Fishing Fort Lauderdale
The dolphin fishing is getting great fishing Fort Lauderdale this week. Schools of dolphin are coming in to 200ft of water to spawn. Every March, when the winds come out of the east, the dolphin come in to just inside the Gulfstream current to spawn. This happens over a 2-3 week period of time, when the dolphin bite phenomenally. This spawn is starting to happen now. During the rest of this month and the beginning of next, we’ll see some of the best dolphin fishing of the whole year. I’m sure you’ll be reading about some monster bull dolphin caught in the next couple weeks. Dolphin aren’t the only fish at the party. Wahoo and tunas are also abundant on the reefs this month. We’ve caught some very nice wahoo the past few days, 20-40 pounders. Wahoo love fast moving lures and look electric for the first couple minutes after coming out of the water. Blackfin tunas are all over the place on the reefs too. They are all mostly little ones, between 3-5 pounds, but we do catch a few 20-30 pounders every now and then.
Wreck fishing is also getting great. Big amberjacks are moving in on the wrecks and taking over. The entire spring, the amberjack bite is on. These jack fish are really big, 40- 60 pounds. We drop live baits down to the bottom near the shipwrecks where these fish gather. With amberjacks, any live bait that they see gets gobbled up immediately. Wreck fishing this time of year is fast paced action on big game fish. Groupers, cubera snapper, sharks, barracuda and cobia also bite around the shipwrecks this season and get caught fishing the same techniques we use to catch amberjacks. I love wreck fishing in Fort Lauderdale in March. Shark season is beginning out there too, so all you big game shark hunters get your trips booked. Late March-early June is the peak of shark season where we’ll catch a ton of big hammerheads, duskys, bulls, and black tips, as well as a few exotic sharks like threshers, makos and tiger sharks. We’re getting into some of the most awesome fishing Fort Lauderdale has all year. Good luck out there everyone. I’ll sea ya on the water!