The March Mahi-Mahi run in Fort Lauderdale

Mahi-mahi in Fort Lauderdale

Nice mahi-mahi just caught sportfishing in Fort Lauderdale

Every March there is a few days, sometimes up to 2 weeks of fishing, where the mahi-mahi fishing just goes insane.  Mahi-mahi come right in on the reef in 100ft of water to spawn.  These aren’t you’re average mahi-mahi either.  We’re talking about the 15-25 pounders biting solid just 1 mile off our beach.  I’m already seeing signs of the mahi-mahi run beginning, with some really nice ones caught over the past couple days.  Watch for the wind to shift and switch to out of the East.  When there is an East wind for a couple days in a row, THAT is when the bite happens. It doesn’t last long, just as long as that east wind continues.  As soon as the wind shifts, the bite reverts back to normal.  East wind is of course the roughest wind in Fort Lauderdale to fish in, but it’s worth it!  You won’t ever see better mahi-mahi fishing, no matter where you fish.

Mahi-mahi aren’t the only fish biting out there.  We’re catching some monster hammerhead sharks.  Hammerhead sharks make a major migration down our coastline over the next couple months.  Hundreds of thousands of hungry hammerheads, swimming about 2 miles off our coastline down the warm waters of the Gulfstream current.  If you’ve ever wanted to do a shark fishing charter, now thru May is the absolute best time to go.  You may even catch a really exotic shark such as a mako or thresher shark.

Fort Lauderdale Fishing

Monster 300+ pound Hammerhead shark caught on a shark fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale

Wrecks are holding some big fish too.  Amberjacks are starting to bite and they are getting more concentrated on the wrecks every day.  Some groupers are still biting and few cobia and barracuda are caught wreck fishing in Ft Lauderdale too.  There’s a lot of action to be had fishing, you just have to get out there to try.

Amberjacks in Fort Lauderdale

Monster amberjack caught deep dropping in Ft Lauderdale

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