fishing report and I hope to sea you all out there fishing. Tight lines.