Excellent action the past few nights on the night anchor fishing trips. Yellowtails and mangrove snappers are biting exceptionally well, with some nice mutton snappers and groupers mixed in. Last night, on the Saturday Night 6 hour anchor trip, we caught a boatload of snappers. The action didn’t get started till about 11 o’clock, but when the bite turned on, the fish started hitting the deck. June is generally the peak month of the year for night anchor fishing in Fort Lauderdale.
Groupers have been hit or miss lately, but they are down there. Red groupers and black groupers are biting the best, but there are also the occasional gag or scamp grouper too. The hind groupers, which are the strawberry groupers, rock hinds and coneys, also bite pretty regularly on the night anchor trip. And of coarse grunts, which are very abundant on the bottom, also bite throughout the night and add to the action on the trip. We caught 2 full 5-gallon buckets of grunts last night. Grunts are in the sweet lip family of fish and are very good eating as well, they’re just small and hard to filet.
Night fishing trip has been the best drift boat trip for action lately. We’re getting some kingfish, bonitos and blackfin tunas during the day trips, but if you want to get the best action, come out fishing at night. Good luck fishing everyone.