Excellent fishing this week as the dolphin spawn continues. Dolphin are biting in as close to shore as 60 ft of water, inside the second reef. We are catching them best by trolling skirted ballyhoo and also by live baiting with the kites. The all day trip yesterday aboard the Mary B III caught a nice pile of mahi-mahi, a nice wahoo, a few king mackerels and a bunch of small blackfin tunas. Fort Lauderdale fishing is heating up with some nice fish action.
The sportfishing charter boats are catching the biggest dolphin these days. Kite fishing with goggle eyes and mullet is the most effective method for hooking into the biggest bull dolphins. This morning’s charter aboard the Big Game sportfishing boat caught a cow just under 30 pounds, a monster cow dolphin. I would have liked to see the bull dolphin that was paired with this one, alas we never saw the bull. The cow we caught on a live mullet, kite fishing on the 350′ dropoff in Fort Lauderdale.
Some nice wahoo and a lot of small-medium sized blackfin tunas are biting out there too. Trolling 200-300ft of water is working well for wahoo. Kingfish are biting a bit in on the reef, in 100-150ft of water. A lot of the kingfish we’re catching are just under size, so I haven’t been spending much time fishing for them lately. They fatten up quickly and within a month, they’ll be 8-10 pounders, plenty big enough to keep. The deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale is getting better by the day!