The bite is on off the Fort Lauderdale coastline. Kingfish and bonitos are still here and chomping at everything you throw at them. They are biting right on the reef in only 100-150′ of water. We are catching them by drift fishing with ballyhoo and sardines, and trolling for them is also very effective. A few blackfin tuna and wahoo are also being caught, mixed in with the kingfish and bonitos. Snappers and grouper on the bottom are also biting good. This week, we’ve caught lots of yellowtail snappers and mangroves, and a few mutton snappers. Fishing the bottom is always good for action.
There are a few sailfish showing up for us on the sportfishing boats. September is the beginning of sailfish season here in Fort Lauderdale and the sailfish are already starting to bite for us. In less than a month, we will be kite fishing for sailfish on almost every fishing trip. Sailfish are one of the most sought after game fish in the world and here in Fort Lauderdale, we can catch them just 1 mile off the beach. Sailfish are incredible fish that spend for time during the fight jumping out of the water than they are in it. From now until late January, the sailfish bite will be good and sometimes great. There is a lot of action and wonderous variety to be caught deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale this time of year. Good luck fishing everyone!