The fishing in Fort Lauderdale is getting hot this month. Sailfish are slamming on the reef. On our sportfishing trips, we’ve caught at least one sailfish on every single trip this week and a few trips where we’ve caught doubles and triples. Sailfish are biting awesome. The stong winds we’re getting these days is great for kite fishing. We’re also catching a couple sails while trolling and on the drift fishing trips. Sportfishing boats aren’t the only ones who catch sailfish. The Catch My Drift and Mary B III are also catching their fair share of sailfish too.
With the strong east winds we’re getting lately, mahi-mahi are coming in on the reefs to feed. Bull dolphins and schoolie sized dolphin are biting in only 130′ of water. We are catching them on both the drift fishing trips and on the sportfishing boats. Most of the dolphins average 5-8 pounds and we’ve caught a couple monsters that have weighed 25-35 pounds. We caught this 30 pound cow the other day drift fishing aboard the Catch My Drift. Tunas are also around and biting in the same areas. If you get lucky, you may run into a school of blackfin tunas out there.
Bottom fishing also deserves an honorable mention from this fishing report. Mutton snappers, yellowtail snapper and grouper are biting good around our local shipwrecks and patch reefs. Night fishing for snappers has been particularly productive. On our night anchor trip, we’ve had some outstanding fishing trips the past couple nights on yellowtails and mangrove snappers. Last night Capt. Dale reported catching over 90 assorted snappers on the trip. That’s some killer bottom fishing. It’s been an exciting couple of weeks and we are looking forward to some awesome fishing during November.